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Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 6:30 PM
Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester
|7:00 PM||Call For Help||(An opportunity for you to ask technical questions of the group)|
|7:15 PM||Social, off-line conversations, & book sales|
|7:30 PM||Presentation||"Sun in the HPC Market: Supercomputing Meets the Network Age" by Dennis Brown, Sun Systems Engineer|
>>>> N O T I C E <<<<
The St. Louis UNIX Users Group (SLUUG) will hold its annual election of directors and advisory election of officers on Wednesday, February 11, 1998, at the regular monthly meeting.
Elections will be held for two three-year positions on the board of directors. Currently, these positions are held by Joe Bohnenstiehl and Steve Totten.
The SLUUG board of directors is responsible for appointing the group's officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer). The board traditionally appoints these positions in a manner consistent with the recommendations of the entire membership body based on the results of an advisory election. Thus, an advisory election will also be held for these four officer positions. These are one-year commitments. Currently, these positions are held by:
President Gary Meyer Vice President Rich Seibel Secretary open Treasurer Steve Pautz
All members in good standing are encouraged to vote. To be a member in good standing, you only need to have attended at least two meetings in the past 12 months (Special Interest Group and Steering Committee meetings are included).
Remember, this is your organization. Be sure to attend February 11 and cast your vote!
"Sun in the HPC Market: Supercomputing Meets the Network Age" by Dennis Brown, Sun Systems Engineer
The High Performance Computing (HPC) model for solving the .most computationally intensive problems has moved into the mainstream of our industry. Advances in clustering, data organization, problem distribution, and software have all contributed to the successful advancement. As this market has evolved, Sun Microsystems has emerged as one of the volume leaders supplying revolutionary products and services to this market. This discussion will present Sun's HPC Vision, HPC market trends, and Sun's HPC product offerings that are propelling Sun to the top of the HPC marketplace.
Dennis Brown has been a Sun Systems Engineer for the last 5 1/2 years. He has also been involved with various aspects of High Performance Computing involving analysis, modeling, and simulation over the last 20 years.
|Main Meeting||February 11, 1998 at 6:30 PM
SLUUG Annual Elections
St. Louis, MO
|Steering Committee||February 17, 1998 at 6:00 PM
One City Place (2nd floor)
Creve Coeur, MO
|Linux SIG||February 19, 1998 at 7:00 PM
"Basic TCP/IP Networking and Services - Part II"
by Rick Hicks, Mercantile Bank
Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive
|CTI SIG||February 4, 1998 at 6:30 PM
"Voice Over The Internet"
Bridgeton Trails Library - 3455 McKelvey Road
St. Louis, MO
(one block south of St. Charles Rock Road)
The STL!/unix/usr/group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester Blvd, just east of Hanley on Manchester.
Directions From Downtown
(NOTE: A security guard from Sunnen is scheduled to be at the door from 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM to allow entry. After 7:20, the door will be unattended and attendees may not be able to enter.)
The SLUUG Steering Committee meets the Tuesday following the general 2nd Wednesday meeting at 6:00 PM in the 2nd floor training room of Daugherty Systems, One City Place in Creve Coeur.
The SLUUG Linux SIG (SLUUGLS) meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Indian Trails Public Library.
The SLUUG CTI SIG (SLUUG CiTI) meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Bridgeton Trails Public Library.
As our membership grows, we have had some inquiries about the possibility of having Special Interest Groups in several areas. If you are interested in starting or participating in a SIG for System Administration, Networking, C, Object Oriented Programming, a specific vendor, etc., please call Dave Mills at 230-5151, extension 103, or contact any officer of the group.
Presentation: "Basic TCP/IP Networking and Services - Part II" by Rick Hicks, Mercantile Bank
Rick Hicks, a Network Specialist at Mercantile Bank, will continue his discussion of TCP/IP networking and services. Rick will begin by reviewing basic IP routing and subnetting from the previous presentation and continue with a discussion of running network services. The presentation will cover TCP/UDP ports, /etc/services, running services as daemons or from /etc/inetd, tcp_wrappers, and tcpdump/sniffit.
Rick will be once again demonstrate all topics on a live network at the meeting and, hopefully, take an indepth look at network connections.
Visit the Linux SIG home page (http://www.stllinux.org/) for the latest meeting details.
Indian Trails Public Library
8400 Delport Drive
|From 170:||Exit Page east to North-South Rd., go left on North-South Rd. to Midland,
go left on Midland one block to Delport, the Library is on your left
(see map at http://www.stllinux.org/directions/).
For more information on SLUUGLS refer to the WWW home page for the group at http://www.stllinux.org/ or contact Matthew Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Barrow of CMS Communications discussed Atio Cybercall. Cybercall is a CTI Internet application that allows endusers to do voice over the net, have callback capabilities, email, and chat. It is primarily designed for either virtual callcenters or ACD environments. It allows for screen pops, skills based routing and automatic callback.
CMS Communications is a local company based in Chesterfield.
The Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Users Group is a non-profit organization open to developers, end-users, sales people, and others who share the common interest of melding the telecommunications and computing worlds.
[I apologize for not getting this newsletter out before the CTI SIG's meeting. -- Editor]
|Next meeting date/time:||Wednesday, March 4, 1998; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (approx)|
|Location:||Bridgeton Trails Library (Rm #1) - 3455 McKelvey Road
St. Louis, MO (one block south of St. Charles Rock Road)
(see map at http://www.ctitek.com/index/libmap.html)
|Cost:||None. New members welcomed monthly free of charge.|
For more information on SLUUG CiTI contact Tony Zafiropoulos at email@example.com or (314)878-9855.
The Digital Alpha SIG is for those interested in Digital UNIX and the DEC Alpha architecture. Visit the Digital Alpha SIG's home at http://www.sluug.org/~newton/asighome.html for more information.
Multi Vendor PC Show & Sale for Home & Business
February 7 & 8, 1998 - St. Charles Exposition Hall
Free Parking - St. Charles Center I-70 & 5th Street, St. Charles, MO
Saturday February 7, 1998
10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday February 8, 1998
10:00am - 3:00pm
Admission: $4.00 Adults, $2.00 Children 8-12
Some great prices and bargains for computer shoppers. See 100 Vendor/Computer Dealers and approximately $750,00 of inventory for sale. 75-80% New Hardware, Software, Parts, CD-ROM, Shareware, Peripherals, etc. The rest is used or re-conditioned at prices many local stores can't match.
printers monitors disc drives games software computers keyboards diskettes parts supplies modems cables accessories CD-ROMs expansion boards
Note: Next show date not until November 7 & 8, 1998. Dealer Reservations, Details, Information 888-296-6066 http://www.computercentralshows.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SLUUG Steering Committee meets the Tuesday following the general 2nd Wednesday meeting at 6:00 PM in the 2nd floor training room of Daugherty Systems, One City Place in Creve Coeur. The guard can direct you to the meeting location. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to become more involved in the planning of SLUUG, feel free to join us at the next Steering Committee meeting. Meetings usually last 1.5 to 2 hours.
For more information about sponsoring the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, contact Ed Wehner email@example.com.
The St. Louis UNIX Users Group maintains a WWW page at http://www.sluug.org/. Visit us to learn more about who we are and what we do, visit other UNIX user groups' WWW pages, sign up for a SIG, or just to browse.
We publish other user group meeting schedules on a reciprocal basis. If you are a member of another non-profit group, please inform them of our policy and invite them to exchange meeting information with firstname.lastname@example.org, or call any of the SLUUG officers.
Brian Gilstrap of Technology Applications, Inc., will compare and contrast distributed object computing with Java RMI and CORBA.
CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) technology, defined by the 800+ member Object Management Group (OMG), provides a vendor-neutral, language- and platform-independent mechanism for creating distributed object applications. It hides most of the messy details of network communications allowing the developer to concentrate on more important application level details. Brian Gilstrap will compare and contrast CORBA and Java RMI, which was presented by Mark Volkmann last month.
Next meeting details:
When: Thursday, February 12, 1998, 6:30 PM Where: Novell, Inc., 600 Emerson Road, Suite 203 Topic: Remote Method Invocation (RMI)
Be sure to visit the Java SIG's Web site at http://www.ociweb.com/javasig for the latest news about the Java SIG and an updated schedule of events. The Web site also includes presentation slides from previous meetings, a form for subscribing to the Java SIG mailing list, and a map to the meeting location. You may direct any questions about the Java SIG to email@example.com.
Meeting Host: Daugherty Systems
Topic: Microsoft Transaction Server, COM/DCOM: Theory and Practice
Presenter: Bob Oberst
Date: Thursday, February 19, 1998 Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Place: Sheraton Plaza Hotel (the high rise at West Port) East C conference room
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED (for planning purposes). Emailed responses are preferred. Please RSVP to: OOSIG@insight-tech.com, or call Kim or Sue at (314)344-5007.
The Saint Louis Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
invites you to a discussion of:
Processor Evolution From VLIW to EPIC
the Foundation of Intel's Future Architectures
by Mr. Phillip Newell,Boeing St. Louis
When: Monday, February 9, 1998 Social & Dinner: 5:45 PM. Program: 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Where: Grones Cafeteria: 4409 Woodson Rd, 423-7880
Abstract: Intel has revealed that Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) is the basis for their future processor architecture, the IA-64, which is expected to be in production in 1999. EPIC development was based on experience gained in the Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) architecture of the now defunct Multi-Flow Computers. This discussion will be launched by an overview of VLIW and available information about EPIC. The overview of VLIW will include a brief video from MultiFlow. Biography: In the early 1990s Philip Newell led a full-day Seminar in High Performance Computing for the St. Louis Chapter. A key point was that the technologies then used in Supercomputers would over time flow down to everyday processors. VLIW was one of the technologies discussed. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Mr. Newell was highly involved in McDonnell Douglas' efforts to take best advantage of high performance computing technologies. He is currently a Sr. Information Technology Specialist with McDonnell Douglas which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. He has been the Chairman of the St. Louis Chapter for 10 years.
When: Wednesday, March 4, 1998, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Maritz, at 270 and 44. Detailed directions will be posted at the web site.
Organizational Meeting and Intranet Design Workshop
The Intranet Design workshop will provide participants with a hands-on opportunity in practicing user-centered design techniques to create web pages for an intranet site. Paper prototyping will serve as our primary technique, allowing for us to quickly design web pages, test them with users, modify the design, and test again. Joe Grant and Karen DuBrucq of Tripos, Inc. will be among the facilitators for this workshop.
This workshop requires only your interest, but please reply to this email to indicate that you plan to participate, since we do have a limit on the attendance.
Before the workshop, our organizational meeting will address several topics that should significantly move forward the progress of this professional society's interests.
Please consult the St. Louis User Interface Society web site for the latest and most recent meeting information, including the agenda and detailed directions to the March meeting.
|Klaus Mueller||Home: +1 (573) 334-6477
331 S Spring Ave
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
|BBS Questions||Jim (Knight) Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Corporate Sponsors||Ed Wehneremail@example.com
|Publisher: Sanjiv Bhatia||Home: (314)519-9272
|Editor: Steve Totten||Home: (618)931-0037
|O'Reilly Books||Fred Govier||Work: (314)342-7846
|Gary Meyer||Home: (314)781-8644
|SLUUG Treasurer||Steve Pautzfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Special Interest Groups (SIGs)|
|Tony Zafiropoulos||Phone: (314)878-9855
|Linux||Matthew Feldt||Home: (314)429-5433
If you would like to submit an article to the CRONicle of general interest to the members of the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, email it to email@example.com The deadline for article submissions is two weeks before the next main meeting.
The St. Louis UNIX Users Group has a P.O. box. All official correspondence with SLUUG should now be sent to:
St. Louis UNIX Users Group P.O. Box 1184 Fenton, MO 63026-1184