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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 March 2009 UNIGROUP: Field Trip to the SuSE Real-Time Linux Kernel

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:36:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: Unigroup_of_NY <>
Subject: UNIGROUP Field Trip 19-MAR-2009 (Thu): SuSE Real-Time Linux Kernel

Unigroup's March 2009 Field Trip to Novell is next week.
RSVP is mandatory for this Field Trip meeting/location.



When: THURSDAY, March 19th, 2009 (** 3rd Thursday **)

Novell, Inc.
1177 Avenue of the Americas, 35th Floor
Midtown, Manhattan, NY 10036
** RSVP Mandatory **

Time: 6:15 PM - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 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

Topic: Implementing Low Latency Systems
with Novell/SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time

Speakers: Novell/SUSE Linux Team Members (to-be-announced),
Novell <>



Our Field Trip to Novell on The SUSE Real-Time Linux Kernel
is scheduled for next week on 19-MAR-2009 (3rd Thursday).

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.



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.

Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
for any last minute updates concerning this meeting. If you
registered for this meeting, please check your email for any last
minute announcements as the meeting approaches. Also make sure
any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!
If you block Unigroup Emails, your address will be dropped from
our mailing list.

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.

RSVP will be mandatory to get you past building security.



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.

More details to be [hopefully] announced soon.

Web Resources:

Novell SUSE Linux


Speaker Biography:



Company Biography:

For information about Novell, please see the



We hope to have Novell/SUSE DVDs available at this meeting.


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: $ 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,

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



Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.
Novell will be sponsoring and providing the food service
for this meeting. Thanks Novell!



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.


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



a) Business Continuity & Corporate Security Show 2009

Date: Tue, March 17 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Wed, March 18, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (at 7th Avenue)

For information and online free registration form visit:

b) Sun CommunityOne East Developer Conference

: What is CommunityOne East? CommunityOne is an open developer
: conference sponsored by Sun Microsystems. After two capacity
: years in San Francisco, we're rolling out the red carpet in
: New York in March 2009.
: What can you expect at CommunityOne? No marketing hype or
: selling tactics, just the free opportunity to evaluate
: open-source projects that span languages (Java, PHP, AJAX,
: Ruby, Python), operating systems (OpenSolaris, Linux), Web
: and application servers (GlassFish, Apache), databases (MySQL),
: services, and more.
: URL:
: When: March 18-19, 2009
: Where: Marriott Marquis (Broadway @ W46th St.)
: New York City
: For complimentary [1st day] registration (space is limited) visit:

c) IBM Power-AIX/Linux NY Metro Users Group

: From: NY Metro POWER-AIX/Linux Users Group
: Subject: NY Metro POWER-AIX/Linux UG; meeting reminder - 4.7
: Time flies - we're only a month away from our 2nd meeting of the year,
: Tuesday April 7th. Please note one slight change in the agenda - Linda
: Grigoleit from IBM will be sitting in for Dan Rizzi.
: Details below:
: Meeting topic: POWER Tools - for Server Consolidation and AIX
: Agenda:
: 6:00pm - 6:30pm PowerAIX introduction
: Ken Milberg/PowerTCO Solutions (IBM BP) and leader of NY Metro
: 6:30pm - 7:15 pm -From IBM Research-Autonomic Health Advisor FileSystem
: demo; for improving the robustness, security and maintainability of an AIX
: instance
: Joefon Jann/IBM
: 7:15pm - 7:45pm-Review on the wheel demo system - server consolidation
: out-of-box demo solution
: Bob Maher/IBM
: 7:45pm - 8:15pm- Server Consolidation - Tips and Tricks
: Ken Milberg/PowerTCO Solutions (IBM BP)
: 8:15pm - 8:45pm - A discussion of the IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative.
: IBM is very interested in thoughts, suggestions and feedback that the user
: group community have to share.
: Linda Grigoleit/IBM
: 8:45 - 9:00 pm Q/A and Grand Prize Drawing
: Summary:
: IBM speakers - flying in from all of the country will be making three
: presentations. The first one is hot off the presses of the research lab in
: Yorktown NY - a demonstration of a new prototype system -
: Autonomic Health Advisor FileSystem - a framework towards improving the
: robustness, security and maintainability of an AIX instance IBM research
: would like to "..get some early customer feedback on the tool and learn from
: the customers what enhancements they will find useful, that we can add to
: The second presentation will be on the Power Demo on Wheels - a server
: consolidation demo out-of-box solution which demonstrates the virtualization
: capabilities of Power.
: The third presentation will be a discussion of the IBM Power Systems
: Academic Initiative. IBM is very interested in thoughts, suggestions and
: feedback that the user group community have to share.
: Ken Milberg - with newly rebranded PowerTCO Solutions, will also be making a
: presentation on server consolidation/tips and tricks - a continuation of his
: last presentation.

d) SIFMA (formerly SIA) Technology Management Conference 2009

Dates: Tue, June 23 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed, June 24, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu, June 25, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Hilton New York
1335 6th Avenue

For information and online registration visit:


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-Rob Weiner
Unigroup Executive Director
unilist (-a_t-)


Distributed poC TINC:

Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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