Start: May 3 2016 18:30
End: May 3 2016 20:30
Location: 6th Floor, 200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
* UNUM Computing - Lev Lafayette
* Second talk to be announced
UNUM is an abbreviation of the Universal Number format developed by John
Gustafson in response to the limtations of standard floating point
formats. UNUMS provide greater accuracy - and indeed claim to abolish
computational error altogether - with typically fewer bits and therefore
less power consumption. UNUMS claim to have no overflow, no underflow,
and no rounding. Implementations have been made in some mathematical
programming languages (e.g., Julia, Python) but hardware manufacturers
have been slow to express enthusiasm.
Lev Lafayette is the HPC Support and Training Officer at the University
of Melbourne. Prior to that he spent several years in a similar role at
the recently deceased Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing and
has spent many years on the Linux Users of Victoria committee.
Second talk to be announced.
200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053
Late arrivals, please call (0490) 049 589 for access to the venue.
Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to
join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good
place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne
is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat and Infoxchange for their help in
obtaining the meeting venues.
Linux Users of Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.
Start: Apr 16 2016 12:30
End: Apr 16 2016 16:30
Location: Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond
Following on from his November 2013 presentation "An introduction to
computer games: Why are they important to us all?" *Andrew Pam* will
demonstrate some games and assist members to choose and install games on
their own computers. If there is interest, he may also discuss
user-created content and game development on Linux.
Andrew first discovered an interest in boolean logic when his mother
carried him in her arms at just the right height to reach light switches
as they passed through doorways. He was lucky enough to go to a school
with an obsolete PDP/8e: switches, lights, core memory, paper tape,
punched cards and all. He first started programming on a TRS-80 model 1
level I and the first computer he owned was a Commodore VIC-20. He has
run the gaming Miniconference at linux.conf.au in the past and enjoys
playing computer games on Linux systems. He is the current president of
Linux Users of Victoria.
There will also be the usual casual hands-on workshop, Linux
installation, configuration and assistance and advice. Bring your laptop
if you need help with a particular issue.
The meeting will be held at Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond 3121
(enter via the garage on Jonas St.)
Late arrivals, please call *(0490) 049 589* for access to the venue.
LUV would like to acknowledge Infoxchange <http://infoxchange.org/> for
Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.