Conference Program Thursday February 15
Speaker: Simon Kenyon, Irial Ltd (see Tu4)
Having just spent the last 9 months designing and implementing a large Internet Retail Bank using EJB technology, this presentation will be based on the practical application of EJB; when to use it and more importantly, when not to use it.
Speaker: Björn Fridborn, Technical Account Manager, EMC
Depending on what application you are using it might be a good fit for eit-her SAN (Storage Area Networks) or NAS (Network Attached Storage). This paper briefly describes pro’s and con’s with the different solutions. By combining SAN and NAS in the same Storage infrastructure (Enterprise Storage Network) users will be able to reduce management cost and incre-ase efficiency and productivity. With the new MPFS (Multi parallel File System) users are also able to share data between NAS and SAN.
Speaker: Nik Clayton, FreeBSD Documentation Project Manager, Marketing Manager BSDi EMEA
Many free software projects have an associated documentation project, to try and ensure that users can find accurate and timely information. Various projects; plain text, GNU Info, HTML, POD, TeX and LaTeX have tried a variety of formats. This talk discusses the requirements of these projects, and introduces the DocBook markup language, the advantages it has over other formats, the toolchain used to produce different output formats for the end user, related applications, and caveats for implementers. DocBook has been adopted by the FreeBSD, Linux, KDE, GNOME, documentation pro-jects, as well as being the internal format for companies like O’Reilly and Sun.
Speaker: Vincent Franceschini, Director of Data Networking Architecture, Hitachi Data Systems
The new E-nterprise IT managers are facing today one of the most challenging situation: the deployment of enterprise-wide information infrastructures. The challenges to meet are to be able to scale rapidly without disrupting major business applications and capable to cope with the huge data volume growth noticeably expected in Internet business application environments. Building such infrastructures would require the help of specialized Storage Networking solution suppliers that have been able to develop complex architectures like Storage Area Networks. These information networks also require easy management tools without compromising the data protection and business application high-availability aspects. This presentation will give you an overview of Hitachi Data Systems directions for Data Networking solutions in business application environments.
Speaker: Magnus Runesson, Cendio Systems
Magnus Runesson holds a MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden. He works for Cendio Systems as an Embedded Linux consultant, specializing in processes and methods for software engineering.
Linux has been criticized for the risk that different distributions will become incompatible with each other. This criticism has lead to the creation of the Linux Standard Base (LSB). The goal of the LSB is to develop and promote a set of standards that will increase compatibility among Linux distribu-tions and enable applications to run on any compliant Linux system. Most Linux distributions today aim at supporting the LSB. The LSB also includes test suits that can be used for quality control of a complete distribution.
The seminar will give an overview of what is included in the LSB and how to certify that a Linux distribution complies with the LSB. Further, the possibilities to use the LSB test suits to enable quality control of open source software will be discussed.
Speaker: Jon Reveman, Technical Expert, Compaq Computer
Compaq’s investments in Alpha and Tru64 UNIX have recently resulted in visible successes. AlphaServers with Tru64 UNIX are used as supercomputer in atomic energy research as well as in exploration of the human genome. Ericsson has also selected the platform for future generations of AXE-switches.
Jon Reveman who is system architect will in this session describe how advanced real time systems are developed upon a standard UNIX/Risc platform.
There will also be a review of latest developments of Alpha and Tru64 UNIX.
Take the opportunity to learn more about Tru64 UNIX in our UNIXGAMES. Compete and win on www.compaq.com/unixgames
Speaker: Kristian Wedberg, SGI
Kristian Wedberg has been at SGI for 5+ years as a technical expert on servers and supercomputers.
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