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Unigroup's October 2017 Meeting Announcements



UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
Linux Performance Tuning

Speakers:
Joe Mario, Senior Principle Engineer, Low Latency Team,
Larry Woodman, Linux Kernel Team,
Red Hat

Date:
Thursday, 19-OCT-2017      (** 3rd Thursday **)

Location:
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: 504    (*** New Building: 5th Floor ***)
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Time:
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

Cost:
Please see the Fee Schedule below.


MEETING INTRODUCTION

Unigroup is pleased to announce that Red Hat will be presenting "Linux Performance Tuning" at our October 2017 meeting. We are planning to hold a comprehensive meeting on cranking out the highest performance from your Linux Servers. We expect to cover topics ranging from Kernel Tunables, through adjusting the Network Stack and Kernel Scheduling for Low Latency, through Software Development issues such as programming with NUMA CPU Locality in mind and tweaking compiler options for maximum CPU performance.


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DIRECTIONS

   Location:
      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)

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
   Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street.

   Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
   Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
     directions to the Unigroup Meeting Room.

   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/N/Q'     to Union Square, then walk South and East.
                   or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.
                   or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place.

   Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

   There are parking lots on Broadway, at (or just South of) 8th
   Street, across from the West side of Cooper Square, as well
   as various others in the area.


PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Topic: Linux Performance Tuning

Related Topics/Keywords:

Computer Operating Systems, Linux, RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Linux Kernel, Linux Scheduler, Linux Performance Tuning, Low Latency, Filesystems, Devices, I/O Throughput, Memory, NUMA Memory Access, CPU Architecture, CPU Locality, CPU Platform Differences, Software Development, Compiler Tuning, Network Stack Tuning, Applications Tuning.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

This talk will cover topics towards achieving the Highest Performance (Throughput/Low Latency) from your Linux Servers.

Presentation Outline:

References & Web Resources:

   Red Hat:
     http://www.redhat.com

   Red Hat Enterprise Linux - RHEL:
     http://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/linux-platforms/enterprise-linux

   Red Hat RHEL Release History Timeline:
     http://access.redhat.com/articles/3078

   CentOS Linux Project:
     http://www.centos.org

   Fedora Linux Project:
     http://www.fedoraproject.org


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Joe Mario - Senior Principle Engineer - Low Latency Team - Red Hat

Joe Mario, a senior principle engineer at Red Hat, has worked in compiler and operating system performance teams for the past 26 years. He spent years implementing compiler and tool optimizations in the OS and customer code for three different operating systems. His recent focus has been on co-developing a tool to detect cpu cacheline false sharing, and low latency tuning.

Larry Woodman - Linux Kernel Team - Red Hat

Larry Woodman has over 36 years of operating system kernel development experience. He started contributing to the AT&T UNIX system V kernel in 1981 at Bell Labs. Over the years he has worked on several versions of UNIX for a variety of hardware and software vendors, several proprietary operating systems and Linux over the past 18 years for Red Hat. This work includes memory management, process management, inter process communication as well as hardware support and device drivers.


COMPANY BIOGRAPHY

See http://www.redhat.com/en/about/company ... Red Hat says they are the world's leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions.

For information about Red Hat and RHEL, please visit: http://www.redhat.com


GIVEAWAYS

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, 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 publishing 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 restock.


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
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

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.

** However, due to a continuing situation at our caterer, we are planning to have: pizza (cheese+veggy), soda, water, cookies, and brownies at this meeting.

Red Hat will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting. Thanks Red Hat!


Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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