Four Hundred Monitor, July 9
July 9, 2018 Dan Burger
Summer may be in full swing but the IT community has yet to go into vacation mode. There is still a lot of action happening around our industry, including new champions in the worlds of big and small supercomputing. The women of IT also continue to make their mark as we look at another profile of female leadership in computing, this time on IBM’s Summit project. Now is the time to start planning for those Fall conferences so be sure to take a look at our Calendar below for many opportunities for networking and continuing your IT education.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(The New York Times) The U.S. of A has overtaken China to once again claim bragging rights as the nation with the world’s fastest supercomputer with Summit.
(NetworkWorld) Speaking of speedy computing, take a look at the top 10 supercomputers on the planet.
(CNet) The University of Michigan has some bragging to do, too, this time at IBM’s expense after U-M engineers unveiled the world’s smallest supercomputer. It is one-tenth of the size of IBM’s version and can fit on the end of a grain of rice.
(CNBC) Who runs the world? Beyonce might be on to something as this article takes a look at two of the women who led in the development of the Summit supercomputer.
(Fast Company) Mattel is partnering with Tynker, a platform that teaches kids how to code, to produce a robotics engineer Barbie. Maybe she will come with her own tiny supercomputer?
Redbooks, White Papers, and Other Resources
(IBM Power Systems) This YouTube video shows how IBM Cloud Private on IBM Power Systems simplifies the path to the cloud while preserving AIX and IBM i systems investments.
(GoAnywhere) The cloud is on everyone’s radar these days, but what do industry professionals think about cloud security? This white paper has the lowdown.
(Profound Logic) This vendor blog makes five predictions for the Internet of Things (IoT) community.
(IBM) This free e-book covers everything you need to know about what blockchain is, how it works, and how you can get started building a blockchain network today.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
July 11 – Webinar – Learn more about version 6 of Profound Logic’s UI software suite, which can be used to develop business applications for both desktop and mobile devices.
July 18 – Webinar – Steve Will and Alison Butterill are just getting started in this talk about the IBM i as they share stories from shops around the world and look ahead to the next 30 years.
July 19, 20 & 21 — Costa Mesa, California – OCEAN TechCon18, the annual OCEAN User Group IBM i technical conference, will include more than 50 educational sessions, a solutions expo, and a buffet dinner with IBM i-themed musical entertainment. OCEAN is celebrating 29 years of training at affordable prices and the opportunity to have fun and network with the IBM i community. The conference will feature the leading tools and techniques to modernize all aspects of IT from systems administration to programming to management. Topics include the latest developments in open source, modern programming, and Power9 technology. Attendees enhance skills and increase their value to their organizations.
July 23-27 – San Francisco, California – Join the NODE.js community at Node Summit 2018 for workshops, presentations, and keynotes covering everything from technical talks to case studies detailing Node.js enterprise implementation at some of the world’s largest companies. You can also sign up for training courses designed to help deepen your Node.js ecosystem knowledge.
August 20-22 – Denver, Colorado – INFOCUS features more than 220 sessions and access to in-depth information about JD Edwards. Build and grow your network with opportunities to participate in roundtable events and speak with special interest groups.
October 2-4 – Chicago, Illinois – System i Developer heads to Chicago with its bi-annual RPG & DB2 Summit. This highly interactive conference focuses on the top skills that forward-thinking RPGers need for their daily work with practical knowledge that you can apply as soon as you return to the office.
October 15-17 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – COMMON’s Fall conference and expo promises two days of IBM i skill building.
November 6-8 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Profound Logic User Seminar (PLUS) is three days of product focused learning with workshops, labs, and educations sessions.