TUG Buzz! for May 9, 2014


  1. May MoM - All about IBM i 7.2 & Power 8
  2. TUG Golf Classic 2014 - June 26 - BOOK EARLY
  3. iDev Cloud

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Meeting of Members

Admission: Free to all TUG members ($40 non-members)

Register for the next TUG MoM at: www.tug.ca/reg_meet_form.php


Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Schedule: 5:00 pm - Dale Perkins (Mid-Range)
6:00 pm - Social & buffet dinner
7:00 pm - Nihal Perera (IBM)
Meeting location: Living Arts Centre Mississauga

5:00 Speaker: Dale Perkins (Mid-Range)

Topic: Power 8 Update

Dale Perkins

Abstract: New More Powerful IBM Servers

  • Powerful forces are changing how business gets done. Big data and analytics, cloud, and mobile are providing unprecedented opportunities to uncover insights, drive efficiencies and reach clients.
  • On April 28th 2014, IBM introduced a new generation of systems with the open innovation of the POWER8 processor and architecture to handle bigger data demands in the cloud — delivering faster insights and an expanded Linux-based open server ecosystem.

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7:00 Speaker: Nihal Perera (IBM)

Topic: Announcing IBM i 7.2

Nihal PereraAbstract: New Version of IBM i 7.2 IBM® i 7.2 includes the following new enhancements:

  • Enhanced security options in DB2® for i
  • Many new functions for programmer productivity and expanded function in DB2 for i
  • Improved ease of use with IBM Navigator for i
  • Enhancements to iAccess Client Solutions
  • Extension of security to more applications through new single sign-on (SSO) environments
  • Liberty Core as the base for Integrated Application Server
  • Support for Zend Server 6.0 on IBM i 7.2
  • Performance improvements for the integrated file system
  • Extensions to the printing environments
  • Expanded Hub functions for Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)
  • PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i Express® Edition with new HyperSwap® capability
  • Support for new Power Systems™ built with POWER8™ architecture and processor
  • Additional I/O capabilities including support for WAN over LAN
  • Rational® tools enhancements to support Free Format Report Program Generator (RPG)
  • Support for the open source file serving solution Samba

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TUG Golf Classic 2014

TUG Golf 2014We will be back again at St. Andrews Valley on June 26, 2014, but in order to book the course, we had to promise a minimum of 72 players. So we need everyone to book early.

Download the flyer at:

Register for Golf at: www.tug.ca/reg_golf.php

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iDev Cloud

Sign up now for iDevCloud! You will be able to:

  • Share between multiple developers
  • Get private library and storage
  • Have access to most of the IBM i development tools
  • Select i7.1… for now and move to 8.1 as soon as available.
  • Have All compilers for IBM i tools available

The Performance is monitored by system managers with adjustments as needed. The system is accessible at anytime from anywhere in the world. Just a computer and an internet connection are needed. Any work done on the system stays on the system until removed by its owner.

Contact Leo Lefebvre at leo@tug.ca to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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