This month, a group of UTCS researchers won a best paper award at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference 2018 for their paper, "TxFS: Leveraging File-System Crash Consistency to Provide ACID Transactions."

The research was conducted by computer science professors Emmett Witchel and Vijay Chidambaram, graduate students Yige Hu, Zhiting Zhu and Youngjin Kwon, undergraduate student Ian Neal, and former graduate student Tianyu Cheng. The paper presents TxFS, a new transactional file system with high performance, low complexity and many other advantages over prior systems.

USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association, an organization that hosts conferences, publishes research and supports the advanced computing systems community. Their most recent conference, the Annual Technical Conference, was held this year in Boston on July 11-13.