NOW: The Farewell Episode
Preliminary Program

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1998

http://now.cs.berkeley.edu/Retreat/

(Please click on talk titles for more information, where available)


Coffee and Treats
8:30 am to 9:00 am
Hallway outside of 306 Soda
(Featuring Food from Berkeley's Wonderful Cheeseboard Collective)

Introduction
9:00 am to 9:25 am
306 Soda Hall

NOW: Introduction and Welcome
David E. Culler


SESSION 1:
9:25 am to 10:15 noon
306 Soda Hall

Sensitivity to Network Characteristics
Richard P. Martin

Implicit Coscheduling: From Simulation To Implementation And Back Again
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau


Mid-morning Break
10:15 to 10:25 pm
Hallway outside of 306 Soda

SESSION 2:
10:25 am to 11:15 am
306 Soda Hall

Understanding Application Scaling: NAS Parallel Benchmarks on the NOW and SGI Origin 2000
Frederick Wong

Robust I/O Performance in River
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau and Eric Anderson,


Tour of the NOW Cluster including Demonstrations
11:15 am to 12:00 noon
Network Laboratory

GLUnix: Hear the Mighty Cluster Roar, Doug Ghormley
AM 2.0: Mapping and Other Fun, Alan Mainwaring
Ray Tracing, Matt Welsh
TranSend Wingman, Armando Fox
(more demos may be added later)

Lunch Break
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Wozniak Lounge (4th Floor)

SESSION 3:
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
306 Soda Hall

Communication Retrospectives
Alan Mainwaring

Re-Characterizing File System Traces
Drew Roselli

xFS and Beyond
Mike Dahlin (tentative)


Afternoon Latte Break
2:15 to 2:45 pm
Hallway outside of 306 Soda
(Featuring the fancy coffees of Travellin' Joe)

SESSION 4: Back to the Future
2:45 pm to 4:45 pm
306 Soda Hall

A File System for Intelligent Disks
Randy Wang

Trends in Cluster Architectures
Steve Lumetta

Large-scale Storage Devices
Nisha Talagala and Satoshi Asami

WebOS: Infrastructure for World-Wide Computing
Amin Vahdat

The Millennium Project and VIA
Matt Welsh, Philip Buonadonna, and Andrew Geweke


Afternoon Mini-Break
4:45 to 5:00 pm
Hallway outside of 306 Soda

SESSION 5: Wrap-up
5:00 pm to finish
306 Soda Hall

The Pro-active Infrastructure
Eric Brewer

Time Capsules: Predictions for the Future
Professors, Industrial Visitors, and even the Students
(more to be announced)


Dinner
6:00 pm into the evening
Wozniak Lounge
(Featuring fine gourmet dining from Jimmy Bean's)
(Also featuring the "The Lumetta Files: A Retrospective")