[SASAG] Next Meeting: Thursday February 12th

Ski Kacoroski kacoroski at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 20:41:22 PST 2009

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out at

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the
University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the
EE Department's web site below. Parking is $6 after 4pm.

February 12th, 2009
EE1 Building (Electrical
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Load Balancers: Theory and Practice
Jeff Silverman

First I will discuss the theory of load balancers and then give a
practical demonstration of how they work.


Jeff Silverman is a Network Support Engineer at F5 Networks. He is fully
qualified on the Local Traffic Manager, which is F5’s load balancer
offering. He is also qualifying on enterprise manager, which is a tool
to manage large numbers (>10) local traffic managers. Jeff used to be a
Linux system administrator at Real Networks. Prior to that, he was a
Java developer and sysadmin at the UW college of Forest Resources (see
http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fera/fccs/). He was the system administrator
for Research Computing Systems at the UW Electrical Engineering
department. He was the MS-Windows sysadmin, UNIX sysadmin, and release
engineer for Mathsoft (now Insightful). He has patent 5,296,853, for an
icing detector for aircraft. His favorite linux distribution is Ubuntu
but he uses Red Hat Fedora at work. Jeff is married with 4 children, 3
grandchildren, and 1 more grandchild due in April.

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