[ANNOUNCE] Events This Week. (including Thurs' Clusters.)

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Wed Sep 15 23:02:18 CDT 2010

Editor's picks this week =

Thurs' StL Linux mtng:   Parallel Computing Using a Linux Cluster (@UMSL)
Sunday's  CWElug:        Moves to a new home!   ArchReactor's  hacker space.

                           Thursday, September 16
After he lost a boardroom struggle for control of the company to CEO
John Sculley, Steve Jobs resigned as chairman of Apple Computer, which
he co-founded in 1976.  Jobs had recruited Sculley from Pepsi in 1983.

Apple Computer announced that co-founder Steve Jobs had been named
interim CEO.   (He's back!)

 WCORCC - General Mtg
 Daniel Boone Branch, St. Louis County Library, 
 300 Clarkson Road in Ellisville 
 West County Older Residents Computer Club
 http://wcorcc.tripod.com/ Contact Mary Ann (6363918123) or


                  STLLUG - St. Louis Linux Users Group
  Thu, September 16, 6:30pm . 9:30pm
  4633 World Pkwy Cir, Berkeley, MO 63134 
  Venue: IT Enterprises


  Topic: Parallel Computing Using a Linux Cluster

  Speaker: Prof. Sanjiv K. Bhatia and George Gerules


      The clock speed of CPUs has been the big performance measure used by
      the processor manufacturers in the past.  However, there are limits
      to the speed at which the electrons can move through the circuitry.
      Lately, the computer manufacturers have been emphasizing the use
      of multiple cores to increase the performance and the clock speed
      has actually dropped.  The new paradigm to get better performance
      is based on parallel computing.  There are a number of techniques
      to take advantage of multiple processors that include multicore,
      cluster computing, and grid computing.

      Cluster computing provides us with an inexpensive way to create
      a scalable parallel computer with open source software.  In this
      presentation, we'll talk about some basic theory behind parallel
      processing and present a way to build a cluster using off the
      shelf hardware. - - - And...we are meeting in the room next to
      UMSL's IT Enterprise's Cluster.  So take a peek!

       Sanjiv Bhatia works as an Associate Professor in Computer Science
       in the University of Missouri -- St. Louis (UMSL).  His area
       of research is Image Databases, Digital Image Processing, and
       Computer Vision.  He has published several papers on image
       databases, large texture generation and its use in terrain
       modeling, and the application of knowledge-based techniques to
       information retrieval.  He is also involved in sensor simulation
       and real-time target tracking.  He regularly teaches classes in
       Operating Systems and Parallel & Distributed Computing. He is a
       member of ACM, Siggraph, and AAAI. He is also the former publisher
       of SLUUG's newsletter. - - -

       George Gerules has over 20 years of experience programming; this
       has been mostly in C/C++, although he has programmed in Java as
       well as some other languages that are now extinct.  He has worked
       as a consultant with Arthur Andersen in the Silicon Valley and as
       a programmer with Mitek Industries in Chesterfield.  Currently,
       he is pursuing the M.S. degree in Computer Science at UM-St. Louis.

        MWG - MidWest Geeks
        PHP - St Louis PHP Users Group
         SLRCFA - St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association
         STL Wordpress Users Group


                            Friday, September 17

The first version of the Linux kernel, version 0.01, was released to the
Internet by Linus Torvalds, a computer science student at the University
of Helsinki. The source code of the kernel was 64KB large.

IBM licensed the PalmPilot design from 3Com.
       915 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042
       The County Older Residents Computer Club 
       Prarie Commons Branch (between Howdershell and Dunn) 

7:00pm - 8:30pm
	Great Forest Park Balloon Race's 
                                              Balloon Glow

See http://www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com/schedule.htm

	 SLAS - St. Louis Astronomical Society
	 Fri, September 17, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
	 Washington University, McDonnell Hall Room 162, St. Louis, MO (map)

	The Phoenix Has Landed: 
	Snowbird on Mars


	Ms. Selby Cull
	Washington University

		      NASA's Phoenix Lander spacecraft touched down in a
		      north polar region of Mars on May 25, 2008. Phoenix
		      was aptly named after the mythological bird that
		      rises newborn from its own ashes. The Lander?s
		      design was derived from the cancelled 2001 Surveyor
		      mission. Its instruments are improved versions of
		      equipment lost when the Mars Polar Lander failed
		      to land successfully. Phoenix landed well, and for
		      five months it sent back to Earth large quantities
		      of images and data.  The first results of early
		      data analysis are now being reported. Ms. Cull
		      will talk about the discoveries Phoenix has made
		      and their importance to future human exploration
		      and to the search for life, or fossil life, on Mars.

		     Selby Cull is a Doctoral candidate in the Department
		     of Earth and Planetary Sciences


                  	 Saturday, September 18
NeXT, the company founded by Steve Jobs after his forced resignation
from Apple, released the NeXTstep OS, a Unix operating system based on
the Mach kernel.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was
formed in California as a non-profit corporation to oversee Internet
domain management on behalf of the United States Government.
	  Hiatus - OLMOLUG - Ol' Mo' Linux Users Group
	   ROBOMO - St. Louis Area Robotics Group

           Balloons into Near Space!
September meeting time has changed due to scheduling conflicts.
For September only the meeting will begin at 12:30pm

September meeting special guest speaker.

L. Paul Verhage of NearSys. Paul is an extremely active member of
the near space ballooning community and is also involved in robotics.
Visit his website at: www.nearsys.com

      ROBOMO's near space team...
      Successful launch and recovery 7/24/2010
      of ROBOMO-1 balloon into near space.

12:00pm - 6:30pm
	    Great Forest Park Balloon Race

 3720 Green Mount Crossing Dr., O Fallon, IL 62269 
 Souther Illinois Linux Users Group - Metro East


                            Sunday,   September 19

	      Talk Like A Pirate Day

	      Unleashing Your Inner Buccaneer!

Research Professor Scott E. Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University posted
the landmark suggestion that users on the local bulletin board use
symbols, which would later become known as emoticons, to express emotions
during discussion threads.    The original reads:	  

19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman : -) 
From: Scott E Fahlman 
	I propose that the following character sequence
for joke markers: : - ) Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more
economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For
this, use : - (

Microsoft released Windows  NT version 3.51.1057 SP5, the last version
of Windows able to operate on an Intel 80386 CPU.


Microsoft acquired Alacris, a relatively unknown developer of identity
and access management applications, and adopted its primary software
product as Microsoft's Active Directory.
	             CWElug    Cenral West End Linux Users Group
	               NO LONGER at ByteWorks!

		       NEW LOCATION!!!

		       Arch Reacto's hackerspacer, which is in the second
		       floor of the Jefferson Underground building,
		       2400 S Jefferson, just North of Jefferson and
		       Gravois. Take the door off the parking lot closest
		       to the back of the lot.



                             Next Week

	                     Monday,   September 20

First FORTRAN Program Runs.

The first e-mail message sent from China was sent on this day to a
recipient in Germany.

Apple Computer and Quantum Computer Services jointly announced
the AppleLink online service for Apple users.  Released prior to the
commercialization of the Internet, AppleLink offered many of the services
only available online in years to come.  AppleLink's fifteen minutes of
fame will came when the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis used it to
send the first email from space on August 28, 1991.
		Software Freedom Day

		Software Freedom Day (SFD) was initiated by a group of
		FOSS believers, Matt Oquist, Henrik Omma and Phil Harper
		with the idea of distributing The OpenCD to everyone.

		The idea of SFD is for everyone without a vested interest
		in proprietary software to unite and educate the world
		about the ideals of Software Freedom and the practical
		benefits of Free Software.   August 28th, 2004, was the
		first ever Software Freedom Day.


		  BDPA - Black Data Processing Associates

                  5 N. Jackson Ave., Clayton, MO 63130 (map)
		  Washington University West Campus The Center for the
		  Application of Information Technology CAIT - Room 24
		  5 N. Jackson Ave. at Forsyth Boulevard Clayton, MO 63130

Nash Anwar of Edward Jones Enterprise Technology will speak at our
September meeting on ...
                         the Future of Outsourcing. 
 He has some interesting comments on the how foreign cultures impact
 American productivity.
		   STLDNNUG - St. Louis DotNetNuke User Group
		   10330 Old Olive Street Rd, St Louis, MO 63141 (map)
		   See http://stlouis.dnnug.com/

		         Tuesday,  September 21

        STLISSA - Information Systems Security Association
         STLHDI - Help Desk Institute
         SCORCC-CM - Computer Media SIG
         HIATUS - stlOSug - St. Louis OpenSolaris Users Group
		ASEMO - Digital Imaging Class

Weldon Spring Interpretive Center    (ST. Charles Co.)

Class teaching how to make high resolution images of Solar System objects
using ASEM telescopes, cameras and free software.  Three classroom
sessions from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on monthly intervals: first meeting is a two
hour session covering background, equipment and software.  "Laboratory"
sessions will be conducted at the Broemmelsiek Observatory on a weather
dependent basis.  The subsequent two classroom meetings will be review
of students results, processing help, etc.  Attendance at first session
is mandatory to participate in whole program.  No equipment other than
a home (or laptop) computer is required.  Primary prerequisite is a
desire to learn and participate in modern digital imaging techniques
for personal enrichment.

          		Wednesday,    September 22
                      Vim Geeks

3720 Green Mount Crossing Dr., Shiloh, IL 62269
Venue: Computer Room

Since this is our inaugural meeting, we'll try to figure out where
everybody's experience level is, how often we should have meetings, etc.

                         Thursday,    September 23
         STLCRMUG - St. Louis CRM Users Group
	   WCORCC - Technical SIG Multimedia SIG
	    STL-AITP - Association of Information Technology Professionals
	     STLMD - St. Louis Mobile Dev
	      StC LUG - St. Charles Linux Users Group

200 Ft Zumwalt Square, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Meet at JJ's Restaurant, off of Hwy I-70, Exit 217, Hwy K South, take
right at first light signal.

                  Setting up DNS Masqerading 
                                                 by Jerry Stutte

dnsmasq is a lightweight DNS, TFTP and DHCP server.  It is intended
to provide coupled DNS and DHCP service to a LAN.  Dnsmasq accepts
DNS queries and either answers them from a small, local, cache or
forwards them to a real, recursive, DNS server.  It loads the contents of
/etc/hosts so that local hostnames which do not appear in the global DNS
can be resolved and also answers DNS queries for DHCP configured hosts.

Jerry Stutte has worked in molecular biololgy and bio informatics.

                         Friday,   September 24
       Weber Road Computer Club
	SCORCC-I - Internet SIG
	 SLSRC - St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club

                          Saturday,   September 25
	  GAMP - Gateway Area Mac Programers

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