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Monday, June 23
 

8:00am

9:30am

Keynote: Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation
Session details TBA.

Speakers
JZ

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate the adoption of Linux and support the future of computing. | | Zemlin works with the world’s largest technology companies, including IBM, Intel, Google, Samsung, Qualcomm, and others to help... Read More →


Monday June 23, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
The Forum

10:00am

Linux Kernel Developer Panel - James Bottomley, Parallels; Matthew Garrett, Nebula; Tejun Heo, Red Hat; John Linville, Red Hat; Moderated By Greg Kroah-Hartman
A roundtable discussion on the Linux Kernel: Moderated by Linux Foundation Fellow, Greg Kroah-Hartman, the panel will address the technology, the process and the future of Linux.

Moderators
GK

Greg Kroah-Hartman

Kroah-Hartman is among a distinguished group of software developers that maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as Linux Foundation Fellow, KroahHartman will continue his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully neutral environment. He will also work more closely with Linux Foundation members, workgroups, Labs projects (http://www.linuxfoundation.org/labs), and staff... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Bottomley

James Bottomley

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for... Read More →
MG

Matthew Garrett

Principal Security Developer, CoreOS
Matthew Garrett is a security developer at CoreOS, developing technologies to improve the security of containers and the systems that run them. He has a background in firmware integration, power management and fruitfly genetics and so has atypical ideas about system complexity and the ease of reverse engineering. He is a board member of the Free Software Foundation and passionate defender of user freedoms
TH

Tejun Heo

Software Engineer, Facebook
Tejun has been working on various aspects of Linux kernel since 2005 and is currently maintaining percpu memory allocator, control groups, and workqueue. He currently works as a software engineer for Red Hat.
avatar for John W. Linville

John W. Linville

Kernel Engineer, Red Hat
As the former Linux kernel maintainer for wireless LANs, John presided over the transition of that subsystem from "constant heartache" to "mostly just works" status. More recently, John's technical pursuits have included SDN and NFV topics. Employed at Red Hat for over a decade, John has spoken on a variety of topics at Linux Foundation events around the world. On top of that, for several years John has served as a member of the Technical Advisor... Read More →


Monday June 23, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
The Forum

10:45am

Break
Monday June 23, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am
Riverview Dining

11:15am

Btrfs: a case study at Facebook - Chris Mason, Facebook
Btrfs offers a number of unique systems management features. Efficient snapshotting and fast system synchronization make it an excellent fit for a number of workloads at Facebook.

We'll discuss the core Btrfs architecture, how Facebook is testing Btrfs in production, and lessons learned as we deploy Btrfs in production.

Speakers
CM

Chris Mason

Software Engineer, Facebook
Chris Mason is a Software Engineer at Facebook, and the creator of the Btrfs filesystem. He has been working on Linux filesystems for the past 15 years, and has also held key engineering positions at Fusion-io, Oracle and SUSE.


Monday June 23, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
The Forum

11:15am

Security Considerations in Cloud Deployments - Matthew Garrett, Nebula
Compared to traditional hosting, cloud computing provides attractive economic incentives while simultaneously improving ease of management. But it also provides an additional layer of complexity, and many existing security policies may fail to take cloud-specific concerns into account.

This presentation will cover some of the fundamental differences between cloud deployments and bare-metal hosting. The role of the hypervisor in providing fundamental security will be discussed, along with the potential worst case scenarios of various breaches and mitigation strategies (existing and future) for reducing the risk.

The final topic will be new technologies that permit cloud deployments to be more secure than traditional hosting, giving admins greater trust in the state of their systems.

Speakers
MG

Matthew Garrett

Principal Security Developer, CoreOS
Matthew Garrett is a security developer at CoreOS, developing technologies to improve the security of containers and the systems that run them. He has a background in firmware integration, power management and fruitfly genetics and so has atypical ideas about system complexity and the ease of reverse engineering. He is a board member of the Free Software Foundation and passionate defender of user freedoms


Monday June 23, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Exchange Hub North

12:15pm

A Survey of Emerging High-Performance Virtualization Techniques for Linux - Michael Day, IBM
Financial trading and modeling, telecommunications, and traditional high performance computing applications have requirements that apparently preclude virtualization. Yet in each case there are compelling reasons to virtualize these applications, from economics to better automation.

Mike Day will discuss emerging virtualization technologies for Linux that show promise running High-performance and deterministic applications.

Mike will lay the foundation with Linux Containers (LXC) and KVM, using Linux memory, cpu, and scheduling configurations. He will then cover new technologies including Cloud Operating Systems such as OSv and Partitioning hypervisors such as Jailhouse. These new technologies omit many traditional features to optimize for size, performance, or both.

Mike will discuss the outlook for emerging technologies and how they may effect the broader Linux ecosystem.

Speakers
MD

Michael Day

Distinguished Engineer and Virtualization Architect, IBM
Mike Day is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is the Virtualization Architect for IBM's Open Systems Group. Mike has developed network operating systems, internet protocols, systems management software and hardware, security protocols, and virtualization software. Mike lead IBM's entry into open-source hypervisor development with the Xen hypervisor, and now directs IBM's development focus on the KVM hypervisor, sometimes contributing upstream... Read More →


Monday June 23, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Exchange Hub North

12:15pm

Linux Hardware and Software in the Trading Community - Christoph Lameter
Linux trading hardware and software differs from the general Enterprise class servers. The trading community itself is relatively small compared to general business Linux users, resulting in financial services systems that are often forced to accept the typical business server configuration. The systems must then be tweaked for the needs of trading to ensure everything runs at full speed with minimal transaction latencies.

This talk gives an overview on the methods that have been used in the industry over the last decade to accomplish these effects and invites an open discussion on how to improve the situation in the future. The particular problem is that the Linux distributions are geared to the general business use case. How do we make sure that they also cover our use cases?

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Lameter

Christoph Lameter

Gentwo
Christoph Lameter is working as a lead in research and development for an algorithmic trading company in Chicago. and maintains the slab allocators and the per cpu subsystems. Over time he contributed to a number of Linux projects. As a kernel developer at SGI he helped pioneer the use of Linux for Supercomputing and developed the necessary kernel capabilities for HPC applications.


Monday June 23, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
The Forum

1:05pm

Lunch
Monday June 23, 2014 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Riverview Dining

2:05pm

Linux and the Flash Storage Revolution - Roland Dreier, Pure Storage
Flash storage is revolutionizing the enterprise data center in a transition with few parallels. As disks are being replaced by solid-state storage, there is a bewildering variety of interfaces and architectures proposed as the "right" way to use flash. In this talk, Roland Dreier will review the properties of flash and the various ways flash is appearing in enterprise storage, and explain the ways Linux is evolving to keep up with flash. Flash as mainstream enterprise storage is closer than many realize, and this talk will give concrete guidance on what is possible now.

Speakers
RD

Roland Dreier

Pure Storage, Technical Lead
Roland is a technical lead at Pure Storage. Prior to joining Pure, Roland was a principal engineer in Cisco's UCS server group and an early engineer at Topspin Communications, which was acquired by Cisco. Roland received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and has held a variety of positions in academic research and high tech. He also is the maintainer for the open source Linux InfiniBand and RDMA subsystem.


Monday June 23, 2014 2:05pm - 2:55pm
The Forum

2:05pm

Who and Why: Use Case Studies of Open Source Cloud - Alan Clark, SUSE
The use of open source cloud is redefining the relationship between IT and business. This session will review several use cases for open source cloud, discussing and outlining the business challenges faced prior to the implementation of cloud, who's adopting cloud and why.

This is of interest to the enterprise business, in particular those involved with determining the business case for creating a private or hybrid cloud within their Enterprise. This session will highlight specific use cases across several business markets.

Speakers
AC

Alan Clark

Director, Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source, SUSE
Alan is a member of the SUSE Linux Leadership team. He is the Board Chair for the OpenStack project and a Director for the Linux Foundation.


Monday June 23, 2014 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Exchange Hub North

3:05pm

Kernel Event Tracing on the Mainframe - Michael Holzheu, IBM
Since mainframes traditionally run mission critical workloads, serviceability has always been of high importance to the platform. Customers expect the root cause of a problem to be found with the first set of debugging data collected. Reproducing the error is not welcome and must be avoided. With this in mind, IBM provided the s390dbf kernel tracing infrastructure when Linux was ported to the s390 architecture at the beginning of 2000. This was about eight years before Linux ftrace and tracepoints were integrated into the upstream Linux kernel. In some areas, tracepoints offer advantages, for example, per-CPU trace buffers or an event streaming capability. Yet, tracepoints do not offer all features that are needed for s390. This presentation reviews the two tracing features and shows what would have to be added to tracepoints to achieve the same functionality as s390dbf.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Holzheu

Michael Holzheu

Dipl. Inf, IBM
Michael Holzheu is a Linux kernel developer at the IBM lab in Boeblingen, Germany. He studied computer science at the University of Erlangen and has worked for IBM since 1998. After a start in the z/OS UNIX Systems Services environment, he joined the Linux for System z team in 2000. His main focus is RAS, kernel dump, and device driver development.


Monday June 23, 2014 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Exchange Hub North

3:05pm

Tux On Top: Open Source at the Top of the Rack - John Linville, Red Hat
Enterprise packet switching hardware has continued to be a hold-out against open source in the data center. The reasons for this include many of the same, tired, old arguments used in earlier fights around open source. But, at least part of the issue has been that such devices have traditionally included an under-powered CPU complex where modern Linux was just not practical anyway. For a variety of reasons, designs are appearing that couple modern packet switching hardware with CPUs comparable to those used in contemporary server machines. Couple that with efforts like the Open Compute Networking Project, and the possibilities for open source networking infrastructure in the datacenter starts to look like a real possibility. How would such a box look? What would we do with it? What should we do to get it? These are the questions this talk intends to address.

Speakers
avatar for John W. Linville

John W. Linville

Kernel Engineer, Red Hat
As the former Linux kernel maintainer for wireless LANs, John presided over the transition of that subsystem from "constant heartache" to "mostly just works" status. More recently, John's technical pursuits have included SDN and NFV topics. Employed at Red Hat for over a decade, John has spoken on a variety of topics at Linux Foundation events around the world. On top of that, for several years John has served as a member of the Technical Advisor... Read More →


Monday June 23, 2014 3:05pm - 3:55pm
The Forum

4:05pm

Build Massively Scaled Apps like Google using Linux and Apache Mesos - Florian Leibert, Mesosphere
There is a revolution afoot in distributed computing, and it’s being powered by two of the secret ingredients for operating at web scale — containerization and cluster scheduling. Linux containers and Apache Mesos bring distributed computing to the masses, so that companies of all sizes can scale like Google and Twitter. Whether you are a Fortune 500 enterprise or a consumer web startup, this presentation will show you how easy it is to deploy and scale numerous fault-tolerant applications and services on the same cluster, using fine-grained resource allocation and isolation to improve overall cluster utilization.

Speakers
FL

Florian Leibert

Biography coming soon.


Monday June 23, 2014 4:05pm - 4:55pm
The Forum

4:05pm

Kimchi - An Easy to Use Tool to Manage KVM Guests - Aline Manera, IBM
Kimchi is an open source HTML5 based management tool for KVM hosted on github. Its main purpose is making it easier for any one to get started with managing KVM guests. Kimchi runs as a daemon on the host and it manages the KVM guests through libvirt. During this presentation, Aline Manera will cover Kimchi architecture and its functionalities. She will also do a live demonstration and give directions to those who want to contribute to the Kimchi community.

The audience is anyone interested in open virtualization tools for KVM. The focus of this presentation will be to show how Kimchi can be an easy to use tool for anyone - familiar or not with virtualization environment.

Kimchi is designed to be as easy as possible to get started with KVM so it can make KVM more accessible.  

Speakers
AM

Aline Manera

IBM
Aline Manera has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of São Carlos (São Paulo – Brazil) and works for IBM Brazil in Linux Technology Center.She has been working with open source for over 4 years and closely with open virtualization tools: libvirt, qemu and kimchi. Aline Manera is the maintainer of the Kimchi.


Monday June 23, 2014 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Exchange Hub North

5:00pm

Reception
Join fellow attendees for dinner and drinks in our Technology Showcase, located in the Riverview Dining room of Convene.

Monday June 23, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Riverview Dining
 
Tuesday, June 24
 

8:30am

9:30am

Keynote: Phil Robb - Director of Networking Solutions, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
PR

Phil Robb

Director - Networking Solutions, The Linux Foundation


Tuesday June 24, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
The Forum

10:00am

Linux File and Storage Developer Panel - James Bottomley, Parallels; Roland Dreier, Pure Storage, Chris Mason, Facebook, Moderated By Ric Wheeler, Red Hat
The world of file and storage systems has added a lot of new storage devices and challenges to our existing stack. This panel will bring together some of the leading kernel developers in file and storage systems to provide an update on how the community is planning on supporting these new parts. The session will be interactive and questions from the audience are very welcome!

Moderators
RW

Ric Wheeler

Kernel File and Storage Team Director & Architect, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the director of Red Hat's Storage Engineering team and a past director of file and storage kernel engineering. He spent ten years at EMC in the Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group's Research Institute and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. Ric is a frequent speaker at Linux Foundation events, past chair of the USENIX FAST conference and a member of the Linux... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Bottomley

James Bottomley

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for... Read More →
RD

Roland Dreier

Pure Storage, Technical Lead
Roland is a technical lead at Pure Storage. Prior to joining Pure, Roland was a principal engineer in Cisco's UCS server group and an early engineer at Topspin Communications, which was acquired by Cisco. Roland received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and has held a variety of positions in academic research and high tech. He also is the maintainer for the open source Linux InfiniBand and RDMA subsystem.
CM

Chris Mason

Software Engineer, Facebook
Chris Mason is a Software Engineer at Facebook, and the creator of the Btrfs filesystem. He has been working on Linux filesystems for the past 15 years, and has also held key engineering positions at Fusion-io, Oracle and SUSE.


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
The Forum

10:45am

Break
Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:05am
Riverview Dining

11:15am

Apache Mesos at Twitter - Benjamin Hindman, Twitter
To meet its challenges of running at scale, Twitter has transitioned over the last few years from a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to a service-oriented architecture. Apache Mesos, a platform for building and running resource-efficient distributed systems at scale, has played a key role in this transition. Mesos acts like the "kernel" for Twitter’s data centers, making it easier, faster, and more-reliable for new services to be launched and maintained.

This talk will focus on the following topics:



  • Brief history of operations at Twitter and how that led to the adoption of Mesos.



  • Designing primitives and abstractions for today’s distributed systems.



  • Challenges of scaling to thousands of nodes while efficiently utilizing resources.



  • Reliability and high-availability at scale.



  • Lessons learned running production software infrastructure.



Speakers
avatar for Ben Hindman

Ben Hindman

Founder and Chief Architect, Mesosphere
Benjamin Hindman is a Founder and Chief Architect at Mesosphere where he leads a team building out core services for the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System (DCOS). Ben co-created Apache Mesos as a PhD student at UC Berkeley before bringing it to Twitter where it now runs on tens of thousands of machines powering Twitter's datacenters. An academic at heart, his research in programming languages and distributed systems has been published in... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Exchange Hub North

11:15am

Containers in the Enterprise - James Bottomley, Parallels
Container technology, also known as shared Operating System virtualization, has been around a long time in Linux, but has only recently penetrated the enterprise in terms of a containerised application deployment system: Docker.  This talk will look at what containers are and how they differ from Hardware virtualisation (Hypervisors), how docker makes use of containerisation to deploy applications in a fashion that's hard for hypervisors to duplicate.
Container virtualisation can also be exposed in a much more granular fashion than traditional hardware virtualisation, so we'll explore some of the possibilities applications can take advantage of using more granular virtualisation techniques that containers offer and how this
might lead to a next generation of containerised applications of which docker is the first example.  Finally, we'll explore how the enterprise might repurpose its investment in virtualisation hardware, like Network Function Virtualization and SR-IOV to make it useful in a container world.

Speakers
avatar for James Bottomley

James Bottomley

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
The Forum

12:05pm

Lunch
Tuesday June 24, 2014 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Riverview Dining

1:05pm

Cgroup: The progresses on the Unified Hierarchy - Tejun Heo, Red Hat
Over the past year, cgroup has been going through major restructuring to address various issues, some of them fundamental, in the existing cgroup design and implementation.  The unified hierarchy will effectively serve as the v2 interface of cgroup.  This session presents the design of and rationales for the unified hierarchy and its progress.

Speakers
TH

Tejun Heo

Software Engineer, Facebook
Tejun has been working on various aspects of Linux kernel since 2005 and is currently maintaining percpu memory allocator, control groups, and workqueue. He currently works as a software engineer for Red Hat.


Tuesday June 24, 2014 1:05pm - 1:55pm
The Forum

1:05pm

Crashdump Improvements for Larger Linux-based Systems - Tom Vaden, HP
Larger enterprise systems need to minimize recovery times and provide enough information for error analysis with kernel dumps. As core counts and memory sizes have grown, crashdump function has struggled to scale and provide the information needed for analysis. This talk will cover recent practical improvements to crashdump technology for better performance and function on larger systems. It will also cover potential future improvements.

Speakers
TV

Tom Vaden

Distinguished Technologist, HP
Tom Vaden is a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard. He currently works as a strategist in Linux operating environments in HP Servers focusing on areas of enablement and performance on larger systems. He has been involved in Unix-based operating systems for over 35 years.


Tuesday June 24, 2014 1:05pm - 1:55pm
Exchange Hub North

2:05pm

Fast Lanes and Speed Bumps in the Quest for Maximum Network Performance - Bruce Tolley, Solarflare
With Ethernet server adapters running at 40 gigabits per second, Linux users are still determining the best way to connect network servers to keep up with these speeds and maximize network performance. While the move from 10G to 40G sped up Ethernet 4X, the move from PCIe 2.0 to 3.0, just sped up the nserver bus 2 x. This presentation will look at the network interface and the server bus from a standards perspective, and present an overview of what is possible over the next 2 to 3 years to get the maximum throughput through servers with PCIe 2.x or 3.0 busses. We will then look forward and provide the best strategy for approaching the release of PCI Gen 4. With an update from Intel on how soon PCI Gen 4 enabled servers may be arriving, we will discuss how to properly plan your networks for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Tolley

Bruce Tolley

VP Solutions and Outbound Marketing, Solarflare
Bruce Tolley is responsible for solutions and outbound marketing including technical, event, and partner marketing activities. Previously, he served as Solarflare's Vice President of Marketing, and earlier Director of Product Management. Prior to joining Solarflare, Tolley was a Senior Product Line Manager at Cisco Systems where he managed the Ethernet transceiver business, and launched Layer 2/3/4, Metro Ethernet, 10 Gigabit switches... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Exchange Hub North

2:05pm

Using btrfs Snapshots For Full System Roll Back - Matthias Eckermann, SUSE
Always have a "well-known state" where you can go back - this helps to minimize risk for the administrator as well as the owner of a line of business depending on the running systems. With btrfs we have now reached the point, where not only the "well-known state" is implemented
("Snapshot"), but also the "go back" works: "roll back". Attendees will learn about the ingredients to achieve this (btrfs, snapper, grub2 bootloader integration), how this can be used, and where we can head to on this basis. Beyond this, snapshotting with btrfs will be compared to other ways of snapshotting in Linux. The session includes a live demonstration.

Speakers
ME

Matthias Eckermann

Director Product Management, SUSE
Matthias is member of the Product Management team of SUSE. There he is responsible for specification and delivery of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and related products. Before joining the Product Management team he worked as consultant and senior architect for SUSE on complex and strategic new projects in EMEA, with partners and customers in enterprise and public sector. Matthias has 20 years of experience working with Linux and other Open... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:05pm - 2:55pm
The Forum