Our Core Systems researchers and engineers design, build, and deploy the foundation of Meta’s private cloud that powers Meta’s infrastructure and meets our business needs. Our work spans across the engineering spectrum of research, development, deployment, and production as we ensure that our systems run efficiently, reliably, and securely across millions of machines in tens of geo-replicated data center regions.
Core Systems performs forward-looking research in the area of distributed systems and architecture at a global scale. Billions of people rely on the services we build and manage to connect and communicate. Throughout the lifecycle of these distributed services, we encounter fundamental research challenges in multiple areas, including capacity management, configuration management, cluster management, deployment, distributed tracing, efficiency, fault tolerance, monitoring, performance, power management, reliability, routing, scalability, service discovery, and storage systems.
We build a strong collaboration pipeline with key experts in academia through Distributed Systems PhD fellowships, requests for proposals, faculty summits, and internship programs. In the broad area of distributed systems, we offer postdocs and professors visiting researcher opportunities with flexible term length. Please reach out to email@example.com if you are interested. To learn more about visiting scholar experiences at Meta, read our Q&As with Tianyin Xu (UIUC) and Dimitrios Skarlatos (CMU).
Below are some examples of our recent publications:
- Cluster management: Twine, OSDI 2020; RAS, SOSP 2021; Shard Manager, SOSP 2021
- Kernel: TMO, ASPLOS 2022 Best Paper Award; IOCost, ASPLOS 2022
- Consensus protocol: Delos, OSDI 2020 Best Paper Award; Delos SOSP 2021
- Fault tolerance: Kraken, OSDI 2016; Maelstrom, OSDI 2018; Taiji, SOSP 2019
- Configuration management: Configerator, SOSP 2015
- Tracing: Canopy, SOSP 2017
- Data center power management: Dynamo, ISCA 2016
View our Publications for a list of all our published research.