There is no formal presentation this month but we will be having a group discussion on the topics of cgroups and systemd. There should also be plenty of time for general topics so if you have any questions or problems or even good stories, feel free to share.
For venue information, see: Meeting Info
Topic: An introduction to the GIT distributed version control system
Presenter: Jordan Schatz
Topic: NoSQL Databases
- Why NoSQL is in vogue.
- Available NoSQL solutions (Cassandra, HBase, CouchDB, Voldmort, MongoDB,
- Document databases vrs key value stores.
- Amazon's Dynamo and S3 (Dynamo is the seminal paper on the subject)
- and something more in depth about MongoDB and Riak.
Topic: Web Desktops
Presenter: Srinivas Prasad Gumdelli
Srinivas will talk about web-based desktop environments like EyeOS.
Topic: GNOME 3 / GNOME Shell and Unity
Presenter: Scott Dowdle
Scott will be showing the latest wares from Fedora and Ubuntu both radically different from the GNOME 2.x series that is in common use today.
Presenter: David Eder
Topic: Working with IPv6
The main presentation this month is an introduction to BTFFS... nothing too fancy or complex, just an overview of some of its capabilities and then a demo on some modest hardware.
There will also be a demonstration of the remote virtual machine display protocol SPICE.
Derek will help us take a look at an embedded Linux environment found in popular single board computers (SBCs) like the BeagleBoard, Gumstix, Technologic Systems, and others. After a show and tell of several Technologic Systems' SBCs, he'll begin diving into the pieces of the boot medium, like the kernel, initrd, and filesystem, and how they are connected. Finally, he'll demonstrate how to use a cross-toolchain to compile a Linux kernel for use on the SBC. If everyone is having fun and time allows, Derek will also show us how to compile Busybox, the swiss army knife of embedded Linux.
Optional, recommended complimentary reading:
"Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach" by Christopher Hallinan.
Gary Bummer will be giving a presentation about his new servers which are commodity blade systems (4 full-blown systems in a 2U rack mount case) from Silicon Mechanics. The group will be meeting at the usual place (EPS 259) at the usual time (7PM) but after everyone has arrived we will walk across campus to where Gary has the servers. Since the Fall semester has started there won't be any problems with the doors being locked.
One Laptop Per Child volunteer project - The Big Sky Science Partnership has ten OLPC laptops (a mix of XO-1.0 and XO-1.5 models) that need to be upgraded to the latest firmware and OS. We may also be adding some additional Sugar activities.
Those who attend will be given instructions on how to do the OLPC software upgrades and perform them. The process should take 5 to 10 minutes per laptop. This is an excellent opportunity to get some hands on with the OLPC.