Due to some necessary scheduling revisions, the next
Oracle user group has been moved from August 18th to
Wednesday, August 31st. NOTE: If you sent an RSVP for
the 18th, please confirm that you will still be
attending on the 31st. I apologize for any
inconvenience this will cause.
Please see the revised announcement below:
RSVP's Required (count for lunch needed, RSVP by
replying to this message):
On Wednesday, August 31st at 11:30 Kenny Smith of
Cnetics will be doing a live "Get on the Grid"
presention for the Central Alabama Oracle User Group.
Lunch will be provided.
We will be meeting at the Energen Conference Center at
the Energen headquarters on 6th Ave. North and Richard
Arrington Blvd. Parking is provided on the top level
of the Energen parking deck which is adjacent to the
I've included a description of the presentation that
Cnetics provided. You can see a picture of the
hardware if you follow the link.
Our "Get on the Grid" presentation discusses and
demonstrates a fully configured, portable Oracle 10g
RAC system running on HP equipment. Our portable
systems called "Test tRACks" are multi-bootable on
Linux, Windows and HP-UX depending on the hardware
configuration. (For more information on our portable
Oracle units, visit
How the presentation works:
Our presentation gives attendees an opportunity to
learn about and get hands-on with 10g RAC. We will
bring a portable Real Application Cluster system with
a wireless access point. We describe the hardware and
software configuration and then demonstrate important
RAC features such as transaction application failover,
load balancing, and scalability on the live system. We
then allow attendees to login via their laptops and
"play" with Linux, Windows, Oracle, clustered file
systems & clustered servers.
We've made this presentation at the Georgia Oracle
User Group Conference and the International Oracle
User Group Conference. We've also presented
"Get on the Grid" to groups such the Columbus Linux
Users Group, the Atlanta Unix Users Group and the East
Tennessee Oracle Users Group with great success.
You can also read Kenny's professional bio at
I think this will be a great presentation and I hope
to see you all there. You can just reply to this
message to RSVP.
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