Check out the new USENIX Web site. USENIX Windows NT Symposium - August 3-5, 1998 - Modison Renaissance Hotel, Seattle, Washington
[Monday, August 3]  [Tuesday, August 4]

Technical Sessions   Monday, August 3
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome

8:45 am - 9:45 am Keynote Address
Justin Rattner, Intel Fellow and Director, Server Architecture Lab

9:45 am - 10:15 am Break

10:15 am - 11:45 am Technical Session 1: Performance
Session Chair: Ed Lazowska, University of Washington

A Performance Study of Sequential I/O on Windows NT 4.0
Erik Riedel, Carnegie Mellon University, Catharine van Ingen, Jim Gray, Microsoft Reseach, Microsoft Corporation

Scalability of the Microsoft Cluster Service
Werner Vogels, Dan Dumitriu, Ashutosh Agrawal, Teck Chia, Katherine Guo, Cornell University

Evaluating the Importance of User-Specific Profiling
Zheng Wang, Harvard University,Norm Rubin, Digital Equipment Corporation

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Hosted Symposium Luncheon

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Technical Session 2: From UNIX to NT to UNIX
Session Chair: Stephen Walli, Softway Systems, Inc.

Cygwin32: A Free UNIX Porting Layer for Win32
Geoffrey J. Noer, Cygnus Solutions

Win32 API Emulation on UNIX for Software DSM
Sven M. Paas, Thomas Bemmerl, Karsten Scholtyssik, RWTH Aachen, Lehrstuhl fuer Betriebssysteme

NT-SwiFT: Software Implemented Fault Tolerance for Windows NT
Yennun Huang, P. Emerald Chung, Chandra Kintala, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, De-Ron Liang, Chung-Yih Wang, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Technical Session 3: Threads
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

A System for Structured High-Performance Multithreaded Programming in Windows NT
John Thornley, K. Mani Chandy, and Hiroshi Ishii, California Institute of Technology

A Transparent Checkpoint Facility On NT
Johny Srouji, Paul Schuster, Maury Bach, Yulik Kuzmin, Intel Corporation

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Break

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Poster Session, Demos, and Sherry
Session Chair: John Bennett, Rice University

Poster and demo session will provide an open forum for symposium participants to describe their work in an informal setting. Sherry and other refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in setting up a poster or demo should contact John Bennett.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner (on your own)

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

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