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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 6 August 2009 UNIGROUP Field Trip Meeting: Ken Milbe

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 6 August 2009 UNIGROUP Field Trip Meeting: Ken Milberg and Joefon Jann on AIX Performance and Virtualization
Date: 5 Aug 2009 06:41:45 -0400

  what="official UNIGROUP announcement"
  rsvp="double registration requested, see below"
  entrance-fee="for this special event, no, see below"
  location="IBM Building on the Island of the Manahattoes, see below"
  edits="some paragraphs removed so notice fits in mailboxen">

 Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 03:53:57 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Unigroup_of_NY <>
 Subject: UNIGROUP Field Trip Meeting 06-AUG-2009 (Thu): AIX Performance and 

 Unigroup's July/August Joint Meeting with PowerAIX is THIS week!
 Please double-RSVP (see below) immediately if you will be attending.



       When:  THURSDAY, August 6th, 2009    (** SPECIAL 1st Thursday **)

      Where:  ** FIELD TRIP TO IBM **
              IBM Headquarters
              590 Madison Avenue (at 57th Street)
              Midtown, NYC
              Room 1219 (12th Floor)
              ** RSVP MANDATORY **

       Time:  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM             (** SPECIAL Earlier Start **)

              5:30pm - 6:00pm  PowerAIX Pre-Meeting Book Fair
              6:00pm - 6:15pm  PowerAIX Meeting Introduction
              6:15pm - 6:30pm  Unigroup Announcements & Current Events
              6:30pm - 6:45pm  MC Press Introduction
              6:45pm - 8:00pm  Driving the Power of AIX
              8:00pm - 8:45pm  AIX Virtualization
              8:45pm - 9:00pm  Q/A and Grand Prize Drawing

      Topic:  Joint Meeting with the NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux Group,
              AIX Performance Tuning and AIX Virtualization.

   Speakers:  AIX & AIX Performance Tuning - Ken Milberg/PowerTCO
              AIX Virtualization           - Joefon Jann/IBM



    Unigroup's July/August 2009 Joint Meeting with the NY Metro
    PowerAIX/Linux User Group will be a Field Trip to IBM
    Headquarters in NYC, which is PowerAIX's regular meeting location.

    Unigroup was invited to participate in PowerAIX's scheduled
    August meeting, so we are working on their schedule and getting
    things started earlier than usual.

    RSVP is mandatory to get into IBM, and we're going to ask you to
    do a double RSVP (as we did once before on a prior Field Trip).
    1) The PowerAIX RSVP is the one which will get you into IBM!
    2) The Unigroup RSVP will let us know who is planning on attending
    and allow us to pre-scan for Unigroup membership status.

    PowerAIX has a series of speakers scheduled, with the main
    presentations on AIX Performance Tuning and AIX Virtualization.

    For information about this upcoming Joint Meeting with PowerAIX
    visit the PowerAIX/Linux page at:

    ** This Special Field Trip meeting is FREE and open to the public.
    However, Unigroup will be accepting new memberships and renewals.

    In September 2009, Unigroup expects to resume meetings at our
    regular meeting location (which was under construction):
    The Cooper Union School of Engineering.  We will be meeting in
    Cooper's brand new Engineering building, which is located 1-2
    blocks South of their old building on Astor Place.



    Double Registration Instructions:

    1) To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the PowerAIX
       Registration Page:

       (Note: Unigroup has no control over your supplied information here)

    2) To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
       Registration Page:

    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 RSVP as soon as possible, preferably at least 2-3 days
    prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
    RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

    Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure the guard
          will let you into the building.  RSVP also helps us to
          properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
          seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the meeting.
          If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day, you may
          still be able to show up and attend our meeting, however,
          we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
          you are "not on the list".




    1) First Annual NY Metro PowerAIX UG Book Fair, Co-sponsored by MC Press.

    2) Ken Milberg will be giving a special presentation based on his
       new IBM Power book: "Driving the Power of AIX",
       and he will be covering AIX Performance Tuning.

    3) Joefon Jann will give a presentation on AIX Virtualization.


    (to be determined)

    Web Resources:

    IBM AIX:

    NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux User Group:


    Speaker Biography:

    Ken Milberg, is the President of PowerTCO and the Leader/Founder of
    the NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux UG.  Ken is also a former Unigroup Board
    Member and current Unigroup Member.  Ken is also an author, his new
    IBM Power book is "Driving the Power of AIX".  Ken is a technical
    editor/writer of IBM Systems Magazine - Power Edition/AIX and is a
    permanent guest on the Board of Directors at COMMON as their AIX
    representative.  The book is the first Power book published in
    over 5 years, and should be in all bookstores late Summer/Early
    Fall, published by MC Press.

    Joefon Jann is a Distinguished Engineer (DE) at IBM, and works at
    the Watson Research Headquarters.  She leads the research in AIX
    technologies and POWER Systems Software and has won awards for her
    leadership and innovations of Concurrently Pageable Page-sizes in
    AIX and of DLPAR.  Joefon also is the co-inventor of the "Jann MPP
    Workload Model" for modeling parallel workloads, being the main
    Systems person of the Deep-Blue Chess machine that beat Kasparaov.


    Company Biography:

    The NY Metro PowerAIX/Linux UG is the largest PowerAIX UG in the
    world.  It is widely known as the communications and collaborations
    channel for the NY Metro Power - AIX and Linux community.  They have
    technical discussions and provide information and news on the latest
    IBM Power innovations - as they relate to both AIX and Linux.  The
    focus of the UG is on sharing ideas and providing tips, technical
    expertise and relevant information to the entire NY Metropolitan
    Power community.  For information about the NY Metro PowerAIX UG,

    For information about PowerTCO... visit

    For information about IBM... visit

    Book Fair: MC Press has the widest selection of iSeries, AS/400,
    and related technology titles on the market, and with the release
    of "Driving the Power of AIX", is hoping it paves the way for many
    other AIX and Linux on Power books.  The book fair will include
    topics of: Informix, I titles, DB2, EGL, Project Management, SOA,
    SQL, and WebSphere.  There will be book-giveaways and a 20%,
    discount will be offered to all attendees.



    PowerAIX is running the giveaways... and they have a few things
    planned, including: Free AIX books and one Netbook ($400 Value).
    Thanks PowerAIX!


    Fee Schedule:

    Our Special July/August 2009 Joint Meeting is free!

    Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group,
    and its members pay a yearly membership fee.  For Unigroup members,
    there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during
    their membership year.  Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup
    meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".

        Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
        Student Yearly Membership (with current! ID):   $ 25.00
        Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
        Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00

      * Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.

      ! Students: We are looking for proof that you are
        currently enrolled in classes (rather than working
        full-time), and as such, your Student ID should show
        a CURRENT date.  We have been presented Student IDs
        containing NO dates whatsoever, and in the
        current environment, perpetual/non-expiring access
        to university facilities just does not feel right.
        If your ID contains no date, please bring
        additional proof of current enrollment.  Thanks,

    NOTE: Simply receiving Unigroup Email Announcements does
          NOT indicate membership in Unigroup.



    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

    PowerAIX (though the help of their meeting sponsor) is taking
    care of the food service/catering.  Thanks PowerAIX!



      IBM Headquarters
      590 Madison Avenue (at 57th Street)
      Midtown, NYC
      Room 1219 (12th Floor)


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

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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/Linux/BSD User Community.

    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 regular meeting location.

    Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
      9/17/2009, 11/19/2009, 1/21/2010, 3/18/2010...
    Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
    facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

    = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
    = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
    =                                         =

    For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing
    List send an EMail message to:
         unilist (-a_t-)

    To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
         uniboard (-a_t-)

    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
    corrections to our lists.

    Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
    meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
    content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
    organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
    can help!


 -Rob Weiner
  Unigroup Executive Director
  unilist (-a_t-)

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