Publications

Publications

Sine Nomine Associates' staff members are active participants in the technical community. We are pleased to provide these publications for the benefit of our customers.

All documents in this section are Copyright © by Sine Nomine Associates. All Rights Reserved. You may download and print these documents for your own use, but redistribution of multiple copies in electronic or print format is expressly prohibited without permission from the management of Sine Nomine Associates.

 

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Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

Sine Nomine Associates encourages participation in a number of annual conferences including Hillgang Group, VM Workshop, OpenAFS Workshhop, and Ohio Linuxfest. Presentations from these conferences are available to view online.

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Conference Presentations by SNA Engineers

Conference Presentations by SNA Engineers

Sine Nomine Associates has offered presentations given at a number of conferences in the United States, and occasionally, internationally. Slides and outlines from some of these presentations are available here, in PDF format, for the use of our customers. All presentations are Copyright © Sine Nominee Associates.

2019

NJE and SSH Client Suite - Neale Ferguson (VM Workshop 2019)

Container Orchestration - Neale Ferguson (VM Workshop 2019)

2017

Introduction to Docker - Neale Ferguson (Hillgang Group - 09 March, 2017)

Introduction to Docker and Open Shift - Neale Ferguson (VM Workshop 2017)

2015

The IBM Mainframe - A Personal History - Neale Ferguson (Hillgang Group - 15 April, 2015)

2013

VM Manager Mobile - Neale Ferguson (Hillgang Group - 11 December, 2013)

2012

OpenAFS Out-of-Band TCP - Andrew Deason (2012 European AFS and Kerberos Conference)

OpenAFS Directory Objects - Mike Meffie (2012 European AFS and Kerberos Conference)

AFS3 Standards Update - Mike Meffie (2012 European AFS and Kerberos Conference)

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Hillgang Group

Hillgang Group

HILLGANG is the US Capitol Area VM and Linux Users Group. The group meets quarterly, and maintains a lively discussion and issues list via electronic mail.

All are welcome to attend.

If you'd like more information, feel free to send email to hillgang@vm.marist.edu, or join the fun by sending email to listserv@vm.marist.edu with the words

subscribe hillgang first-name last-name

in the BODY of your message. Instructions will be returned to you on how to complete the subscription.

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Hillgang Group Presentations July 2010

Hillgang Group Presentations July 2010

In a July 15, 2010 presentation for Hillgang, the DC Vm and Linux Users' Group, Len Diegel offered a review of current trends and challenges across the IT industry, the impact of Cloud computing, and a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses that compares running Linux on commodity servers (x86) with other solutions including VMware, z/VM, and public virtual solutions.

From the Hillgang abstract:

When Linux on IBM System z Makes Sense (Cents)

The methodology and formulas used to develop the comparisons are included along with the results of recent migrations from Linux on x86 servers to Linux on IBM System z. The session concludes with real customer experiences and recommendations of proven products for capacity planning, identifying and resolving performance issues, and enablement tools for systems administrators and other IT professionals that make the job of administering Linux on z more doable; information that could mean the difference between a successful implementation or frustration and failure.

Len Diegel retired from IBM after more than 30 years that included efforts with S/360 through System z. He spent most of that time supporting VM –> z/VM product development, marketing, and sales efforts. His positions at IBM included managing a global team of highly skilled z/VM professionals focused on supporting IBM’s z/VM customers. That team was also responsible for researching and providing the initial business case for implementing Linux on IBM mainframes. Len has presented IBM’s strategy and direction on several occasions at SHARE, Guide/SHARE Europe, WAVV, and other IBM events. He was “knighted” by the SHARE organization for his efforts with VM in general. Len retired from IBM as Program Director of System z in 2001 to lead a division of Cornerstone Systems Inc.. He joined Velocity Software Inc. in 2009 as the company’s president and manages Velocity’s global business efforts.

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Hillgang Group Presentations October 2010

Hillgang Group Presentations October 2010

These are presentations from the October 2010 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group. Some of the material in this section is provided courtesy other organizations, and posted here with permission of the copyright owners.

Full presentations are attached in PDF format.

Abstracts:

 

The GAO is directed by the needs of Congress to investigate, among other things, IT Security. In this role as the official watchdog for the American people the IT audit staff are routinely feared and loathed by the data center management and staff targeted for audit.
But through all of the grief and aggravation brought about by an IT audit the goal is quite simply to protect the assets of the USA. Everyone, corporate organizations and Federal Agency alike need this type of oversight and review.
Although the GAO has a primary focus on Federal Agencies the methods used are insightful for everyone, and the lessons learned over the past 10 years by the presenter will provide an interesting perspective on IT security.  This action packed presentation will give you some of the basic knowledge to aid in the self-assessment of your own IT world.

 


 

IBM has issued a Statement of Direction describing its intent to permit multiple z/VM Systems to collaborate in a Single System Image cluster, and to allow a running guest to be moved from one member of a cluster to another with Live Guest Relocation. This presentation provides a preview of these enhancements.

 


 

The recently announced IBM zEnterprise System is a system of systems integrating System z along with other IBM system technologies.  The key to this integration is the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. This presentation will cover the details of what needs to be done to a z/VM LPAR in order to participate in this new integrated management environment.

 


 

The zPDT offering provides a full suite of 64-bit mainframe level processing on Intel based platforms with very impressive performance.  The first round of IBM availability has been for commercial application developers (ISVs) and IBM Rational mainframe licensees that use the mainframe for in-house development.  The presentation will include some hands-on product demonstrations as well as an open discussion as to the general availability of the technology.  Included in this session will be details behind a special program that is currently available to governmental agencies and the Armed Forces to use zPDT technology for application development, testing, training, and application demo activities.

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Hillgang Group Presentations December 2014

Hillgang Group Presentations December 2014

These presentations are from the December 3, 2014 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group.

Some of the material in this section is provided courtesy other organizations, and posted here with the permission of the copyright owners.

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Hillgang Group Presentations September 2014

Hillgang Group Presentations September 2014

These presentations are from the September 17, 2014 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group.

Some of the material in this section is provided courtesy other organizations, and posted here with the permission of the copyright owners.

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Hillgang Group Presentations December 2015

Hillgang Group Presentations December 2015

These presentations are from the September, 2015 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group. Some of the material in this section is provided courtesy other organizations, and posted here with the permission of the copyright owners.

January 2016

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Hillgang Group Presentations 2016-2017

Hillgang Group Presentations 2016-2017

These presentations are from the April 2016, September 2016, and March 2017 meetings of the Hillgang Group, a Washington DC area mainframe user group. Some of the material in this section is provided courtesy other organizations, and posted here with the permission of the copyright owners.

April 2016

September 2016

March 2017

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Hillgang Presentations 2018

Hillgang Presentations 2018

This section contains presentations made by the Hillgang Group, a Mainframe Linux and VM user group which meets in the Washington D.C. area. There are also selected presentations by representatives from other companies, posted here with permission of the authors.

March 2018

A History of Virtualization - Bob Rogers

zVM-Product Updates - Computer Associates

September 2018

z/VM Dynamic Memory Management - Walter Church

What Does Today's Buyer Think about Mainframe? Study Results from the Open Mainframe Project - Len Santalucia

zStory at Marriott - Kurt Acker

z/VM Platform Update: Ever Onward - Bill Bitner

 

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Hillgang Presentations September 2019

Hillgang Presentations September 2019

Neale Ferguson reports that presentations from the September 2019 meeting of the Hillgang in Washington DC are now available to read online.

 

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IT White Papers

IT White Papers

This section contains original articles written by SNA staff members and published by Sine Nomine Associates.

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Avoiding the $25 Million Server

Avoiding the $25 Million Server
In this paper Sine Nomine Associates has analyzed the problem of functional density in a modern data center, considering traditional rack-mount discrete servers, new-generation blade servers, and virtual servers on both Intel and System z mainframe platforms.

This paper presents the results of deploying each of these designs in a hypothetical urban-area data center, owned by a single large enterprise or shared by multiple medium-sized enterprises (as would be the case in a hosting provider). This scenario was selected to illuminate an emerging constraint on Fortune 500 IT: the fundamental operational limits of existing high-value data center space.

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HP BladeSystem Cooling White Paper

HP BladeSystem Cooling White Paper
Hewlett-Packard Corporation has introduced a line of blade server products with a radically redesigned power and cooling system. According to HP advertising, the “HP Thermal Logic”power and cooling system represents a new approach that significantly reduces the power consumption and required airflow for data centers requiring fully-featured, high-density servers.

This paper presents a laboratory study comparing “HP Thermal Logic” blade server power and cooling design versus a competitive blade platform as well as two traditional 1U rack servers, and evaluates the power consumption and cooling performance of each system under a workload that simulates a light and heavily-utilized data center.

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Published Articles by SNA Staff

Published Articles by SNA Staff

This section provides links to articles written by employees of Sine Nomine Associates, but published by other organizations (e.g., technical journals).

Mainframe Memories - Neale Ferguson (But Mostly About Cats blog entry 01 March, 2014)

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