DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. - May 6-11, 1995
"Optimizing the Distributed Enterprise"
SHREWSBURY, MA, March 2, 1995 -- Addressing the critical issues of importance to today's Information Technology professionals, DECUS '95/Washington, D.C., May 6-11, 1995 at the Washington Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel, will provide the real-world solutions necessary to optimize today's distributed computing enterprises.
DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. will bring attendees face-to-face with key figures in the industry today including: Digital Equipment Corporation's Enrico Pesatori; World Wide Web pioneers Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen; networking and security authority Dr. Bill Hancock; and Linux operating system architect Linus Torvalds.
In addition to these and other industry leaders, the seminar and symposium programs will feature a rare mix of insights from product engineers, developers, and day-to-day product users. Add to that exhibits and product demonstrations from over 100 of the top vendors in the industry, and DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. will present one of the most comprehensive educational experiences available to IT professionals.
Through seminars, symposium sessions, and trade show exhibits, the DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. event will allow attendees to explore the critical issues organizations need to address in the coming months to take maximum advantage of existing and emerging technologies within the Digital marketplace. Session tracks will be presented on: Multiprotocol, Multimedia Networks; Client/Server Applications Development; PC Networking and Services; Electronic Commerce; and Security. In addition, the program will also feature sessions addressing such topic areas as: operating systems; systems management; network software and hardware; storage management and archiving; databases; groupware and e-mail based systems; application development technologies; and network operating systems.
A special two-day track on the World Wide Web, Wednesday and Thursday, May 10 and 11, will feature case studies, "how to" sessions, and the insights of experts like: Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee; Mosaic and Netscape developer Marc Andreessen; Digital's Internet Business Group vice president Rose Ann Giordano; electronic cash payment pioneer David Chaum of DigiCash; and others.
Linus Torvalds, chief architect of the POSIX-compliant, royalty-free, Linux operating system, will lead a day-long track on Tuesday May 9 and a half-day tutorial on Wednesday, May 10. Linux sessions will cover everything from the history of Linux to the porting of Linux to Alpha.
DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. will continue the tradition of past DECUS events in providing the best opportunity to obtain information on the business practices of Digital Equipment Corporation and its partner companies. Sessions like the "Digital Listens Panel", which presents attendees with a forum for addressing Digital vice presidents and senior management, will cover such topics as systems and software licensing; multivendor support; account management, and channels support.
The program will also address a number of multivendor/multiplatform issues including distributed computing, DCE, COM, and CORBA, and will feature sessions on Digital and IBM connectivity, and Microsoft's database vision. Digital customers with an investment in Oracle Rdb will find the support they need at DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. with nearly four full days of sessions on Oracle Rdb, and Oracle7.
The DECUS Trade Show will feature over 50,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing the newest products and hottest solution from a variety of vendors including: Datametrics Systems Corporation; Digital Equipment Corporation; Executive Software; Forest Computer Inc.; Lotus Development Corporation; Novell, Inc.; Oracle Corporation; Performance Software; SAS Institute Inc.; Software AG; TGV, Inc.; Touch Technologies; W. Quinn Associates, Inc.; WRQ; Xerox Corporation; and many more.
Attendees will realize a substantial savings over on-site fees by registering for DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. by April 18, 1995. For more information, or to register, contact DECUS Customer Service at 1-800-DECUS55. Outside the U.S. and Canada call 1-508-841-7800.
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DECUS '95/Washington, D.C.
World Wide Web Technology Track
Speakers Include Web Pioneers Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen Supporting Tracks on The Internet and Electronic Commerce
The World Wide Web is the fastest growing service on the Internet. Tools such as Mosaic, Cello, and Netscape are making the information riches of the Internet increasingly accessible. On Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11, DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. will present a special World Wide Web technology track covering topics including: URL and URN naming; HTML language; organizing and structuring data; incorporating multimedia; creating forms and applications; security and authentication; and using WWW technology for internal documents and databases.
The two-day Web track combines over 20 sessions including such offerings as:
Related sessions throughout the week will cover everything from building and managing Web servers, to navigating the Internet, conducting electronic commerce, and network security and firewalls.
Web Keynote Sessions
The DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. World Wide Web technology track will feature keynote sessions from Web pioneers Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web with his colleagues at CERN, The European Particle Physics Laboratory. With WWW applications and usage exploding from 50 Web servers in January 1993 to 15,000 in June 1994, the "father of the Web" is expected to share his views on how his invention will change over the next few years.
Marc Andreessen released the first version of the Mosaic browser for the Web while at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and by the beginning of 1994, more than a thousand browsers were being downloaded every day. His efforts have brought the Web out of the laboratory and into the mainstream. Now, as vice president of technology for Netscape Communications Corporation, Andreessen will provide attendees with his view of future Web technologies and applications via a journey "In The Internet Fast Lane."
Internet, Security, and Electronic Commerce
The World Wide Web track will be complemented by Internet, Security, and Electronic Commerce sessions presented throughout the week. Attendees will be able to take part in sessions addressing topics including: Internet navigation; domain name configuration and troubleshooting; Netiquette; network firewalls; encryption, authentication, and privacy; doing business on the Internet; payment systems; legal and cultural issues; EDI and data standards; and more.
Rose Ann Giordano, vice president of Digital Equipment Corporation's Internet Business Group will address "The Internet Business Wave - Where it is Headed and What it Means", on Wednesday, May 10. Digital's Internet Business Group is responsible for providing innovative ways of utilizing Internet technology to meet the needs of customers and partners. One of the heaviest users of the Internet, Digital was the first computer company in the industry to utilize the World Wide Web and has been a leader in Internet project development, security, and utilization of the Net for electronic commerce.
Also on Wednesday, David Chaum, managing director of DigiCash a firm pioneering electronic cash payment systems, will describe the latest schemes for electronic cash and secure credit. In addition to his position at DigiCash, Chaum is chairman of the European Union Project CAFE, which combines integrated circuit card and software-only electronic money. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, then taught at New York University Graduate School of Business Administration and at the University of California, before accepting his present position.
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DECUS '95/Washington, D.C.
A Special Technology Track on Linux
System Architect Linus Torvalds To Deliver Keynote Presentation Program To Include Full-Day Track Of Sessions And Half-Day Tutorial
DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. will feature a special technology track on Linux, the popular POSIX-compliant, royalty-free operating system written by a group of UNIX-experts interacting over the Internet.
The DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. Linux track will present attendees with the unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the Linux operating system directly from chief architect Linus Torvalds, Linux users, and those connected to the Linux community. DECUS will also provide up-to-the-minute information on the porting of Linux to the Alpha processor.
What is Linux?
As a UNIX clone, Linux is a multiuser, multitasking, demand-paged virtual memory, POSIX-compliant, UNIX-like operating system that includes: networking (UUCP, TCP/IP, NFS, SLIP, PPP, various serial-line terminal programs); different filesystems (System V, MS-DOS, a "BSD-like" file system, ISO9660 (with Rockridge extensions)); X11/R6; various compilers (GNU based and others); and much more.
Distributions can be pulled over the Internet, or purchased through vendors. The application and the sources are available freely.
Linux currently runs on Intel 386/486/PENTIUM systems with ISA, EISA and PCI busses, and is currently being ported to other architectures. An advanced development kit is available for the Alpha processor from gatekeeper.pa.dec.com
Who Is Linus Torvalds?
Linus Torvalds is the originator and chief architect of the Linux operating system. A graduate student from the University of Helsinki, Torvalds decided that he wanted to write a new operating system that would be more powerful than MS-DOS, and would be freely distributed.
Torvalds sent out mail over the Internet to enlist people in creating such an operating system, and in a short timeframe (less than three years) went from a concept to the current distributed system.
Torvalds last participated in a DECUS event during DECUS '94/New Orleans, in May of 1994. Since that time Linux has grown in the computer community to the point where the operating system's popularity now supports: its own magazine; local user groups; and many commercial CD-ROM distributions.
Linux at DECUS '95/Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, May 10, DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. will feature a full day of sessions for Linux users and those who are interested in learning more about the Linux operating system. Sessions will range from the introductory to writing device drivers and will cover topics including: Linux on Alpha; the Debian Linux distribution; publishing in the Linux market; GUI programming in Linux; and much more. Linus Torvalds will present the track keynote "Linux: Past, Present, and Future."
Linux sessions will be open to all attendees registered for the symposium on Wednesday, May 10. DECUS will also offer a special Linux/Trade Show registration package for this day. Registration for this special Linux package is only $40.
On Thursday, May 11, Torvalds will present a half-day tutorial on the "Linux Kernel." This tutorial will cover various implementation issues in the Linux kernel, with a more detailed overview of the kernel process, memory, and file system management. Attendees are expected to be aware of the basic concepts and problems of operating system design, and be familiar with terms like "race condition" and "deadlock". Attendance does not require previous contact with kernel-level programming.
A separate registration fee of $99.00 will be charged for admission to the "Linux Kernel" tutorial. Attendance in this tutorial will not be covered under any other registration fee.
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From: DECnews for Education & Research 12-Apr-1995 1324 Subject: DECnews for Edu/Research for April '95 Date: 1995/04/12 Message-ID: <9504121723.AA07610@us2rmc.zko.dec.com> X-Deja-AN: 101520539 apparently-to: decn...@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU sender: Digital Equipment Corporation EDU News List comments: Gated by NETN...@AUVM.AMERICAN.EDU approved-by: DECnews for Education & Research 12-Apr-1995 1324 newsgroups: bit.listserv.decnews ......................................................................... : : : D E C N E W S : : ==================================================================== : : f o r E D U C A T I O N a n d R E S E A R C H : : : :.......................................................................: April 1995 Vol. 4, No. 3 IN THIS ISSUE: Announcements: . Digital to Change Name of its UNIX Operating System; . Digital Introduces Most Comprehensive Implementation of High Performance Fortran; . Digital Alpha Systems to Support Common Desktop Environment . Digital's PC Utility Wins "Innovations in Service" Award . NAG Launches Numerical PVM Library; . Numerical C Dynamic Link Library Launched By NAG; . NAG Launches New Fortran 90 Numerical Library; Events: . High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) Europe'95 - May 3-5 1995 Milano, Italy; . DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. World Wide Web Technology Track features WWW Pioneers Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen; . DECUS '95/WASHINGTON, D.C. A Special Technology Track On LINUX; . Registration Information For DECUS'95/WASHINGTON, D.C. Attendees; Resources: . Alpha Systems on the Internet . Electronic Connection . Digital's World-Wide Web . WWW Pages for Education and Research . TEI Discussion and Announcement Lists "DECNEWS for Education and Research" is an electronic newsletter edited and published by Digital Equipment Corporation's General Services Market Cluster for the Americas in association with Digital's international Education and Research Organizations. For information on how to subscribe and copy supporting documents, please see the end of this newsletter. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ..................... A N N O U N C E M E N T S ...................... DIGITAL TO CHANGE NAME OF ITS UNIX OPERATING SYSTEM .... Digital is changing the name of DEC OSF/1 to Digital UNIX. On March 14, 1995, X/Open Co. Ltd. announced its licensing program for the UNIX trademark, indicating that operating systems conformant to the Single UNIX Specification (formerly Spec 1170) may carry the X/Open UNIX brand. Digital's UNIX operating system meets X/Open's branding criteria and has received the UNIX brand. In licensing the X/Open UNIX trademark, Digital warrants that DEC OSF/1 conforms and will continue to conform to the specification, assuring OSF/1 users of a specified level of compatibility, and of maximum portability of applications between DEC OSF/1 and other UNIX systems. * Press Release - Digital To Change Name Of Its UNIX Operating System; news0301.txt DIGITAL INTRODUCES MOST COMPREHENSIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGH PERFOR- MANCE FORTRAN - March 16, 1995 .... Digital has introduced DEC Fortran 90 V1.3 and the Digital Parallel Software Environment V1.0, the compon- ent products that make up Digital's High Performance Fortran (HPF). These new products are designed to allow optimum use of parallel and clustered computing resources and are available for Digital's Alpha platforms running Digital UNIX (formerly OSF/1), an X/Open UNIX 93 branded product). The DEC Fortran 90 V1.3 compiler is the first compiler to support both the ANSI/ISO Fortran 90 standards and the full de facto HPF specification (except for transcriptive arguments and dynamic re- mapping). It permits users to write a single parallel program that can execute on both distributed-memory and shared memory machines. The Digital Parallel Software Environment V1.0 provides key pieces of the software development and execution environment for parallel HPF applications. * Digital Press Release - Digital Introduces Most Comprehensive Implementation of High Performance Fortran; news0306.txt DIGITAL ALPHA SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT COMMON DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT - March 16, 1995 .... Digital will include the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) on all members of its UNIX Alpha workstation and server families in the second half of 1995. The CDE was unveiled at the UniForum '95 Conference and Exhibition in Dallas on March 13, 1995; Digital continues to ship an advanced developers kit as part of its current operating system release, Digital UNIX V3.2, an X/Open UNIX 93 branded product.). CDE offers users the benefits of ease of use with a common "look and feel" across a broad range of platforms and offers a consistent set of prog- ramming interfaces which help ensure application portability and inter- operability among systems in heterogeneous operating environments. * Digital Press Release - All Alpha Systems to Support Common Desktop Environment; news0308.txt DIGITAL'S PC UTILITY WINS "INNOVATIONS IN SERVICE" AWARD - March 4, 1995 .... PC Utility, Digital's complete desktop personal computer management service, has been awarded the 1995 Harold H. Short, Jr. Innovations in Service Award by "Service News" magazine. The award recognizes creativ- ity within the computer industry and was presented to Len Bizzarro, Digital vice president for Multivendor Customer Service Marketing at a ceremony held during Servcon '95 in Tucson, Arizona. For a monthly fee per desktop, Digital's PC Utility delivers a complete solution: system network design, multivendor product procurement, staging and installation, ongoing support, periodic technology refresh and software updates and asset management. Criteria for selecting the winner of this award include: innovative qualities, an ability to improve service delivery, and the impact of the service on the industry. NAG LAUNCHES NUMERICAL PVM LIBRARY Oxford, UK February 6, 1995 .... The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has launched a new library of numerical routines called the NAG Numerical PVM Library, designed for distributed memory parallel machines. The library is intended for networks and clusters of workstations acting as a single parallel machine and for ded- icated distributed memory machines. It offers greater speed of execution over conventional sequential numerical software and allows programs to be solved which may be beyond the memory capacity of a single machine. The library uses the Basic Linear Algebra Communications Subprograms (BLACS) and PVM for message passing and includes ScaLAPACK routines, two black box solvers based upon ScaLAPACK, symmetric eigenvalue and SVD routines, six sparse linear equation solvers, 1-, 2- and multi-dimensional quadra- ture routines, an unconstrained nonlinear least squares solver, a random number generator, data distribution support routines, and utility routines. * Press Release - NAG Launches Numerical PVM Library; news0304.txt NUMERICAL C DYNAMIC LINK LIBRARY LAUNCHED BY NAG Oxford, UK Feb. 17, 1995 .... The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has launched their C library of numerical routines as a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) for PCs running MS-Windows 3.1. The NAG Numerical C DLL is a true dynamic link library that enables users to take full advantage of all facilities provided by Windows; NAG numerical C routines can now be called and loaded at run time from within Windows programs. The NAG Numerical DLL includes over 250 tried and tested routines covering areas such as: minimization, ordinary differential equations, Fourier transforms, quadrature, linear algebra, solutions of systems, curve and surface fitting, special functions, statistical functions, and many other important areas of numerical computation. * Press Release - Numerical C Dynamic Link Library Launched By NAG Oxford; news0305.txt NAG LAUNCHES NEW FORTRAN 90 NUMERICAL LIBRARY - February 20, 1995 .... The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has launched NAG FL90plus in response to customer demand for a new numerical library development environment for Fortran programmers. NAG FL90plus delivers the full range of NAG Fortran library technology, giving access to the NAG Fortran Library of numerical and statistical solutions in Fortran now ported to Fortran 90, plus NAG FL90, a library of Fortran 90 procedures designed to exploit the new features of Fortran 90. FL90plus enables users to run all their programs as they do now and provides a bridge to the benefits of Fortran 90. FL90plus comprises two components: the full NAG Fortran library of over 1100 Fortran 77 routines, and over 140 new numerical procedures in Fortran 90. * NAG Press Release - NAG Launches New Fortran 90 Numerical Library; news0307.txt ......................... E V E N T S ................................ HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND NETWORKING (HPCN) EUROPE '95; WEB PAGES AVAILABLE .... HPCN Europe '95, the largest event on High Performance Computing and Networking subject matter in Europe, will be held May 3-5, 1995 in Milano Italy. The Digital booth (number 40) will be located on the first floor of the Centro Congressi Milanofiori; demonstrations will include Digital's latest technology. Digital will have speakers for several presentations during the symposium and the vendor sessions. For more information on Digital's participation in HPCN, send e-mail to arlette.mar...@brk.mts.dec.com or edu_resea...@bro.mts.dec.com, or phone: (32)2.729.82.81, or fax: (32)2.729.82.03. Digital presentations during the Symposium: . Wednesday, 3 May - 16.30 "Performance Evaluation of High Performance Fortran for Scientific Computing"; B. Boulter, Digital Equipment Corporation (IR). . Friday, 5 May - 09.00 "Efficient Implementation of PVM on the AN2 ATM Network"; M. Hausner, M. Burrows, C.A. Thekkath, Digital Equipment Corporation (USA). Digital presentations during the Vendor sessions: . Wednesday, 3 May - 15.00 "Digital UNIX Scalable Parallel Systems: The Next Generation"; John C. Kreatsoulas, Marketing Manager Education & Research Europe, Digital Equipment Corporation, Brussels, Belgium * Web pages providing information on the HPCN Europe '95 Conference are on Digital's external web, URL: http://www.digital.com/hpcn DECUS '95/WASHINGTON, D.C. WORLD WIDE WEB TECHNOLOGY TRACK .... features WWW pioneer speakers Tim Berners-Lee (father of the Web) and Marc Andreessen (released first MOSAIC). On May 10 and May 11, DECUS '95 presents a special World Wide Web technology track covering URL and URN naming; HTML language; organizing and structuring data; incorporating multimedia; creating forms and applications; security and authentication; and using WWW technology for internal documents and databases. Over 20 sessions be offered, including "Building a Commercial WEB Server", "Web Server Implementation Issues"; "Dynamically Generated Active Maps"; "Challenges in Building a Wireless World Wide Web Client"; "The Story of the California Election WWW Server"; "Introduction and Intermediate Level HTML"; and "Digital's Web Index Project." Complementary sessions throughout the week will cover the Internet, Security, and Electronic Commerce. Registration information is provided below in this newsletter. * Fact Sheet - DECUS '95/Wash., D.C. WWW Technology Track news0302.txt DECUS '95/WASHINGTON, D.C. A SPECIAL TECHNOLOGY TRACK ON LINUX .... System architect Linus Torvalds will deliver a keynote presentation on Linux, the POSIX-compliant, royalty-free operating system written by a group of UNIX-experts over the Internet. A UNIX clone, Linux is a multi- user, multitasking, demand-paged virtual memory, POSIX-compliant, UNIX- like operating system that includes: networking (UUCP, TCP/IP, NFS, SLIP, PPP, various serial-line terminal programs); different filesystems (System V, MS-DOS, a "BSD-like" file system, ISO9660 (with Rockridge extensions)); X11/R6; compilers (GNU based and others); and more that can be pulled over the Internet or purchased through vendors. Linux runs on Intel systems with ISA, EISA, and PCI busses; an advanced devel- opment kit for Alpha is available from gatekeeper.pa.dec.com. A separate registration fee of $99.00 will be charged for admission to the "Linux Kernel" tutorial. Attendance in this tutorial will not be covered under any other registration fee. * Fact Sheet - DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. A Special Technology Track On LINUX; news0303.txt DECUS '95/WASHINGTON D.C. EDUSIG CAMPGROUND MEETING .... In lieu of a formal TEI session at DECUS, Michael Peterson will host a discussion of issues affecting educational institutions in the EDUSIG Campground. Representatives of schools, colleges, and universities attending DECUS in Washington D.C. are invited to participate in this informal exchange of ideas, information, and experiences. Check the DECUS Update.Daily published at DECUS for time and location. REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR DECUS'95/WASHINGTON, D.C. ATTENDEES .... DECUS attendees can realize a substantial saving over on-site fees by registering for DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. by April 18, 1995. DECUS '95/Washington, D.C., will take place May 6-11, 1995 at the Washington Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel. * For information, or to register, contact DECUS Customer Service at 1-800-DECUS55; outside the U.S. and Canada call 1-508-841-7800. * Information on DECUS '95/Washington, D.C. is also available via: . World Wide Web: http://www.decus.org/ . Anonymous FTP: ftp.decus.org . 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