[GNHLUG] April 5th - ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Thu Mar 22 13:30:57 EDT 2007

             Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
             a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org

The next regular monthly meeting of the DLSLUG will be held:
                 Thursday, April 5th, 7-9PM
at:       Dartmouth College, Carson Hall, Room L02
                All are welcome, free of charge.


7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems
       Presented by Todd Underwood,
       VP of Operations and Professional Services, Renesys Corporation

       ZFS is the most original work in storage management in years. It
       offers a revolutionary, integrated approach to block device,
       raid, volume management and filesystem technology. We'll take a
       high-level look at what makes ZFS so different from previous
       storage technologies and look at efforts to port ZFS to free
       operating systems (ZFS is available for FreeBSD and in a
       userland port to Linux, but the path will not be easy).

       Todd has with more than 10 years experience in architecting,
       building, and supporting large-scale distributed systems. Before
       Renesys, Todd was senior vice president and chief technology
       officer at Oso Grande Technologies, the largest Internet service
       provider in New Mexico, where he was the lead consultant in the
       security practice. Before that, Todd was chief technology
       officer at Lightdart Managed Data Centers, a co-location and
       hosting start-up built in partnership with Public Service
       Company of New Mexico. As a graduate student, Todd led the
       effort studying high-speed networking for large-scale computer
       clusters at the University of New Mexico. Todd holds a B.A. from
       Columbia College, Columbia University and an M.S. in computer
       science from the University of New Mexico.

8:50  Roundtable Exchange - where the attendees can make
        announcements or ask a linux question of the group.

Please see the website for links to directions.

If any area companies are interested in sponsoring refreshments, please
let me know.

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