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

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Entries from October 2006

Happy 1000

October 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Congratulations to Mike Gunderloy on the one thousandth issue of The Daily Grind.  There is no better place for your daily dose of .NET developer news.  Great work, Mike — Keep it up!

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Press coverage

Not a Utility

October 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Emil Sit has an excellent post on his recent experience with SunGrid, charitably titled “Observations on SunGrid Customer Care.”  He begins with: I  haven’t used the SunGrid this week. In fact, no one has: there was a four day outage from last Saturday morning through this morning. His post is quite illuminating about Sun, customer care, […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Usability · Utility Industry

World Series Flashback

October 21st, 2006 · No Comments

I have to admit, I was pulling for the Mets in the NLCS — but now that it’s the Cardinals and Tigers, some long-unaccessed memories of the 1968 World Series come flooding back.  (OK, OK, I’m old.)  I was eight years old and just entering my formative years as a baseball fan; I can’t remember a […]

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Grids and Spreadsheets

October 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Greg Nawrocki has another excellent article today, featured in GridToday (under the unlikely title Building the Perfect ‘Grid Sandwich’). He reviews various issues related to grid adoption:  Hardware? Check. Network? Check. Middleware? Many choices.  Eventually he orbits back to his favorite topic and mine — applications. But what about the applications? I’ve mentioned this before, […]

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Tags: Grid applications

Great new Dr. Dobb’s article on Scaling SOA

October 5th, 2006 · No Comments

Whenever I’m tempted to write about technical computing topics, I lie down until the urge goes away — because someone smarter will write something better than I would have anyway.  Want proof?  Read the article by Robert W. Anderson and Daniel Ciruli in the latest Dr. Dobb’s Journal, “Scaling SOA with Distributed Computing.”  While lots […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Press coverage

Code Camp! Code Camp!

October 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

Digipede is sponsoring Silicon Valley Code Camp this weekend (October 7-8).  There are many good sessions, including (so far) three by Team Digipede.  Our Evangelista Kim Greenlee has a session on concurrency, and another one on debugging in VS2005.  Our Director of Products Dan Ciruli is talking about using .NET behind Excel Services. Go see […]

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Tags: Events · Presentations

Digipede Network Version 1.3 — Beyond the Press Release

October 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

OK, here’s where I get to tell the real story about the new release the Digipede Network that I could not fit into the somewhat restrictive form of a press release earlier this month.  For the facts, you can go see “what’s new.”  But for the STORY, well, read on.  First, let’s go deep into […]

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Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Entrepreneurship · Grid applications · Press coverage · Startup Life