The Hall of Fame Award bestowed by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS), recognizes the most influential papers on operating systems to appear in peer-reviewed literature. To be nominated for the Hall of Fame honor, papers must have stood the test of time. Of the papers named to the Hall in 2008, two boast authorship by computer scientists now at Microsoft Research:
- Machine-Independent Virtual Memory Management for Paged Uniprocessor and Multiprocessor Architectures , by Richard Rashid, Avadis Tevanian, Michael Young, David Golub, and Robert Baron. Rashid is the senior vice president of Microsoft Research.
- Grapevine: An Exercise in Distributed Computing , by Andrew D. Birrell, Roy Levin