by Jim Zemlin
On the eve of Linux’ 20th anniversary, Jim Zemlin invites the OSCON audience into his "Bizarro World” of 2011. The world of computing has been turned upside down. Microsoft’s stock is down. They now are filing anti-trust suits, not being the subject of them. Heck, Microsoft is even contributing code to Linux. And for good reason.
You can now easily place a trivially sized computing device anywhere a power plug is present. This fast paced session will provide a complete, hands-on review of the currently available Plug format devices, their capabilities, advantages and pitfalls. We will demonstrate development and debugging on the most recent Sheevaplug-class device as a hands-on introduction to embedded Linux environments.
by Clint Byrum
Is anybody else tired of hearing about the Cloud? Sick of hearing about how its going to change everything and how it can scale infinitely and that it makes the best Belgian waffles you’ve ever had.
Whats missing, the reason you don’t have your waffles yet, is a way to tie it all together in a way that makes sense. We’re still hitting the cloud screw with a server hammer, and wondering why its not very satisfying.
Ensemble is a new model, with an implementation, for service orchestration on top of Ubuntu. Bring up existing best of breed open source technologies, plug your app into them rapidly, and scale easily.
Real clouds look fluffy but mass up to a million tonnes. Virtual clouds look cheap but consume the output of 10 nuclear power stations. Real life factors can seriously influence your data center requirements. How can Linux help you?
25th–29th July 2011