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Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery aaa ccccccc mmmmm mmmmm a a cc cc mm mm mm mm aa aa cc c mm mm mm mm aaaaaaaaa cc mm mmm mm aa aa cc c mm m mm MEETING NOTICE aa aa cc cc mm mm aa aa cccccccc mm mm Program: Lessons Learned from Building the K42 Operating System Speaker: Dr. Dilma Da Silva ACM Distinguished Speaker IBM T. J. Watson Research Center About the topic: In our (relatively short) computer history, there are quite a few epic stories about the effort and design decisions involved in building new operating systems. Due to several factors, in the last two decades we have been seeing less of this type of large investments. K42 is one of the few recent research projects that examined operating system design structure issues in the context of new whole-system design. K42 is open source and was designed from the ground up to perform well and to be scalable, customizable, and maintainable. K42 supports the Linux API and ABI, and is able to run unmodified Linux applications and libraries. In this talk, we provide insight into building an entire system by discussing the motivation and history of K42, describing its fundamental technologies, and presenting an overview of the positive research results we achieved. See also dsp.acm.org/view_lecture.cfm?lecture_id=2863 About the Speaker Dr. Da Silva is a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, where she manages the Advanced Operating Systems team. Her primary research interests are operating systems, distributed computing, and high-end computing. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1997 from Georgia Institute of Technology, following which she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 1997 to 2000. Dr. Da Silva is a member of the board of CRA-W (Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research) and a co-founder of the Latinas in Computing group. See also dsp.acm.org/view_lecturer.cfm?lecturer_id=1742 and researcher.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=us-dilmasilva When: 7:30 pm, Monday, Sept 19, 2011 Where: Room 2023, Hancock Center Directions: Building 15 on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Parking: Please park on the east side of Route 9, in the lot to the southeast of Dyson Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public Dinner: 6 pm, Cosimo's Restaurant, 845.485.7172 120 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601 Directions and menu: Cosimo's Restaurant If you are coming to the dinner, ask for the private room for the ACM Chapter. Ordering will be a la carte. Please arrive promptly at 6 pm in order that we can finish dinner by 7:15 pm. All are welcome to join us for dinner. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings. Refreshments are served after the meeting. For further information, email rubin@contractor.net or call 845.309.0182. P - L - E - A - S - E P - O - S - T

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