Powers Unfiltered

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

Powers Unfiltered header image 4

Entries from November 2006

HPC event in NYC

November 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

On Wednesday, December 6, Microsoft, Digipede, and other Microsoft HPC partners will host a half-day informational event describing how to achieve faster “time to insight” from computationally intensive financial applications.  Nathan Trueblood and I will be there (with one or more Digipede customers and a bunch of our friends from Microsoft) to help make this […]

[

Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Events · Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Presentations

Grid computing in financial services

November 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Big Webcast today — Hear UBS Director of IT Eric Kristoff, Microsoft Industry Architect Stevan Vidich, and yours truly expound on the wonders of grid computing in the financial services industry.  Go here: http://www.xtalks.com/gridcomputing.ashx  

[

Tags: Events · Grid applications · Presentations

Final thoughts on SC06 — Microsoft is moving the dial

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments

I found this old draft from the end of the Supercomputing conference (almost two weeks ago).  Sorry to be slow, but here you go. I’m NOT an old-time supercomputer guy, and I therefore have NOT been to every SCxy show (as the Supercomputing show refers to its various annual incarnations).  Indeed, my first show was SC03, in […]

[

Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Events · Partnering with Microsoft

Partnering with Microsoft — the myth of a single point of contact

November 28th, 2006 · 9 Comments

I had another of my favorite type of interactions with a stranger from Microsoft (or a contractor thereof) this morning.  “Rachel from Microsoft” called me to tell me of many exciting opportuntities surrounding the launch of Vista, Office 2007, and Exchange Server 2007.  We get such calls every week or two, which is fine — […]

[

Tags: Entrepreneurship · Events · Partnering with Microsoft


November 9th, 2006 · No Comments

The annual Supercomputing conference (SC06) is in Tampa, Florida next week.  Actually, it starts this weekend and runs for a ridiculous seven days, but Dan and I will be there Monday night through Thursday afternoon — which will be plenty.  SC is a “must attend” show in the high performance computing / grid computing / […]

[

Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Entrepreneurship · Events