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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 17 May 2012 UNIGROUP: Jason Tesarz on The Hunt for t

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 17 May 2012 UNIGROUP: Jason Tesarz on The Hunt for the Lowest Network Latency
Date: 17 May 2012 03:00:09 -0400

  what="official UNIGROUP announcement"
  assurance="there will be giveaways and food"
  rsvp="registration requested, see below"
  entrance-fee="yes, see";
  location="The Cooper Union School of Engineering, see below"
  edits="some paragraphs removed so notice fits in mailboxen">

 Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 18:12:39 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Unigroup_of_NY <>
 Subject: Reminder: UNIGROUP 17-MAY-2012 (Thu): The Hunt for the Lowest Network 

 Unigroup is TOMORROW (Thursday)...
 Please RSVP if you will be attending and have not already done so...



       When:  Thursday, May 17th, 2012    (*** 3rd Thursday ***)

      Where:  The Cooper Union  <>
              School of Engineering    (*** New Building ***)
              41 Cooper Square      (3rd Ave @ 7th St, bet. 6th & 7th Sts)
              East Village, Manhattan
              New York City
              Meeting Room: 506_CS     (5th Floor)
              ** Please RSVP **        (Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)

       Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
              6:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
                                 Answers and Current Events
              6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and Announcements
              7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

       Cost:  See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.

      Topic:  The Hunt for the Lowest Network Latency

    Speaker:  Jason Tesarz,
              Senior Director of Engineering,
              TorreyPoint <>



    Unigroup's May 2012 General Meeting will be a discussion about
    Network Latency in Financial Trading Systems... where to look for
    it, how to monitor it, and what you can do to mitigate it.



    Most Unigroup meetings are open to the public!

    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.

    Also, if you have an interest in Unigroup, be sure to receive
    Unigroup information DIRECTLY from Unigroup, via direct receipt
    of Emails and by visiting the Unigroup Web Site.  NO OTHER SOURCE
    provides timely, accurate and complete Unigroup information.

    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".



    Topic:  The Hunt for the Lowest Network Latency

    Introduction & Description of Talk:

    TorreyPoint will be giving a talk on low latency networks and
    measurement, geared towards Financial Trading System environments.
    Topics to include: where latency can occur and things that can be
    done to mitigate it.

    Detailed Outline:

    - Executive Summary
    - Outlook for the next 12 months
    - Environments:
      - Investment Banks
      - Market Makers & Brokers
      - HFT Hedge Funds
      - Exchanges & ECN's
      - Electronic Trading Systems
    - Market Analysis
    - Market outlook next 12 months
    - Accelerating Control
    - Open Market Data Platforms
    - Clearing House Data Centers

    If time permits, TorreyPoint may describe the inner workings of
    Juniper Routers and their JUNOS Operating System, and how this
    relates to a low latency environment:

    - Routing
    - Switching
    - Security
    - SDK
    - One Operating System
    - One Release Train
    - One Modular Software Architecture
    - Space
    - Pulse

    References & Web Resources:

    TorreyPoint High Frequency Trading Network Latency Sources Chart:



    Speaker Biography:

    Jason Tesarz, Senior Director of Engineering, TorreyPoint:

    Jason leads the engineering team for TorreyPoint and has a diverse
    background working with Service Providers, Enterprises and
    Financials.  He is a recognized expert in deploying and managing
    projects related to low latency networks, especially in a HFT
    environment. In addition, Jason has worked with numerous financial
    institutions on projects related to audit and regulatory compliance
    and has in-depth and intimate knowledge of data center and NAC

    Jason comes to TorreyPoint after Defigo Systems, a company he
    co-founded, was acquired by TorreyPoint in January 2011. Jason's
    networking career started while still a high school student, as a
    Quality Assurance Engineer at Healtheon. Jason's career continued
    to grow and evolve and he has held several networking positions
    with various companies including, working as a Quality Assurance
    Engineer at Neoteris and as a Sr. Security Consultant for Juniper.
    Jason attended State University of New York at Buffalo and has
    certifications in JNCIA-AC, JNCIS-FWV, JNCIA-SEC, JNCIS-ER,
    and JNCIA-ES.


    Company Biography:

    Torrey Point Group LLC is a thriving Information Systems
    Consultancy providing customers with design, implementation and
    support for their next generation networks.  The company's
    "best-in-class" philosophy drives our business direction and
    extends across our people, our vendor partners and our processes.

    TorreyPoint's innovation in network and security architecture,
    deployment and managed services results in secure, scalable and
    transparent networks that solve business problems and increase
    operational efficiency.  Through a legacy of success in Education,
    Financial Services, Gaming & Hospitality, Government, Technology,
    Service Provider, Transportation and Utilities, we have gained
    the critical domain expertise needed to optimize our clients'
    network performance.

    TorreyPoint has been "Enabling the Innovation Economy" since 2005.
    This privately held company is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
    California with locations in New York, Boston, Denver, Phoenix,
    Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas.

    For information about TorreyPoint, visit:



    Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have
    been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their
    books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our
    meetings.  The publishers always ask that the persons receiving
    the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

    Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
    provided by their User Group programs.

    As always, all of the books will be available for review at the
    start of the meeting.

    We hope to have some Solaris 11 DVD/CD-ROMs from our friends at
    the local NYC Oracle/Sun Office.


    Fee Schedule:

    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 Fee:                  $ 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.

    Members: Remember to bring your Unigroup membership card with
             you to the meeting, to confirm your yearly renewal date!



    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This
    includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna
    and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato,
    tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and
    assorted SOFT beverages.

    TorreyPoint will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting.
    Thanks TorreyPoint!



      The Cooper Union  <>
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room Changes Month-to-Month)

    Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
    new building with the non-traditional appearance.
    Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7 Street.

    Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
    Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
      directions to Unigroup (the room varies from month-to-month).

    Nearest mass transit stations are:
      '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                    then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
      'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                    then 1 block South.
      '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
      'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.

    Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

    There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
      Astor Place (8th Street).


    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):
      5/17/2012, 6/??/2012, 7/19/2012, 9/20/2012, 11/15/2012, ...
    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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