Dmitrij  Petters

Dmitrij Petters

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - VMware Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Improving Bolt: Extending Error Recovery to Handle Memory Corruptions




Martin C. Rinard


The aim of this project is to extend Bolt, a program execution analysis tool written by CSAIL s Program Analysis and Compilation Group that gives users an opportunity to attempt to restore the responsiveness of a hung program and enable it to deliver useful output. Ideas from failure-oblivious computing will be implemented to enable Bolt to handle certain memory corruptions which typically would cause runtime exceptions. Currently, Bolt only handles infinite and long-running loops. This extension will be a small step towards the goal of producing a tool or set of tools that will help eliminate non-conceptual bugs from programs.


I spent this past summer at Microsoft, implementing a topology-preserving graph layout algorithm for Bing Rankings internal experimentation platform. Ive worked at SIG, where I developed a Splunk-like log aggregation/analytics system using Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Flume, Thrift and Zookeeper.

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