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LISA '07:
21st Large Installation System Administration Conference
http://www.usenix.org/lisa07/proga
November 11-16, 2007, Dallas, TX
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 19, 2007
Sponsored by USENIX and SAGE
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Dear Colleague,

On behalf of all of the LISA '07 organizers, I'd like to invite you to
join us in Dallas, TX, for the 21st Large Installation System
Administration Conference.

For the past 20 years LISA has been the focal point for the global
community of system and network administrators. This year LISA continues
that tradition, featuring innovative tools and techniques essential for
your professional and technical development.

Take advantage of the popular 6 days of training. Select from over 50
tutorials taught by highly expert instructors, including:

-- Steve VanDevender on High-Capacity Email System Design

-- AEleen Frisch on Administering Linux in Production Environments

-- Faisal N. Jawdat on Introduction to Ruby, Rails, and Capistrano

-- And more . . .

The full training program can be found at
http://www.usenix.org/lisa07/training/

In addition to the training, 3 days of technical sessions include
top-notch refereed papers, informative invited talks, expert Guru Is In
sessions, and the popular Hit the Ground Running track.
http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa07/tech/

* Our 20+ invited talks feature our most impressive slate of speakers to
date. They include:

-- Keynote: "Autonomic Administration: HAL 9000 Meets Gene Roddenberry," by
John Strassner, Motorola Fellow and Vice President, Autonomic Networking
and Communications, Motorola Research Labs

-- "A Service-Oriented Data Grid: Beyond Storage Virtualization," by Bruce
Moxon, Senior Director of Strategic Technology and Grid Guru, Network
Appliance, Inc.

-- "The LHC Computing Challenge," by Tony Cass, CERN

-- "Scaling Production Repairs and QA Operations in a Live Environment," by
Shane Knapp and Avleen Vig, Google, Inc.

-- "Experiences with Scalable Network Operations at Akamai," by Erik
Nygren, Chief Systems Architect, Akamai Technologies

* LISA is the premier forum for presenting new research in system
administration. We selected papers from over 50 submissions, showcasing
state-of-the-art work on topics including configuration management,
managing grids and clusters, virtualization, security via firewalls, and
more.

* Get a head start on key technologies with 15-minute talks in the Hit the
Ground Running track. Find out about the basic concepts, what acronyms
you will encounter, and what Web sites and books are the best resources.

* Bring your perplexing technical questions to experts at LISA's Guru Is
In sessions.

* Explore the latest commercial innovations at the Vendor Exhibition.

* Benefit from opportunities for peer interaction around the topics
that mean the most to you.

For complete program information and to register, see
http://www.usenix.org/lisa07/proga

Early registration discounts for LISA '07, taking place November 11-16,
2007, in Dallas, TX, are now available. Register by Friday, October 19,
and save up to $300!

We're pleased to bring LISA to Dallas, and we look forward to seeing you
there.

On behalf of the LISA '07 Program Committee,

Paul Anderson, University of Edinburgh
LISA '07 Program Chair
lisa07chair@usenix.org

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LISA '07:
21st Large Installation System Administration Conference
http://www.usenix.org/lisa07/proga
November 11-16, 2007, Dallas, TX
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 19, 2007
Sponsored by USENIX and SAGE
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