Scott Roberts has volunteered to present at our December meeting! A description of what you can expect is below:
Background: Scott is an IT manager and professional system administrator with a proven track record of systems analysis and design, project management, information security, programming, and innovating solutions. He has a diverse background in computing, networking, and programming technologies, and is an engineer at heart.
Topic Summary: While there is a case to be made for Infiniband, not everyone has the time or a consultant budget when it comes to implementing high speed low latency networking. Join Scott on the path down the rabbit hole where Scott and his staff found how to get such a network installed and configured in less than 8 hours, 7 hours of which was spent cabling. He will show you step-by-step how they identified the problem and arrived at the solution for a small HPC environment. You will also find out just how a fully fault-tolerant Clos network is obtainable on a limited budget. Scott will also give a demonstration of Dell’s Active Fabric Manager which is the sauce (nay, FM!) behind their Force10 switch deployments.
With any time that may remain after Scott’s presentation we’ll do an end of year retrospective on things – discuss what happened in the world of sys admins in 2013, what the trends were, etc.
Looking forward to seeing everybody there!