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

Vijay Erramilli evijay at cs.bu.edu
Mon Mar 27 16:28:15 EST 2006

Reminder - today@ 5:00PM in the Grad lounge, CS Research Lab.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Vijay Erramilli <evijay at cs.bu.edu>
> Date: March 25, 2006 5:14:15 PM EST
> To: Vijay Erramilli <evijay at cs.bu.edu>
> Cc: nrg-l at cs.bu.edu, boss-l at cs.bu.edu, John Day <jeanjour at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [Nrg-l] John Day's Talk 27th March
> Forgot to mention the time - its Monday, 5:00 PM.
> Cheers,
> Vijay
> 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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