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UNIX 87/etc  Conference and Show, Apr 22-24, Toronto - SCHEDULE
Toronto Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel Convention Centre

April 22 "The Emerging Role of Unix Systems in Corporate and Government Env'ts"
	Keynote: Daryll L. Wartluft, Director, UNIX Systems Mgt, IBM Austin TX
April 23 "UNIX Business Solutions Now! Meeting the Challenge"
	Keynote: Roderick M. Bryden, Chairman and CEO, SHL Systemhouse Inc.
April 24 "UNIX Development Directions"
	Keynote: Bill Joy, Founder and VP Sun Microsystems
Day 1 Overview of System V Internals  (This is full day, the rest 1/2 day)
Day 2 New Features of System V Release 3	UNIX Interprocess Communication	
Day 3 UNIX System V Administration		UNIX System V Security
Registration Fees 	Member	Other		Member	Other	(more at door)
Conference	1 day:	95	115	3 days:	175	225
Tutorial	1/2 day:195	195	1 day:	295	295
CONTACT: 416/883-1103
+Schedule of Conference Sessions and Tutorials

Unix '87/etc Conference, Tutorial Schedule Day 1    

	Day Chairman: Ed Borkovsky, Unican	            
0900	Keynote: Daryll Wartluft, IBM	          

1000	Tutorial: Overview Of Unix Internals	(This is a FULL DAY TUTORIAL)

1030	Unix In The Mainframe Environment: 
	Chairman: Donald O'Shea, UniSoft	          
		Bob Camm, CDC	                              
		Floyd Hale, Unisys	                        
	Case Studies In Implementation: 
	Chairman: Conny Wylie, Conny Wylie Systems	 
		Greg Crowe, DP & W	                         
		David Wadsworth, deHavilland/Boeing	        
		Russ Wilton, Decima Research	               
1330	Unix And Office Automation: 
	Chairman: Don Tapscott, DMR Group	          
		Brian Greenleaf, XIOS	                      
		Glenn McInnes, Officesmiths	                
		Joe Novak, Resolve Logic	                   
		Bill Zastrow, CCI	                         
	Unix At The Departmental Level: The MS-DOS 
	Connection: Chairman: Myron Zimmerman, VenturCom
		Richard Wesson, Convergent Technologies	    
		Jerry Popek, Locus	                         
1530	Unix And Networking: The MIS Perspective: 
	Chairman: Ian Angus, ATMG	                  
		John Hime, Sun Microsystems	                
		J.F. Gorup, AT&T	                           
		Bob Foote, Canstar	                         
	Unix And Electronic Publishing: 
	Chairman: Yuri Rubinsky, Softquad	          
		Chris Espinosa, Apple	                      
		Sperling Martin, Aspen Systems	             
		John McFadden, Software Exoterica	          

Unix '87/etc Conference, Tutorial Schedule Day 2    

	Day Chairman: Joe Facchini, NCR Canada	     
0900	Keynote: Roderick Bryden, SHL Systemhouse       
1000	Tutorial: New Features Of SVR3.0	       
1030	Developing A Marketing Strategy: 
	Chairman: Jon Sachs, Creative Marketing Network 
		John Davis, Spectrix Microsystems	         
		Don Thompson, Sequent Computer	            
	Unix Development Tools: DBMS Part 1: 
	Chairman: Brian Boyle, Novon	               
		Peter Vincent, Oracle	                      
		David Penner, InfoBuild	                    
		John Kornatowski, Rhodnius	                 
		Chip Ziering, Progress	                     
1330	Unix Development Tools: DBMS Part 2: 
	Chairman: Brian Boyle, Novon	               
		TBA, Ingres
		Chris Turnbull, Zanthe Information	        
		Nicolas Nierenberg, Unify	                  
		Leonard Palomino, Informix	                 
	Managing Distribution: Strategic Partners: 
	Chairman: Ken Hoyt, IDC	                    
		Don Morrison, AT&T Canada	                 
		Dermot Begley, Genamation	                  
		Bob Whitcroft, Convergent Technologies	     

1400	Tutorial: Unix V Interprocess Communications    

1530	Selecting A Total Systems Supplier: 
	Chairman: Ivan Harris, Synerlogic	         
		Bob Cooke, Lanpar	                          
		Chuck Lalonde, Genamation	                 
		Howard Reisman, Tyme/Varnet	               
		George Andersen, Lawmax	                    
	How Unix Will Change The Way Computers Are Sold And Supported:
	Chairman: Brian Boyle, Novon
		Mark Stirling, IDC Canada	                 
		Alan Hald, MicroAge	                       
		Pamela Gray, Sphinx	                       
		Mike Dubrall, NCR	                         

Unix '87/etc Conference, Tutorial Schedule Day 3

	Day Chairman: Michael Tilson, HCR	         
0900	Keynote: William N. Joy, Sun Microsystems       
1000	Tutorial: Basics Of Unix System Administration  
1030	Standards: National And International: 
	Chairman: Dr. Heinz Lycklama, Interactive	 
		Jim Isaak, DEC/IEEE	                       
		Arthur Sabsevitz, AT&T	                    
		Mike Lambert, X/OPEN	                      
		Karen Barnes, Hewlett-Packard	             
	System Architectures And The Future Of Unix:	 
	Chairman: Richard Sniderman, HCR	          
		Richard Wirt, Intel	                       
		Gael Curry, Sequent Computer	              
		Brian Baird, Myrias	                       
		Tom Murphy, ETA	                           
1330	Graphics And Window Systems: 
	Chairman: Kim Davidson, Omnibus	           
		David La Vallee, Sun Microsystems	         
		Ralph Swick, MIT	                          
	Networking And Distributed Unix Systems: 
	Chairman: George E. Pajari, ClarendonDatex	
		Anthony R. West, Sun Microsystems	         
		Art Sabsevitz, AT&T	                       
		Avadis Tevanian, CMU	                      

1400	Tutorial: Security Systems Measures For Unix Systems	                              
1530	Real-Time, Enhancements In Unix: 
	Chairman: William M. Corwin, Intel	        
		Gregg Kellogg, Hewlett-Packard	            
		Jack White, Ind. Tech. Inst.	              
	Compilers And Languages: 
	Chairman: Hugh Redelmeir, HCR	             
		Bjarne Stroustrup, Bell Labs	              
		Dr. Ric Holt, U Of T	                      
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UNIX 87/etc  Day 1: Role Of Unix In Corporate, Government Environments

Day 1 Chairman: Edward Borkovsky, Unican Marketing Services, has  consulted  in
the Unix market since 1981 and is on the board of /usr/group.

1/ Unix As An Architecture For Distributed Information Systems
   Unix In  The  Mainframe Environment,
   Unix At The Departmental Level: The MS-DOS Connection,
   and Unix And Networking: The MIS Perspective;
2/ Unix As  A  Productivity  Tool  -  Case Studies In Implementation,
   Unix And Office Automation, and Unix And Electronic Publishing.

Unix In The Mainframe Environment

Speaker: Bob Camm, Control Data Canada, is the project  manager  of  the  VX/VE
project.   VX/VE  is  an  implementation of Unix System V for the CDC Cyber 180

Abstract: Camm's presentation will cover the factors that led to  the  develop-
ment  of a Unix environment for the Cyber 180 family of mainframes.  The imple-
mentation strategy was to port Unix System V to the Cyber 180 to co-exist  with
the  Control  Data  proprietary  operating  system,  NOS/VE  (Network Operating
System/Virtual Environment).  The product, VX/VE provides  a  Unix  environment
under the NOX/VE operating system.  An overview will be given to show how VX/VE
co-exists with NOS/VE and how a user may effectively use both environments.

Unix In The Mainframe Environment

Chairman: Donald O'Shea, UniSoft, a Berkley, California Unix systems house,  is
vice-president of engineering with previous experience at both Amdahl and IBM.

Abstract: O'Shea will briefly review the history of  mainframe  Unix,  covering
Amdahl's  UTS,  MaxiUnix  -  an  internal  development  at Bell Labs, and IBM's
IX/370.  He will also describe some of the problems associated with scaling  up
Unix  to provide the functionality and reliability needed in the corporate data
centre. Finally, O'Shea will make some predictions on where mainframe Unix will
go from here.

Case Studies In Implementation

Chairman: Conny Wylie, Conny Wylie Systems, is president of the group  of  con-
sulting  companies specializing in methodologies for exploiting new information
technologies in MIS/DP settings.

End-Users Case Studies: In this session, managers of Unix-based systems in  the
end-user  environment  will  share their experiences in implementing Unix solu-
tions at their companies.  Office and legal  applications  and  marketing  data
management will be discussed.

Case Studies In Implementation

Speaker: Gregory Crowe, Davis Polk & Wardwell, has been with DP &  W,  a  large
Wall Street law firm, since 1981.

Abstract: DP&W began a Unix-based office automation project in  1978.   From  a
single PDP 11/60 computer with a dozen terminals and printers for word process-
ing, the system has grown to a generalized OA system with over 1,000  terminals
and  printers  running off 10 Pyramid supermini computers, with both local area
and long-haul networking to domestic and foreign remote offices.   The  current
system  will be described plus the key role of Unix in both the past and future
development of this system will be discussed.

Case Studies In Implementation

Speaker: David Wadsworth, deHavilland Aircraft Company of  Canada,  information
systems  department, has been involved with Unix since 1982 in projects ranging
from map graphics to office automation.

Abstract: The marketing and sales department of deHavilland was faced with  the
challenge of co-ordinating all of its data processing tasks in a cost-effective
manner.  Their solution was the installation of a multi-user Unix computer  ca-
pable  of running applications ranging from word processing and spreadsheets to
sophisticated document management systems.  Utilities were  developed  in-house
to  provide the user with a homogenous interface to each application.  The sys-
tem currently has over 80 users accessing the system through 20 terminals and 4

Case Studies In Implementation

Speaker: Russ Wilton, Decima Research, is a vice-president in  the  information
processing  and  operations areas, and has recently installed a 70-terminal of-
fice information system.

Abstract: The Public Affairs Resource  Group  has  successfully  implemented  a
Unix-based office productivity system in its Toronto, Washington and Ottawa of-
fices.  This system was designed to be compatible with  existing  minicomputer,
microcomputer and dedicated word processing systems that were already well- es-
tablished in the organization.  Wilton will speak about the overall  design  of
the PARG system and network, how it connects to the existing equipment and what
options exist for the future of the system.

Unix And Office Automation

Chairman: Don Tapscott, DMR Group, is the director of end- user systems at DMR,
responsible world-wide for company's practice in the area of integrated office,
or end-user, systems.

Abstract: Until recently the worlds of Unix and PCs were two solitudes when  it
came  to providing office workstations.  The Unix model was one of ASCII termi-
nals attached to a multi-user processor  running  Unix  and  OA  software,  and
high-end  packages  running  on a bit-mapped Unix workstation.  The parallel in
the PC world had MS-DOS machines or Macs attached to a  LAN.   These  solitudes
are  converging:  LAN servers are running Unix; the unreleased DOS5 is reported
to look a lot like Unix; new software products run in Unix, MS-DOS and Mac  en-
vironments; and other packages enable all three to run on the same LAN.

Unix And Office Automation

Speaker: Brian Greenleaf, XIOS Systems, developed an office systems product  at
Systemhouse  which  evolved into Renaisance and became the focus and foundation
of XIOS.

Integrated Networking Solutions For The Office: This presentation will document
from  actual experience that Unix-based office systems can be functionaly rich,
cost-effective, easily administered, robust, high-performance and orientated to
the  non- technical office worker or senior executive.  Greenleaf will describe
a comprehensive approach to an integrated  office  network,  interconnecting  a
variety  of  vendors' equipment and services, providing comprehensive local and
wide-area communications, and serving as an integration  vehicle  for  a  broad
range of applications software packages.

Unix And Office Automation

Speaker: Glenn McInnes, Officesmiths, is  the  founder  and  president  of  the
data-base management software development company in Ottawa.

The Effect Of Unix On Corporations: Within a corporation,  one  factor  impacts
organizational productivity - how effectively individuals handle information in
documents which are vital to the corporate mission.  The demand for  multi-user
departmental  information  systems  will be dramatic.  Unix will respond to the
demand for fourth-generation application development tools which can be used to
automate  a complete application in a department as opposed to stand-alone per-
sonal productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail
and even data-base systems.

Unix And Office Automation

Speaker: Joe Novak, Resolve  Logic  Systems,  is  president  of  this  software
developer specializing in Unix-based productivity tools such as Prevail.

The Age Of Productivity: This portion of the seminar is targeted  at  both  the
applications  developer  and  the  end-user  of  integrated business automation
tools.  Addressing the area of programmers productivity, Novak will  cover  the
concepts  of  4GL  and  application generators.  For the end users he will deal
with the concepts of user interface integrating all applications  into  a  con-
sistent user-friendly environment.

Unix And Office Automation 

Speaker: Bill Zastrow, CCI, has been director of ISO  marketing  for  the  past
five years.

Office Power: A conceptual look at office automation from a standpoint of  user
requirements  -  what people are looking for/require in OA today: system design
concepts; systems networking; PC integration; and, communications.

Unix At The Departmental Level: The MS-DOS Connection

Chairman: Dr.  Myron Zimmerman, VenturCom, operated a systems and software con-
sulting service before starting this company.

Abstract: Unix is emerging as a system  of  choice  for  department  solutions.
Those  systems  serving  the  needs of the workgroup, the department staff, are
based on providing an effective multi-user solution based on a portable operat-
ing system.  One of the key strategies the manager has to cope with is the con-
nectivity of the departmental machine with the existing base of  personal  com-
puters  running MS-DOS.  The speakers in this session will describe the techno-
logies leading to an effective co-existence between Unix and DOS.

Unix At The Departmental Level: The MS-DOS Connection

Speaker: Richard Wesson, Convergent Technologies, is vice- president  and  gen-
eral manager, network systems division.

Unix-Based Servers - A Solution For Today's Departmental Needs:  The  evolution
of  commercial computing from mainframes to desktop PCs has not effectively ad-
dressed the needs of departmental computing.  Is departmental computing a  dis-
tinct market segment? Why has the industry failed to focus upon this opportuni-
ty earlier? Wesson will offer his perspective  of  how  emerging  hardware  and
software  technologies  are  seriously  addressing  today's  rapidly  expanding
departmental systems marketplace.

Unix At The Departmental Level: The MS-DOS Connection

Speaker: Dr.   Jerry  Popek,  Locus  Computing,  develops  transparent  network
multi-user computing systems using Unix and MS/PC- DOS.

Abstract: There are clear benefits resulting from the integration of  Unix  and
MS-DOS  in departmental multi-user computing networks, including sharing files,
peripherals and processing power. This  presentation  will  cover  the  current
state-of-the-art  in  departmental  computing  in  which a collection of MS-DOS
users are able to transparently extend themselves  into  a  multi-user,  multi-
tasking Unix host computer.

Unix And Networking: The MIS Perspective

Chairman: Ian Angus, Angus TeleManagement Group, is a leading  independent  au-
thority on business telecommunications.

Abstract: The speakers in this session will investigate the variety of network-
ing solutions that are applicable with Unix.  Networking Unix machines is a key
consideration to managers of distributed installations that have  to  plan  the
total corporate MIS strategy.  Each speaker will describe from his own perspec-
tive the advantages of the solutions available today.

Unix And Networking: The MIS Perspective

Speaker: John Hime, Sun Microsystems, is director of product marketing for  the
workstation division at Sun.

A Corporate Perspective On Multi-Vendor Networking: Imagine an installation  of
engineering  workstations,  mainframes  mini  supercomputers and PCs, all being
able to share the same programs and files over a network - an information  net-
work  over which teams of professionals can co-operate on project work, and can
access any specialized computing resources they need.  Users need no longer  be
content with mere computing - what they can have today is distributed computing
through the de facto industry-standard Network File System  (NFS)  and  related
network services.

Unix And Networking: The MIS Perspective

Speaker: Jean-Francois Gorup, AT&T Canada, is responsible for liaison with  MIS
departments in large organizations.

Network Decisions For Tomorrow And Today:  You  are  facing  crucial  decisions
about  positioning your company's information resources for the 1990s.  You are
owed a clear and convincing explanation of what networks are,  why  you  should
seriously  consider  one, and the criteria to help you make reasonable choices.
In this presentation Gorup will provide an overview of the  different  building
blocks  that  compose  an  Information  System  and how new technology can help
reduce on-going operation costs by providing synergy between new  and  existing

Unix And Networking: The MIS Perspective

Speaker: Bob Foote, Canstar Comunications, is manager of new  product  develop-
ment for fiber optic LAN products.

Abstract: A discussion of the management information systems functions from the
perspective  of  data and control flows within a distributed computing environ-
ment.  Current requirements for networking support are presented along with fu-
ture demands for very high-speed, high-throughput networking capability.

Unix And Electronic Publishing

Chairman: Yuri Rubinsky, president of Toronto-based SoftQuad, has a  background
in book and magazine publishing.

Abstract: Large-scale production publishing, particularly of  technical  works,
in  government  and corporations, requires attention to standard procedures and
systems integration.  The panelists represent three views on the subject: a ma-
jor  hardware  manufacturer that recently made a commitment to Unix; a software
house currently implementing a large government  publishing  system;  and,  the
consultant  who  created  the American Association of Publishers' standard pub-
lishing procedures language.

Unix And Electronic Publishing

Speaker: Christopher Espinosa, Apple Computer, is responsible for the operating
systems and utilities software of all Apple computers.

Abstract: Espinosa will explore Apple's decision to use Unix as the  foundation
for a technical documentation workstation.

Unix And Electronic Publishing

Speaker: J.  Sperling Martin, Aspen Systems, is an expert on data-base publish-
ing, electronic information dissemination and information interchange.

Abstract: This presentation  will  provide  some  background  on  the  concept,
development and application of standardized markup languages.  The diversity of
technologies and device incompatibilities has resulted in problems in efficient
exchange  and  processing  of documents in electronic form.  A solution to this
problem, the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), is  gaining  recogni-
tion.  As part of this presentation, specific SGML applications and recent ini-
tiatives will be highlighted.  Following speakers will provide  greater  detail
on examples of SGML in practice.

Unix And Electronic Publishing

Speaker: John McFadden, Software Exoterica, specializes in software for the in-
dustrial sector of the publishing industry.  He designed

Abstract: McFadden will detail the components of a large industrial  government
publishing  system which employs 80 people. The installation comprises data en-
try, a mainframe computer and a photo-composition system.  McFadden  will  dis-
cuss the hardware and software components and how they are integrated.
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UNIX 87/etc:  Day 3: Unix Development Directions

Day 3 Chairman: Michael Tilson, HCR, specializes in Unix systems software,  op-
timizing compilers and software tools.

1/  Standards, National And International;
2/  Graphics And  Window  Systems;
3/  Networking And Distributed Unix Systems;
4/  System Architectures And The Future Of Unix;
5/  Realtime,  Enhancements  For  Unix;
6/  Compilers  And Languages

Standards: National And International

Chairman: Dr.  Heinz Lycklama, Interactive Systems, has been honoured  for  his
contributions to the standardization of the Unix system. 
Abstract: The Unix market has traditionally been highly fragmented, around pro-
duct lines and processor architectures.  A number of significant organizations,
most represented on this panel, are addressing this issue through  standardiza-
tion proposals.  This session will summarize these efforts and speculate on the
eventual emergence of a pervasive Unix standard.

Standards: National And International

Speaker: Jim Isaak, DEC, is chairman of the IEEE ISO working group dealing with
a Posix-based operating system standard.

The Status Of The IEEE, ANSI And ISO Standards Posix Efforts: Isaak  will  look
at the objectives of the Posix effort for an operating system environment based
on the Unix OS.  The projects and progress of the IEEE 1003.  1,  1003.  2  and
1003. 3 working groups, targets for the full-use Posix standard and the related
ISO work will be discussed.  He will also touch on the  outstanding  issues  in
hopes of gaining feedback in these areas.

Speaker: Arthur Sabsevitz, AT&T, is employed on the  development  of  the  Unix
system kernel and associated applications.
Standardization: SVID And SVVS: Sabsevitz will focus on the System V  Verifica-
tion  Suite  (based  on AT&T's System V Interface Definition), created to allow
Unix users to verify their system for conformance to SVID definitions.

Standards: National And International

Speaker: Mike Lambert, X/OPEN, ICL, is chairman of the technical strategy panel
of the X/OPEN Group.

X/OPEN: In his presentation, Lambert will outline the history of the X/OPEN in-
itiative,  the  membership of the group, the technical scope of the group's ac-
tivities and how it relates to the national and international standards bodies.

Standards: National And International

Speaker: Karen Barnes, Hewlett-Packard,  is  HP's  representative  at  X/OPEN's
internationalization group.

International Unix: Her speech will revolve around an international Unix system
developed  by  HP which is language- independent and includes all the tools re-
quired for developing language-independent software.   Its  implementation  and
details of HP's findings will be discussed.

System Architectures And The Future Of Unix

Chairman: Richard Sniderman, HCR, is involved with various Unix  implementation
projects, the most recent being the ETA-10 supercomputer.

Abstract: His speech will be based on the premise that Unix's growth  has  been
fueled,  in  part,  by the relative ease with which it can be ported to diverse
architectures.  He will discuss whether this growth will be able  to  continue,
presenting  recent developments in system architectures and examining the asso-
ciated issues in providing Unix.

System Architectures And The Future Of Unix

Speaker: Richard Wirt, Intel, has participated in various  Unix  and  C-related
projects at Intel and the IEEE.

Abstract: Wirt will give an overview of the changes Intel made to the 80286 ar-
chitecture  to make the 80386 a good Unix machine. In addition, he will give an
overview of the Unix System V/386  Release  3.  0  port  and  third-party  Unix
software for the 386 that is currently available.

System Architectures And The Future Of Unix

Speaker: Gael Curry, Sequent Computer Systems, works on the design and develop-
ment of distributed software for supporting graphical interfaces over networks.

Multi-Processors And Unix - A Look Forward: This talk will review trends in the
evolution  of multi-processor hardware, along with some trends in the evolution
of Unix and its derivatives.  The strengths and weaknesses of each will be dis-
cussed.   He  will  hypothesize  ways in which these newer Unix multi-processor
systems will become specialized to serve different markets.

System Architectures And The Future Of Unix

Speaker: Brian Baird, Myrias Research, is responsible for the OS implementation
on Myrias' parallel computer systems.

Abstract: A Myrias parallel computing system consists of a large number of  in-
dependent  processing  elements  with  local memory and a high-bandwidth inter-
processor communication system.  A distributed implementation for the Unix ker-
nel is discussed.  Emphasis is placed on the design of file system servers, in-
cluding factors involving performance, parallelism and redundancy.   Other  to-
pics  covered  include the implementation of servers for the system call inter-
face, device and terminal interfaces, I/O processors and other  facets  of  the
Unix kernel.

System Architectures And The Future Of Unix

Speaker: Tom Murphy, ETA Systems, is responsible for System V as it  exists  on
ETA machines.

Unix And Supercomputers: Unix was originially developed as a small system, ful-
filling  the  needs of a small number of researchers.  Supercomputers, however,
are typically commercial ventures serving large numbers of users.  The combina-
tion  of  the  two  in  a  meaningful  way  is a non-trivial endeavour.  Murphy
develops some of these major issues, including the  considerations  imposed  by
the supercomputer architectures, using the ETA10 as an example.

Graphics And Window Systems

Chairman: Kim Davidson, Omnibus Computer Graphics, is the director of  computer

Abstract: The future success of  computer  graphics  and  animation  will  rely
heavily  on attracting top graphic designers and animators.  A good user inter-
face is the key to attracting these artists and the development of a good  user
interface inevitably starts with good window systems.

Graphics And Window Systems

Speaker: David La Vallee, Sun Microsystems, is responsible for programming  en-
vironment and user interface support.

Window Systems For Workstations And Personal Computers: A technical  discussion
of window systems for technical workstations and PCs, this talk covers features
and benefits of portable, networked window systems, such as the Network  exten-
sible  Window  System  (NeWS) and the X Window System.  Topics covered will in-
clude the PostScript page description language,  interactive  graphics  perfor-
mance  over a network and the implications for user interfaces and other window

Graphics And Window Systems

Speaker: Ralph Swick, MIT, is employed by DEC and assigned to  Project  Athena,
responsible for window systems developments.

X Window System: Project Athena is the use of computer  technology  to  improve
the  education  of under-graduate students at MIT. One of the earliest tangible
products of the project was the X Window System.  This presentation will  cover
the  design  fundamentals  of  the latest version of X Window, Version 11.  The
focus will be primarily on the facilities supplied to  applications  developers
for using the display hardware.  The presentation will also outline the specif-
ic facilities available to support a variety of user interface management poli-

Networking And Distributed Unix Systems

Chairman: George Pajari, Clarendon Datex, consults on Unix, C and data communi-

Abstract: There are several major approaches to  transparent  distributed  file
systems  under  Unix.  This session will explore the various options, including
AT&T's Streams/RFS and Sun's NFS, and will look  at  possible  future  develop-
ments, typified by Carnegie Mellon's Mach system.

Networking And Distributed Unix Systems

Speaker: Dr.  Anthony West, Sun Microsystems, is manager of  strategic  systems

Network Services: The Future Of Multi-Vendor Distributed Computing: A technical
discussion of advanced network services, such as the Network File System (NFS),
remote execution, Yellow Pages, and PC integration  for  multi-vendor  computer

Networking And Distributed Unix Systems

Speaker: Arthur Sabsevitz, AT&T (see Standards for biography)

Networking: Streams And Remote File Sharing: Unix System  V  Release  3  (SVR3)
provides  the  framework to build solutions that extend user access to informa-
tion and computing resources across different  computers  and  across  multiple
networks.  Streams provides a powerful framework for the modular implementation
and separation of protocols and media.  Remote File Sharing  (RFS)  allows  the
selective  sharing  of  resources across a network.  Both the Streams mechanism
and RFS capability will be described, with specific emphasis  on  their  unique

Networking And Distributed Unix Systems

Speaker: Avadis Tevanian, Carnegie Mellon  University,  has  been  a  principal
designer and implementor of the Mach OS.

Mach: A Basis For Future Unix Development: Computing in the future will be sup-
ported  by distributed computing environments.  These environments will consist
of a wide range of hardware architectures in both the uni-processor and  multi-
processor  domain.  Mach is an operating system that has been designed with the
intent to integrate both distributed and multiprocessor functionality.  In  ad-
dition,  Mach  provides  the  foundation upon which future Unix development may
take place in these new environments.

Realtime, Enhancements In Unix

Chairman: William Corwin, Intel, is chairman of the  /usr/group  realtime  Unix
working group and co-chairman of the P1003. 1 realtime extensions subcommittee.

Realtime Extensions To The Unix Operating System: The focus of the session will
be an examination of the technical implications of extending the Unix operating
system to support applications  with  realtime  requirements:  the  ability  to
respond to events or provide a level of service within bounded time limit.  The
session will examine the implications of supporting realtime applications  from
a user's perspective and will also review current implementations.

Realtime, Enhancements In Unix

Speaker: Gregg Kellogg, Hewlett-Packard, represents HP on the  IEEE  P1003  and
/usr/group realtime standards committees.

Abstract: Realtime features of  an  operating  system,  though  important,  are
overshadowed  by  the poor system responsiveness generally associated with Unix
kernel implementations.  HP's realtime feature set, as well as it's solution to
the  responsiveness problem, through kernel pre-emption, help solve these prob-
lems, leading to a fully-conforming Unix implementation  providing  outstanding
realtime  response.   The role of standards and the future of Unix realtime are
discussed in conclusion.

Realtime, Enhancements In Unix

Speaker: Jack White, Industrial Technical Institute, is the manager of the fac-
tory controls group.

The Role Of Standards In The Development Of Workstation Controllers: This  talk
will  focus  on  the  requirements  for  a standard real-time operating system.
White will look at the computing requirements for workstation controls and  re-
late  these  to  necessary  features of the operating system.  The presentation
will conclude with a short discussion of our experiences using Unix as a  basis
for  a  workstation  controller  (WSC).  White will argue that standards should
play an important role in the development of generic WSCs.

Compilers And Languages

Chairman: Dr.  Hugh Redelmeier, HCR, is a member of the portable code optimizer
(PCO) project and has been working with Unix since 1975.

An Optimizing Compiler Can Improve Programmer Productivity: The C language  al-
lows the programmer to program at quite a low level.  With the advent of optim-
ization in C compilers, programmers are often freed from having the program  at
this  low  level. In effect, this allows the programmer to treat C as a higher-
level language.  One of the most important features of C  is  its  portability.
Generally,  low-level  optimization cannot be done without reference to the im-
plementation.  If these optimizations are left to an optimizing  compiler,  the
program will be more portable.

Compilers And Languages

Speaker: Dr.  Bjarne Stroustrup, AT&T Bell Laboratories, is  the  designer  and
implementor of C++ and a member of the computer science research centre at AT&T
Bell Labs.

What Is C++?: C++ is a widely available and  used  general-purpose  programming
language  that  is  a  better C, supports data abstraction and supports object-
oriented programming.  Stroustrup presents an overview of  the  language,  some
observations on its current use, and some guesses at its future.

Compilers And Languages

Speaker: Dr.   Ric  Holt,  University  Of  Toronto,  has  helped  develop  such
languages  and compiler systems as PL/C (PL/1 for IBM mainframes), SP/k (PL/1),
SUE, Concurrent Euclid and Turing.

Turing: A General-Purpose Language On Unix: The  Turing  programming  language,
developed  at  the  U of T, has proven to be useful as an alternative to Pascal
and Basic.   Turing  provides  an  easy-to-learn  notation,  a  modern  set  of
features (including modules, dynamic arrays, pre/post assertions and convenient
strings), based on a precise  mathematical  specification,  with  a  completely
checked  (fail  stop)  implementation.  The Turing Plus extension features con-
currency,  checked  separate  compilation,  exception  handling  and   machine-
dependent escapes needed for systems programming.
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behalf  of  /usr/group/cdn  and Communications 86.  For more information on the
conference or tutorial program call GSC Services at 416/883-1103.

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UNIX 87/etc  AT&T Tutorials (No Source License Required)

Day 1 1000-1700	Overview Of Unix System Internals  (Full Day)	
A special full-day tutorial that provides an intensive and detailed overview of
Unix  system  internals.   Key  topics include overall system architecture, key
system tables and data structures.  Includes a discussion of the  process,  I/O
and file subsystems and major algorithms.

Day 2 1000-1300	New Features Of Unix System V, Release 3.0  (Half Day)	
Highlights the new facilities that are available with Release 3 of AT&T's  Unix
System V.  Major topics - STREAMS I/O facility, Remote File Systems (RFS), File
System Switch (FSS), and Shared Libraries.  A must for those who need a working
knowledge of these new features.

Day 2 1400-1700	Unix System V Interprocess Communication  (Half Day)	
Discusses the Interprocess Communication (IPC) facilities of Unix System V  and
shows  how  to make appropriate selections for application programs.  Major to-
pics - system pipes and named pipes, message  queues,  semaphores,  and  shared

Day 3 1000-1300	Basics Of Unix System Administration  (Half Day)	
Provides an overview of Unix system administration issues and techniques.   Ma-
jor topics - basic system administration concepts, system files and their func-
tion, basics of system file checking and repair, and customizing  the  environ-
ment for system users.

Day 3 1400-1700	Security Measures For Unix Systems  (Half Day)	
Discusses how to select the appropriate Unix system security utilities for mon-
itoring  a system.  Numerous examples of actual programs illustrating file sys-
tem security and file-tracking utilities are reviewed.  Major topics - why com-
puter  security is needed, managing security on a Unix system, networking secu-
rity, implementing security procedures on a Unix system.

[see the OVERVIEW article for fees, etc]
The Conference Guide for Unix '87/etc was produced by ComputerData magazine, on
behalf  of  /usr/group/cdn  and Communications 86.  For more information on the
conference or tutorial program call GSC Services at 416/883-1103.

			  SCO's Case Against IBM

November 12, 2003 - Jed Boal from Eyewitness News KSL 5 TV provides an
overview on SCO's case against IBM. Darl McBride, SCO's president and CEO,
talks about the lawsuit's impact and attacks. Jason Holt, student and 
Linux user, talks about the benefits of code availability and the merits 
of the SCO vs IBM lawsuit. See SCO vs IBM.

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