LinuxCon North America 2012 Coming to San Diego August 29-31

LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America. Launched in 2009, LinuxCon has become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration and a place for smaller groups to co-locate for topic-specific mini-summits and workgroups. Co-located with CloudOpen, the Linux Kernel Summit and the Linux Plumbers Conference, LinuxCon North America 2012 will take place August 29–31 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego.

IBM, a Platinum Sponsor of LinuxCon and CloudOpen, will present a number of sessions:

Watson and Open Source Software  - Wednesday, August 29 at 10:45 am IBM's Ivan Portilla will present a discussion on IBM Watson and some of the key foundations that came from the Open Source Apache Software Foundation.

Get the most from 10 gig Ethernet in Linux Cloud  - Friday, August 31 at 11 am
IBM’s Vivek Kashyap will look at mechanisms and innovations that can be used for simplified configuration and management of SR-IOV NICs.

A Deep Dive Into The Cost Benefits of KVM and Open - Friday, August 31 at 11:55 am
IBM’s David Hsu will compare KVM to other industry alternatives and present a 3-year TCO for KVM versus other hypervisor solutions.

KVM and Enterprise Storage Systems - Thursday, August 30 at 11:20 am
IBM's Dr. Khoa Huynh will examine how KVM performs in typical enterprise storage environments. This presentation should interest many in the Linux kernel and KVM communities, as well as those using, or planning to use, KVM with enterprise storage systems, including database, OLTP, and cloud providers 

Opening the Cloud - is Open Source the Silver Lining - Thursday, August 30 at 1:30 pm
IBM's Gerrit Huizenga will provide the opportunity to see how existing projects presented at the CloudOpen conference inter-relate in the bigger scheme of things, as well as to gain insights as to how the overall market is likely to develop from a technology perspective.

IBM will have a booth showcasing IBM SystemsDirector VMControl with KVM, and OpenStack.

The complete LinuxCon schedule can be found on The Linux Foundation website at