Friday Jul 25, 2008

BOSUG meet on 12th July

The last BOSUG meet was  debugging and observability features of OpenSolaris excluding DTrace. Moinak and Sanjeev spoke about mdb, ptools, truss. What amazed me was that most people were hearing these for the first time.

Moinak

Angad

Angad talking about the new Belenix website


The other topic was the new belenix website by Angad. He has done a phenomenal work. Hats off.

Previous BOSUG Meets 

http://blogs.sun.com/tirthankar/entry/sunay_tripathi_in_bosug

http://blogs.sun.com/tirthankar/entry/deirdre_talks_in_bosug

Tuesday Jun 17, 2008

Sunay Tripathi in BOSUG

In last Saturdays BOSUG meet, Sunay Tripathi gave a talk on the upcoming Solaris Networking feature CrossBow and Network Machines. Sunay is the chief architect of the CrossBow project. As usual, I am not going to make this post technical by writing about CrossBow technology is (as you can find it on the net very easily), but I will write about how Sunay came across this name (people who attended the meeting obviously know it :) )

Sunay talking on CrossBow 

Ashwin and Sunay

According to Sunay, the first name that came to his mind was "machine gun". This new technology would be a game changing technology and like a machine gun, decimate the opponents. But Sun Legal team would never allow such a name. So he kept on thinking until he came across the name CrossBow which actually is more apt. In all the wars that have been fought with machine guns, both side used to possess it and hence neither had any advantage. But in case of wars with CrossBow, there were few wars where only one side possessed it and decimated their opponents. This new technology will be available in OpenSolaris. No other OS has it and it will take some time for other operating systems  to have such a feature. Hence the OpenSolaris users have a clear advantage over the others.

Read about CrossBow Technology here

Previous Blogs on BOSUG
BOSUG Meet  on June 07, 2008


Saturday Jun 07, 2008

Deirdre talks in BOSUG

Today, Deirdre Straughan gave a talk on video blogging and communication at the bosug meeting. She talked about her experiences on video blogging and emphasized the fact that people found text boring and were ready to see videos made by enthusiasts. Such videos may lack the professional feel, but they are good enough to convey the message to the audience, much better than text. Also, sometimes people want to see videos made by enthusiasts, as they look more real, and sometimes more entertaining. I am keeping the text part of this blog entry short :)

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