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[vox-announce] Reminder: May 3 LUGOD;Special guest: Donald Becker, Linux Clustering
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[vox-announce] Reminder: May 3 LUGOD;Special guest: Donald Becker, Linux Clustering

Final reminder:  Famous Beowulf cluster creator and author of numerous
ethernet drivers for the Linux kernel (the "Becker Series Drivers") will
be coming to speak at LUGOD in Davis!!!

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD), will be holding a meeting on:

  May 3, 2005
  6:30pm - 9:00pm

The meeting will be held at:

  Davis Public Library
  315 East 14th St.
  Davis, California 95616

The topic will be:

  Linux Clustering
  presented by: Donald Becker, CTO of Penguin Computing

    Donald Becker, Chief Scientist of Scyld Software and CTO of
    Penguin Computing, has consistently challenged conventional wisdom --
    from the early days of his Beowulf Project at NASA through to the
    creation of Scyld as a commercial entity and the introduction of the
    Scyld Beowulf distribution.  By upsetting expected beliefs, Donald has
    maintained a continuum of innovation in the Linux arena that continues
    to address unmet needs today.  Ten years ago, it was widely believed
    that only custom-designed vector architectures could solve
    supercomputing problems...  Along came Beowulf, which solved such
    problems using a connected cluster of commodity systems, based on
    Linux -- at a time when many who had not explored Linux either ignored
    it or grouped it with other "toy" systems.

    Donald's talk will look back on this history of challenging
    conventional wisdom, and how it has contributed to the startling
    growth in Linux clustering; and he'll also offer a glimpse of a future
    where, he believes, clustering will be the natural evolution of the
    computing ecosystem.

About the Speaker:

  Donald is an internationally recognized operating system developer, and
  the original inventor of Beowulf.  In 1999, he founded Scyld Computing
  and led the development of the next-generation Beowulf cluster operating
  system, which is the cornerstone for commodity-based high-performance
  cluster computing.  Prior to founding Scyld, Don started the Beowulf
  Parallel Workstation project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
  Don's work in parallel and distributed computing began in 1983 at MIT's
  Real Time Systems group.  He is known throughout the international
  community of operating system developers for his contributions to
  networking software, and as the driving force behind beowulf.org.
  He is the co-author of 'How to Build a Beowulf: A Guide to the
  Implementation and Application of PC Clusters.'  With colleagues from
  the California Institute of Technology and the Los Alamos National
  Laboratory, he was the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society 1997
  Gordon Bell Prize for Price/Performance. Don holds a B.S. from
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Borrow Books from LUGOD:

  LUGOD maintains a lending library containing nearly 150 books related
  to Linux, networking, programming and other topics.
  (See http://www.lugod.org/library/ for the complete list.)

  If you'd like for a book to be brought to this meeting so you may
  borrow it, contact: librarian@lugod.org

About LUGOD:

  LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization dedicated to the
  Linux computer operating system and Open Source software,
  and which holds meetings twice a month in Davis, CA.
  Meetings are always free and open to the public.

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