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2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference



Location: FREENIX Sessions will take place in Salon G/H/J/K.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday

Software Tools
Session Chair: Greg Watson, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Build Buddy for Fun and Profit
Dan Mills, Novell, Inc.

Scmbug: Policy-based Integration of Software Configuration Management with Bug-tracking
Kristis Makris, Arizona State University; Kyung Dong Ryu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Linux Physical Memory Analysis
Paul Movall, Ward Nelson, and Shaun Wetzstein, IBM

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Wednesday
Session Chair: Stephen Tweedie, Red Hat

Running Virtualized Native Drivers in User Mode Linux
V. Guffens and G. Bastin, Université Catholique de Louvain

QEMU, a Fast and Portable Dynamic Translator
Fabrice Bellard

Awarded FREENIX Track Best Paper Award!
USB/IP—A Peripheral Bus Extension for Device Sharing over IP Network

Takahiro Hirofuchi, Eiji Kawai, Kazutoshi Fujikawa, and Hideki Sunahara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Wednesday
Session Chair: Val Henson, IBM

Trickle: A Userland Bandwidth Shaper for UNIX-like Systems
Marius A. Eriksen, Google, Inc.

A Tool for Automated iptables Firewall Analysis
Robert Marmorstein and Phil Kearns, College of William and Mary

Grave Robbers from Outer Space: Using 9P2000 Under Linux
Eric Van Hensbergen, IBM Austin Research Lab; Ron Minnich, Los Alamos National Labs

Thursday, April 14, 2005
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Thursday
Invited Talk
Under the Hood: Open Source Business Models in Context
Stephen R. Walli, Consultant

People debate regularly about whether or not open source software is "good for business," and how one makes money on something given away "for free." They raise concerns over the commoditization effects and portray a gloomy future where open source software will "eat its way" up a stack of functionality until software is valueless.

This talk looks at historical open source companies, then steps back to look under the hood at a broader business context for the dynamics at work to provide a business model for open source software. Part of the story behind Microsoft's community projects will be told along the way.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Thursday
Security Visualization
Session Chair: Crispin Cowan, Immunix

Ourmon and Network Monitoring Performance
James R. Binkley and Bart Massey, Portland State University

Brooery: A Graphical Environment for Analysis of Security-Relevant Network Activity
Christian Kreibich, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

NetState: A Network Version Tracking System
Nancy Durgin, Yuqing Mai, and Jamie Van Randwyk, Sandia National Laboratories

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Thursday
Invited Talk
Mac OS X Tiger: What's New for UNIX Users?

Dave Zarzycki, Senior Engineer, BSD Technology Group, Apple Computer

Mac OS X "Tiger" contains hundreds of new features, many of them in the open-source UNIX "underpinnings" of the system. This talk will discuss new features in the Kernel, new support for rapid indexing and searching of filesystem data, extended file attribute management, strategies for increased performance and 64 bit application support, various software development tool updates, and Tiger's new subsystems for application logging and daemon/service control.

Friday, April 15, 2005
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Friday

Invited Talk
Linux and JPL's Mars Exploration Rover Project: Earth-based Planning, Simulation, and Really Remote Scheduling
Scott Maxwell and Frank Hartman, NASA JPL

NASA/JPL's Mars Exploration Rover project is the first time a JPL flight project has used Linux systems for critical mission operations. Scott Maxwell and Frank Hartman, two of MER's rover drivers, also wrote the Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program (RSVP), the Linux-based software used on Earth to drive Spirit and Opportunity. Scott and Frank will discuss the software they developed, as well as their experiences using Linux to drive two vehicles across the Martian terrain, a hundred million miles from Earth.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday

Session Chair: Andy Adamson, University of Michigan

OpenCSG: A Library for Image-Based CSG Rendering
Florian Kirsch and Jürgen Döllner, University of Potsdam

FreeVGA: Architecture Independent Video Graphics Initialization for LinuxBIOS
Li-Ta Lo, Gregory R. Watson, and Ronald G. Minnich, Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Ethernet Speaker System
David Michael Turner and Vassilis Prevelakis, Drexel University

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Friday

Session Chair: Karen Hackett, Sun Microsystems

A PC-Based Open-Source Voting Machine with an Accessible Voter-Verifiable Paper Ballot
Arthur M. Keller, UC Santa Cruz and Open Voting Consortium; Alan Dechert, Open Voting Consortium; Karl Auerbach, InterWorking Labs; David Mertz, Gnosis Software, Inc.; Amy Pearl, Software Innovations; Joseph Lorenzo Hall, UC Berkeley SIMS

Auto-pilot: A Platform for System Software Benchmarking
Charles P. Wright, Nikolai Joukov, Devaki Kulkarni, Yevgeniy Miretskiy, and Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

Interactive Performance Measurement with VNCPlay
Nickolai Zeldovich and Ramesh Chandra, Stanford University


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