When:  Thursday, July 20, 2000

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Room C

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:40 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:40 PM - 6:50 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:50 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation


   Speaker:  To Be Announced,
             Dot Hill


  Unigroup members are invited to the ICCA-NYC Summer Beach Party!
  There is NO CHARGE for the party and there will be FREE Food and Drink.

  The party will be held on August 20th, 2000 at Lido Beach on the South
  Shore of Long Island (its East of Atlantic Beach).  The ICCA-NYC is the
  New York City Regional chapter of the Independent Computer Consultants
  Association .  The Beach Party is slated as a
  networking event and families are welcome.  Various vendors are
  sponsoring the event (food, prizes, etc).  The only cost will be for
  parking in the town lot which is adjacent to the beach.

  Keep an eye on the ICCA-NYC Home Page  for more
  information.  There will be a RSVP Email address posted soon.

  Meeting Introduction:

  There have been many recent exciting advances in storage technology.
  Network Attached Storage (NAS) has become mainstream with products such
  as Quantum's Snap! Server.  Storage Area Networks (SANs) have become an
  important part of large data stores.  And perhaps best of all, 160Mb/s
  LVD SCSI adaptors and 15,000 RPM LVD SCSI Drives are now available for
  Intel Architecture machines.  Tape technology is perhaps lagging behind
  that of hard disks, but there is now a good selection of high capacity
  drives out there ranging from DDS4 and AIT to DLT. 

  The next Unigroup meeting will present a Technology Brief on Data
  Storage Technology, addressing these new and interesting technologies. 

  Web Resources:

   1. Adaptec/DPT        http://www.adaptec.com
   2. Dot Hill           http://www.dothill.com
   3. HP                 http://www.hp.com
   4. MTI                http://www.mti.com
   5. Mylex              http://www.mylex.com
   6. Quantum            http://www.quantum.com
   7. SCSI Trade Assoc.  http://www.scsita.org
   8. Search Storage     http://www.searchstorage.com
   9. Seagate            http://www.seagate.com
  10. Symbios            http://www.symbios.com
  11. T10 Home Page      http://www.t10.org
  12. T11 Home Page      http://www.t11.org
  13. Western Digital    http://www.westerndigital.com

  Description of Talk:

  To Be Announced on the Unigroup Web Page.

  Speaker Biography: 

  To Be Announced on the Unigroup Web Page.

  Company Biography:

  Dot Hill Systems Corp. was formed through the merger of Artecon Inc.
  and Box Hill Systems Corp.  The Company has over 50 years of combined
  experience in providing turnkey storage solutions, primarily for UNIX
  and Windows NT environments.  Dot Hill's mission is to be the leading
  independent provider of carrier-class data storage and storage area
  network (SAN) solutions for Internet-generation applications.  Dot Hill
  provides these solutions to a wide range of customers, including many
  of the world's leading financial institutions, telecommunications
  companies, government agencies, and Internet service providers (ISPs).


  Complimentary Refreshments will be served.  This now includes salads
  and sandwiches (eg. turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna)!


     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 (after 6:30-7pm) 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.  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.
     Conference Room C will be on your left.

     If you come very early, we may not have the signs in place yet, but
     hopefully these directions will get you to the meeting room.
     If you arrive before Unigroup Board Members, please be patient and
     wait for us to arrive.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program with UniForum is currently
         on hold due to circumstances at UniForum.
         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!



   We have a couple of meetings in the works.
   - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD
   - Linux Beowolf Clusters
   - Unix Office Tools:  Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.

   Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
   interested in.



   Our thanks go to John Paxton and Sarah Lloyd of WestLake Internet
   Training for putting together our special Developer's Meeting on
   Web-To-Database Integration with Perl.  WestLake also provided us
   with a training classroom, complimentary food and a door prize.



   We are updating and reworking our membership database.  If you will be
   attending our next meeting please look up the last time you paid for
   membership, paid the single meeting fee or simply the last time you
   attended a meeting and bring that information with you to the meeting.
   We need to make sure that we have the correct renewal dates on file
   for your yearly membership.  For the most part, any joint UniForum
   memberships should be expired by now as well.  UniForum had stopped
   collecting joint memberships a long time ago.

   For those who cannot attend our next meeting, we will be sending out
   a notice and preparing a web page on which your mailing address and
   Email addresses can be updated.



   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 a
   not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer organization.
   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, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for the Third
   THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Manhattan Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
   Planned meeting dates are: 7/20/2000, 9/21/2000, 11/16/2000...
   Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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   Email or U.S. Mail announcements, please send us an Email and we will
   make corrections to our lists.

   Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential meeting
   topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and content
   suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer organization and
   we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you can help!


I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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