My main research interests lies in the security and performance evaluation (including energy efficiency) of parallel and distributed computing platforms, such as HPC clusters or Cloud Computing infrastructures.

Below are listed some recent relevant contributions per domain:

I also co-authored a couple of books (related to blockchains, coding theory or C programming) – see this page for more details.

References

  1. J.-G. Dumas, P. Lafourcade, A. Tichit, and S. Varrette, Les blockchains en 50 questions: comprendre le fonctionnement et les enjeux de cette technologie innovante, 1er ed. Dunod, 2018. 296 pages, in French
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  2. A. A. Z. A. Ibrahim, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “PRESENCE: Toward a Novel Approach for Performance Evaluation of Mobile Cloud SaaS Web Services ,” in Proc. of the 32nd IEEE Intl. Conf. on Information Networking (ICOIN 2018), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2018. \textbfBest Paper Award
  3. J. Emeras, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) vs. in-House HPC Platform: a Cost Analysis,” in Proc. of the 9th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2016), San Francisco, USA, 2016.
  4. J. Muszyński, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “Reducing Efficiency of Connectivity-Splitting Attack on Newscast via Limited Gossip,” in Proc. of the 19th European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation, EvoCOMNET 2016 , Porto, Portugal, 2016.
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  5. J.-G. Dumas, J.-L. Roch, E. Tannier, and S. Varrette, Foundations of Coding: Compression, Encryption, Error-Correction. Wiley & Sons, 2015. 376 pages
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  6. V. Plugaru, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “Performance Analysis of Cloud Environments on Top of Energy-Efficient Platforms Featuring Low Power Processors,” in Proc. of the 6th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom’14), Singapore, 2014.
  7. J. Muszyński, S. Varrette, J. L. J. Laredo, and P. Bouvry, “Exploiting the Hard-wired Vulnerabilities of Newscast via Connectivity-splitting Attack,” in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Network and System Security (NSS 2014), Xi’an, China, 2014, vol. 8792, pp. 152–165. \textbfBest Student Paper Award
  8. S. Varrette, V. Plugaru, M. Guzek, X. Besseron, and P. Bouvry, “HPC Performance and Energy-Efficiency of the OpenStack Cloud Middleware,” in Proc. of the 43rd Intl. Conf. on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2014), Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications Workshop (HUCAA’14), Minneapolis, MN, US, 2014.
  9. S. Varrette, M. Guzek, V. Plugaru, X. Besseron, and P. Bouvry, “HPC Performance and Energy-Efficiency of Xen, KVM and VMware Hypervisors,” in Proc. of the 25th Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD 2013), Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, 2013, pp. 89–96.
  10. J. Muszynski, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “Expected Running Time of Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms on Unimodal Pseudo-Boolean Functions over Small-World Networks,” in Proc. of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC’2013), Cancún, Mexico, 2013, pp. 2588–2594.
  11. B. Bertholon, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “JShadObf: A JavaScript Obfuscator based on Multi-objective Optimization Algorithms,” in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Network and System Security (NSS 2013), Madrid, Spain, 2013, vol. 7873, pp. 336–349.
  12. B. Bertholon, S. Varrette, and S. Martinez, “ShadObf: A C-source Obfuscator based on Multi-objective Optimization Algorithms,” in Proc. of the 16th Intl. Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing (NIDISC 2013), part of the 27th IEEE/ACM Intl. Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2013), Boston (Massachusetts), USA, 2013, pp. 435–444.
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  13. M. Jarus, S. Varrette, A. Oleksiak, and P. Bouvry, “Performance Evaluation and Energy Efficiency of High-Density HPC Platforms Based on Intel, AMD and ARM Processors,” in Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Distributed Systems (EE-LSDS’13), Vienna, Austria, 2013, vol. 8046, pp. 182–200.
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  14. M. Guzek, S. Varrette, V. Plugaru, J. E. Sanchez, and P. Bouvry, “A Holistic Model of the Performance and the Energy-Efficiency of Hypervisors in an HPC Environment,” in Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Distributed Systems (EE-LSDS’13), Vienna, Austria, 2013, vol. 8046, pp. 133–152.
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  15. J. Muszyński, S. Varrette, P. Bouvry, F. Seredyński, and S. U. Khan, “Convergence Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms in the Presence of Crash-Faults and Cheaters,” Intl. Journal. of Computers and Mathematics with Applications (CAMWA), vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 3805–3819, Dec. 2012.
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  16. B. Bertholon, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “CertiCloud: une plate-forme Cloud IaaS sécurisée,” Technique et Science informatiques (2012), vol. 31(8-10), no. 2592, pp. 1121–1152, Dec. 2012.
  17. B. Bertholon, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “CertiCloud: a Novel TPM-based Approach to Ensure Cloud IaaS Security,” in Proc. of the 4th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2011), Washington DC, USA, 2011, pp. 121–130.
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  18. B. Bertholon, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “CertiCloud: une plate-forme Cloud IaaS sécurisée,” in Proc. des 20ème rencontres francophones du parallélisme (RenPar’20), St Malo, France, 2011.
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  19. B. Bertholon, C. Cérin, C. Coti, J.-C. Dubacq, and S. Varrette, “Distributed Systems (volume 1); Design and Algorithms,” vol. 1, Wiley, 2011, pp. 237–300.
  20. D. Dunlop, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry, “Deskilling HPL - Using an Evolutionary Algorithm to Automate Cluster Benchmarking,” in Proc. of 8th Intl. Conf. on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - Part II (PPAM 2009), Wroclaw, Poland, 2009, vol. 6068, pp. 102–114. Publication appeared in 2010
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  21. S. Guelton, T. Gautier, J.-L. Pazat, and S. Varrette, “Dynamic Adaptation Applied to Sabotage Tolerance,” in Proc. of the IEEE 17th Euromicro Intl. Conf. on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (PDP 2009), Weimar, Germany, 2009, pp. 237–244.
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  22. D. Dunlop, S. Varrette, and P. Bouvry., “On the Use of a Genetic Algorithm in High Performance Computer Benchmark Tuning,” in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’08), Edinburgh, UK, 2008, pp. 105–113.
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  23. S. Varrette, “Sécurité des Architectures de Calcul Distribué: Authentification et Certification de Résultats,” PhD thesis, INP Grenoble and Université du Luxembourg, 2007. In French
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  24. J.-L. Roch and S. Varrette, “Probabilistic Certification of Divide & Conquer Algorithms on Global Computing Platforms. Application to Fault-Tolerant Exact Matrix-Vector Product,” in Proc. of the ACM Intl. Workshop on Parallel Symbolic Computation’07 (PASCO’07), London, Ontario, Canada, 2007, pp. 88–92.
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  25. J.-G. Dumas, J.-L. Roch, E. Tannier, and S. Varrette, Théorie des Codes : Compression, Cryptage et Correction, 1st ed. Dunod, 2007. 352 pages, in French.
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  26. A.Krings, J.-L. Roch, S. Jafar, and S. Varrette, “A Probabilistic Approach for Task and Result Certification of Large-scale Distributed Applications in Hostile Environments,” in Proc. of the European Grid Conference (EGC2005), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005, vol. 3470, pp. 323–333.
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  27. S. Varrette, J.-L. Roch, and F. Leprevost, “FlowCert : Probabilistic Certification for Peer-to-Peer Computations,” in Proc. of the 16th Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD 2004), Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 2004, pp. 108–115.
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