The Systems Design and Evaluation Laboratory

Info on DARK Lab:


The goal of the DARK Lab is to shed light on the design and evaluation of complex computer systems. In particular, the DARK group is currently focused on three different aspects of large-scale Internet services: (1) power, energy, and temperature management; (2) system management and availability; and (3) performance. Our research is being funded by several grants from NSF (including a CAREER award) and industry. The following section has pointers to the main research projects we are involved in. The awards that we have received are listed here. A selected list of our papers and theses can be found here . The seminars associated with the group are listed here. We can be found in CoRE 331 (the DARK room).

Current Research Projects

Awards and Distinctions

Selected Papers and Theses

Power, Energy, and Temperature

Availability and Manageability


Demos, Videos, Source Codes, and Other Research Resources



DARK People

Former DARK People