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Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 13:46:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Unigroup_of_NY
Subject: UNIGROUP Field Trip to IBM (Thu) 25-OCT-2007: AIX and POWER6

** Unigroup's October 2007 AIX Field Trip to IBM is next THURSDAY.
** Note: Special 4th Thursday Date and Time.
** RSVP IS MANDATORY, DEADLINE: 24-OCT-2007.
** PHOTO ID MAY BE REQUIRED BY SECURITY.
** USE THE WEB REGISTRATION FORM TO REGISTER!
** There will be NO-CHARGE to attend this Joint User Group Meeting!

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UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - OCTOBER 2007 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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1. UNIGROUP'S OCTOBER 2007 GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
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When: THURSDAY, October 25th, 2007 (** SPECIAL 4th Thursday **)

Where: <<<< FIELD TRIP LOCATION >>>>
IBM Headquarters
590 Madison Ave. NYC. (Corner of 57th and Madison)
Conference Room 1219
Midtown, New York, NY
** RSVP Mandatory **

Time: 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM Food/Refreshments
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Joint meeting with NYC PowerAIX Group
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM IBM POWER6 Deep Drive
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM IBM AIX 6.1 Deep Dive
7:45 PM - 8:15 PM IBM System p AVE / Linux on Power
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM Q/A

(all times are approximate and are subject to change)

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Topic: Field Trip to IBM: POWER6 and AIX 6.1
Joint Meeting with the NYC POWER-AIX/Linux User Group
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Speaker: Bharvi Parikh,
"IBM System P guru",
IBM


INTRODUCTION:
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Unigroup's October 2007 meeting will be a Field Trip to IBM
and a Joint Meeting with the newly formed IBM POWER-AIX/Linux
Users Group. We will learn about the NYC Metro POWER-AIX/Linux
User Group (which also meets out on Long Island), and be briefed
on various IBM Unix-related technologies including IBM AIX 6.1
and IBM POWER6/System p.

Note that this meeting on the same day as Interop... so you may
want to come to mid-town and visit Interop, then come to the
Unigroup/POWER-AIX/Linux meeting in the evening. The cross-town
and north-bound busses can get you from the Javits Center to IBM.

Unigroup's November 2007 meeting is tentatively on RUBY, and
will be at our regular downtown meeting location.

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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
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To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
Registration Page:
http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html

This will allow us to automate the registration process.
(Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
Please _avoid_ emailed RSVPs.

Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
for any last minute updates concerning this meeting. If you
registered for this meeting, please check your email for any last
minute announcements as the meeting approaches. Also make sure
any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!
If you block Unigroup Emails, your address will be dropped from our
mailing list.

Please try to RSVP as soon as possible.

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MAIN PRESENTATION OUTLINE:
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Topics to be discussed:

- NYC Metro POWER-AIX/Linux User Group Joint Meeting

- POWER6 Presentation (Bharvi Parikh, IBM System p Guru)

- Discussion of new features and demonstration of advanced
capabilities of the IBM POWER6 architecture.

- Advanced Power Virtualization (APV).
Current features and POWER6 innovations.

- Introduction on running Linux on Systems p

- AIX Presentation (IBM Engineering)

- AIX 6.1 Deep Dive: New features and enhancements

- IBM System p AVE (Ken Milberg)

- IBM System p Application Virtual Environment for x86 Linux
(System p AVE) using the Virtual Loan Program (VLP).

- Bringing Linux on Power (LoP) to the masses
(with Live Demo)

- Using IBM's Virtual Loan Program (VLP)

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Web Resources:
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IBM System p
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/p

IBM AIX
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/p/os/aix/index.html

NYC Metro POWER-AIX/Linux Group
http://www.poweraix.org/groups?groupid=19

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Speaker Biography:
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Bharvi Parikh,
System p Guru from IBM.

(T/B/A)
IBM Engineering

Ken Milberg, PMP(r)
IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert - System p (Future Tech)
Unigroup Member and Founder NYC Metro POWER-AIX/Linux User Group

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Company Biography:
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See http://www.ibm.com for company information about IBM.

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Giveaways:
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Thanks to IBM and the POWER-AIX/Linux User Group, the following
should be available:

- IBM System Magazines
- IBM USB Thumb Drives and other memorabilia
- POWERAIX pens
- Future Tech (IBM BP) tea-shirts
- Linux CDs
- We expect a raffle for an "exciting grand prize"

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** Since this is a Joint Meeting with the IBM POWER-AIX/Linux Group,
there will be NO CHARGE to attend. **

However, we will still be accepting Unigroup memberships (check or
cash) for those who wish to join. Our normal fee schedule is:

Fee Schedule:
Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00
Non-Member Single Meeting: $ 20.00
Student Yearly Membership (with ID): $ 20.00
Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID): $ 5.00
Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.

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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be provided by IBM.

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Directions:

** FIELD TRIP LOCATION **
IBM Headquarters
590 Madison Ave. NYC. (Corner of 57th and Madison)
Conference Room 1219
Midtown, New York City

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Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
Please tell your friends about Unigroup!

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2. LOCAL TRADE SHOWS AND EVENTS
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INTEROP NEW YORK 2007 (in association with Mobile Business Expo)

Where:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City

When:
Exposition Hours:
Wednesday, October 24, 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 25, 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Information:
http://www.interop.com/newyork

Free exhibits-only registration is possible (but you may need a code).

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3. UPCOMING MEETINGS
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No meeting in August 2007.

We have a series of meetings in the works:

- Introduction to Ruby and Ruby Rails - November 2007
- Planning: IPsec and IPv6 and VPNs (possibly 3 meetings) - September?
- Planning: Unix/Linux/BSD Distribution Round Table Discussion
- Planning: Asterix / Bayonne / OpenPBX-CallWeaver / VoIP
- NO SPAM!
- Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
- The latest on *BSD (NetBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD)
- Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, etc.)
- Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
- Are there too many Linux Distributions?
- Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
- Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf version 2
- Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
- LAMP Part 2 - PHP
- Field Trip to HP - Invited
- Unix 35th Birthday Celebration (Sun has offered to host this!)
- Samba
- DNS
- High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
- Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
- GNU Development Environments
- iSCSI, Serial ATA, and other new peripheral technologies

** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
interested in. Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD related
technology topics should please contact the Unigroup Board.

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4. PRIOR MEETINGS
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** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
in an upcoming announcement.

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5. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
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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/was also the Greater NYC Regional Area
Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
THURSDAY of Odd Months. We generally try to hold Field Trip or
Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
ability to hold monthly meetings at our new downtown meeting location.

Planned regular meeting dates are: 10/25/2007, 11/15/2007, 01/17/2008...
Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC
as well as "Field Trips" to the facilities of local hardware and
software vendors.

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can help!

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
Unigroup Executive Director
unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org
http://www.unigroup.org