The Linux Foundation Announces Program for 2010 End User Summit
World’s most advanced Linux users from British Telecom, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, and more meet with kernel community to collaborate on requirements and opportunities
SAN FRANCISCO – September 8, 2010 — The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the speaker lineup and details for The Linux Foundation End User Summit. The Summit is a unique opportunity for the most advanced enterprise users to collaborate with leaders from within the Linux community, including the highest-level maintainers and developers.
The Summit will take place October 12-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City in New Jersey and will provide end users and kernel developers a direct connection to one another for advancing the features most critical to using Linux in the enterprise. By bringing together sophisticated end users and senior Linux developers, The Linux Foundation hopes to accelerate innovation and adoption of Linux in the most cutting-edge environments. Companies from financial services, healthcare, energy and government, among other industries, will be attending the invitation-only event.
The Linux Foundation End User Summit will feature keynotes, Open Spaces Sessions, technical conference sessions and case studies. Open Spaces Sessions are intended to provide attendees a forum in which they can actively be a part of the discussion on a particular topic and not just an observer. This facilitates collaboration and active progress on requirements among all community members – enterprise users, kernel developers and vendors.
Highlights from this year’s program include:
• Keynote from British Telecom’s Chief Scientist JP Rangaswami – “Purple Haze to Purple Rain: Why the Cloud Rocks”
• Bob Evans, vice president at NASDAQ OMX, will share what is working today with Linux and what would really work in his environment.
• A panel comprised of key Linux kernel developers who will review what’s next in Linux storage and filesystems. Panelists include Ric Wheeler, Manager and Architect of the File System Team at Red Hat; Christoph Hellwig, kernel developer specializing in file systems and virtualization; and James Bottomley, Distinguished Engineer at Novell and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, the Linux Voyager port and the 53c700 driver; and Ted Ts’o, North America’s First Kernel Developer and an Engineer at Google working on filesystems and storage.
• Technical Case Studies presented by CitiGroup, Intel, and Morgan Stanley. For example, Intel Senior Application Engineer Evgueny Khartchenko will cover “Latency Spike Linux Kernel Performance Analysis - Uncovering Root Causes.”
• IBM’s cloud computing and open source expert Gerrit Huizenga will host a technical session on public and private clouds.
• Keynote from The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin on how Linux is becoming the fabric for next-generation enterprise computing.
• The unstructured and collaborative Open Spaces Sessions will address Virtualization, HPC/Multicore, Filesystems and Tracing. Moderators for these open discussions include:
o Virtualization: Moderator Chris Wright, KVM project lead and senior engineer at Red Hat
o HPC/Multicore: Moderator Christoph Lameter, Graphe, Inc.
o Filesystems: Moderated by Ric Wheeler, manager and architect of the Filesystems Team at Red Hat
o Tracing: Moderated by Steven Rostedt, Ftrace project lead and software engineer at Red Hat; and Elena Zannoni, manager of Linux engineering tools team at Oracle.
“The Linux users who attend The Linux Foundation’s End User Summit are the people who are pushing the limits of computing every day. They’re the iconic early adopters of technology, and by bringing them together with the kernel development community and Linux vendors, we’re able to help facilitate the advancement of Linux within the open development model,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.
The Linux Foundation End User Summit is supported by Platinum sponsors IBM and Intel, and Bronze sponsors Adobe, Oracle and Softlayer. To request an invitation, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/end-user-summit .
The Linux Foundation fosters innovation by hosting events for the Linux technical and business communities. These events help solve pressing issues facing Linux and fuel collaboration and communication between all members of the Linux ecosystem: developers, users, industry, ISVs and distribution vendors. Other Linux Foundation events include a mix of industry and community conferences such as its annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, LinuxCon (North America, Japan and Brazil) and the Kernel Summit, among others.
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About the Linux Foundation
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