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TUG Meeting of Members - September 23, 2009

Living Arts Centre Mississauga


   Time              Topic
    5:00 pm        VIRTUALIZATION - Roger Singh
    6:00 pm        Intermission & Networking (Complimentary Buffet)

    6:45 pm        TUG / University of Waterloo PM Certification Program - Dr. Peter Carr

    7:00 pm        POWER VM - Dale Perkins

5:00 Speaker: Roger Singh
Roger Singh

As Chief Technology Officer and Lead Architect for Grid Computing, Roger determines the Scalar Decisions technology direction by focusing on delivering solutions that are relevant, cost-effective, and leading edge. His team of architects is responsible for investigating emerging technology, testing and verifying these technologies in Scalar Labs, and architecting often disparate technologies into customer ready solutions.
Scalar logoPassionate about technology and its use, Roger is a co-founder of Scalar Decisions and a proponent of Scalar’s “architect led” vision. Roger has worked in the industry for over 18 years designing, developing, deploying and managing solutions in many industry verticals. Currently Roger ensures he stays ahead of the industry by focusing on Grid Compute design and deploying multi-Gflop HPC clusters. At the same time Roger consults with industry vendors and customers on numerous councils ranging from technology exchanges, Product development, and green computing initiatives.

5:00 Session Abstract:
Virtualization – the Next frontier

This session will explore the benefits of virtualization, trends you are observing in the market, provide customer stories and a synopsis of the major offerings in the market.

TUG Meeting of Members (MoM)
Intermission — 6:00 pm  
Mingle and network with professional colleagues.

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  • Limited seating  
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Dale Perkins7:00 Speaker:
Dale Perkins

Dale Perkins is a Consulting IT Specialist with IBM Canada Ltd., providing Technical Support for Power Systems. He works directly with IBM customers primarily in the Finance and Retail industries to assist them in building robust and flexible infrastructures. Dale has been with IBM for 30 years, focusing on the midrange product line starting with the System/34 and the System/38. During his time at IBM he has spent most of his time working directly with accounts. His roles have included, Systems Architect and national responsibility for Server Consolidation on System i, and new workloads like Windows integration and telephony. Dale has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan and is an IBM Certified IT Specialist.

7:00 Session Abstract:
Power VM

PowerVM is umbrella for all of the Virtualization capabilities on the IBM Power Systems. This session will cover the basic capabilities that are included and discuss how they can be utilized to build cost effective infrastructures for System i, AIX, Linux. Topics covered will include IBM’s approach to Virtualization on the Power Systems and the options for processor sharing, memory sharing, and the Virtual IO Server (VIOS). In addition, the Virtualization management tools will be reviewed.

Living Arts Centre MississaugaMoM Location REGISTER:
Living Arts Centre Mississauga (BMO Room)

4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 4B8
Highway 403 & Highway 10,
West of Square One
(Free underground parking)



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