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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 21 October 2010 UNIGROUP: David Seltz on Embedded Li


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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 21 October 2010 UNIGROUP: David Seltz on Embedded Linux Development for Financial Markets
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:04:11 -0000

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  what="official UNIGROUP announcement"
  rsvp="registration requested, see below"
  entrance-fee="yes, see http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-fees.html";
  location="The Cooper Union School of Engineering, see below"
  info="http://www.unigroup.org";
  edits="some paragraphs removed so notice fits in mailboxen">

 Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:52:13 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Unigroup_of_NY <address@hidden>
 Subject: Reminder: UNIGROUP 21-OCT-2010 (Thu): Embedded Linux Development for 
Financial Markets

 Unigroup is THIS week on THURSDAY...
 Please RSVP if you will be attending...

 ====================================================================
 UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - OCTOBER 2010 ANNOUNCEMENTS
 ====================================================================

    --------------------------------------
 1. UNIGROUP'S OCTOBER 2010 MEETING NOTICE
    --------------------------------------

       When:  THURSDAY, October 21st, 2010    (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

      Where:  The Cooper Union  <http://www.cooper.edu>
              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: LL101_CS  (LL1=Lower Level, Note: Room Changes 
Month-to-Month)
              ** Please RSVP **

       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:  Embedded Linux Development for Financial Markets
              ------------------------------------------------

    Speaker:  David Seltz,
              Director, Field Engineering,
              Wind River <http://www.windriver.com>

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    INTRODUCTION:
    -------------

    Unigroup is pleased to announce our October 2010 meeting on
    Embedded Linux Development for Financial Markets.

    As part of this meeting, we hope to have a live demonstration
    of an Embedded System Development Environment and compiling the
    Linux Kernel for Embedded Devices.

    Next Meeting Calendar:
    18-NOV-2010: To-be-announced.
    20-JAN-2011: Open Source Cluster Parallel File Systems
                 (Speaker: RAID Inc.)

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
    ---------------------

    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
    Registration Page:
          http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html

    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".

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    MAIN PRESENTATION
    -----------------

    Topic:  Embedded Linux Development for Financial Markets

    Introduction & Description of Talk:
    -----------------------------------

    We will talk about Embedded Linux and explain how it differs
    from Desktop Linux, how an Embedded distribution is built,
    and also debugged, and deployed.  We will talk about how the
    features of Embedded Linux apply to the Financial industry.
    Finally we will review how Embedded Linux is being used on
    multicore systems either in AMP mode, SMP mode, or with a
    Hypervisor.

    Outline of Talk:
    ----------------

    - What are key features of Embedded Linux vs. Desktop Linux?
      - Cross compile
      - Support for Multiple Embedded Architectures
      - Different Memory Models
      - Low Latency
      - Determinism
    - Demo the Wind River "In the box" board
    - How does Wind River build its Embedded Distribution?
      - LDAT
      - Using a Cross Development Environment
    - Demo Build System
    - What is Carrier Grade support?  Who needs it?
    - How does Embedded Linux fit in the Financial Industry?
    - Explain how Multicore Processors are supported
      - SMP
      - Hypervisor - How are companies using hypervisors in
        embedded devices.
    - Audience Survey
      - How many work with an Embedded Linux product?
      - How many need Embedded Linux capabilities in their
        product: determinism, low latency, diskless system,
        small memory footprint, embedded CPU?
      - Who edits and works with EMACs?  Eclipse?
        Visual Slick Edit? Microsoft Visual Studio?
    - NAP video
    - NAP overview

    References & Web Resources:
    ---------------------------

    To-be-announced.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Speaker Biography:
    ------------------

    David Seltz
    Director, Field Engineering

    David Seltz has been working in the embedded computer industry for
    over 25 years.  He started his Career working for CSPI in
    Billerica, MA as a development engineer working in the Scanalytics
    division on their Electrophoresis products.  In 1997 David went to
    work for Wind River Systems as a Field Application Engineer.
    Today Dave is the Regional Engineering Director for Wind River
    Systems covering the Network vertical in the Eastern United States.
    Dave went to Lehigh University in 1981 where he received his
    Computer Engineering Degree.  He received his Masters degree in
    Computer Engineering from Lowell University.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Company Biography:
    ------------------

    Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation
    (NASDAQ: INTC <http://www.intc.com/stock.cfm>), is a world leader
    in embedded and mobile software, and has begun to focus on the
    financial services market and delivering low latency to the
    industry.

    Wind River believes that by building a more competitive product
    that delivers more value requires working with a vendor that is
    well-connected-to high-performance multi-core software, to open
    carrier grade platforms, to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)
    hardware systems, to world-class support and design services,
    and to an ecosystem of third-party suppliers with
    application-specific functionality and complementary expertise.

    Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices
    since 1981, and its technology is found in over 500 million
    products.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giveaways:
    ----------

    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 have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the
    local NYC Sun Microsystems 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!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Food:
    -----

    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.

    Wind River said they would sponsor the food service for this
    meeting.  Thanks Wind River!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Directions:
    -----------

      The Cooper Union  <http://www.cooper.edu>
      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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    --------------------
 5. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
    --------------------

    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):
      10/21/2010, 11/18/2010, 1/20/2011, 3/17/2011, ...
    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:                                   =
    =       http://www.unigroup.org                                         =
    =========================================================================

    For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing
    List send an EMail message to:
         unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org

    To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
         uniboard (-a_t-) unigroup.org

    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!

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 -Rob Weiner
  Unigroup Executive Director
  unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org
  http://www.unigroup.org

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