The atlarge vision on the design of distributed systems and ecosystems

Alexandru Iosup, Laurens Versluis, Animesh Trivedi, Erwin Van Eyk, Lucian Toader, Vincent Van Beek, Giulia Frascaria, Ahmed Musaafir, Sacheendra Talluri

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Abstract

High-quality designs of distributed systems and services are essential for our digital economy and society. Threatening to slow down the stream of working designs, we identify the mounting pressure of scale and complexity of (eco-)systems, of ill-defined and wicked problems, and of unclear processes, methods, and tools. We envision design itself as a core research topic in distributed systems, to understand and improve the science and practice of distributed (eco-)system design. Toward this vision, we propose the AtLarge design framework, accompanied by a set of 8 core design principles. We also propose 10 key challenges, which we hope the community can address in the following 5 years. In our experience so far, the proposed framework and principles are practical, and lead to pragmatic and innovative designs for large-scale distributed systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 39th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1765-1776
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019
Event39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2019 - Richardson, United States
Duration: 7 Jul 20199 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Volume2019-July

Conference

Conference39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityRichardson
Period7/07/199/07/19

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Keywords

  • Design
  • Design Process
  • Distributed Ecosystems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Massivizing Computer Systems
  • System Design
  • Vision

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Iosup, A., Versluis, L., Trivedi, A., Van Eyk, E., Toader, L., Van Beek, V., ... Talluri, S. (2019). The atlarge vision on the design of distributed systems and ecosystems. In 2019 IEEE 39th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS (pp. 1765-1776). [8885212] (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems; Vol. 2019-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCS.2019.00175