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Em-POWER your Linux + Hands-On! 6 May

Registration: http://www.common.be/events/Linux2015/registration

Dear colleagues,

Since few months, IBM has created a lot of buzz with a new Linux-based entity called
OpenPOWER Foundation,
created jointly with 100+ partners (including Google, NVidia, Samsung
and many others). We invite you to discover how this innovative ecosystem can integrate into your
current environment. Invite especially your x86 Linux and/or Windows colleagues.
They will admire this powerful POWER architecture and its rich immediately usable possibilities.

In addition to our existing applications, business is demanding new applications in areas like Analytics,
Big Data, Mobile and Social Media. Linux is the environment of choice for these new strategic workloads.
But can Linux on x86 hardware bringvalue to business when workloads keep growing? We need
enterprise class functions to the Linux world in performance, scalability and reliability. We IBM i
(iSeries, AS/400) shops can reply to these needs with our existing infrastructure of IBM Power Systems.

Come and discover the essentials of Linux and the rich world of Open Source in the morning session
that includes a hands-on lab (installation of a Linux VM on your laptop and some basic exercises).
The afternoon session is for learning Linux on IBM Power systems, the systems you already have. Another
hands-on experience here will familiarize you to the starting point of creating a Linux partition and
understand how to deploy Open Source applications on it.

NB: The morning session is for people new to Linux and Open Source. The afternoon is for
everyone, including Linux specialists who do not know the POWER platform.

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015
Venue: IBM Client Center, Avenue de 42 Bourgetlaan, 1130 Evere (Brussels)
Registration: http://www.common.be/events/Linux2015/registration

Agenda (subject to change)

MORNING SESSION (for those without Linux / open source knowledge):

09:30: Welcome Coffee
09:45: Introduction to open source:
- what is it?
    - what is the economic model behind it?
    - how does it evolve?
    - examples of well-known open source products for personal usage (GIMP, StarOffice, VLC, Handbrake, ...)
10:30: Open source in the enterprise world:
- infrastructure classics (Netfilter, SpamAssassin, Apache, Samba, Webmin, Proxid, ...)
    - business solutions (Zarafa, Zimbra, SugarCRM, PostgreSQL, MySQL, KVM, RHEV,...)
    - rising stars (Docker, MongoDB, Cassandra, Odoo, Hadoop, Redislab, MariaDB, EnterpriseDB,...)
11:15: Coffee Break
11:30: Linux introduction and hands-on:
- introduction to distributions
    - main distributions and their characteristics
    - install a Linux VM on your laptop
    - discover the Linux file system
    - root vs users
    - desktop (Gnome, Unity, KDE, XFCE, ... ) vs CLI
    - repositories and software installation
    - networking
12:55: COMMON Belgium General Assembly
13:05: Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION (for everyone):
14:00: Linux on Power and OpenPOWER overview:
- Why OpenPOWER
    - Why CAPI
    - POWER vs x86
    - OpenPOWER Foundation accomplishments 2014 and expectations 2015   
15:00: Coffee Break
15:15: Linux on Power hands-on:
- ASMI hardware interface
    - IPMI virtual console
    - PowerKVM and Kimchi
    - Bare metal installation
    - CLI, Webmin
    - Performance optimization (SMT,...)
    - HA/DR solutions
    - applications : LE vs BE
    - key applications (IBM, ISV, open source)
17:00: Drink

IBM Client Center (Forum), Avenue du Bourgetlaan 42-44, Evere, Brussels

Registration: http://www.common.be/events/Linux2015/registration