[Herts] FW: High-Availability & Reliability Conference: Bournemouth, 25-26 Feb (UKUUG)

Alasdair G Kergon agk at ukuug.org
Thu Jan 1 21:10:27 GMT 2004

UK Unix User Group LISA/Winter Conference and Tutorial: 
  High-Availability and Reliability
  Bournemouth, UK, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February 2004


The main theme of the conference is High-Availability and Reliability,
with topics including large-scale email services, High-Availability
Linux, storage replication, MySQL, and choosing reliable hardware.
The conference starts in the afternoon of Wednesday, 25 February and
will be preceded by a half-day tutorial on High-Availability Linux
clusters, and the Heartbeat cluster monitoring software.  This is
being given by Alan Robertson and Lars Marowsky-Bree, who will both
also deliver talks in the main conference.

Lars currently works as technical lead and developer for the SUSE
Labs.  His main areas of expertise are high-availability and cluster
related topics, ranging from storage (multi-pathing, RAID, and
replication) over network load balancing to cluster infrastructure
service, resource management and administration.

Alan, who is now based at IBM's Linux Technology Center, has been an
active developer and project leader for High-Availability Linux for
several years.  He maintains the Linux-HA project web
(www.linux-ha.org), and has been a key developer for the open source
Heartbeat program.

The technical talks of the conference run from the Wednesday afternoon
and will finish late afternoon on the Thursday.  The provisional
programme includes:

Matt Asay               Open Source Capitalism: Innovation Business Models 
(Novell)                for an Innovative Development Methodology

David Axmark            MySQL High-Availability Features

Mark Baker and          javaGMA: A lightweight implementation of   
Matthew Grove           the Grid Monitoring Architecture
(University of Portsmouth) 

Matthew Bloch	        Getting the best from your server with  
(Bytemark Hosting)	User-Mode Linux

Peter T. Breuer         NetRAID
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Tim Chown               IPv6 Deployment Status
(University of Southampton)

Julian Field            MailScanner
(University of Southampton)

Tony Finch              Scaling up Cambridge University's email service
(University of Cambridge)

Niall Mansfield         Experiences with the Sobig worms and 
(UIT Cambridge Ltd)     how we combatted them (and other Spam)

Lars Marowsky-Bree      High-Availability Cluster Design and 
(SUSE LINUX AG)         Set-up

Stephen Mayo            Hardware for high-availability

Richard J. Moore        Preparing Linux for the Enterprise
(IBM Linux technology Centre)

Philipp Reisner         Storage Replication with DRBD
(LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH)

Alan Robertson          Heartbeat
(IBM Linux Technology Centre)

Steve Whitehouse        Cluster filesystems
(ChyGwyn Ltd)

The event is open to both members and non-members of the
UKUUG. Bookings must be received by 18 February 2004, and a discounted
early booking rate is available until 23 January 2004.
A limited number of free and subsidised places is available for those
who would otherwise be unable to attend.

See <http://www.ukuug.org/events/winter2004/> for booking information
and full details of the programme including abstracts and speaker

For further information, contact:
  Jane Morrison
  UKUUG Secretariat
  PO Box 37
  Herts SG9 9UQ

  Tel:  01763 273 475
  Fax:  01763 273 255

  office at ukuug.org

The UKUUG was formed to represent users of UNIX and Open systems in
the UK.  It uniquely caters for the needs of people in this area and
is completely independent of specific hardware and software vendors.
Any profits are used to further the activities of the organisation.

Provisional dates for Linux 2004 conference in Leeds:
  29th July - 1st August 2004

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