At last year's SIFMA show, Novell showed off their SUSE Real-Time Linux Kernel and demonstrated how various financial applications benefited from the reduction in latency that it can provide (imagine the speed improvements possible by reducing the latency inherently found between parallel and/or clustered applications). At the March Unigroup meeting, hosted by Novell, we hope to learn about the Real-Time Linux Kernel, its features, and how it may be tuned to provide performance enhancements for various real-world applications.
Unigroup's next meeting will be in May 2009, topic to be announced.
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Location: Novell, Inc. 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 35th Floor Midtown, Manhattan, NY 10036 Located on the West side of 6th Avenue, between W45th & W46th Streets.
Topic: Implementing Low Latency Systems, with the SUSE Real-Time Linux Kernel
Innovative enterprises today are increasingly using Linux-based real time operating systems and commodity off the shelf components to cost effectively create ultra low latency environments. Based on the popular SUSE Linux Enterprise platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is fully supported real time operating system specifically engineered to reduce the latency and increase the reliability and predictability of time-sensitive mission-critical applications and processes. It is a very flexible solution that incorporates a large number of variables and knobs that can be turned to dedicate resources and/or increase throughput. Please join us for both dinner and entertainment - a interactive technical session covering topics like CPU shielding, thread priorities, and I/O tuning, things you can use to create a high throughput, highly predictable and responsive system. Bring your notebooks and your questions, and get some hands on experience with setting up and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time.
(comming soon) Here is a PDF of the presentation materials: Unigroup Field Trip: Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Real-Time (SLERT) Tuning Presentation
Novell SUSE Linux http://www.novell.com/linux
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We hope to have Novell/SUSE DVDs available at this meeting.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. Novell will be sponsoring and providing the food service for this meeting. Thanks Novell!
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!