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.

Speaker Bio

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.

Getting to the meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:

        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 1048
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to first right after College Road. Park in lots 7 or 8 and walk to SRC building. Room 1048 is on the first floor and is entered through the cafeteria.

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