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October 16, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 2:55 PM

The Kernel Korner articles in Linux Journal are usually pretty good. This month’s, however, discusses an in-kernel ftp server (signs of danger), does not check memory allocations and overwrites sys_call_table from a module. I stopped reading at that point.

CFP: IBM HRL WOrkshop on Systems and Storage Technology

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:31 AM

Fourth Annual Workshop on Systems and Storage Technology
December 11, 2005
Organized by the IBM Research Lab in Haifa

You are cordially invited to participate in a one-day workshop on
Systems and Storage Technology, to be held on Sunday, December 11,
2005 at the IBM Research Lab in Haifa, located on the Haifa University
campus, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.

This annual full-day workshop provides a venue for the research and
development communities from both academia and industry to share their
work, exchange ideas, and discuss issues, problems, works-in-progress,
and future research directions and trends.

This year’s workshop emphasizes the concepts of virtualization and
scale-out that have recently become hot topics in the IT industry.

Virtualization is a collective term used for software and hardware
technologies that aim at consolidating organizational computing
resources, often heterogeneous and scattered over multiple physical
locations, into a unified computing infrastructure. A virtualized
system facilitates resource sharing and management, thus improving
utilization and operational costs. Virtualization seeks to present
computing resources so that users and applications can easily benefit
from them, rather than presenting them in a way dictated by their
implementation, geographic location, or physical packaging. In other
words, virtualization provides a logical rather than physical view of
data, computing power, storage capacity, and other resources.

Scale-out computing leverages the pay-as-you-grow hardware acquisition
model. Its goal is to facilitate seamless integration of newly
acquired components into existing systems, and optimize the
utilization of those components for better load balancing, high
availability, and workload partitioning.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Server virtualization
  • Virtualization and scale-out technologies (networking, blade centers, VMware, etc.)
  • Server migration
  • Remote deployment
  • Remote software distribution and upgrade
  • Clustering for virtualization and scale-out
  • Scale-out and virtualization in grid computing
  • Storage virtualization
  • Network virtualization
  • Virtualization through Web services
  • High availability
  • System and network management
  • Autonomy and self-management: self-healing, self-protection, self-configuration, self-optimization, etc.
  • Interfacing to virtualized systems and services (ubiquitous

The workshop will take place in the auditorium (room L100) of the IBM
Research Lab in Haifa. A detailed agenda and participation information
will be distributed at a later date. The official language of the
workshop is English.

Please feel free to distribute this invitation to students and fellow

Important Dates

  • November 12, 2005: Abstracts due
  • November 27, 2005: Notification of paper acceptance
  • December 11, 2005: Workshop gathering and presentations (Sunday)

What to Submit: Please send an abstract (up to one page in 11
pt. font) describing your work in either PDF, Postscript, or MS-Word

How to Submit: Email your submission to: David Breitgand
(davidbr[at], Gregory Chockler (chockler[at], Eyal
Gordon (gordon[at]

Workshop Organizers: Alain Azagury (azagury[at], David
Breitgand (davidbr[at], Gregory Chockler
(chockler[at], Amiram Hayardeny (amiram[at], Eyal
Gordon (gordon[at], Hillel Kolodner (kolodner[at],
Kalman Meth (meth[at], Yaron Wolfsthal

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