When:  Thursday, November 21st, 1996

     Where:  Chase/Chemical Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Rooms 3 + 4 (Note: Not our normal rooms)

      Time:  6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:45 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation:

     Topic:  RAID Technology

   Speaker:  Rick Ruskin of MTI

  Main Presentation:

  Rick Ruskin of MTI will be discussing RAID disk drive technologies.
  This technology overview will potentially cover the following topics:
  RAID Configuration/Reconfiguration, Fault Tolerance, Performance and
  Tuning Issues, Mirroring, Striping, Backup and RAID Standards.

  MTI (http://www.mti.com) is a leader in the area of high-performance,
  fault tolerant storage systems.  MTI owns 28 patents in the area of RAID
  and Fault Tolerance and is a founding member of the RAID Advisory Board
  (RAB).  MTI also sits on various technology governing boards, and has
  cooperative partnerships with companies such as Sybase, Oracle
  and Informix for their database acceleration products.


     55 Water Street is between Water Street & Front Streets at Old Slip...
     about 7 blocks south of Fulton St. and the South Street Seaport.
     Take 4 train to Bowling Green & Walk Due East;
     Take 2/3 trains to Wall Street, Walk East to Water St.
          then walk South 5 blocks;
     Take M/J trains to Broad St., Walk East to Water St.;
     Take N/R trains to Whitehall St., Walk North East to Water St.
     There is parking on the street and there is a lot right
          in the building, entrance on Old Slip.
     Walking from Wall St., follow William St. south which bends around
          and leads you to Hanover Sq. and Old Slip is across Water Street.

  Room Location Specifics:
     Enter the building at Old Slip.  To get to the South Tower of the
     complex, you enter the building at Old Slip at the "North Tower"
     doors.  This entrance is is immediately to the right of the main
     entrance, towards Water Street.  Go past the guard's desk (mentioning
     you are heading for Unigroup) to the elevator bank and go to the 13th
     floor.  When you get to the 13th floor, follow the signs leading you
     to the meeting room.

     The signs will lead you from the elevator, through a set of doors
     (soda machine will be on your left), then past the cafeteria.  If the
     entrance doors near the elevator on the 13th floor are locked (may
     happen after 6pm), call the security desk using the available
     telephone, and they will radio the guard on the 13th floor to let
     you in.  After the cafeteria, you see another "lobby" area.  Walk
     past the cash machines, make a left and look for a sign marking the
     meeting room.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership:                              $ 50.00
         Single Meeting:                                 $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Student Single Meeting:                         $  5.00
    ==>  UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $125.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program gives you FULL membership
         in both organizations for a discounted price.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.


  Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
  Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



DB Expo '96 is coming to N.Y.C. on December 3th-5th at the Javits Center.
Unigroup is trying to obtain passes for this show and we hope to have them
to hand out at our November meeting.  The show's web page is available for
further information: http://www.shownet.com/shows/dbny.html



Unigroup will be holding its annual Board of Director elections at our
January 1997 meeting.  Anyone who is interested in participating on the
board please contact us as soon as possible so we can put your name on
the ballot.  Unigroup is a volunteer organization - we need your ideas
and participation!



Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is
not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded.  Unigroup holds regular
and special event meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating
to Unix and the Unix User Community.   Unigroup is also the Greater NYC
Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

Thanks to Chase/Chemical Bank, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for
the Third THURSDAY of Odd Months at Chase/Chemical Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
Planned meeting dates are: 11/21/96, 1/16/97, 3/20/97, 5/15/97...
Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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To renew your dues, pay your yearly membership or for general information,
 contact Unigroup of NY by USmail:
        Unigroup of New York, Inc., G.P.O. Box 1931, New York, NY 10116-1931

For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing List
 send an EMail message to:
        unilist@unigroup.org  or  uunet!unigroup.org!unilist

To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:

To contact the Newsletter Editor, send an EMail message to:



Unigroup is currently working on filling our 1996 meeting schedule.
We currently have the following topics in mind:

        - RAID Technology - Rick Ruskin of MTI - Nov '96
        - Linux
        - Domain Name System (DNS)
        - Internet Servers
        - Internet/Network Security
        - Privacy and Encryption (including PGP)
        - Multimedia Enhanced EMail - MIME/Metamail
        - Publically Available Unix Tools
        - Unix Administration Tools: crash & fsdb
        - Kerberos
        - Object Oriented Databases
        - Fault Tolerant Unix
        - How to "Build" a Unix Administrator

PLEASE let us know immediately if you:

        - Can give us a presentation on one of these topics
        - Know of a speaker for one of the these topics
        - Have another topic you think we should address
        - Can help us plan one or more meetings - be a meeting coordinator.



Unigroup's printed newsletter is sent out to people on our U.S. Mail mailing
list.  The newsletter contains information such as meeting announcements,
technical and non-technical articles and recent UNIX security advisories.
Ross Ziskind is the editor of the Unigroup newsletter.  Keep an eye out for
the next issue.

To keep the newsletter going, the two biggest problems to overcome are:
        a) Volunteers to see that it gets out
        b) Content material

If you have any ideas or can help contribute to our newsletter, please make
them known at our meetings and/or let us know by EMail.  If you know anyone
who has experience in sending out a newsletter, we can always use some good
advice.  Ross can be reached via email to editor@unigroup.org.

* We are also looking for an individual who can take over most of the       *
* editorial work for the newsletter as our current editor's time has become *
* extremely scarce.  All interested parties please notify us immediately.   *
* Ross would like to "retire" from being editor at the end of the year.     *
* Thanks.                                                                   *


I hope to see you all at Unigroup's November 1996 meeting.

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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