UNIGROUP 18-June-2020 (Thu) ONLINE Meeting: IBM AIX Operating System and POWER CPU Update

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Unigroup ONLINE is TODAY from 6:30 to 8:30
Please RSVP to get the WebEx meeting info:
http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html

This online/virtual meeting is open to everyone.
Of course, we hope you'll join Unigroup as a member when meetings resume.


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UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - JUNE 2020 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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1. UNIGROUP'S JUNE 2020 GENERAL MEETING
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Topic: IBM AIX Operating System and POWER CPU Update
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Speaker: Carl Burnett, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Power Systems,
IBM <http://www.ibm.com>

When: Thursday, June 18th, 2020 (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

Where: ** ONLINE ** (via Cisco WebEx)
** RSVP Required **
** RSVP EMail Required **

Time: 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Registration and Connect to ONLINE Event
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Welcome
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Presentation (shortened)

Cost: ONLINE meeting.
Note: This ONLINE meeting will be open to the public,
and at no charge, but RSVPs are mandatory, since
we will have to send out WebEx connection information.


INTRODUCTION:
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Unigroup's June 2020 meeting will be an update on IBM's AIX
UNIX Operating System and a brief update on IBM Power
Computer Systems and CPUs. Given the COVID-19 emergency,
this will be Unigroup's first-in-40-years 100% ONLINE meeting,
and is expected to be a shortened meeting vs what Unigroup
normally presents. Our thanks go to IBM for helping us set
up this ONLINE meeting. Note: This ONLINE meeting will be
open to the public, and at no charge, but RSVPs with working
EMails are mandatory, since we will have to send out WebEx
connection information.

WebEx Testing: To view the ONLINE session, you will need only
a supported browser, or there also may be a WebEx app and/or
browser plug-in for a more advanced experience, depending on
your device. We have confirmed that a native Fedora 32 LIVE
Spin DVD booted up inside KVM works
(Fedora-KDE-Live-x86_64-32-1.6.iso), needing nothing more
than scripting and cookies permitted. The ONLINE session can
receive audio via the WebEx session using your device speakers,
or via the telephone conference bridge. So you can attend
100% audio-only if you want, just by using a standard telephone
call (note: we don't know if the meeting PDFs will be available
in advance). Further information about Cisco WebEx and
compatibility can be found at http://www.webex.com. Do test
your compatibility in advance if you are planning to attend,
or perhaps have a Fedora 32 LIVE spun up and ready to go.
(Remember to keep your audio/phone muted during the session.)

Unigroup's Meeting Calendar:
18-JUN-2020: ONLINE: IBM AIX Operating System and Power CPU Update (IBM).
16-JUL-2020: ONLINE: To-be-determined.

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MAIN PRESENTATION
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Topic: IBM AIX Operating System and POWER CPU Update

Related Topics/Keywords
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IBM AIX Unix Operating System, IBM Power Systems,
Power CPU Architecture.

Introduction & Description of Talk
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IBM will be briefing us on the latest news regarding the
IBM AIX Unix Operating System.

Presentation Outline
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Our AIX and Power Systems update will review the following
topics:

- AIX General Strategy
- AIX Current Releases
- AIX Recent Updates
- AIX General Roadmap Directions

References & Web Resources:
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Wikipedia on IBM AIX:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_AIX

IBM AIX Unix Operating System
https://www.ibm.com/it-infrastructure/power/os/aix

IBM Power Systems
https://www.ibm.com/it-infrastructure/power

IBM
http://www.ibm.com

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Speaker Biography
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Carl Burnett, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Power Systems.

Carl is a Distinguished Engineer within Power Systems software
development. In over 30 years with IBM, he has worked on
multiple systems software projects, including AIX kernel
features, distributed computing frameworks, operating system
security, and scalable distributed filesystems. His current
responsibilities include collaborating closely with Clients,
Power Offering Management, and senior technical leaders to
define technical strategy and roadmap objectives for Enterprise
Power Systems Software products. Current areas of major focus
include hybrid-cloud, enhanced Power virtualization for
flexible infrastructure integration, and automation.

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Company Biography
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IBM Power Systems:

IBM Power Systems is the future forward infrastructure
needed to transform your business, whether you are running
your most sensitive, mission critical workloads, or the next
generation of AI workloads.

Power Systems delivers capabilities to deploy the most data
intensive workloads in a hybrid cloud. It has security built
in at all layers, from processor to the OS, and is designed
to deliver end-to-end security. It also provides enterprise
class cloud environment in both private and public clouds,
giving flexibility and choice for growing businesses.

Power Systems is used by some of the largest companies. The
world's top supercomputers run on Power Systems; 80% of
fortune 100 have Power Systems, including top 10 banks, 9 of
top 10 insurance providers, 8 of top 10 healthcare companies
and 8 of top 10 retailers.

For further information, visit the IBM Web Site:
http://www.ibm.com

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Giveaways:
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Sorry, not for ONLINE meetings.

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Fee Schedule:
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Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group,
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Food:
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Sorry, not for ONLINE meetings.

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

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2. PRIOR MEETINGS
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** Unigroup issues a "Thank You" to all our speakers and sponsors!

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

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3. LOCAL TRADE SHOWS AND EVENTS
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To-be-announced. Most local trade shows have been postponed or are
doing online events due to Covid19.

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4. UPCOMING MEETINGS
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We have a series of meetings in the works:
- 202006: IBM AIX Update
- 2020??: IBM AIX Tuning
- 2020??: Linux on ARM
- 2020??: The Latest C++ Standards, C++20, Parts 1+2.
- 2020??: Programming for Performance with GPUs.
- 2020??: Multi-Path Redundant Networking/Routing/Switching
- 2020??: AI+ML using Open Source Tools
- 2020??: Using Object Databases
- Planning: New CPU Architectures, x86 and ARM.
- 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.

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5. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
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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):
06/18/2020, 07/16/2020, 09/17/2020, 10/15/2020, 11/19/2020, ...
Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

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-Rob Weiner
Unigroup Executive Director
unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org
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