Thank you to Martin for a great evening and a well paced Edu-rant(tm) full of information and opinion in equal measure. The talk was wide ranging going on from topics such as Super computing , the life and death(s) of SGI , why you need to tune your Oracle DB and why Normalisation is the work of the devil!
As the evening progressed we had the potted History of Linux and how it related back into the Unix lore. Deeper down the rabbit hole we went and the niceties of memory management were discussed with great verve .. Yes this IS possible folk.
Still further Cloud Computing and Grid Computing were discussed both the technologies involved but also the major players both past and present and how they contributed to the current product offerings.
This continued well after 9pm close of play, all through out our Cock Hotel pub visit and impromptu evaluation of the facilities.
Again a thank you to Martin for coming up and giving us an excellent talk .. come back again!!