UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING
Unigroup's June 2014 meeting will be on IBM's new Power 8 CPU Architecture.
We'll also have brief review of the recent Cloud Expo/Big Data/IoT/DevOps Conference, to discuss some of the interesting topics presented there.
New for 2013+: Regarding credit card payment methods, Unigroup now has the ability to accept all major credit cards: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, Discover.
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Location: 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: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month) Located on the East side of Cooper Square. Look for the new building with the non-traditional appearance. Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street. Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk. Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for directions to the Unigroup Meeting Room. Nearest mass transit stations are: '6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union), then walk 1 block East and 1 block South. 'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East then 1 block South. '4/5/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East. or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place. 'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East. or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place. Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm. There are parking lots on Broadway, at (or just South of) 8th Street, across from the West side of Cooper Square, as well as various others in the area.
Topic: Linux + AIX on Power 8 CPU Architecture
Introduction & Description of Talk:
IBM has recently announced its new Power 8 processor. IBM says this is the first commercially available processor designed for Big Data, with large amounts of cache, and a variety of operating systems available to run on it, including: Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and of course IBM AIX.
References & Web Resources:
IBM Power Web Site: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/ IBM Redbook on Power 8 Processor Performance & Tuning: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/PowerSystemsRedbooks/entry/the_ibm_power8_processor_the_hype_is_worth_a_look?lang=en YouTube: IBM AIX Virtual User Group Talk: The Design of the Power Processor (by one of the designers of the chip) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx6PD2rKi0o Power.Org: http://power.org OpenPOWER Foundation: http://openpowerfoundation.org Wikipedia on the Power Family of Microprocessors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_POWER_microprocessors Wikipedia on the Power 5 CPU: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POWER5 Wikipedia on the Power 6 CPU: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POWER6 Wikipedia on the Power 7 CPU: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POWER7 Wikipedia on the Power 8 CPU: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POWER8
Ajit Gangaram is a Systems Architect at IBM and works with clients analyzing business and technical requirements and collaborates with the customer in developing solutions. Ajit has mostly worked and supported financial institutions and has expertise in Big Data, Cloud, Security and Mobile Solutions and has worked on several Infrastructure solutions with Distributed Systems, Mainframe, Storage including Unix and Linux. Ajit has been with IBM for 3 years and prior to joining IBM was with HP for five years and with Sun Microsystems for 12 years.
Ann McDermott has worked in the technology field for over 25 years and is a former Unix Instructor at New York University and currently works in the Linux on Power group at IBM. Prior to IBM she was with Oracle, Cisco and Sun. She has worked with many major customers such as HBO, Cablevision, UBS, Citibank and others.
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Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, 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.
Also, SuSE has also provided us with SuSE Linux SLES and SLED Install Media. We gave out SuSE Linux Media at our prior meetings and have more DVDs for upcoming meetings.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
Our thanks go to IBM for sponsoring the food service for this meeting!
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!