We’re doing an introduction talk on Wednesday 30th September, 6:00 – 7:00 pm at EEPC3 in the Hamilton building. If you’re still not sure what Netsoc is as a society, then this is a great way to find out more about us ;-)
PLUS, we’re heading to the pub after the talk! In Lincoln Inn to be exact ^.^ Come join us!
Just a quick update – the LAN Party this Saturday is CANCELLED . We are rescheduling it so please don’t get too upset (we do love our LAN Parties).
Keep playing games for now, improve your gaming “skills” and we’ll keep you posted.
For those of us who have tried using Latex, we all know how complicated it can be. Latex is a vitae skill to have in the world of reports and formal writing. It is far more powerful then using a normal text editor! Our very own Douglas Temple is giving a talk on Latex this Wednesday at 6pm in the East End PC Labs. Come along! I’m sure you’ll find it very useful.
Bloomberg are coming in to talk about Hadoop, algorithms for processing extremely large data sets! and it’s OPEN SOURCE!
It should be fun and a must for if you’re interested in distributed systems or big data!
They’ll be dinner provided as well (FREE FOOD!)
Remember 6pm in the Maxwell Theatre on Wednesday 25th March!
Bloomberg, the premier data and analytics provider to the financial world, is working on consolidating a number of its core data systems around distributed commodity platforms. HBase is a natural fit in many ways for time series data, but the absolute performance and tight availability tolerances are more restrictive then the general web case.
Our “medium data” problem of dozens of terabytes of data with high reliability and consistently low latency is an interesting one to consider as the capabilities and maturity of the Hadoop ecosystem continue to expand. In this talk, we’ll detail our experiences in driving towards performance goals on high core modern machines, and which techniques have born fruit, from multiple region servers per machine to synchronized garbage collection to secondary region servers, and offer a glimpse of future development.
Over the course of the last 15 years, distributed denial of service attacks have established themselves both as a massive force for damage to communications and business and as a controversial form of speech. This week’s talk will discuss some of the history of politically motivated denial of service attacks while also describing the Deflect system, an open source DDoS mitigation platform for civil society and political organisations.
We’re happy to have a previous Netsoc member, Hugh (nosmo on IRC), giving this talk. It will be on Thursday 27th November at 6pm in the Maxwell Theatre. We hope you’ll come along to what promises to be an interesting talk!