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[Discuss] Boston Linux Meeting, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Federico Returns

When:  August 16, 2017 8:00PM (7:30PM for Q&A) *** Note time change ***
Moderators: Federico Lucifredi
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315
*** Note Time change ****
As a result of the new MIT parking regulations, we will be holding our 
meetings later than usual. There should be plenty of metered parking 
available. In Cambridge the meters are free after 8PM. See parking note 
below. Future meetings may be moved to 8PM.


Federico returns to discuss three low-cost clusters he designed over the 
past year to run Docker Swarm, OpenStack, and Ceph.


We will review the design, inspect the hardware of the three clusters, 
and look at the design considerations that went into each. Using x86 and 
ARM chips, the designs span from four nodes to twelve, and from $150 to 
$2,995-ish. This is a session for hardware and distributed system geeks, 
be sure to bring interesting questions that no one really knows the 
answer to!

Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at 
Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux 
?Systems Management Czar? at SUSE.

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will 
be subject to ticketing or towing. ?

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any 
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all 
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only 
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

?Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after 
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in 
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and 
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Linux and Unix
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Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux at>
Boston Linux and Unix
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