June 12, 2016 – SIG-Computing: A Newbie’s Guide to Data Center Design & Planning, SIG-Linux: digiKam

General Announcements

Mike Bader, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

When: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Data Center

Topic: A Newbie’s Guide to Data Center Design & Planning:

Sharan Kalwani, a super computing expert, and SEMCO member will discuss: What is a data center? How is data center different from any other commercial building? What is involved in a data center design? What are the future trends in data center design? How does this relate to all this stuff I keep hearing about the Cloud?

For short but very enlightening answers to all of these questions, attend this talk to find out more!
Data Centers have been around as long as we have had computing, During the different decades in the evolution of the computer, various soothsayers have predicted the death of the center, citing client-server computing, personal computing, etc. as indicators. As we all know forecasting in this industry is hazardous at best. If anyone tells you that mobile and tablet computing will sunset data centers – well they are wrong, as these technologies actually depend on enormous data (aka cloud) centers. Come and attend the talk, ask questions, engage in discussions, join up as a member during the session on this exciting topic at SEMCO’s monthly meeting.

Sharan Kalwani is currently the Director at the High Performance Computing Center, which is part of the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, Michigan State University.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation and during the social period before the SIG-Linux meeting. Snacks available during the social period.
When: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 1:45 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering


Topic: digiKam:

SIG-Linux Chairman Brian Brodsky will demonstrate some of the features of digiKam. digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX.

The people who inspired digiKam’s design are the photographers like you who want to view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs under Linux systems.

All are welcome.

When: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering
Free Wi-Fi available.