Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference. The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic.
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Scheduling a BoF
To schedule a BoF, simply write the BoF title as well as your name and affiliation on one of the BoF Boards located in the registration area. If you have a description of our BoF you'd like posted on this Web page, please schedule your BoF on the BoF board, then send its title, the organizer's name and affiliation, and the date, time, and location of the BoF to firstname.lastname@example.org with "OSDI '10 BoF" in the subject line.
BoF Schedule (as of October 4, 2010)
Virtualizing Smartphones VMware Vendor BoF
Tuesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Waddington
VMware's Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP) utilizes system virtualization to execute and manage multiple personalities on mobile devices. We'll describe the motivating enterprise trends driving the use cases for MVP, provide an overview of the technical architecture behind our solution, list some open research areas in this space and present a live demo of MVP in action.
Bonus: attendees can collect a free copy of VMware Fusion 3 for Mac OS X or Workstation 7.0 for Windows !!
OS Design and Implementation for Future Multicore Architectures
Nickolai Zeldovich and Lamia Youseff, CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Boardroom
Come share your views, experiences and/or insights into modern OS for future multicore architectures. In this BoF, we will highlight the recent advances in multicore architectures and the challenges they present to the design and implementation of modern operating systems. Issues of contemporary operating systems such as scalability, manageability and power-efficiency will be debated. Several contemporary multicore operating systems such as Barrelfish, Corey, fos and Helios will be discussed. The goal of this BoF is to draw on the lessons learned from the different research efforts in designing and implementing modern multicore OS.
Community Resource for Experiments at Scale
Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, October 5, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Waddington