NUMA: The Future of Large Unix Computers?
Bob Loeb and Barry Krasner
Sequent Computer Systems
Tuesday August 26th at 7:00pm
College of Dupage Room SRC-1048
This presentation will review current and past UNIX architectures,
explain the limitations of those architectures (Physical and
scalability limitations) and how those limitations drove Sequent
to move to CC-NUMA Architecture. An in-depth review of NUMA
architecture and how it is implemented in Sequent's NUMA-Q 2000
will be presented providing the audience a complete understanding
of what NUMA provides from a platform standpoint. In addition,
the commercial benefits of this architecture will be explained
showing how it benefits scalability of large OLTP and Decision
Support Systems. And, finally a review of what is currently in
the works at Sequent for the future of the NUMA platform.
Bob Loeb has spent the last 16 years in the computer industry, 15
of which at Ameritech. Bob started his career in 1981 as a assembler
programmer in Illinois Bell's Service order district, working his
way to Senior analyst over provisioning systems development and
eventually to Manager over new systems development. Bob has been
an architect, designer, and project manager for client server
developments at Ameritech since 1992, with his his last implementation
being a sales office automation system for Ameritech new media.
In December 1996, he moved to his current position at Sequent
Computer as a Senior Sales Analyst.
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