CRAW/Lucent Technologies Distinguished Lecture Series Events
Swarthmore College, Nov. 8th 2001
"Support for Shared State in Distributed Systems"
University of Rochester
Advances in processor and network speeds have resulted in the feasibility
of distributed interaction among application components.
At the same time, computationally intensive components of these applications
requiring parallel computing can increasingly use clusters of
SMPs (symmetric multiprocessors), a highly available platform, effectively.
Talk Sides...coming soon
In this talk, I will present a transparent system for sharing memory
that we are developing here at Rochester with such applications in mind.
Our goal is to provide both ease-of-use and efficiency.
The system, called InterWeave, represents a merger and extension
of our previous Cashmere-2L and InterAct projects.
Cashmere-2L is a software distributed shared memory system
that extends shared memory parallelism across multiple SMP nodes.
InterAct is a system for sharing data across distributed and
possibly loosely-coupled processes that
can dynamically choose to participate in the sharing.
InterWeave combines hardware coherence within small
multiprocessors, Cashmere-style lazy release consistency within tightly
coupled clusters, and InterAct-style version-based coherence for
distributed shared segments.
I will begin by describing the key innovations in Cashmere-2L
and InterAct, and then discuss the merger and extension of these
Panel Session: Researching Your Way to a Career
Wonder what it's like to get a PhD in Computer Science? A group of experts
share their experiences and knowledge of the process. Panelists include
computer science graduate students and professors:
- Sandhya Dwarkadas,
Associate Professor University of Rochester
Ph.D. Rice University, 1993
Research in Parallel and Distributed Computing, Computer Architecture,
- Lisa Meeden,
Associate Professor Swarthmore College
Ph.D. Indiana University, 1994
Research in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Robotics
- Jessica Kornblum,
5th year Ph.D. student, University of Pennsylvania
B.S DePauw University
Research in Network Monitoring
Bell Labs and IBM Zurich Internships, GAANN fellowship for minorities
- Karin Kipper Schuler,
7th year Ph.D. student, University of Pennsylvania
Research in Natural Language Processing
Lecturer in Brazil, Brazilian scholarship-4 years
- Alexandra Kinyon,
5th year Ph.D. student, University of Pennsylvania,
& finishing Ph.D. in Linguistics, Universite Paris 7
Research in Computational Linguistics
BA Sorbonne, BA & MA Universite Paris 7
NYU & UPenn fellowships, Researcher at French Ministry of Research
- Tia Newhall,
Assistant Professor Swarthmore College
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1999
Research in performance measurement, dynamic compilation, parallel & distributed systems
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