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An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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Entries from August 2006

Grid Computing for Windows, part deux

August 27th, 2006 · 2 Comments

As my loyal readers know, I recently spotted an article called “Linux is optimal OS for grid computing, says Oracle,” and I took a swipe at it because, well, I disagree. Today I’ll take a little more time to explain my comments about the Microsoft platform, and why we’ve bet our company on grid computing […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft

Digipede in GridToday

August 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Derrick Harris recently did an interview with me for a story he published today in GridToday.  I think he did a good job — Thanks Derrick! Then Derrick went slightly overboard and decided to do a separate story about me, in which he claims “The one thing that never ceases to amaze me when speaking […]

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Tags: Press coverage

Digipede Presentation in Fresno

August 4th, 2006 · No Comments

Digipede Evangelist Kim Greenlee is headed to Fresno, where she’ll be the featured speaker at the Central California .NET User Group meeting on Wednesday, August 9.  The meeting starts at 6:30 and will be held at California State University, Fresno (Business Center, room 194). Kim’s talk is entitled From Threads to Grid – Application Scalability […]

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Tags: Events · Grid applications · Presentations

Another .NET expert weighs in on the Digipede Network

August 4th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Mike Gunderloy,  developer / author / publisher of the Larkware Web site, reviewed the Digipede Network Developer Edition yesterday.  He dug it: …What The Digipede Network brings to the table is a polished way to set up a .NET-based grid on your own network, ready to undertake distributed computing jobs at a moment’s notice. When […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Usability

Windows is optimal OS for grid computing, says Digipede

August 3rd, 2006 · 7 Comments

I adapted the title of this post from an article that appeared this week in PC Welt, entitled “Linux is optimal OS for grid computing, says Oracle.” (I found it through the diligent grid coverage provided by Greg Nawrocki in Grid Meter — thanks Greg!) The article is primarily coverage of a presentation by Guy […]

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Tags: Grid applications