Cndnsd Vrsn: 6:00PM Thursday 10/23 — Lustre & VirtualBox
The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users
Group (FRUUG) will be at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 23
in the Main Seminar Room at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) in Boulder
More details are in Meeting Location (below).
This will be a joint meeting with the Front Range
Open Solaris User Group
at FROSUG's evening time.
Pizza will be served at 6:00 with the meeting starting promptly
at 6:30. If you'd like to join us for pizza, please RSVP
to rsvp at frosug.org so we have an idea how much pizza to order.
Bryon Neitzel will discuss the Lustre file system, designed
to meet the demands of high-performance computing clusters.
The Lustre file system is built to be highly scalable and
to deliver high performance to highly parallel applications.
Byron will provide a general overview of the Lustre architecture,
provide some examples of how some key users are exploiting
its features, and discuss plans for the file system's future.
Following Byron's presentation, Ginnie Wray will give a nuts-and-bolts
presentation on how to install and develop software using
Sun's VirtualBox desktop virtualization software running
instances of the OpenSolaris OS in virtual machines.
Bryon Neitzel has a BS and MS in Computer Science,
worked for several years at IBM on the OS/2 operating system,
and joined Cluster File Systems, Inc. (CFS) two years ago as a
development manager and solution architect. Since CFS was
acquired by Sun Microsystems, he has been managing the Linux HPC Software
stack team in the Lustre organization.
Ginnie Wray is a software engineer in the OpenSolaris install group at Sun.
She graduated from CU Boulder with a BS in Computer Science and has
been working for Sun for six years.
This meeting will be held in the Main Seminar Room at NCAR's Mesa Lab.
The address is 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder 80303, though it's
amazingly simple to find: take Table Mesa Drive in Boulder west
until you can't go any farther. (access from US 36, Broadway, or Foothills
Parkway). For a map, visit
www.ucar.edu/org/mesalabmap.shtml. Come early to enjoy the stunning views or take a walk on the trails immediately to the west of the building.
For the meeting, come in the main entrance and sign in at the front
desk, where they will be expecting a number of us visiting.
At our last meeting, Ben Whaley of Applied Trust Engineering
in Boulder discussed why the Web applications you build and
use might not be as secure as you think they are.
Announcements, presentation slides, and
writeups for past meetings are available in the FRUUG Meeting Archive.
As you may have noticed, our meeting frequency is erratic,
but we still continue to receive review copies of books from
our publisher friends. This has caused our book cart to overflow,
so to make room for the new titles we're getting in, we're going
to give away the "old" titles that are currently on the cart.
Look for a box full of book giveaways at the meeting.
We have a large number of new titles from Addison Wesley
and their associated imprints, including the following:
Applied Security Visualization
Blown to Bits: Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion
Cisco Secure Firewall Services Module
Cisco Firewall Video Mentor
Cisco Network Security Fundamentals
Cisco Network Security Technologies and Solutions
Cisco Router Security Strategies
Cisco Security: SSL Remote Access VPNs
Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses
dotCrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime
Essential Linux Device Drivers
Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software
Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online
The New School of Information Security
Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache
You may check out books using your business card as your
library card; you must be on the membership list to check books out. Books
are due at the meeting following the one in which they are checked out.
Remember that your FRUUG membership entitles you to up to 35 percent
on your book orders from
Addison Wesley/Prentice Hall,
refer to the FRUUG Web site library page for details.