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From: Jim Gleason
To: NYLUG Announcements
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 09:30:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [nylug-announce] TOMORROW! NYLUG presents (5/28) Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan, CTO of Evergrid, on Workload Management for Linux

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
6:30pm-8:00 PM
IBM
590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
corner of 57th Street

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Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan
- on -
Workload Management for Linux
(plus raffle for BOSE Headphones)

We have covered many aspects of Linux clustering recently ranging from
wiring, provisioning nodes and running jobs. Now that your cluster is
getting useful work done, the next important step is to optimize
workload control and maximize the efficiency of your system.
Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan, CTO of Evergrid, will discuss how their
workload management technology for Linux, Load Manager, can deliver:

1. Application consolidation, to maximize server utilization while
delivering a predictable level of service.
2. Detailed monitoring of application resource usage - without
modification to either the OS or application and with negligible
overhead.

Load Manager delivers fine grain control and monitoring of system
resource independently across CPU, memory, network read / write &
storage read / write. As a user space technology, it is completely
transparent to both the OS and application with minimal overhead
(typically less than 1%). Load Manager enables multiple applications to
be consolidated on a single server by placing users, groups or
applications into Containers, and allocating resources to these
Containers. It has a dynamic rebalancing system where unused system
resources allocated to one Container can be reallocated to other
Containers on the same server, thereby maximizing server utilization
while guaranteeing SLA.s. Srinidhi will discuss and demonstrate
multiple use cases for both consolidating and monitoring applications
using this technology today (supporting RHEL 3, 4 & 5, SLES 9 & 10),
and discuss how Load Manager will leverage the emerging Control Groups
technology to deliver even greater functionality on upcoming
distributions (RHEL 6 / SLES 11).

Your open source feedback is needed!
During the last 15 minutes of this meeting, Evergrid will open the
floor to comments about which components could be open sourced and
offer the most value to the community.

Raffle for BOSE Headphones:
At the conclusion of the meeting, Evergrid will be raffling off a pair
of high-end BOSE headphones.

About Srinidhi Varadarajan:
Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan is the CTO of Evergrid, as well as the Director
of the Terascale Computing Facility and an Associate Professor in the
Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. His research interests
are in the area of high performance computer systems, in particular:
fault tolerance in large-scale distributed systems, network emulation,
network routing algorithms, compiler directed frameworks and parallel
simulation algorithms. Srinidhi heads the Computing Systems Research
Laboratory and serves as a core faculty in the Laboratory for Advanced
Scientific Computing and Applications

Meeting Location:
Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google. This is
the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.

Map:
http://tighturl.com/m

Books!!!
Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
of various new titles. One of these could be yours, all you have
to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of
time.

Swag (Give Away):
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
away.

Stammtisch:
After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
Street, second floor. Northeast corner.

Python Workshops:
We are rounding up a group that wants to learn Python. This would
be a great time to attend our workshop.

Those interested in working on the new NYLYG Web site are
strongly encouraged to attend also. Work has just begun on the
new NYLUG Jobs site.

The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
Hudson Park Branch. 66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next meeting is May 27th.
See the calendar at: http://tighturl.com/fp

Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
stuff.
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