NOTE: Please send any proxies to LUV Vice-President Russell Coker who
will be hosting the meeting, as I will be in Mexico all next week at the
Internet Governance Forum.
Start: Dec 6 2016 18:30
End: Dec 6 2016 20:30
Location: 6th Floor, 200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053
• Lev Lafayette, High Performance Linux in Europe
• adjourned Special General Meeting
• Peter Ross, Introduction to FreeBSD
Lev Lafayette, High Performance Linux in Europe
Linux is utterly dominant in high performance computing with 100% of the
Top 500 systems worldwide using a *nix based system, and for various
good reasons. As expected, different institutions have some very
different configurations, maintenance, and user training. Following a
whirlwind tour of some of Europe's major HPC centres, examples are
provided from Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Stuttgart,
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, the European Organization for
Nuclear Research (CERN), Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement
Supérieur in Montpellier, and the Centro Nacional de Supercomputación,
Lev is the HPC and Training Officer at the University of Melbourne.
Prior to that he had a similar role for eight years at the Victorian
Partnership for Advanced Computing. He speaks several languages poorly
and at least two reasonably well, collects degrees for find out what he
doesn't know, and enjoys traditional RPGs. He's been known to do a few
things for LUV over the past ten years.
Peter Ross, Introduction to FreeBSD
FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern
servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has
continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced
networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the
platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive
embedded networking and storage devices.
Peter Ross is an IT Systems Engineer, Consultant and Manager currently
working as an NBN data centre engineer for ARRIS. He has many years of
experience as a Linux consultant and Senior Linux Engineer.
adjourned Special General Meeting
Notice of LUV Special General Meeting, 6 December 2016, 19:30.
Linux Users of Victoria, Inc., registration number A0040056C, will be
resuming the adjourned Special General Meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday, 6th
December 2016, on the 6th floor of 200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053.
The SGM will be held in conjunction with our usual December Main Meeting.
The only matter of business to be considered at this meeting is:
*That Linux Users of Victoria apply to become a subcommittee of Linux
Australia and conditional upon acceptance, wind up the present Victorian
association as per rule 76 and section 133 of the Act and transfer all
members and assets to the newly formed subcommittee of Linux Australia.*
You may appoint another member of LUV as your proxy for this meeting, to
speak and vote on your behalf if you are unable to attend.
If you are submitting your proxy on paper, you should sign and date it.
If you are emailing your proxy, then the date and act of emailing will
be taken as the equivalent of signing and dating a paper proxy.
You can use the following form, which you can copy from between the
horizontal rules, inserting your own name and that of your proxy as
I, [insert your name], being a member of Linux Users of Victoria,
appoint [insert name of your proxy], being also a member of Linux Users
of Victoria, as my proxy to vote on my behalf at the Special General
Meeting of the association to be held on 2nd November 2016, and at any
adjournment of that meeting.
[You can add here any specific instructions to your proxy, such as
directions to vote in a particular way on a particular item. If you have
no specific instructions, you can delete this bracketed paragraph.]
Notes about proxies:
1. You can appoint any LUV member as your proxy. However, the
committee suggests that it's practical and convenient to appoint the
Vice-President, Russell Coker, as your proxy, who can be trusted to act
on your proxy faithfully.
2. Emailed proxies should be sent to luv-secretary(a)luv.asn.au, and
must be received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
3. Members who wish to send a paper proxy by post should contact the
Secretary for the postal address to use. Such proxies also must be
received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
4. Paper proxies can also be presented at the commencement of the
5. We recommend using the above form. However, under the new model
rules, you can instead use any form that clearly identifies your proxy
and is signed by you.
Questions about this meeting are best posted to luv-meta(a)luv.asn.au.
-- Andrew Pam, as LUV President.
200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053
(the EPA building)
Late arrivals needing access to the building and the sixth floor please
call *0490 049 589*.
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 <http://redhat.com.au/> for their
help in obtaining the venue.
Linux Users of Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.