I just slipped my white paper for the 2007 Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days in yesterday, which was coincidentally the deadline for getting them included on the CD that attendees will be receiving. Lovely.
The title is Linux 2.6 I/O Schedulers For Oracle Data Warehousing, so it will be an esoteric little 30 minutes of talk about head movement, elevators, and a cheap (free) way to get 60% better read performance. Certainly not mainstream stuff but anyone looking for an economical test and/or development platform would be doing well to consider Linux nowadays even if you do insist on some monstrous HPUX RISC +SAN architecture for your production machine. When your sub-$10,000 machine outperforms your “real” hardware at disk bandwidth then you have something of interest to talk about over the water cooler at least.
Looking through the list of presenters there are a fair few that I know/bumped into at Hotsos 2006 or have corresponded with since — discretion and amnesia prevent me from recalling to whom I owe drinks, but if you say I do then I’ll probably believe you.
Unfortunately socialising will be curtailed by the 70 mile drive home every evening down I25. In the event of yet another flippin’ snow storm, and they do seem to be popular this year, I’d better make sure I have a bag packed all the same.