NSDI '17 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

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BoF Schedule

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. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic.

Scheduling a BoF

It's not too late! To schedule a BoF, simply write the BoF title as well as your name and affiliation on the BoF board located in the registration area. If you have a description of your 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 bofs@usenix.org with "NSDI '17 BoF" in the subject line.

Monday, March 27
ROOM CAPACITY 7:00 pm–8:00 pm 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Harbor View Ballroom 50 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF Students and Young Professionals Meetup Board Game Night
Haymarket Room
(A/V available)
20 Data Centers and Circuit Switching: Good Idea or Bad Idea?
Tuesday, March 28
ROOM CAPACITY 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Harbor View Ballroom 50
Haymarket Room
(A/V available)
20

BoF Descriptions

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC BoF)
Monday, March 27, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Harbor View Ballroom
Let’s talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup
Monday, March 27, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Harbor View Ballroom
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals.

Board Game Night
Monday, March 27, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, Harbor View Ballroom
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Data Centers and Circuit Switching: Good Idea or Bad Idea?
George Porter, University of California, San Diego
Monday, March 27, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Haymarket Room
The past decade has seen a number of proposals for redesigning data center and cluster computing networks to take advantage of circuit-switching. While optical and wireless circuits offer a number of advantages compared to packet switching, they face significant headwinds to adoption. Is circuit switching an idea whose time has (almost) come? Or a flawed solution that is unlikely to be adopted in real networks? Join us for an open discussion on this topic.