NOTICE: All attendees who have successfully RSVP'd by 29-APR-2004 00:00 should have already received an "RSVP-ACK" EMail. If you did NOT receive this email, you are probably NOT registered and you may not be able to get past security. (Or your Email is bouncing).
Update: As of 28-APR-2004, we have some new giveaways (see below).
AIX is IBM's commercial UNIX operating system, based originally on UNIX SVR3.2 source code, that was introduced in the mid-1980s with IBM's initial RISC-based systems known as the RT-PC. AIX Version 3, with substantial IBM enhancements, was launched in 1990 to support a full line of new systems known as the RISC System/6000. In a collaboration with Intel, SCO, Sequent and others known as Project Monterey, IBM introduced a new version of AIX in the 2000 timeframe that was developed to support both IBM's RISC systems and systems based on Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor family. The AIX release for Itanium-based systems did not progress beyond initial beta deliveries, however, since continued delays in production availability of Itanium systems eroded the enthusiasm and critical solution support of partners and ISVs, while industry focus shifted toward the substantial growth and momentum of Linux on 32-bit Intel systems. AIXL, with an 'L' added to the formal product name to denote a priority for interoperability with Linux-based environments, was then refocused solely on systems based on IBM's 64-bit POWER processors, supporting what is known today as the IBM eServer pSeries product line. Currently, AIX is the fastest growing UNIX operating system environment in the UNIX server market, supporting seven consecutive quarters of revenue and market share growth by IBM's pSeries systems worldwide.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: --------------------- * IN ORDER TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY, WE NEED YOU TO RSVP * PRIOR TO THURSDAY, SO WE CAN GET YOUR NAME ON THE ATTENDEE LIST. * ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND PHOTO ID ARE REQUIRED! -- RSVP DEADLINE IS 28-APR-2004 16:00 -- -- YOU WILL RECEIVE AN RSVP ACK MESSAGE WHEN YOU ARE REGISTERED -- Please RSVP if you know you are attending or if you think you may be attending. This will help us arrange for a letter to security for all of Unigroup. It will also help us to determine the correct amount of food and refreshments. To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by: a) If at all possible, please use the Unigroup Registration Page. This will allow us to have some automation in the registration process. b) If you have no web access and you really must EMail us, send an EMail containing the FIRST and LAST NAMEs of the persons attending to the Unigroup RSVP Address: unigroup-rsvp
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The IBM Building is at 590 Madison Avenue (at 57th Street) in Midtown NYC. Enter at the main lobby, check in with the guards who should have you on our RSVP list. Take the elevator bank on the right up to the 12th Floor. Look for signs directing you to the Unigroup meeting.
This session will review the history and evolution of IBM's AIX operating system, discuss key AIX technologies and design features, provide a glimpse of what's coming in the future roadmap, and address IBM's strategic positioning of AIX and Linux together in the UNIX market.
The slides for this Kerberos talk may be downloaded from:
Web Resources: -------------- IBM AIX website: http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix IBM pSeries Infocenter: http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/pseries/en_US/infocenter/base/ IBM AIX 5L 5.2 Overview (White Paper): http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/whitepapers/aix_ondemand.html IBM AIX 5L Benefits for System Administrators: http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/aix/products/aixos/whitepapers/aix_benefits.html IBM Cross-reference of AIX 5L, Solaris, and Linux commands: http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/aix/products/aixos/whitepapers/solaris_linux_aix_mapping.html IBM AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications Information: http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/aix/products/aixos/linux/download.html IBM AIX RedBooks: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com - AIX 5L Differences Guide Version 5.2 Edition, SG24-5765-02 - AIX 5L Performance Tools Handbook, SG24-6039-01 - AIX Reference for Sun Solaris Administrators, SG24-6584-00 - AIX Version 5.2 Security Supplement (to AIX 5L Version 5.2 Security Guide, SC23-4860) - AIX 4.3 to 5L Migration Guide, SG24-6924-00 - Developing and Porting C and C++ Applications on AIX, SG24-5764-01
Bill Sandve is responsible for product management of UNIX software products for IBM's pSeries systems, including product strategy, requirements, and roadmap plans. He holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University, and joined IBM in 1977. Bill has managed hardware, software, strategy, and business development groups associated with AIX and IBM RISC-based systems since 1983, including recent roles such as Director of AIX Product Management from 1999-2002. He has also been active in the UNIX industry as a presenter and panel participant worldwide, and is IBM's representative on The Open Group's Board of Directors.
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.
O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!
New: Novell has provided us with SuSE Linux Distributions and T-Shirts!
New: IBM has provided us with IBM Tote Bags!
Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00 * Non-Member Single Meeting: $ 20.00 Student Yearly Membership: $ 20.00 Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID): $ 5.00 Cash, Check, American Express. ==> Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group. Our Joint Membership Program with UniForum is currently on hold due to circumstances at UniForum. For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages. There should also be pasta and mixed greens salads available.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!