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NYC local event: UNIGROUP 17-JAN-2019 (Thu) Field Trip: Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update

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Jan 12, 2019, 4:50:43 AM1/12/19
Unigroup is Next Week Thursday evening...
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Topic: Field Trip to Oracle NYC:
Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update

Speaker: Bill Nesheim, SVP Solaris Engineering,
Oracle/Sun <>

When: Thursday, January 17th, 2019 (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

Oracle NYC Headquarters
120 Park Avenue
(1 block South from Grand Central Station, Enter at
North-West corner of East 41st Street)
Midtown, Manhattan
New York City, 10017
Meeting Room: US-NEWYOR16-CONF-26004
*** Please RSVP ***

Time: 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard, Questions,
Answers and Current Events
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business and Announcements
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Cost: See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.


Unigroup's January 2019 meeting will be a Field Trip to Oracle
Headquarters in NYC and our topic is: Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release
Meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update. Unigroup is pleased to have Bill
Nesheim, SVP of Oracle Solaris Engineering presenting to us at
this meeting.

Note: Since Oracle will be hosting Unigroup for this meeting
at their Midtown/NYC Headquarters, Oracle Security WILL NEED
your RSVP to permit your access to the building, so Please RSVP.

Unigroup has a couple handfuls of speakers lined up for our
upcoming meetings, and we are working on locking down
topics/speakers to meeting dates (see the updated Upcoming
Meetings section below).

Unigroup's Meeting Calendar:
17-JAN-2019: Field Trip to Oracle NYC: Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting
w/SPARC CPU Update (Presenter: Oracle).
21-FEB-2019: AMD Server CPU (EPYC) Roadmap (Presenter: AMD).
21-MAR-2019: To-be-announced.



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RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

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we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
you are "not on the list" (note: things tend to work out OK).



Topic: Field Trip: Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update

Related Topics/Keywords

Unix Operating System, Solaris Operating System, SPARC CPU,
Intel CPU. Hardware Architecture, Industry Trends.

Introduction & Description of Talk

Oracle Solaris Engineering will be presenting:
Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update.

Presentation Outline


Tentative Detailed Outline:

- Solaris 11.4 Release and New Features
- Solaris Roadmap
- SPARC CPU Update/Roadmap
- Meltdown/Spectre Information related to Solaris +SPARC/Intel.
- To-be-announced.

References & Web Resources:

Oracle Solaris:

Oracle Solaris 11.4 GA Release:

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release Notes:

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Whats New:

Wikipedia on Solaris:

Wikipedia on SPARC CPU:

Wikipedia on OpenSolaris:

Wikipedia on illumos:

illumos Project:

OpenIndiana Project - Community-driven illumos Distribution:


Speaker Biography

Bill Nesheim - SVP Solaris Engineering - Oracle



Company Biography

For information about Oracle, please visit:



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.

Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to


Fee Schedule:

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 Fee: $ 20.00
Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with! ID): $ 5.00

* Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.
MasterCard, VISA, Discover (since 2013).

! 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,

NOTE: Simply receiving Unigroup Email Announcements does
NOT indicate membership in Unigroup.

Members: Remember to bring your Unigroup membership card with
you to the meeting, to confirm your yearly renewal date!



Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

Oracle will probably be sponsoring the food service for
this meeting... Thanks Oracle!




Oracle NYC Headquarters
120 Park Avenue
Midtown, Manhattan
New York City 10017

Take Subway (4/5/6/7/Times Square Shuttle) to Grand Central Station.
From Grand Central Station,
walk South on Park Avenue for 1 block, to E41st Street.
Enter at the North-West corner of E41st Street.


Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
in an upcoming announcement. Unigroup issues a "Thank You"
to all our speakers and sponsors!

Our thanks goes to The Cooper Union School of Engineering,
and its staff, for hosting our meetings.



a) Oracle Cloud Day NYC

Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2019

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
Midtown, NYC 10017

For information and complimentary registration visit:



We have a series of meetings in the works:
- 20190117: Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting
- 20190221: AMD Server CPU (EPYC) Roadmap
- 20190???: Multi-Path Redundant Networking/Routing/Switching
- 20190???: IBM AIX Tuning and AIX Update
- 20190???: SDP - Software Defined Perimeter
- 20190???: Linux on ARM
- 20190???: AI+ML using Open Source Tools
- 20190???: The Latest C++ Standards, Part 2.
- 2019????: Datacenter Standards Update
- 2019????: Current Security Landscape Threats
- Planning: New CPU Architectures, x86 and ARM.
- Planning: Programming for Performance with GPUs.
- Planning: The State of the C++ Ecosystem.
- Planning: Popular Linux Distribution Round-Up and Comparison
- Planning: Building a Data Server with ZFS
- Planning: Virtualization: KVM, Xen/XenServer, VirtualBox
- Planning: DNS / Dynamic DNS
- Planning: Fibrechannel and iSCSI Storage
- Planning: IPsec and VPNs (possibly 2 meetings)
- Planning: Cloud and Grid Computing
- Planning: Unix/Linux Authentication
- Planning: NO SPAM!
- Planning: Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
- Planning: The latest on *BSD (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD)
- Planning: The latest on AIX
- Planning: Security Threats & Anti-Virus
- Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
- Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, apt, etc.)
- Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
- Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
- LAMP Part 2 - PHP/Python
- Unix 40th+ Birthday Celebration
- Samba
- High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
- Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
- GNU Development Environments
- Java and/or JavaScript Programming
- Web Development Frameworks

** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
interested in. Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD related
technology topics should please contact the Unigroup Board.



Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded
volunteer organization. Unigroup holds regular and special event
meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to the
Unix/Linux/BSD Operating Systems and User Communities. Unigroup
meetings tend to be focused towards System Administrators, Network
Administrators, and Software Developers.

Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
THURSDAY of Odd Months. We generally try to hold Field Trip or
Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
ability to hold monthly meetings at our regular meeting location.

Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
01/17/2019, 02/21/2019, 03/21/2019, 05/16/2019, 06/20/2019...
Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

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If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
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organization and we need your assistance! Please let us know if you
can help!


-Rob Weiner
Unigroup Executive Director
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