University of California, Irvine
Irvine Research Unit in Software (IRUS)
is proud to sponsor the

Bay Area Roundtable (BART)

Network Programming

Friday, August 13, 1999

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Coffee/Network
9:30 am - 12:00 pm: BART Meeting

Crown Plaza-Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto

4290 El Camino Real
Tel (650) 857-0787

There is a $15.00 charge for non-sponsors.
Checks should be made payable to UC Regents.

No reservations required.

Internet Software Architecture and Tools Directions
Subhash Tandon, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, MirrorPlus Technologies,

The software industry has evolved at a very rapid pace in the last two decades. Many architecures, frameworks and platforms have served the changing appetite for developing innovative software products targeted for horizontal as well as vertical market segments. With the increasing popularity of web-based internet software solutions a whole new set of architectures, tools and components have emerged. Often it is very challenging as to what development, deployment, management and integration environment to embrace in order to support your architectural evolution. There are at the minimum UNIX and Microsoft Windows camps. The speaker will leverage his multi-platform experience with the operating systems, distributed systems management, client-server applications, datawarehousing, and the internet software to share valuable insights into the direction of distributed software development.

Biography: Mr. Tandon is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of MirrorPlus Technologies, a silicon valley Internet and E-commerce software start up. He has over 20 years of software engineering and senior management experience at well-known computer and software companies including Hewlett-Packard, Amdahl, Unison Software (acquired by IBM) and Prism Solutions (acquired by Ardent Software). He has successfully led the architecture, design and development of several highly innovative systems software, client-server applications, datawarehousing, and Internet software projects. Mr. Tandon holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and an M.Sc. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Practical Considerations for Deploying a Java Active Networking Platform
Robert F. Jaeger, Network Researcher, University of Maryland/Nortel Networks,

Active networks enable the introduction of user computing to network devices to provide new and improved services and distributed application functionality. Traditional networks deliver packets between endpoints employing congestion control, output queue scheduling, and routing protocol software which is bundled with the hardware and does not support user customization or introduction of new software protocols.

We discuss the real-world issues involved in safely and concurrently running multiple non-interfering services on a Gigabit router using Java as the platform for network programming. The Active Networking Working Group describes NodeOS, a model for providing active nodes on a network with a resource manager to control the allocation of system resources such as memory, CPU cycles, persistent storage, and access to IO bandwidth. We discuss the difficuties of providing resource management within the Java framework.

Biography: Robert F. Jaeger received the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Cum Laude) from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA. He received an M.S. in Computer Science from the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and is writing his dissertation in the area of Active Networking at the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 1987 Mr. Jaeger has been working with communications networks including controlling equipment remotely over HBIB, simulating networks, and building and verifying operation of ATM and high performance IP and Optical Networks. His main areas of interest are networking and protocols. He is currently involved in projects to provide QoS to IP networks, including experimenting with IP Telephony. The application of Active Networking is being investigated as well as how to build an active networking platform on which application services can be run.

Meeting Coordinator:
Sriram Sankar, Metamata, Inc.,

Directions to the meeting are available.

Next Meeting:

Friday, September 10, 1999
Topic: Organizational Memory and Project Awareness
Coordinator: David F. Redmiles, Information and Computer Science,
                    University of California, Irvine,
NOTE LOCATION: Crown Plaza-Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto
The Irvine Research Unit in Software wishes to thank its corporate sponsors:


The Boeing Company * IBM * Microsoft Corporation * Northrop Grumman Corporation
Raytheon Company * Sun Microsystems * TRW


Beckman Coulter * FileNet Corporation * Printronix, Inc.
Continuus Software Corporation * Hewlett-Packard

For further information on BART or IRUS, contact
        Debra Brodbeck at (949) 824-2260;

Irvine Research Unit in Software
Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine CA 92697-3425