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USENIX Technical Program - 2nd USENIX Windows NT Symposium

2nd USENIX Windows NT Symposium, 1998
August 3-4, 1998
Seattle, Washington, USA


Monday, August 3

Session Chair: Ed Lazowska, University of Washington

A Performance Study of Sequential I/O on Windows NT(TM) 4
Erik Riedel, Carnegie Mellon University; Catharine van Ingen, and Jim Gray, Microsoft Reseach

Scalability of the Microsoft Cluster Service
Werner Vogels, Dan Dumitriu, Ashutosh Agrawal, Teck Chia, and Katherine Guo, Cornell University
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Evaluating the Importance of User-Specific Profiling
Zheng Wang, Harvard University; Norm Rubin, Digital Equipment Corporation
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From UNIX to NT to UNIX
Session Chair: Stephen Walli, Softway Systems, Inc.

Cygwin32: A Free Win32 Porting Layer for UNIXreg. Applications
Geoffrey J. Noer, Cygnus Solutions
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Win32 API Emulation on UNIX for Software DSM
Sven M. Paas, Thomas Bemmerl, and Karsten Scholtyssik, RWTH Aachen, Lehrstuhl für Betriebssysteme
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NT-SwiFT: Software Implemented Fault Tolerance on Windows NT
Yennun Huang, P. Emerald Chung, and Chandra Kintala, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies; Chung-Yih Wang and De-Ron Liang, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
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Session Chair: Rumi Zahir, Intel Corporation

A Thread Performance Comparison: Windows NT and Solaris on a Symmetric Multiprocessor
Fabian Zabatta and Kevin Ying, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School
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A System for Structured High-Performance Multithreaded Programming in Windows NT
John Thornley, K. Mani Chandy, and Hiroshi Ishii, California Institute of Technology
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A Transparent Checkpoint Facility On NT
Johny Srouji, Paul Schuster, Maury Bach, and Yulik Kuzmin, Intel Corporation
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Tuesday, August 4

Mixing UNIX and NT
Session Chair: David Korn, AT&T Labs - Research

Merging NT and UNIX Filesystem Permissions
Dave Hitz, Bridget Allison, Andrea Borr, Rob Hawley, and Mark Muhlestein, Network Appliance

Pluggable Authentication Modules for Windows NT
Naomaru Itoi and Peter Honeyman, University of Michigan
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Montage - An ActiveX Container for Dynamic Interfaces
Gordon Woodhull and Stephen C. North, AT&T Laboratories-Research


Networking and Distributed Systems
Session Chair: Werner Vogels, Cornell University

SecureShare: Safe UNIX/Windows File Sharing through Multiprotocol Locking
Andrea J. Borr

Harnessing User-Level Networking Architectures for Distributed Object Computing Over High-Speed Networks
Rajesh S. Madukkarumukumana, Intel Corporation; Calton Pu, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology; Hemal V. Shah, Intel Corporation

Implementing IPv6 for Windows NT
Richard P. Draves, Microsoft Research; Allison Mankin, University of Southern California; Brian D. Zill, Microsoft Research
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Real Time Scheduling
Session Chair: Jane Liu, University of Illinois

A Soft Real-time Scheduling Server on the Windows NT
Chih-han Lin, Hao-hua Chu, and Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois

Vassal: Loadable Scheduler Support for Multi-Policy Scheduling
George M. Candea, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Michael B. Jones, Microsoft Research
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Session Chair: John Bennett, Rice University

RACC: An Approach to Cluster-Based Web Servers   HTML - PDF
Xiaolan Zhang, Ravi Shanmugan, Michael Barreintos, and J. Bradley Chen, Harvard University

The Sombrero Distributed Single Address Space Operating System Project   HTML - PDF
Alan Skousen and Donald Miller, Arizona State University

Extending NT Virtual Memory by SCI-based Hardware DSM   HTML
Martin Schulz and Hermann Hellwagner, Technische Universität München

Chime: A Windows NT based parallel processing system   HTML - PDF
Shantanu Sardesai, Tandem Computers Inc.; Partha Dasgupta, Arizona State University

Distributed Preemptive Scheduling on Windows NT   HTML - PDF
Donald McLaughlin and Partha Dasgupta, Arizona State University

SWiFT: A Feedback Control and Dynamic Reconfiguration Toolkit   HTML - PDF
Ashvin Goel, David Steere, Calton Pu, and Jonathan Walpole, Oregon Graduate Institute

COM on a Multicast Transport   HTML - PDF
P. Emerald Chung and Yennun Huang, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies; Yi-Min Wang, Microsoft Research


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