InfoWorld salutes those who are creatively pushing the boundaries to accelerate the evolution of IT:
E-mail encryption as easy as remembering who you are: Dan Boneh and Matt Franklin
Lumeta chief scientist checks for network leaks with IP Sonar: Bill Cheswick
Revolutionary protocol takes pain out of sharing large files: Bram Cohen
Open source’s usability champion narrows the gap between Linux and Windows:
Miguel de Icaza
Shaping forms for an XML-based future: Micah Dubinko
Security as an immune system: Dr. Steven Hofmeyr
Spearheading advanced encryption: James Hughes
CoreStreet targets massively scalable validation: Phil Libin
Blue Titan orchestrates Web services: Frank Martinez
Intel VP jump-starts mobility with a platform approach: David ‘Big Dadi’ Perlmutter
RNA sniffs out network intrusions: Martin Roesch
IBM’s go-to guy developed PowerPC 970FX processor: Norman Rohrer
Another section looks ahead to 2005’s innovators. Among them:
Dr. Paul Terry, CTO of Cray Canada, wants to bring high-performance computing to the masses, or at least midlevel enterprises, with the Cray XD1 high-performance computer.
Suns HideyaKawahara [who is working on] Project Looking Glass, a 3-D desktop interface, primarily written in Java and intended for Linux and Solaris x86 PCs
Mark Maiffretis, co-founder of eEye Digital and also the companys chief hacking officer, helped develop Retina Network Security Scanner, which scans each machine on a network, reports vulnerabilities and offers fixes.
NiklaasZennstrm and JanusFriis, who created the file-sharing company Kazaa, believe Skype will change the nature of telephony.
Pete Mancaand Ben Sprachman, senior vice presidents at Egenera, lead a group that created hardware and software that virtualizes datacenter infrastructure.