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Since 1975, the USENIX Association has provided a forum for the communication of the results of innovation and research in Unix and modern open systems. It is well known for its technical conferences, tutorial programs, and the wide variety of publications it has sponsored over the years.

USENIX is the original not-for-profit membership organisation for individuals and institutions interested in Unix and Unix-like systems, by extension, X, object-oriented technology, and other advanced tools and technologies, and the broad interconnected and interoperable computing environment.

USENIX's activities include an annual technical conference; frequent specific-topic conferences and symposia; a highly regarded tutorial program covering a wide range of topics, introductory through advanced; numerous publications, including a book series, in cooperation with The MIT Press, on advanced computing systems, proceedings from USENIX symposia and conferences, the quarterly journal "Computing Systems", and the biweekly newsletter; "login: "; participation in various ANSI, IEEE and ISO standards efforts; sponsorship of local and special technical groups relevant to Unix. The chartering of SAGE, the System Administrators Guild as a Special Technical Group within USENIX is the most recent.

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(USENIX Association, Berkeley, CA, Known officially as the Advanced Computing Systems Association, it is a non-profit, membership group of engineers, scientists, technicians and systems professionals founded in 1975. USENIX sponsors workshops and conferences, student programs and awards.

The USENIX Special Interest Group for Sysadmins, formerly System Administrators Guild (SAGE), is a high-profile, technical sub-group of USENIX members devoted to the professional development of system administrators. For more information, visit
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Perlman holds over 100 patents and has received many awards, including Induction into the National Academy of Engineering and the Internet Hall of Fame; and lifetime achievement awards from the Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Data Communication and the USENIX Association.
He has been co-chair of President Clinton's presidential commission on the future of information technology research, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the USENIX Association and the Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
Eleanor Young, executive director of the Usenix Association, Berkeley, California, says of her educational conferences: "We are very meeting-room intensive; at the same time we don't book a lot of hotel rooms.
Contact: Professional Development Seminar, the USENIX Association 5398 Manhattan Circle, Boulder, CO 80303.
Perlman has been recognized with numerous industry awards including an honorary doctorate from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, the Usenix Association lifetime achievement award, Silicon Valley Inventor of the year in 2004 and the Women of Vision Award for Innovation in 2005.
The book, coauthored by INX Vice President of Data Center Virtualization, Steve Kaplan, along with senior VMware consultants, John Arrasjid and Duncan Epping is published by the USENIX Association and is available online at digitalguru.
Since 1975, the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world.
Xirrus was brought in by Carnegie Mellon University to supply the Wi-Fi network at our last Large Installation System Administration Conference," said Ellie Young, executive director of the USENIX Association.
Portlock(TM), a leading storage management solution provider, today announced a Supporting Member membership agreement with the USENIX Association headquartered in Berkley, California.
He is also Past President of the USENIX association.
The company also is a supporting member of The Usenix Association and a charter sponsor of the Columbus INFOSEC Forum.
In recognition of the utility's significance, its creator, Mike Muuss, received the USENIX Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.