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Partnering with HP

January 26th, 2007 · No Comments

I know, I usually write about partnering with Microsoft — but it’s time to give our other 800-lb gorilla partner some kudos.  More and more folks at HP are apparently convinced they’re going to sell a LOT more Windows CCS clusters by working with Digipede — and we agree.

First, we have an upcoming event in Bellevue, WA on Monday.  HP is hosting a briefing on its Windows-based HPC solutions for partners, customers, and prospects in HP’s Bellevue office (14475 NE 24th Street) on Monday, January 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  I’m told they’ll buy lunch.  Dan Ciruli (Digipede Director of Products) and I will be there to demonstrate the Digipede Network running on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS).  I believe several Microsoft folk will also be there (it’s quite near the Redmond campus). 

Should be interesting.  HP’s got some really impressive hardware (including some fancy new blades, which are selling like hotcakes), and they’ll be showing that off.  Dan wrote a much more complete post about the event, so I’ll leave it there.

Next, Dan and I continue our HP Western US Tour with a trip to Houston for HP’s HPC Summit — another HP partner and sales fest, at which we hope to find more partners eager to integrate, re-sell, and consult about the Digipede Network.  The HP people in Houston have been really great to us, and I’m looking forward to seeing them again.  (Actually, I’ve had great experience with people in Houston all through my professional life, with the exception of a handful of arrogant SOBs at Enron…)

Finally, HP has also invited us to participate in an upcoming special edition of their “Transforming Your Enterprise” publication, focused entirely on Windows CCS.  More good exposure for us.  Thanks for looking out for us, HP!

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