Universal Wait-Free Memory Reclamation.
Ruslan Nikolaev and Binoy Ravindran. To appear in Proceedings
of the 25th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP'20). San Diego, CA, USA.
A Scalable, Portable, and Memory-Efficient Lock-Free FIFO Queue. Ruslan Nikolaev. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC'19). Budapest, Hungary. Paper, Slides, and Source Code
Brief Announcement: Hyaline: Fast and Transparent Lock-Free Memory Reclamation. Ruslan Nikolaev and Binoy Ravindran. In Proceedings of the 38th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC'19). Toronto, ON, Canada. Paper, Full (arXiv) Paper, and Source Code
VirtuOS: An Operating System with Kernel Virtualization. Ruslan Nikolaev and Godmar Back. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'13), pp.116-132. Farmington, PA, USA. Paper, Slides, Video, Poster, Source Code, and Original Website
Perfctr-Xen: a framework for performance counter virtualization. Ruslan Nikolaev and Godmar Back. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS international conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE'11), pp.15-26. Newport Beach, CA, USA. Paper, Slides, Poster, Source Code, and Original Website
Native UEFI shim, a fork of Red Hat's UEFI shim. The fork is completely standalone and does not use gnu-efi with ELF wrappers. Instead, it uses native UEFI compilation with the PE/COFF output format. Due to much better linking, it also drastically reduces executable image sizes.
a prototype OS based on the Linux kernel and Xen hypervisor
which exploits virtualization to isolate and protect vertical
slices of existing OS kernels in separate service domains.
VirtuOS's user library dispatches system calls directly to
service domains using an exceptionless system call model,
avoiding the cost of a system call trap in many cases.
Perfctr-Xen, a universal framework allowing virtualization of hardware counters, so that performance analysis toolkits can operate properly in Xen. Perfctr-Xen is very efficient and can work in both HVM and paravirtualized modes. A wide range of toolkits such as PAPI, HPCToolkit, and TAU PerfExplorer are supported.
Open Source Activity
Over the years, I contributed code to various open-source projects. Some examples where the code ended up in the mainline are: LLVM/clang compiler, Info-ZIP (ubiquitous zip/unzip archiver), RHash (tool with numerous hash-sum functions), GNU GRUB 2 bootloader, and Syllable OS.
Past Work Experience
Pure Storage, Senior Software Engineer, 2014-2017
Microsoft, Software Engineer, 2014
VMware, Software Engineer (Intern), Summer 2012
Microsoft, Software Engineer (Intern), Summer 2011
ABBYY, Software Engineer, 2007
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