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Tuesday, November 14: Ken Moreau (HP)

1:00-4:00
HP's office in Greenbelt, Maryland (directions)

Please register if you plan to attend.

BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) as early as 11:30 if you wish to join fellow ESILUG attendees and our speaker for lunch, in the meeting room. There's a little lunch place in the office building next door. You can also find nearby restaurants via the Yahoo Maps link on the ESILUG directions page.

Ken will deliver two presentations he gave at the 2006 HP Technology Forum. Ken does a great job of presenting a non-marketing, practical comparison of related technologies from multiple vendors. Those who've been around ESILUG a few years will remember Ken's survey of cluster technologies which he presented to us in November 2000

A Survey of Processor Technologies

This seminar surveys the processor technologies available in the industry today, including HP Alpha, Intel Itanium 2, AMD Opteron, HP PA-RISC, Intel Pentium, IBM Power5 and Sun UltraSPARC. You will learn the common functions of the micro-processors including cache, register remapping, predication, pipelining, threading, multi-core and processor interconnects, seeing where they are the same and where they are different. We will discuss 64-bit technology in detail, working through the marketing hype to understand the reality for each processor type.

A Survey of Virtualization Technologies

This seminar surveys the server virtualization technologies available in the industry today, including hard partitioning, soft (virtual) partitioning, micro-partitioning and resource partitioning. You will learn the common functions of this virtualization for the servers and operating systems available from Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Unisys, as well as the software technologies available from EMC VMware, Hewlett-Packard Virtual Machines, IBM Hypervisor, Microsoft Virtual Server and Xen, seeing where they are the same and where they are different. You will learn the common functions which all of the cluster technologies perform, see where they are the same and where they are different on each platform, and how to match the different technologies to business requirements.

Speaker Bio

Ken Moreau has been with the combined HP for 27 years, starting with Digital Equipment in 1979 as an Educational Services developer of Computer Based Instructional software. Ken was with the VAX DEBUG group for 4 years, and transferred to a PreSales Solutions Architect position in 1990. Ken has focused on high availability solutions across the industry for the last 10 years, and has been an OpenVMS Ambassador since 1992.


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