Ed Nightingale

I work in the the Online Services Division (Bing) as an architect working on Bing's storage systems. From 2007-2012, I was a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research.  I enjoy working on projects related to systems research.  Lately, that has involved OS support for new memory technologies, such as Phase Change Memory, data mining, heterogeneous hardware architectures, and large-scale storage systems.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2007. 
My advisor was Jason Flinn.

I can be reached at ed.nightingale using the domain microsoft.com

Recent Publications

Edmund B. Nightingale, Jeremy Elson, Jinliang Fan, Owen Hofmann, Jon Howell, and Yutaka Suzue, Flat Datacenter Storage, in 10th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI 2012), USENIX, October 2012

Edmund B. Nightingale, John R Douceur, and Vince Orgovan, Cycles, Cells and Platters: An Empirical Analysis of Hardware Failures on a Million Consumer PCs, in Proceedings of EuroSys 2011, Awarded "Best Paper", ACM, April 2011

Engin Ipek, Jeremy Condit, Edmund B Nightingale, Doug Burger, and Thomas Moscibroda, Dynamically Replicated Memory: Building resilient systems from unreliable nanoscale memories, in Fifteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS '10) Won Best Paper Award., March 2010

Kaushik Veeraraghavan, Jason Flinn, Edmund B Nightingale, and Brian Noble, quFiles: The Right File at the Right Time, in 8th USENIX Conference on File and Storage technologies (FAST '10) Won best paper award., February 2010

Edmund B. Nightingale, Orion Hodson, Ross McIlroy, Chris Hawblitzel, and Galen Hunt, Helios: Heterogeneous Multiprocessing with Satellite Kernels, in Proceedings of the 22nd Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '09), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., Big Sky, MT, October 2009

Jeremy Condit, Edmund B. Nightingale, Christopher Frost, Engin Ipek, Doug Burger, Benjamin Lee, and Derrick Coetzee, Better I/O Through Byte-Addressable, Persistent Memory, in Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '09), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., October 2009

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