Unigroup's July 2018 Meeting Announcements


Intel Processor/Technology Roadmap [including Meltdown/Spectre v4]

Charles Milo, Enterprise Technical Specialist,
Intel Americas

Thursday, 19-JUL-2018      (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

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: 105    (*** New Building: Street Level ***)
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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

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Unigroup's July 2018 meeting will be update on Intel technologies including the latest on CPUs, Memory, Networking, Bus Interfaces, etc. Also, we are going to get an official update concerning the latest hardware security vulnerabilities and mitigations including Meltdown/Spectre v4. Unigroup is very pleased to welcome back Intel's Charles Milo, who has been Unigroup's technical contact at Intel for many years. Note: There will be a lot of material to cover, so if most people arrive early, we are going to try to get the main presentation started early too.


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      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
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      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
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Topic: Intel Processor/Technology Roadmap [including Meltdown/Spectre v4]

Related Topics/Keywords:

Intel, CPU/Processor, CPU/Bus Interfaces, Xeon, Skylake, Cascade Lake, Nervana, Movidius, Saffron, Memory, NAND Flash, 3D Crosspoint Memory, Apache Pass, Optaine, Networking, Ethernet, Onmipath, Hardware Security Vulnerabilities, Security Mitigations, Hardware/Microcode Design Flaws, Meltdown/Spectre, FPGA, Machine Learning.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

Charles Milo is an Industry Technical Specialist for Intel. Charles will present Intel's technology roadmap that includes Client & Server processors, Intel Storage & Memory based on Intel's 3D NAND & Optane 3D Crosspoint Technology, Intel's Networking Ethernet/OmniPath Architecture and Deep Learning & Artificial Learning products. In addition, Charles will address security vulnerabilities and mitigations for Spectre, Meltdown and Variant 4.

Presentation Outline:

Intel Technology Overview (~3 hour):

References & Web Resources:

   Intel Products:

     Intel Product SKUs & Specs (all):

     Intel Xeon Processor Advisor Tool Suite:

     Intel Transition Guide:

     Intel Data Center TCO:

     Intel Xeon Scalable Systems Catalog

   Intel Data Center SSDs:

     All Data Center SSDs:

     Intel Data Center Tool:

     Intel Memory Drive Technology Software for Intel Optane:

   Intel Security:

     Side Channel Methods - Analysis, News and Updates:

     Intel Analysis of Speculative Execution Side Channel White Paper:

     Speculative Execution Side Channel Mitigations White Paper:

   Intel Web Site:


Charles Milo - Enterprise Technical Specialist - Intel Americas

Charles Milo is an Enterprise Technical Specialist with Intel Americas. He has been at Intel 20 years, and is a member of Intel Americas Senior Staff. Charles covers many of the large financial customers in the NYC area and has been responsible for technical presentations & trainings, benchmarking, performance tuning and competitive analysis and software products and solutions that support Intel architectures. Charles has architected solutions such as Redhat, OpenStack, Openshift, VMware ESXi, Cloud/Container technologies (i.e. Kubernetes, Docker, Mesos, Mesosphere, CoreOS), Big Data (i.e. Cloudera, Spark, Big DL and Storage solutions (i.e. Scale I/O and, Datera) which allows him to design solutions for his FSI customers. In addition, Charles worked closely with each of the cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud & RackSpace. Charles was a keynote speaker at Rackspace 2016 NYC event: http://solve.rackspace.com/speaker/charles-milo-intel/. Charles has been deeply involved in understanding customer issues and provides feedback to Intel architects on the next generation Intel processors. Due to his outstanding knowledge of Intel systems, he has received three of the most prestigious awards from Intel, Intel's Customer Excellence Award, Intel's Achievement Award and Intel's Hall of Fame Award.


Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California. The company designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Intel is best known for producing the microprocessors used in notebooks, netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices, and handhelds. In addition, Intel offers NAND flash memory products primarily used in portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and solid-state drives; network processors used in networking equipment to manage and direct data moving across networks and the Internet; software products, including operating systems, middleware, and tools used to develop, run, and manage various enterprise, consumer, embedded, and handheld devices. Intel has been the driving force behind the global technology revolution for more than 40 years. Today, Intel is shaping the future with life-enhancing technologies that solve real-world problems and inspire the next generation of innovators.

For further information please visit: http://www.intel.com


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Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to restock.


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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.

** 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.

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

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

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