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Sessions: Fedora

Decoding the Code: Summit

Interested in optimizing your open source investment? Learn how to implement security policies, increase performance and scalability, meet service level agreements, and more effectively manage your deployments.

One Billion Files: Pushing Scalability Limits of Linux File Systems

Ric Wheeler — Architect & Manager of File System Team, Red Hat

As storage systems increase in size, it is increasingly more important to scale file systems to accommodate huge numbers of files in a single file system. In this session, Ric Wheeler will present performance results for Red Hat Enterprise Linux file systems in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. He will also present new work that enhances the scalability of file systems. Ric will additionally present several critical tricks and developer techniques to help both application developers and users tune properly to this number of objects.

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Decoding the Code: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 4.0 / 5.0

Enterprise Insights: Summit

This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, has a lower cost and higher value, is interoperable with thousands of ISVs, and is essential for the success and growth of your organization.

Fedora and Red Hat Working Together for a Better Future

Jared Smith — Fedora Project Leader, Red Hat

In this session, Jared Smith will focus on the unique relationship between the Fedora community and the Red Hat community, as well as the relationship between Fedora the distribution and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Jared will also explain how Fedora serves as an upstream technology incubator for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 2.0 / 5.0

Doing More with Less: Lessons Learned Inside Red Hat's Own IT Dept

Michael Tiemann — VP of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat
Lee Congdon — Chief Information Officer, Red Hat

At the 2010 Red Hat Summit, Michael Tiemann and Lee Congdon explained how Red Hat’s own IT department applies the teachings of the open source community to do more [innovation] with less [risk]. In this session, they will shift focus from the “how” presented last year to the “what,” as in “What did Red Hat’s CIO deliver? What did IT deliver? What did Red Hat learn?” Moreover, rather than treating Red Hat as merely one of many industry examples, Michael and Lee will provide a deep-dive into Red Hat IT as an industry case study.

This session will be grounded in specifics, such as:

  • What is Red Hat’s own IT strategy, architecture, and implementation plan?
  • What technologies were chosen, for what reasons, and with what results?
  • What fundamental technology bets is Red Hat IT willing to make in order to do more with less, constantly and forever?

Topics: Fedora, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: Summit Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

In the Weeds: Summit

In this highly-technical, developer-focused track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop at Red Hat

Mason Sanders — Manager, Desktop Systems, Red Hat

Come learn how Red Hat uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 internally to provide its employees with a stable and secure desktop.

In this session, Mason Sanders will provide an open and in-depth discussion about how Red Hat uses its own products and other open source software to keep the company moving forward. Mason will discuss all things desktop, and address how Red Hat deals with the challenges that arise from not being a Microsoft shop. It can be done, so come learn how.

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, Red Hat Network Satellite

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: Summit Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 3.0 / 5.0

What's New: Summit

Linux in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest in open source virtualization, middleware, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, and more.

Developer Tooling in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

William Cohen — Performance Tools Engineer, Red Hat

The software development tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux continue to evolve to ease development of concurrent programs, debugging of existing programs, and analysis of program performance and correctness. In this session, William Cohen will discuss:

  • GNU Compiler Collection support of the OpenMP specification for parallel programming and improved code optimization

  • GNU Compiler Collection improved debug information generation
  • GNU Debugger support for python debugging and scripting
  • Valgrind tool for analyzing correct and efficient use of memory
  • Systemtap for low-overhead instrumentation of user programs

Topics: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: Summit Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 5.0 / 5.0