Unigroup's July/August 2009 Meeting Announcement

Joint Meeting with the NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux Group,
AIX Performance Tuning and AIX Virtualization.

Ken Milberg/PowerTCO,
Joefon Jann/IBM.

Thursday, 06-AUG-2009      (** SPECIAL 1st Thursday **)

IBM Headquarters
590 Madison Avenue (at 57th Street)
Midtown, NYC
Room 1219 (12th Floor)

5:30pm - 6:00pm PowerAIX Pre-Meeting Book Fair
6:00pm - 6:15pm PowerAIX Meeting Introduction
6:15pm - 6:30pm Unigroup Announcements & Current Events
6:30pm - 6:45pm MC Press Introduction
6:45pm - 8:00pm Driving the Power of AIX
8:00pm - 8:45pm AIX Virtualization
8:45pm - 9:00pm Q/A and Grand Prize Drawing


Unigroup's July/August 2009 Joint Meeting with the NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux User Group will be a Field Trip to IBM Headquarters in NYC, which is PowerAIX's regular meeting location.

Unigroup was invited to participate in PowerAIX's scheduled August meeting, so we are working on their schedule and getting things started earlier than usual.

RSVP is mandatory to get into IBM, and we're going to ask you to do a double RSVP (as we did once before on a prior Field Trip): (1) The PowerAIX RSVP is the one which will get you into IBM, (2) The Unigroup RSVP will let us know who is planning on attending and allow us to pre-scan for Unigroup membership status.

PowerAIX has a series of speakers scheduled, with the main presentations on AIX Performance Tuning and AIX Virtualization.

For information about this upcoming Joint Meeting with PowerAIX visit the PowerAIX/Linux page at: http://www.powertco.com/nymetropoweraixlinuxusersgroup.html

** This Special Field Trip meeting is FREE and open to the public. However, Unigroup will be accepting new memberships and renewals.

In September 2009, Unigroup expects to resume meetings at our regular meeting location (which was under construction): The Cooper Union School of Engineering. We will be meeting in Cooper's brand new Engineering building, which is located 1-2 blocks South of their old building on Astor Place.


   Double Registration Instructions:

   1) To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the 
          NY Metro PowerAIX Registration Page.

      (Note: Unigroup has no control over your supplied information here)

   2) To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the
          Unigroup Registration Page.

   This will allow us to automate the registration process.
   (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
   Please avoid emailed RSVPs.

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   for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
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   Please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably at least 2-3 days
   prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
   RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

   Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure the guard
         will let you into the building.  RSVP also helps us to
         properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
         seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the meeting.
         If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day, you may
         still be able to show up and attend our meeting, however,
         we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
         you are "not on the list".


     IBM Headquarters
     590 Madison Avenue (at 57th Street)
     Midtown, NYC
     Room 1219 (12th Floor)



1) First Annual NY Metro PowerAIX UG Book Fair, Co-sponsored by MC Press.

2) Ken Milberg will be giving a special presentation based on his new IBM Power book: "Driving the Power of AIX", and he will be covering AIX Performance Tuning.

3) Joefon Jann will give a presentation on AIX Virtualization.

Meeting Outline:

(to be determined)

Web Resources


   NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux User Group:


Ken Milberg, is the President of PowerTCO and the Leader/Founder of the NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux UG. Ken is also a former Unigroup Board Member and current Unigroup Member. Ken is also an author, his new IBM Power book is "Driving the Power of AIX". Ken is a technical editor/writer of IBM Systems Magazine - Power Edition/AIX and is a permanent guest on the Board of Directors at COMMON as their AIX representative. The book is the first Power book published in over 5 years, and should be in all bookstores late Summer/Early Fall, published by MC Press.

Joefon Jann is a Distinguished Engineer (DE) at IBM, and works at the Watson Research Headquarters. She leads the research in AIX technologies and POWER Systems Software and has won awards for her leadership and innovations of Concurrently Pageable Page-sizes in AIX and of DLPAR. Joefon also is the co-inventor of the "Jann MPP Workload Model" for modeling parallel workloads, being the main Systems person of the Deep-Blue Chess machine that beat Kasparaov.


The NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux UG is the largest PowerAIX UG in the world. It is widely known as the communications and collaborations channel for the NY Metro Power - AIX and Linux community. They have technical discussions and provide information and news on the latest IBM Power innovations - as they relate to both AIX and Linux. The focus of the UG is on sharing ideas and providing tips, technical expertise and relevant information to the entire NY Metropolitan Power community. For information about the NY Metro PowerAIX UG, visit: http://www.powertco.com/nymetropoweraixlinuxusersgroup.html

For information about PowerTCO... visit http://www.powertco.com.

For information about IBM... visit http://www.ibm.com.

Book Fair: MC Press has the widest selection of iSeries, AS/400, and related technology titles on the market, and with the release of "Driving the Power of AIX", is hoping it paves the way for many other AIX and Linux on Power books. The book fair will include topics of: Informix, I titles, DB2, EGL, Project Management, SOA, SQL, and WebSphere. There will be book-giveaways and a 20%, discount will be offered to all attendees.


PowerAIX is running the giveaways... and they have a few things planned, including: Free AIX books and one Netbook ($400 Value). Thanks PowerAIX!


Our Special July/August 2009 Joint Meeting is free!

Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group, and its members pay a yearly membership fee. For Unigroup members, there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during their membership year. Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".

         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
         Student Yearly Membership (with current! ID):   $ 25.00
         Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with! ID):   $  5.00

       * Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.

       ! Students: We are looking for proof that you are
         currently enrolled in classes (rather than working
         full-time), and as such, your Student ID should show
         a CURRENT date.  We have been presented Student IDs
         containing NO dates whatsoever, and in the
         current environment, perpetual/non-expiring access
         to university facilities just does not feel right.
         If your ID contains no date, please bring
         additional proof of current enrollment.  Thanks,

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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

PowerAIX (though the help of their meeting sponsor) is taking care of the food service/catering. Thanks PowerAIX!

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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