LUV Main December 2017 Meeting - ISC and TERATEC: A Tale of Two Conferences / nfatbles

Dec 5 2017 18:30
Dec 5 2017 20:30
Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Lev Lafayette, ISC and TERATEC: A Tale of Two Conferences

This year the International Supercomputing Conference and TERATEC were held in close proximity, the former in Frankfurt from June 17-21 and the latter in Paris from June 27-28. Whilst the two conferences differ greatly in scope (one international, one national) and language (one Anglophone, the other Francophone), the dominance of Linux as the operating system of choice at both was overwhelming.

This presentation will provide an overview of the two conferences concentrating on the two items of particular focus. Firstly, the advances and use of Linux in the field of automated vehicles, which was prevalent at ISC, and secondly, health care data metrics, which was prevalent at the second. The presentation will also provide some reasons for how Linux has come to dominate in the field of research computing, and what threats and opportunities exist to its use.

Lev Lafayette is the HPC and Training Officer at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that he worked at the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) in a similar role for several years.  Since 2006 he has done a few things for LUV as well.

Duncan Roe, nftables

nftables replaces the popular {ip,ip6,arp,eb}tables. This software provides a new in-kernel packet classification framework that is based on a network-specific Virtual Machine (VM) and a new nft userspace command line tool.  nftables reuses the existing Netfilter subsystems such as the existing hook infrastructure, the connection tracking system, NAT, userspace queueing and logging subsystem.

This presentation concentrates on nftables from the user perspective.

Duncan Roe has had a Linux desktop since 1993. A software developer, he first used Linux professionally in 1994. He has been hacking on Linux ever since.

Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Food and drinks will be available on premises.

Linux Users of Victoria is a subcommittee of Linux Australia.


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