Tech Talk: Hacking on OpenSolaris

Adam Leventhal '01, Sun Microsystems

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 4:00 P.M.

Room 368 (CIT 3rd Floor)

In June of 2005, Sun released its flagship Solaris operating system under an open source license forming OpenSolaris. Rather than simply releasing the 5+ million lines of code into the wild, Sun has cultivated a community of OpenSolaris developers and users over 10,000 strong. Joining the OpenSolaris community is a great opportunity for university research groups who want to build on an industrial-strength operating system, for students who want to apply their software knowledge to a big but accessible open source project, and for users who want to try out the innovative features in OpenSolaris (many authored by the several Brown alumni working in the Solaris kernel group).

Adam Leventhal ('01) of the Solaris Kernel Group will talk about some of the revolutionary technologies in OpenSolaris as well as development and research opportunities. Solaris 10 -- which was the base for OpenSolaris -- has been lauded in the industry as one of the most significant advances in operating systems since the advent of virtual memory. Come find out more about some of the technologies underlying this praise. Light refreshments will be provided.

Host: Industrial Partners Program