November 6, 2007
San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA
8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 AIX Performance TuningSpeaker: Jaqui Lynch, Mainline Information Systems
This presentation will introduce the systems administrator to some of the concepts and tools for monitoring and managing performance on UNIX systems. Jaqui will also provide some guidelines and best practices for diagnosing and fixing performance problems in that environment.
10:45 – 12:15 Planning for VirtualizationSpeaker: Jaqui Lynch, Mainline Information Systems
Virtualization is a hot topic today – virtually every vendor is talking about how virtualization can optimize existing resources and improve space and power utilization. In this session, learn what virtualization is in the midrange environment and how that works in the System p servers. Ms. Lynch will discuss some of the issues around server consolidation using virtualization and will also highlight a few traps for young players.
12:15 - 1:00 NCCMG Business Meeting/Elections/Lunch sponsored by
1:00 – 2:00 Evolution of a Scalability Solution for a Simulation Application
Catastrophe modeling which assists insurance industry clients with measuring and managing financial risk due to catastrophic events, is designed so that it can scale out to run financial analyses on multiple machines and also multiple processors on a single machine. We would like to share a simple and effective approach to both scale up and scale out in this environment. This scaling solution has evolved over many years. We will discuss past designs, the current approach including it's strengths and weaknesses, and also the improvements we plan to make over the next few years.
2:15 – 3:15 Data Encryption, the Last Line of Defense
Given that a single lost tape cartridge can result in millions of dollars of expense and irreparable damage to company brand, it is becoming mandatory that a system-wide data security system be employed. It is not enough to just encrypt the data. There also needs to be a key management system that is safe and simple to deploy. If you fall into one of the following categories, this presentation should provide essential information:
Please pre-register by contacting Keith McAndrew at (916) 715-8352 or email@example.com by Friday November 2, 2007. Registration is FREE compliments of Mainline Information Systems.
Report from the August 2007 meeting:
Speakers: Tom Bell, Joe Delano, Frank Bereznay and James Smith
Call for speakers in 2008. If you are interested in speaking, call Cathy Nolan at (925) 675-5308 or (925) 890-8390.
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