Apr 17, 2008 · 6:00 PM
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Sorry for the late notice. Please join us for the second New York OpenAFS User Group meeting on 17 April 2008 at 6pm. The New York OpenAFS User Group provides a forum for OpenAFS Administrators, End Users, and Developers to meet to discuss OpenAFS usage, internals and futures. This month meeting will include a presentation on the AFS cache manager architecture as implemented on Microsoft Windows. Jeffrey Altman will describe how and why the cache manager works with an eye on things you should know in order to decide how to best tune the cache manager configuration for your needs. The AFS cache manager on UNIX and Windows are independent implementations. The UNIX cache manager was designed for use in both kernel and user space and is the original AFS cache manager implementation. It has been ported to a broad range of UNIX-like platforms. The cache manager for Microsoft Windows dates back to 1994. Based upon the UNIX architecture it was a complete re-write targeted at the limitations of early-90s DOS and Windows environments. Since the release of OpenAFS the fundamental architectures of the cache managers have remained intact while many modifications have been implemented to improve scalability and performance. The design choices made in each cache manager have not been identical permitting us to compare the results of different approaches. Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting discussion. Food and drink will be provided.