NetLdn #18 – 08/04/21

Location: Zoom

We will once again be combining powers with our NetMcr friends for a joint meeting. We’ll be starting at the slightly later (by NetLdn standards) time of 1930hrs UTC.

The meeting will be held online using Zoom. The meeting room ID and password will be shared on the evening of the event to the NetLdn mailing list and in the NetLdn Slack.

Please set your full name in the Zoom client before joining the meeting, they will be validated for admission.

Join from 1915hrs (UTC) onward, talks begin promptly at 1930hrs (UTC).

Talk 1: RF Spectrum for Mobile Networks

Hot off of the press from the recent radio frequency auctions, Andy’s here to give us an update on how the dust has settled on the mobile network frequency allocations in the UK, how that will affect the 4G and 5G networks. There may even be a little speculation on what else may happen in the near future (if we’re very well behaved).

Presenter: Andy Sutton (BT)

Talk 2: Viking Monitoring: A very punny adventure!

Supercomputers! Yes, no, really. York University still maintains a supercomputer, by the name of Viking (of course). But how does one look after such a beast? More precisely, how do you keep track of 175 compute nodes all working together? Nat’s unique insights into how the University monitor their clustered supercomputer is sure to be an enjoyable & informative run through looking after one of the more illusive style of networked systems.

Presenter: Nat Lasseter (York University)

Talk 3: Your Forwarding Plane as Code: How, What, and Why

Aaron will spend ~20 minutes arguing that if you love YAML (who doesn’t?! -ed) then you should love P4. If you’re all about infrastructure as code, then hooooo boy let’s talk forwarding plane!

PRESENTER: Aaron A. Glenn (predicted paths)

After Talks: Networking for Networkers

Stay in the meeting room and have a free-for-all chit-chat about whatever is on your mind. This is a bring-your-on drinks and nibbles session.

Author: James Bensley

Network Design/Engineering/Coding/Trolling

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