Friday, September 16, 2016

CIS(theta), 2016-2017 September Meeting: Administrativa!

CIS(theta), 2016-2017 
September MeetingAdministrativa!

(1) Wreath of the Unknown Server: We visited our first ever Linux ssh/sftp server, Colossus, which is still in the switch room, though dormant. I set it up for the first time in 1995 running Slackware Linux. Colossus ran for over 12 years, 24x7 never having to shut down, reboot or even have anything re-installed!

(2) Planning: We have to wait a few weeks or so at which point Ubuntu 16.10 64bit Desktop Edition, code named Yakkety Yak, should be available for a mini install fest. I suppose we could use 16.04.1 LTS, Xenial Xerus, which is available now, but I think we'll wait. After that, we will look into installing our Linux Cluster using openMPI and MPI4py! Here's our first reading assignment!

(3) Display Case Unveiled: We took down a ton of fractal prints and ray tracings from Room 429 to the 2 display cases on the 1st floor near the art wing. We decorated both display cases as best we could and left before anyone saw us. Must have been gremlins. BTW, we're looking into getting a Smart-HDTV to showcase student work here.


(4) NCSHS: We're going to continue our chapter of the National Computer Science Honor Society. We talked about the requirements for membership and how we started a chapter. Each chapter is called "Zeta Omicron something." We're "Zeta Omicron NY Hopper." This is a pretty new honor society. The first few chapters were called Zeta Omicron Alpha and Omicron Zeta Beta. We have the first NYS chapter!


NEW SMARTBOARD SETUP
NOTE: MIC FOR SCREENCASTING!
NOTE: TI nSPIRE CX CAS EMULATOR!!
NEW DECOR IN THE REAR OF ROOM 429
NOTE: SLIDERULE!
NOTE: NEW SERVERS!!
NEW DECOR ON THE SIDES OF ROOM 429
NOTE: FRACTALS AND RAY TRACINGS!
NEW VIEW FROM LEFT REAR SIDE
NOTE: UBUNTU DESKTOP!
NEW VIEW AS YOU WALK IN
NOTE: SIDERULE!


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Membership (alphabetic by first name):
CIS(theta) 2016-2017: 
DanielD(12), JevanyI(12), JuliaL(12), MichaelS(12), YaminiN(12)

CIS(theta) 2015-2016: 
BenR(11), BrandonL(12), DavidZ(12), GabeT(12), HarrisonD(11), HunterS(12), JacksonC(11), SafirT(12), TimL(12)

CIS(theta) 2014-2015: 
BryceB(12), CheyenneC(12), CliffordD(12), DanielP(12), DavidZ(12), GabeT(11), KeyhanV(11), NoelS(12), SafirT(11)

CIS(theta) 2013-2014: 
BryanS(12), CheyenneC(11), DanielG(12), HarineeN(12), RichardH(12), RyanW(12), TatianaR(12), TylerK(12)

CIS(theta) 2012-2013: 
Kyle Seipp(12)

CIS(theta) 2011-2012: 
Graham Smith(12), George Abreu(12), Kenny Krug(12), LucasEager-Leavitt(12)

CIS(theta) 2010-2011: 
David Gonzalez(12), Herbert Kwok(12), Jay Wong(12), Josh Granoff(12), Ryan Hothan(12)

CIS(theta) 2009-2010: 
Arthur Dysart(12), Devin Bramble(12), Jeremy Agostino(12), Steve Beller(12)

CIS(theta) 2008-2009: 
Marc Aldorasi(12), Mitchel Wong(12)

CIS(theta) 2007-2008: 
Chris Rai(12), Frank Kotarski(12), Nathaniel Roman(12)

CIS(theta) 1988-2007: 
A. Jorge Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, James McLurkin, Joe Bernstein, ... too many to mention here!
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Happy Linux Clustering, 
AJG

Well, that's all folks,
A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math, Physics and CS
2017 NYS Secondary Math PAEMST Nominee


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