NOW Retreat Archive and Information

NOW Retreat Archive and Information


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NOW Retreat

January 10-12, 1996

Wednesday, January 10

4:30 Session #1 - Welcome, Results

UDPAM: Active Messages over UDP (Brent Chun)

Performance Measurements of XFS (Drew Roselli)

Commodity RAID (Nisha Talaga1a)

Implicit Scheduling: An Efficient Distributed Scheduler for Parallel and Sequential Workloads (Andrea Dusseau)

Inktomi Results (Paul Gauthier)

7:00 Dinner

8:00 Session #2 - The NOW Video (producers: Doug Ghormley and Randy Wang)

How Do We Measure Success? (subtitle: Graphs We Will Draw)

How We Measured Success (Chad Yoshikawa)

Measuring Application Performance (Mike Dahlin)

And Now the Hard Part: Putting it All Together at the Same Time (Kim Keeton)

10:00+ Brewing Benchmarks and Gaming Studies

Thursday, January 11

7:30AM Breakfast

8:30 Session #3 - Resource Management

Resource Allocation in NOW: On the Increasing Irrelevance of the CPU (Remzi Arpaci)

The Reorganizing Cleaner: An Example of Self-Management in xFS (Jeanna Neefe)

Managing Active Message Endpoints (Alan Mainwaring)

10:00 Break

10:30 Session #4 - Availability and Robustness

High Availability and Robustness (Doug Ghormley)

Reliability in the NOW: Case Studies (Rich Martin)

Naming Slides (4MB ps file)(Eric Anderson)

Reliable RAM (Randy Wang)

12:00PM Lunch

1:00 Recreation Break

5:00 Session #5 - External Talks

America On-Line as a NOW (Brewster Kahle)

Solaris MC (Ken Shirriff)

Why HIVE and not NOW? (Mendel Rosenblum)

6:00 Dinner

8:00 Session #6 - Putting NOW on the Web

Putting the Web on a NOW (Amin Vahdat)

(Eric Brewer)

Lampoon Session

10:00+ Brewing Benchmarks and Gaming Studies

Friday, January 12

7:30AM Breakfast

8:30 Session #7 - Short Hot Topics

Benchmarking MPI (Lok Tin Liu)

Lessons from xFS: How Can We Do Our Work More Efficiently (Mike Dahlin)

Intelligent RAM (Dave Patterson)

9:30 Break & Check Out

10:00 Session #8 - Industrial Feedback

12:00PM Lunch


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