Unigroup's October 2010 Meeting Announcement

Embedded Linux Development for Financial Markets

David Seltz,
Director, Field Engineering,
Wind River

Thursday, 21-OCT-2010      (** 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: LL101_CS   (LL=LowerLevel, Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
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6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

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Unigroup is pleased to announce our October 2010 meeting on Embedded Linux Development for Financial Markets.

As part of this meeting, we hope to have a live demonstration of an Embedded System Development Environment and compiling the Linux Kernel for Embedded Devices.


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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: 504CS

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Topic: Embedded Linux Development for Financial Markets

Introduction & Description of Talk:

We will talk about Embedded Linux and explain how it differs from Desktop Linux, how an Embedded distribution is built, and also debugged, and deployed. We will talk about how the features of Embedded Linux apply to the Financial industry. Finally we will review how Embedded Linux is being used on multicore systems either in AMP mode, SMP mode, or with a Hypervisor.

Outline of Talk:

References & Web Resources:



David Seltz has been working in the embedded computer industry for over 25 years. He started his Career working for CSPI in Billerica, MA as a development engineer working in the Scanalytics division on their Electrophoresis products. In 1997 David went to work for Wind River Systems as a Field Application Engineer. Today Dave is the Regional Engineering Director for Wind River Systems covering the Network vertical in the Eastern United States. Dave went to Lehigh University in 1981 where he received his Computer Engineering Degree. He received his Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Lowell University.


Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software, and has begun to focus on the financial services market and delivering low latency to the industry.

Wind River believes that by building a more competitive product that delivers more value requires working with a vendor that is well-connected-to high-performance multi-core software, to open carrier grade platforms, to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware systems, to world-class support and design services, and to an ecosystem of third-party suppliers with application-specific functionality and complementary expertise.

Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in over 500 million products.


Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.

We have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.


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