Unigroup's October 2012 Meeting Announcement

AMD Processor Roadmap & Features,
AMD - Better Than You Think!

Lynn Lewis,
Principle Member of Technical Staff and AMD North Americas Field Engineering Manager,

WEDNESDAY, 24-OCT-2012      (** SPECIAL 4th WEDNESDAY **)

The Cooper Union
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: 802/803   (8th Floor, Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Please see the Fee Schedule below.


For Unigroup's October 2012 meeting, AMD will be presenting: AMD Processor Roadmap & Features.

Our speaker, Lynn Lewis from AMD, happens to be in town for Hadoop World this week, so to help his travel plans, we have moved our October meeting to the 4th Wednesday: 24-OCT-2012.

If anyone has been to one of the Linux/HPC shows at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC and visited the AMD booth, you probably have spoken with Lynn. I recently spoke with him at length at the last HPC on Wall Street show, and he has a wealth of technical information to share with us. We hope to cover topics including: AMD Processor Roadmap, CPUs and APUs, and building systems designed to perform specific tasks such as: HPC/MapReduce/Hadoop/Database computing.

Do come prepared - bring your questions with you to the meeting!


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      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)

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Topic: AMD Processor Roadmap & Features, AMD - Better Than You Think!

Introduction & Description of Talk:

Lynn will present a series of legally approved public marketing slides on all of AMD products: processors for servers and clients; graphic products and accelerators. He will answer all questions to the best of his knowledge, acumen with an occasional SWAG based on limited information that represents his best guess.

Lynn is an Eagle Scout, USAF Academy Graduate and retired military officer as well as a scientist and engineer but he is representing his company; a loyal mercenary. No recordings please.

References & Web Resources:



Lynn Lewis is a Principle Member of Technical Staff for AMD working as the North Americas Field Engineering Manager.

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he earned degrees in Technical Management, Math, Computer Science as well as a MBA and a MS in Applied Math with graduate research in Hydrodynamic Stability at The Florida State University. As an Aeronautical Engineer and Research Scientist, he Co-founded the Computational Fluid Dynamics Section at the Air Force Armament Laboratory EAFB, Fl. There he worked as part of a small team of scientists validating perturbation and continuum approaches to simulate store separation for weapons system integration. He contributed to missile stability modeling and applied parallel techniques to both fluid and structural simulation codes.

He worked with software and hardware engineering teams at SGI, Cray, Compaq, HP, Microsoft and AMD as an engineer evangelizing and demonstrating techniques for vector and scalar parallel methods. He worked with engineers and scientists from Volvo to Audi, Boeing to Air Bus on process change. His work with independent software vendors influenced the first parallel commercial engineering tools from ESI Pam, Dassault Abaqus, Altair Mecalog, CD-Adapco, and Ansys.

Working with the financial institutions throughout the Americas and Europe, he supports AMD customers creating and experimenting with stochastic and data driven analytical workloads.

From 1969 through 1996 Lynn served in the USAF. He earned Command Pilot and Jump Wings and flew as a Combat Crew Commander in both the B52G and H models for the Strategic Air Command as well as the AC-130A in Special Operations before retiring with the rank of Major from the USAFR. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot's license from the FAA and has flown for Fixed Base Operators in Air Taxi, Air Cargo, Fire Watch and Banner Towing roles.


AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers.

For more information, visit: http://www.amd.com.


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.

We have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.

(Note: Our supply of books is low right now, we hope to resolve that soon.)


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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.

AMD will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting! Thanks AMD!

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