Yes, I’m going back to New York again next week. Digipede Director of Products Dan Ciruli and I will give a presentation and demonstration entitled “Scaling SOA with Grid Computing for .NET.” SOA here is Service Oriented Architecture, an area of increased activity for us. Here’s the abstract we wrote for our session:
Presenters: John Powers and Dan Ciruli, Digipede Technologies
Title: Scaling SOA with Grid Computing for .NET
Digipede Products: The Digipede Network, the Digipede Framework SDK
Microsoft Products: Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS); Visual Studio; SharePoint; Excel Services; Excel 2003; Excel 2007; SQL Server 2005.
Enterprise architects in financial services are looking to service-oriented architectures (SOA) to address many real-world problems – brittle systems with tight interdependencies, data stuck in single-purpose silos, and applications that don’t scale to meet growing demand, to name a few. But implementing an SOA can also expose new scalability issues. New high-performance computing (HPC) offerings from Microsoft and its partners are ideally suited for scaling out compute-intensive components of an SOA. Using real-world examples from financial services companies, this presentation will describe how to grid-enable compute-intensive analytic services for use in an SOA.
(Sounds interesting! I really ought to finish my slides…)
Digipede is also a Platinum Sponsor for this event, and will have a booth from which to demonstrate the latest and greatest in developer-focussed grid technology for the Windows platform.
The basics for this event:
Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, midtown New York City — Park Avenue at Grand Central Station
When: Wednesday April 25 through Thursday April 26. (OUR presentation is Thursday 4/26 at 9:15 AM)
Who: Architects and Developers in the Financial Services Industry working on the Microsoft platform.
How much?: FREE.
More info: Microsoft’s got the whole scoop, including how to register.
I hope to see you there!