What I thought of my visit to the Labs!
By DaveLevy on Jul 04, 2006
I visited Sun Labs Open House at the begining of June. This took place over the first and second, but I have only just managed to write up my notes and post them on the blog. For various reasons, I have backdated the entries to the approximate real time to preserve my personal narrative .
I was lucky to be able to meet so many clever people and see so many clever things which I'm certain will make a difference, although in some cases, its the research in writing the notes that has provoked real interest.
For you to read what I've written, you might find the following links usefull. Here are blogs day links: First Day, Second Day. You can also use the standard index sidebar (or these hyperlinks) to bring up my first article, Wall of Innovation and then go forward, or the last article, Slot Car or SPOT car? and rack backwards. I have also put this article's link into the blogroll sidebar, under the Links folder as "What I said about Sun Labs!".
The demo reviews are also all categorised as Technology, so using the button bar at the top of the page will let you see most of what I wrote.
The articles reflect what I thought at the time. I have since spoken to both colleagues and customers and recognise that some of my priorities were a bit awry and I may not have given some subjects sufficient attention, in particular, I didn't visit many of the "Virtualisation" projects available and havn't reported on those I did visit such as "Project Crossbow", a network interface virtualisation and resource managment project. This is also an Open Solaris project (see here...) for this. The media projects also suffered from a lack of attention, but I couldn't have visited everything.
I have little doubt that I shall try to talk to some of the project staff to understand their projects more fully and to demonstrate their relevance to my customer(s), and hopefully you as well.