Thursday, February 26, 2004
Noon - 1:30 pm
Intel Seminar (417 S. Craig Street - 3rd Floor)
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Mobile File System Support for Collaborative Data Access
Mobile and wireless-enabled devices are becoming more and more common,
but applications running on them operate under constraints which can be
very different from those on desktop hosts. For example, unpredictable
network connectivity can lead to wide variations in available bandwidth,
which a mobile host must adapt to if it is to provide efficient, highly-consistent
access to shared data. Overcoming these constraints is a vital prerequisite
for supporting the emerging application area of mobile, collaborative
data access in the workplace. An example of this sort of environment is
one in which mobile users at a location such as a building site share
and motify data for a construction project at the same time as it is used
by architects at a central office.
This talk will describe MFS, an adaptive distributed file system I have
designed and implemented as part of my PhD research at Cornell, how it
supports this type of collaborative data access, and an experimental evaluation
of the system.
Ben Atkin is currently completing a PhD in computer science at Cornell
University, under the supervision of Professor Kenneth P. Birman. He obtained
his undergraduate degree from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
in 1998. In addition to his thesis work in application adaptation for
mobile computing, Ben is also interested in operating systems design and
large-scale distributed systems. He will be graduating in May 2004.
Contact Kim Kaan, 412-605-1203,
or visit http://www.intel-research.net.
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