SCMG Meeting Raleigh

April 28, 2006


Host: Jay Brookover

First Citizens Bank

100 East Tryon Road

Raleigh, NC 27603


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Time Session

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Vendor Presentation

9:10 - 10:30 Adding Business Drivers to the Capacity Planning Process
Linwood Merritt

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 Introduction to Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Version 3 Laura Knapp

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 Vendor Presentation

1:30 - 2:20 ITIL Capacity Management Deep Dive Chris Molloy

2:30 - 3:20 The Challenges of Workload Management in a Virtualized
Environment: Old, New, or Different? Ann Dowling

3:30 - 4:20 Capturing Workload Pathology by Statistical Exception Detection
System Igor Trubin

4:20 - 4:30 Concluding Remarks and Giveaways


Linwood Merritt

Lin started his data processing career in 1970 as a Simulation Analyst and
has been a US CMG member since 1984. He served as a Subject Area Chair for
CMG in 2003, Vice Chair of Southern CMG in 2004, Assistant Program Chair for
CMG 2004, and Program Chair for CMG 2005. He is currently the Project
Manager of the "Enterprise Wide Capacity and Performance" project of SHARE
(since 1994), Regional Chair of Southern CMG, and Assistant Program Chair
for CMG 2006.

Lin has published 17 CMG papers (plus one additional paper for UKCMG 2003)
and presented at 28 SHARE conferences. He won the CMG 1997 Mullen award for
the presentation "Performance Data from the Server to the Intranet: Getting
the Data and Reporting It," and presented it at UKCMG in 1998. He is now
working as a mainframe Capacity Planner at Bank of America in Richmond,

Chris Molloy

Chris is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM working in the outsourcing area.

With over 65,000 people supporting outsourcing worldwide for IBM, Chris'

role is to inject innovation and new technology into the accounts in order
to provide them a competitive advantage. Chris focuses on improving system
management solutions for his customers. He is a frequent speaker at CMG, and
holds a patent for some of his work in performance management and capacity
planning. The paper he is presenting today was selected as one of the two
best papers of CMG 2005.

Laura Knapp

Laura has 25 Years in the Networking business working for Texas Instruments
in their worldwide network and as a corporate Networking Spokesperson for
IBM. Her experience allows her to cover all aspects of networking and she
always brings a pragmatic view to very complex technologies.

Laura joined IBM in 1985 as a field Communication Specialist focusing on LAN
technologies. She was influential in the international rollout of the
original Token-Ring products focusing on detailed technical support and
education for both customers and internal IBM field forces.

In 1990 she moved into a development role focusing on IBM's product movement
into new environments including work on Client/Server Computing, Network
Computing, and the Internet. Laura provides technical support for customers
and IBM field personnel, speaks to IBM User Groups and International trade
shows, and provides press support through briefings and technical

Laura participates extensively in trade shows (Comdex, ComNet, PC Expo,
Internet World, Internet Commerce Expo...) and is recognized as an
international speaker on Networking. A recognized networking expert, her
articles have appeared in Common Knowledge, Midrange Computing, AS/400 News,
AS/400 Showcase, and other national publications.

Igor Trubin

Igor started his career in 1979 as an IBM 360/370 system engineer. In 1986
he got his Ph.D. in Robotics at St. Petersburg Technical University (Russia)
and then worked as a professor teaching CAD/CAM, Robotics and Computer
Science for about 12 years at the same University. Igor has published about
30 papers and made several presentations for different international
conferences related to the Robotics, Artificial Intelligent and Computer

In 1999 he moved to the US and worked at Capital One Services, Inc. in
Richmond as a Capacity Planner. His first CMG paper was written and
presented by him in 2001 in Reno, NV. The next one, "Global and Application
Level Exception Detection System Based on MASF Technique," won a Best Paper
award at US CMG 2002 and was presented again at UKCMG 2003 in Oxford,

His CMG 2004 paper about applying MASF technique to mainframe performance
management was republished last year in the IBM Z/Series Expo. Igor
continues to enhance his exception detection met.