November 21, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings
MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT
The Assimilation Project
The Assimilation Project provides integrated IT discovery and monitoring aimed at risk management and mitigation. Discovery finds systems, services, dependencies, including services you aren’t monitoring and systems you’ve forgotten about. About 30% of all outside security breaches come through forgotten systems. Discovery is continuous and has zero-network-footprint. Monitoring is extremely scalable due to a radically distributed architecture. Discovery informs monitoring - simplifying configuration and maintenance.
The Assimilation Project software provides extremely scalable easy-to-configure monitoring, and creates a continually up to date, detailed configuration management database based on the Neo4j graph database. This talk will give an overview of the Assimilation project - its capabilities, current status and future plans.
MAIN SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Alan Robertson is a long-time open source project leader and contributor. He founded the Linux-HA project (aka Heartbeat or Pacemaker) and led it for about 10 years. More recently, he founded the Assimilation Project which provides integrated IT discovery and monitoring. He is currently CTO for Assimilation Systems Limited which is dedicated to supporting and advancing the Assimilation Project. He worked for SuSE for a year, and worked for many years at Bell Labs and IBM where he was fortunate to have done many interesting things. He’s one of those people who thinks solving hard problems the right way is fun.
BASIC CONCEPTS ABSTRACT
As Moore’s Law runs out of steam in addressing the needed smaller feature sizes on silicon as realized by photolithography at extreme UV wavelengths, researchers anticipating that have been working for more than a decade to harness individual molecules to handle the computational load. When this nanometer-scale technology gets deployed, it will change the game in computationally-intense fields, enabling miniature automata for the “Internet of Things”. This talk will cover the coming self-assembly of electronic components “on-chip” via graphene and carbon nanotubes.
BASIC CONCEPTS SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Bruce Harmon is the University Program Director for Computer Science at Colorado Technical University. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and has over thirty years’ experience in the research for and design and development of semiconductors, computer architecture, communications, embedded systems, and logic design. He has served as an R&D section manager at HP and an R&D engineering director at both Synopsys and KLA-Tencor.
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