Unigroup's January 2019 Meeting Announcements


Field Trip to Oracle NYC:
Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update

Bill Nesheim,
SVP Solaris Engineering,

Thursday, 17-JAN-2019      (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

Oracle NYC Headquarters
120 Park Avenue
(1 block South from Grand Central Station, Enter at
North-West corner of East 41st Street)
Midtown, Manhattan
New York City, 10017
Meeting Room: US-NEWYOR16-CONF-26004
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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.


Unigroup's January 2019 meeting will be a Field Trip to Oracle Headquarters in NYC and our topic is: Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update. Unigroup is pleased to have Bill Nesheim, SVP of Oracle Solaris Engineering presenting to us at this meeting.

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Topic: Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update

Related Topics/Keywords:

Unix Operating System, Solaris Operating System, SPARC CPU, Intel CPU. Hardware Architecture, Industry Trends.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

Oracle Solaris Engineering will be presenting: Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release meeting w/ SPARC CPU Update.

Presentation Outline:

Please refer to the Solaris 11.4 GA and Release URLs below.

Tentative Detailed Outline:

References & Web Resources:

   Oracle Solaris:

   Oracle Solaris 11.4 GA Release:

   Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release Notes:

   Oracle Solaris 11.4 Whats New:

   Wikipedia on Solaris:

   Wikipedia on SPARC CPU:

   Wikipedia on OpenSolaris:

   Wikipedia on illumos:

   illumos Project:

   OpenIndiana Project - Community-driven illumos Distribution:

   Oracle SPARC Silicon Secured Memory Technology and ADI (Application Data Integrity):

     Memory Tagging and How it Improves C/C++ Memory Safety
     [SPARC ADI vs ARM AArch64 HWASAN] (Google Engineers WhitePaper):

     ADI Blog Entries (Enrico Perla):

       Hardening Allocators with ADI:

       Hardware-based Buffer Overflow Defenses Compared: SSM/ADI vs MPX:

   Unigroup 20190117 - Oracle Solaris 11.4 Release Meeting Presentation:


Bill Nesheim - Senior Vice President - Oracle Corp.

Bill Nesheim is Oracle's Senior Vice President of Solaris Engineering where he has over all responsibility for the development and delivery of Oracle Solaris, the world's most advanced enterprise UNIX operating system. Bill and his team play a key role in engineering Hardware and Software to work together including integration of the revolutionary SPARC processor with Security in Silicon and Software in Silicon innovation. Bill joined Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition in 2010, and has built his career on engineering hardware and software to work together.


For information about Oracle, please visit: http://www.oracle.com


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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.

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