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.
Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with OSDI '08 attendees? Host a Vendor BoF! These sponsored one-hour sessions give companies a chance to talk about products and proprietary technologyand they include promotional benefits. Email email@example.com if you're interested in sponsoring a Vendor BoF. Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
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 '08 BoF" in the subject line.
BoF Schedule (as of December 9, 2008)
For the most current schedule, please see the BoF Boards in the registration area.
Large Scale Infrastructure Testing
Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, December 9, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Dockside Room
As more and more of us target infrastructure research on large scale (1000+ nodes) datacenter clusters and fault tolerance in these large scale clusters, we face testing our schemes on smallish (~100 nodes) dedicated local resources, large shared restricted-modification production resources (eg. Amazon, OpenCirrus), or not-so-large shared systems-modifiable resources (eg. Emulab). This BOF is intended as a forum to discuss how datacenter infrastructure research can be adequately tested at large scale, and to discuss how we fill any missing capabilities.
Dan Magenheimer, Oracle Corp.
Tuesday, December 9, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Bayview Room
Open discussion of latest trends and research in virtualization.
Systems Research at AMD Vendor BoF
Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Dockside Room
Undergraduate Systems Education
Cary Gray, Wheaton College
Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Bayview Room