[luv-announce] UPDATE: LUV Main December 2017 Meeting - ISC and TERATEC: A Tale of Two Conferences / nfatbles

Andrew Pam andrew at sericyb.com.au
Mon Nov 27 18:15:54 AEDT 2017

Start: Dec 5 2017 18:30
End: Dec 5 2017 20:30
Location: Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Link: http://mailexchangehotel.com.au/


Lev Lafayette, ISC and TERATEC: A Tale of Two Conferences

This year the International Supercomputing Conference and TERATEC were
held in close proximity, the former in Frankfurt from June 17-21 and the
latter in Paris from June 27-28. Whilst the two conferences differ
greatly in scope (one international, one national) and language (one
Anglophone, the other Francophone), the dominance of Linux as the
operating system of choice at both was overwhelming.

This presentation will provide an overview of the two conferences
concentrating on the two items of particular focus. Firstly, the
advances and use of Linux in the field of automated vehicles, which was
prevalent at ISC, and secondly, health care data metrics, which was
prevalent at the second. The presentation will also provide some reasons
for how Linux has come to dominate in the field of research computing,
and what threats and opportunities exist to its use.

Lev Lafayette is the HPC and Training Officer at the University of
Melbourne. Prior to that he worked at the Victorian Partnership for
Advanced Computing (VPAC) in a similar role for several years.  Since
2006 he has done a few things for LUV as well.

Duncan Roe, nftables

nftables replaces the popular {ip,ip6,arp,eb}tables. This software
provides a new in-kernel packet classification framework that is based
on a network-specific Virtual Machine (VM) and a new nft userspace
command line tool.  nftables reuses the existing Netfilter subsystems
such as the existing hook infrastructure, the connection tracking
system, NAT, userspace queueing and logging subsystem.

This presentation concentrates on nftables from the user perspective.

Duncan Roe has had a Linux desktop since 1993. A software developer, he
first used Linux professionally in 1994. He has been hacking on Linux
ever since.

Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Food and drinks will be available on premises.

Linux Users of Victoria is a subcommittee of Linux Australia.

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