IBM Hosts Power Systems Tech Conferences This Week
September 8, 2008 Timothy Prickett Morgan
As many of the i platform intelligentsia know, IBM‘s educational and technical teams for the AS/400 Division and its successors have hosted two technical conferences (one in spring and one in fall) in North America and one in Europe each year for as long as anyone can remember. When the System i and System p were merged into one line earlier this year, IBM said it was going to create a unified set of tech conferences for Power Systems. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.
As it turns out, there are two Power Systems Technical Universities being hosted in Chicago, Illinois, from September 8 through 12. One is dedicated to the i platform with 100 sessions, and costs $2,295 to attend, and the other is focused on AIX and Linux with 150 sessions, and it costs $2,495 to attend. Sources at IBM say they expect about 1,200 customers and partners to attend the two events, which are presumably being held side-by-side in the same hotel complex so they can share some sessions. You can see the i event details and agenda here and the AIX and Linux details and agenda at this link.
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