System Architectures Using Network-Attached Peripherals
			Rodney Van Meter

Peripherals such as displays, cameras, disk drives and tape drives are
typically attached directly to the system bus of a computer.  However,
a number of recent research projects, including ISI's Netstation, have
investigated the arhictectural implications of attaching the
peripherals directly to a network rather than a bus.  These
peripherals are called network-attached peripherals (NAPs), or more
specifically, network-attached storage devices (NASDs).

In this seminar we will explore the space of architectures involving
such devices.  The important issues of operating system support for
NAPs, network protocols, network technologies, security and
appropriate programming paradigms will be presented.

Rod Van Meter has been institutionalized almost continuously since the
age of sixteen, first at the California Institute of Technology, then
at USC's Information Sciences Institute.  At ISI he held positions in
the Information Processing Center and the MOSIS project from 1986
until 1992, when he escaped to Japan to do SCSI interfaces for mass
storage peripherals.  In April of 1995 he was recaptured by ISI, where 
he is currently a computer scientist working on the Netstation
project in the computer networks division.