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    UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - JULY 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS =================================================================


    Topic: Intel Processor/Technology Roadmap
    [including Meltdown/Spectre v4]

    Speaker: Charles Milo, Enterprise Technical Specialist,
    Intel <http://www.intel.com>

    When: Thursday, July 19th, 2018 (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

    Where: The Cooper Union <http://www.cooper.edu>
    School of Engineering
    41 Cooper Square (3rd Ave @ 7th St, bet. 6th & 7th Sts)
    East Village, Manhattan
    New York City
    Meeting Room: To-be-announced (** New Building: 5th Floor **)

    Time: 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Registration
    6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard, Questions,
    Answers and Current Events
    6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business and Announcements
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

    Cost: See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.


    Unigroup's July 2018 meeting will be update on Intel technologies
    including the latest on CPUs, Memory, Networking, Bus Interfaces,
    etc. Also, we are going to get an official update concerning the
    latest hardware security vulnerabilities and mitigations including
    Meltdown/Spectre v4. Unigroup is very pleased to welcome back
    Intel's Charles Milo, who has been Unigroup's technical contact at
    Intel for many years. Note: There will be a lot of material to
    cover, so if most people arrive early, we are going to try to get
    the main presentation started early too.

    Unigroup's Meeting Calendar:
    19-JUL-2018: Intel Processor/Technology Roadmap.
    XX-SEP-2018: To-be-announced.



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    Topic: Intel Processor/Technology Roadmap
    [including Meltdown/Spectre v4]

    Related Topics/Keywords

    Intel, CPU/Processor, CPU/Bus Interfaces, Xeon, Skylake,
    Cascade Lake, Nervana, Movidius, Saffron, Memory, NAND Flash,
    3D Crosspoint Memory, Apache Pass, Optaine, Networking,
    Ethernet, Onmipath, Hardware Security Vulnerabilities,
    Security Mitigations, Hardware/Microcode Design Flaws,
    Meltdown/Spectre, FPGA, Machine Learning.

    Introduction & Description of Talk:

    Charles Milo is an Industry Technical Specialist for Intel.
    Charles will present Intel's technology roadmap that includes
    Client & Server processors, Intel Storage & Memory based on
    Intel's 3D NAND & Optane 3D Crosspoint Technology, Intel's
    Networking Ethernet/OmniPath Architecture and Deep Learning &
    Artificial Learning products. In addition, Charles will address
    security vulnerabilities and mitigations for Spectre, Meltdown
    and Variant 4.

    Presentation Outline

    Intel Technology Overview (~3 hour):

    - Intel Xeon Roadmap
    - Tools to transition from previous generation Xeon Processors
    to the latest generations.
    - Security Vulnerabilities: Spectre, Meltdown, Variant 4,
    and beyond.
    - Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Roadmap
    (Xeon, Nervana, FPGA, Movidius and Saffron).

    - Intel 3D NAND and Optane 3D Crosspoint technologies
    - Intel P45x0/P46x0 (3D NAND) Roadmap
    - Intel P4800x (Optane 3D Crosspoint Technology) Roadmap
    - Intel Optane Memory (Apache Pass)

    - Intel Client Technologies
    - Intel Unite
    - Intel vPro

    References & Web Resources:

    Intel Products:

    Intel Product SKUs & Specs (all):

    Intel Xeon Processor Advisor Tool Suite:

    Intel Transition Guide:

    Intel Data Center TCO:

    Intel Xeon Scalable Systems Catalog

    Intel Data Center SSDs:

    All Data Center SSDs:

    Intel Data Center Tool:

    Intel Memory Drive Technology Software for Intel Optane:

    Intel Security:

    Side Channel Methods - Analysis, News and Updates:

    Intel Analysis of Speculative Execution Side Channel White Paper:

    Speculative Execution Side Channel Mitigations White Paper:

    Intel Web Site:


    Speaker Biography

    Charles Milo is an Enterprise Technical Specialist with Intel Americas.
    He has been at Intel 20 years, and is a member of Intel Americas Senior
    Staff. Charles covers many of the large financial customers in the NYC
    area and has been responsible for technical presentations & trainings,
    benchmarking, performance tuning and competitive analysis and software
    products and solutions that support Intel architectures. Charles has
    architected solutions such as Redhat, OpenStack, Openshift, VMware
    ESXi, Cloud/Container technologies (i.e. Kubernetes, Docker, Mesos,
    Mesosphere, CoreOS), Big Data (i.e. Cloudera, Spark, Big DL and Storage
    solutions (i.e. Scale I/O and, Datera) which allows him to design
    solutions for his FSI customers. In addition, Charles worked closely
    with each of the cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure,
    Google Cloud & RackSpace. Charles was a keynote speaker at Rackspace
    2016 NYC event: http://solve.rackspace.com/speaker/charles-milo-intel/.
    Charles has been deeply involved in understanding customer issues and
    provides feedback to Intel architects on the next generation Intel
    processors. Due to his outstanding knowledge of Intel systems, he has
    received three of the most prestigious awards from Intel, Intel's
    Customer Excellence Award, Intel's Achievement Award and Intel's Hall
    of Fame Award.


    Company Biography

    Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara,
    California. The company designs, manufactures, and sells integrated
    circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Intel
    is best known for producing the microprocessors used in notebooks,
    netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded
    applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices,
    and handhelds. In addition, Intel offers NAND flash memory products
    primarily used in portable memory storage devices, digital camera
    memory cards, and solid-state drives; network processors used in
    networking equipment to manage and direct data moving across networks
    and the Internet; software products, including operating systems,
    middleware, and tools used to develop, run, and manage various
    enterprise, consumer, embedded, and handheld devices. Intel has been
    the driving force behind the global technology revolution for more
    than 40 years. Today, Intel is shaping the future with life-enhancing
    technologies that solve real-world problems and inspire the next
    generation of innovators.

    For further information please visit:



    Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have
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    books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our
    meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving
    the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

    Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
    provided by their User Group programs.

    As always, all of the books will be available for review at the
    start of the meeting.

    Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to


    Fee Schedule:

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    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

    This normally includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef,
    chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads
    (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water
    and assorted SOFT beverages.

    However, due to a continuing situation at our caterer, we are
    planning to have: pizza (cheese+veggy), soda, water, cookies,
    and brownies at this meeting.

    Intel will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting...
    Thanks Intel!



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    School of Engineering (*** New Building ***)
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    East Village, Manhattan
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    Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room Changes Month-to-Month)

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    ** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
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