[Beowulf] BWBUG December 14, 2004: sFlow and Cluster Interconnects

Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Mon Dec 13 19:00:25 EST 2004


 --- Special Notes:
  -- This months meeting will be held in Greenbelt MD, not in Virginia
  -- This meeting returns to our usual second Tuesday of the month schedule
  -- The meeting will focus on advances in Ethernet cluster networks
  -- See http://www.bwbug.org/ for full information


Date: Tuesday December 14, 2004
Time: 2:45 PM  -  5:00 PM
Location: Northrop Grumman IT, Greenbelt MD

Titles:
    sFlow,  A new Network Monitoring System 
    Interconnect and Switch Fabrics for Clusters.

Speakers:
 Mr. Wes Medley 
     Federal Systems Engineer with Foundry Networks
 Donald Becker
     CTO of Penguin Computing, and CS of the Scyld Software division

Abstracts: 

Foundry Networks and Inmon Corporation will provide a technology brief
on sFlow, a new network monitoring technology.

sFlow provides a network-wide view of user level traffic flows. sFlow is
a scalable technique for measuring network traffic, collecting, storing, and
analyzing network traffic data. sFlow allows administrators of
Supercomputing Clusters to understand possible congestion points within
their application traffic flow information and to analysis traffic flows
to ensure correct cluster operation.


Donald Becker will give a brief review of the Interconnect and Switch
Fabrics for Clusters.

Donald is one of the world experts on network drivers, having created
most of the network drivers for the Linux during the first decade of its
existance.  He was the founder of the first company that specialized in
commerical cluster management software, SCYLD. 

____
This month's meeting will be in our Maryland venue, the
Northrop Grumman Information Technology Offices at
7501 Greenway Center Drive,
Suite 1200
 Greenbelt, MD, 20770

See http://www.bwbug.org/ web page for directions.
Registration on the web site is highly encourage to speed sign-in.

As usual there will be door prizes, food and refreshments.

Essential questions:
   Need to be a member?: No, and guests are welcome.
   Parking and parking fees: Free surface lot parking is readily available
   Ease of access:  30 seconds from the D.C. beltway

Also as usual, the organizer and host for the meeting is
  T. Michael Fitzmaurice, Jr.
  8110 Gatehouse Road, Suite 400W
  Falls Church, VA 22042
  703-205-3132 office
  240-475-7877 cell
  mail  michael.fitzmaurice at ngc.com


-- 
Donald Becker				becker at scyld.com
Scyld Software	 			Scyld Beowulf cluster systems
914 Bay Ridge Road, Suite 220		www.scyld.com
Annapolis MD 21403			410-990-9993

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