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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 15 January 2009 UNIGROUP: Robert Ciampa and Dave Lau

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 15 January 2009 UNIGROUP: Robert Ciampa and Dave Lauer on Real Time Messaging
Date: 15 Jan 2009 04:44:02 -0500

  what="official UNIGROUP announcement"
  rsvp="requested, see below"
  entrance-fee="for non-members yes, see below"
  location="Cooper Union on the Island of the Manahattoes, see below"

 Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 02:50:07 -0500 (EST)
 From: Unigroup_of_NY <>
 Subject: Reminder: UNIGROUP Meeting 15-JAN-2009 (Thu): Linux/Unix Real-Time 

 Reminder: Unigroup's meeting is tonight (Thursday).
           A technical summary of the talk was added below.



       When:  THURSDAY, January 15th, 2009    (** 3rd Thursday **)

      Where:  The Cooper Union  <>
              School of Engineering
              51 Astor Place  (8th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)
              East Village, Manhattan
              New York City
              Meeting Room: The Driscoll Room: 136E (1st Floor)
              ** Please RSVP **

       Time:  6:15 PM - 6:25 PM  Registration
              6:25 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

      Topic:  Linux/Unix Real-Time Messaging

   Speakers:  Robert Ciampa, Vice President of Strategy,
              Dave Lauer, Senior Systems Engineer,
              Tervela Inc. <>



    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".



    Topic: Unix/Linux Real-Time Messaging

    Technical Summary:

    This will be a discussion of distributed, high-performance
    application design focusing on engineering deterministic
    performance in a demanding environment.  We'll especially
    focus on how hardware messaging can offload some of the
    traditional bottlenecks, and how best to integrate this
    new approach with existing systems across the entire stack,
    from the network up to the application.


    This session will examine contemporary requirements for
    inter-process communications using real-time messaging.  Though
    sockets and message-oriented middleware remain critical components
    for distributed computing, their inherent peer-to-peer
    characteristics may introduce several challenges as the computing
    ecosystem grows and becomes more distributed.  This is especially
    critical in today's real-time, high performance data centers.  In
    this context, real-time means deterministic, predictable
    performance.  This is not just about faster performance, but also
    about the minimization of deviation and jitter, which can severely
    impact critical programs and threads.  As firms increasingly identify
    the predictability of data distribution systems as being more
    essential than simply being fast, this distinction proves crucial.

    Many of today's existing messaging architectures are overwhelmingly
    software-based systems.  While this may have served the industry
    well in the infancy of electronic market data distribution and
    trading, current market conditions and data trends are significantly
    changing the playing field.  Routing topologies and consumption
    patterns in the financial services world are growing more complex
    for both market data and internally-published information.

    With demand for this data expanding throughout the enterprise,
    message distribution is no longer sufficient in workgroup-sized
    environments.  Similar trends in the networking world led to the
    end of software-based switches and routers running on commodity
    hardware, thereby paving the way for the hardware fast path.
    The hardware fast path provides a next-generation foundation that
    eliminates the message transport bottleneck by:

      - Ensuring dedicated, pipelined hardware processing that is
        predictable up to nearly full utilization
      - Decoupling applications to free up processing capabilities
        and eliminate the cascading impact of any dissemination or
        consumption failures
      - Providing consistent performance regardless of data patterns

    By eliminating the most common sources of indeterminism and
    instability, next-generation systems enable more scalable,
    higher-performance messaging.  This discussion will:

      - Highlight the areas where the hardware fast path is able to
        offload traditional bottlenecks from software-based Unix/Linux
      - Present real-world examples of methodologies used to
        optimize customer applications running on Unix/Linux systems
        and interactions with a hardware-based messaging platform
      - Detail how a next-generation architecture enables
        high-performance applications without the concerns or
        constraints of peer-to-peer and legacy messaging systems


    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:                      $ 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.  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.

    ** Note: We will be using our normal caterer for this meeting.



       The Cooper Union  <>
       School of Engineering
       51 Astor Place  (8th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)
       East Village, Manhattan
       New York City
       Room: The Driscoll Room: 136E (1st Floor)

    Located on the North side of Astor Place (8th Street), between
      3rd & 4th Avenues.

    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 The Driscoll Room (1st Floor)...  From the
      main entrance, keep going straight beyond the guard till the
      end of the hall, make a left, pass the elevators (on your
      left), keep going, and Room 136E will be on your right.

    Nearest mass transit stations are:
      '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union).
      'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East.
      '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 becomes available at 6pm.

    There are also parking lots on Broadway at Astor Place.


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


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