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Please join us for a half-day meeting of the BayBunch user group hosted by Linuxcare. BayBunch is a regional group consisting of zSeries and Linux enthusiasts. If you are interested in issues relating to zSeries and Linux, you won't want to miss this exciting get-together!

When:Friday, May 30, 2003
650 Townsend Street, Suite 225
San Francisco
Tel. 415-354-4878
Registration: Pre-register by May 23, 2003
Linuxcare, Inc.
Tel. 415-354-4227
Fax: 415-701-9016


8:00amCoffee and pastries sponsored by Linuxcare
8:30amz/VM Platform Update
(including information on 64-bit internals)
By Damian Osisek, IBM Labs
9:45amLinux on the Mainframe Cost Justification
By Bill Reeder, IBM Sales Team

This presentation will focus on the value proposition for Linux in the business marketplace. We will look at software solutions, hybrid solutions and some real world examples of large-scale consolidations that are in production. We will discuss real world objections and issues regarding cost justification of Linux in a mainframe environment.
10:45amz/VM Platform Update - z/Architecture Overview and z/VM 64-bit Internals
Damian Osisek, IBM z/VM Development

z/VM Platform Update: In the span of two years since its launch in July of 2001, z/VM Version 4 has already seen three releases of new functionality. This session will give you an overview of the latest capabilities shipped in z/VM 4.3.0. You'll also find out how z/VM V4 is priced differently than VM/ESA or z/VM V3, offering cost savings for current VM customers and making it easy to deploy Linux with z/VM on your zSeries processor complex. Hear the latest about z/VM V4 and an overview of announcements since last year's BayBunch meeting.

z/Architecture Overview and z/VM 64-bit Internals: z/VM operates in a new architectural mode, called z/Architecture, that provides 64-bit real and virtual addressing and arithmetic operations. This presentation gives a brief overview of the new architecture and explains how VM exploits this architecture to deliver new features and functions.
12:00pmRaffle and Pizza Lunch Hosted by Linuxcare
To encourage and reward those who fill out the evaluations and attend the entire meeting, we will be having a drawing at the end of the meeting for fun prizes! You must be present to win.

Directions to 650 Townsend Street: Linuxcare is located at the corner of 8th Street and Townsend Street in San Francisco's South of Market district. Driving directions to Linuxcare can be found at Parking lots can be found in the immediate vicinity. Beware that much of the street parking is limited to 2 hours.

Contact or call 800-616-1144 for more information.

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