Symposium on Experiences with Distributed & Multiprocessor Systems

Carolyn Carr carolyn at usenix.ORG
Tue Mar 12 04:11:13 AEST 1991


	Symposium on Experiences with Distributed
	     and Multiprocessor Systems
		       (SEDMS) II

		   March 21-22, 1991
		   Atlanta, Georgia


Registration and Reception			7:00-9:00pm


Opening Remarks					8:30 

George Leach, General Chair (AT&T Paradyne, Largo, FL)

Eugene Spafford, Program Chair (Software Engineering Research
Center/Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University)

Keynote Presentation				8:45

How to Move Parallel Processing into the Mainstream?
Professor H. T. Kung (School of Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon

Break						9:45

Session I  System-Building & Experience		10:15

Experience Developing the RP3 Operating System
	Ray Bryant, Hung-Yang Chang and Bryan Rosenburg (IBM Research
	Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center)

Experiences with Distributed Data Management in Real-time
C3 Systems
	Paul J. Fortier (Naval Underwater Systems Center),
	David V. Pitts, John C. Sieg, Jr. and C. Thomas Wilkes 
	(Department of Computer Science, University of Lowell)

The ION Data Engine
	Marc F. Pucci (Bellcore)

Building a Semi-Loosely Coupled Multiprocessor System Based
on Network Process Extension
	Helen S. Raizen (Prime Computer Inc.) and Stephen C. Schwarm 
	(Digital Equipment Corporation)

Lunch 						12:15 pm

Session II  RPC and Communications		1:30 

Implementation and Performance of a Communication
Facility for the RAID Distributed Transaction Processing
	Enrique Mafla and Bharat Bhargava  (Department of Computer
	Sciences, Purdue University)

Experience with Threads and RPC in Mach
	Dan Duchamp (Computer Science Department, Columbia University)

Kernel-Kernel Communication in a Shared-Memory
	Eliseu M. Chaves, Jr. (Universidade Federal do
	Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Thomas J. LeBlanc, Brian D. Marsh
	and Michael L. Scott (Computer Science Department, University
	of Rochester)

Break						3:00

Session III  Scheduling & Synchronization 	 3:45

Process Scheduling and Synchronization in the Renaissance
Object-Oriented Multiprocessor Operating System
	Vincent F. Russo (Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue

A Hybrid Approach to Load Balancing in Distributed
	Prabha Gopinath (Philips Laboratories), and Rajiv Gupta
	(Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh)

FALCON: A Distributed Scheduler for MIMD Architectures
	Andrew S. Grimshaw  (Department of Computer Science, University
	of Virginia) and Virgilio E. Vivas (Department of Informatics,
	LAGOVEN, S.A., Venezuela)

Short break					5:15

Work-in-Progress Session			5:30
	Moderator: Mike O'Dell (Bellcore)

Reception & light buffet  			6:30-8:30

Optional discussion/panel session		8:30

Orthogonal Optimization Languages in Distributed Systems
	Organized by A. Lester Buck (IBM Federal Sector Division)
	plus other discussion and debates 


Planning for SEDMS III				8:30am


Session IV  Debugging and Analysis 		8:45

Performance Evaluation of the Sylvan Multiprocessor
	Forbes J. Burkowski, Charles L. A. Clarke, Gordon J. Vreugdenhil
        (Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo) and
        Crispin Cowan (Computer Sciences Department, University of
	Western Ontario)

Debugging Multiprocessor Operating System Kernels
	Noemi Paciorek, Susan LoVerso and Alan Langerman 
	(Encore Computer Corporation)

Debugging the Time Warp Operating System and Its Application
	Peter L. Reiher (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Steven Bellenot
	(The Florida State University),  and David Jefferson (UCLA)

Break						10:15

Session V  Performance Tuning 			11:00

Lock Granularity Tuning Mechanisms in SVR4/MP
	Mark D. Campbell, Russ Holt and John Slice 
	(NCR Corporation, E&M Columbia)

Measured Performance of Caching in the Sprite Network File
	Brent Welch (Xerox-PARC CSL)

Lunch						12:00pm

Session VI  Distributing Memory and Data 	1:30

Using Kernel-Level Support for Distributed Shared Data
	David L. Cohn, Paul M. Greenawalt, Michael R. Casey and
	Matthew P. Stevenson (Department of Computer Science and
	Engineering, University of Notre Dame)

Virtual Memory Xinu
	Douglas Comer and James Griffioen (Department of Computer
	Sciences, Purdue University)

Early Experience with Building and Using the Gothic
Distributed Operating System
	Isabelle Puaut, Michel Banatre and Jean-Paul Routeau 
	(IRISA--INRIA, France)

Break						3:00

Session VII  Distributed Systems 		3:30

Supporting an Object-Oriented Distributed System: Experience
with UNIX, Mach and Chorus
	F. Boyer, J. Cayuela, P. Y. Chevalier, A. Freyssinet,
	and Daniel Hagimont (Unite Mixte Bull-IMAG Systemes, Gieres,

Can We Study Design Issues of Distributed Operating Systems
in a Generalized Way?
	G. W. Gerrity, A. Goscinski, J. Indulska, W. Toomey and W. Zhu 
	(Department of Computer Science, University College,
	University of New South Wales)

Language and Operating System Support for Distributed
Programming in Clouds
	Partha Dasgupta (Department of Computer Science and
	Engineering, Arizona State University), R. Ananthanarayanan,
	Sathis Menon, Ajay Mohindra, Mark Pearson, Raymond Chen and
	Christopher Wilkenloh  (Distributed Systems Laboratory,
	College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Adjourn						5:00

Alternate Paper

Not scheduled for presentation:

Experiences with the Liason Network Multimedia Workstation
	Howard P. Katseff, Robert D. Gaglianello, Thomas B. London,
	Bethany S. Robinson and Donald B. Swicker  (AT&T Bell

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accomodations, please contact:

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                        22672 Lambert St., Suite 613
                        El Toro, CA  92630
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