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Colloquium - Sirer

ECCR 150

Distributed Virtual Machines: A New System Architecture for Networked Computers
Department of Computer Science, University of Washington
Emin Sirer photo

The rise of the Internet, the explosion in the number of networked hosts, and the accompanying from desktop computing on workstations to network computing on ubiquitous devices, have outpaced the capabilities of modern operating systems. In particular, even though the Java virtual machine was specifically designed to offer strong security guarantees, to simplify system management, and to support cheap embedded devices, Java installations have had difficulty achieving these goals.

In this talk, I will describe a new system architecture that addresses the manageability, security and scalability requirements of networked computers. This architecture factors operating system services out of clients and locates them on transparent proxies within the networking fabric. I will describe our distributed Java virtual machine implementation based on this architecture, and show that this approach can yield smaller, cheaper clients and more manageable and more secure networks.

Hosted by Dirk Grunwald.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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