[Nrg-l] John Day's Talk 27th March

Vijay Erramilli evijay at cs.bu.edu
Sat Mar 25 17:14:15 EST 2006

Forgot to mention the time - its Monday, 5:00 PM.


On Mar 24, 2006, at 6:23 PM, Vijay Erramilli wrote:

> Hi All,
> Pleased to announce that we have an external guest speaker- John Day
> for the next NRG talk.
> He will be talking on " Networking is IPC and Only IPC"
> When: 27th March, Monday, 2006
> Where: Grad.  Lounge, Research Lab
> The abstract and bio follow.
> Hope you can make it for this interesting talk,
> Vijay
> http://www.cs.bu.edu/groups/nrg/schedule.html
> Abstract:
> It is interesting how sometimes a subject you think you know wel
> reveals new insights.  Taking our example from Lakatos' Proofs and
> Refutations, you are invited on a little exercise into a subject we  
> all
> know:  Interprocess Communication in a single Operating System.
> Starting here, we will then consider what happens when with each  
> step as
> we add new requirements for IPC between two computers, two more  
> than one
> instance of IPC, to N computers and finally N computers on the  
> cheap. We
> will consider how each step invalidates some assumptions or requires
> additional mechanisms.  It is interesting to note when certain things
> appear. But what is really remarkable are the insights it brings to  
> our
> concepts of network architecture. Insights that affect our concept of
> layers and what goes in them with implications for all aspects of
> networking including security, mobility, routing, etc.
> Speaker Bio:
> John Day has been involved in research and development of computer
> networks since 1970 when he was involved in the design of transport  
> and
> upper layer protocols for the ARPANet as well as the Internet.  Mr.  
> Day
> has developed and designed protocols for everything from the data link
> layer to the application layer.
> Mr. Day has made fundamental contributions to research on distributed
> databases developing one of two fundamental algorithms in the updating
> of multiple copies. He also did work on the early development of
> supercomputers and was a member of a team in writing 3 operating
> systems.  Mr. Day was in charge of the development of the OSI  
> Reference
> Model, Naming and Addressing and upper layer architecture and is
> currently a member of the Internet Research Task Force's Name Space
> Research Group.
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