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Dear Colleague,

Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
On behalf of all of the LISA '07 organizers, I'd like to invite you to join us in Dallas, TX, for the 21st Large Installation System Administration Conference.

For the past 20 years LISA has been the focal point for the global community of system and network administrators. This year LISA continues that tradition, featuring innovative tools and techniques essential for your professional and technical development.

Take advantage of the popular 6 days of training. Select from over 50 tutorials taught by highly expert instructors, including:

  • Tom Limoncelli on Time Management for System Administrators
  • Steve VanDevender on High-Capacity Email System Design
  • Æleen Frisch on Administering Linux in Production Environments
  • Faisal N. Jawdat on Introduction to Ruby, Rails, and Capistrano
  • And more . . .

In addition to the training, 3 days of technical sessions include top-notch refereed papers, informative invited talks, expert Guru Is In sessions, and the popular Hit the Ground Running track.

Our 20+ invited talks feature our most impressive slate of speakers to date. They include:

  • Keynote: "Autonomic Administration: HAL 9000 Meets Gene Roddenberry," by John Strassner, Motorola Fellow and Vice President, Autonomic Networking and Communications, Motorola Research Labs
  • "A Service-Oriented Data Grid: Beyond Storage Virtualization," by Bruce Moxon, Senior Director of Strategic Technology and Grid Guru, Network Appliance, Inc.
  • "The LHC Computing Challenge," by Tony Cass, CERN
  • "Scaling Production Repairs and QA Operations in a Live Environment," by Shane Knapp and Avleen Vig, Google, Inc.
  • "Experiences with Scalable Network Operations at Akamai," by Erik Nygren, Chief Systems Architect, Akamai Technologies
  • "The Economic Meltdown of Moore's Law," by Kenneth G. Brill, Executive Director, Uptime Institute

LISA is the premier forum for presenting new research in system administration. We selected papers from over 50 submissions, showcasing state-of-the-art work on topics including configuration management, managing grids and clusters, virtualization, security via firewalls, and more.

Get a head start on key technologies with 15-minute talks in the Hit the Ground Running track. Find out about the basic concepts, what acronyms you will encounter, and what Web sites and books are the best resources.

Bring your perplexing technical questions to experts at LISA's Guru Is In sessions.

Explore the latest commercial innovations at the Vendor Exhibition.

Benefit from new opportunities for peer interaction around the topics that mean the most to you.

We're pleased to bring LISA to Dallas, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Paul Anderson, University of Edinburgh
LISA '07 Program Chair

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