CS261 Fall 2014: Quiz #3

This exam is closed notes, closed papers, closed everything. Please use whatever word processing software that you'd like to write your answers, but please send me either plain text or PDF of a file named your-last-name.{txt,pdf}. Answers should be emailed to: margo@eecs.harvard.edu.

  1. Approaches to Security
  2. You are a first year graduate student and your advisor says that s/he thinks there is a great thesis to be had by combining the "Towards Optimization-Safe Systems: Analyzing the Impact of Undefined Behavior" work of Wang et. al. with the "Enforcing Forward-Edge Control-Flow Integrity in GCC and LLVM" work of Tice et. al. with the "Making information flow explicit in Histar" work of Zeldovich et. al.

    You should either:

  3. Synchronization and Scalability
  4. You have been hired as the CTO of Fastdata.com. The first thing you need to do is analyze existing data management solutions for their ability to scale. Outline your plan for conducting this analysis, citing relevant papers from this course where appropriate.

  5. Your hints for System Design?
  6. Explain one of the following things:

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