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Digipede at SIFMA

June 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Next week, Nathan Trueblood and I will be at the Conference Formerly Known as SIA TMC — It’s the Securities Industry and Finanical Markets Association Technology Management Conference, or SIFMA TMC.  Last year I described this event as follows:

If you have not been to this event, it is unlike any other trade show I’ve ever attended. Located entirely within the New York Hilton at 1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th Streets), there are 7000+ attendees, and apparently an equal number of booths. There are booths in the ballrooms, booths in the exhibit halls, booths in the hallways, booths in the pretty much every location but the restrooms (and they crowd right up against those, too). In the exhibit halls, the feel is pretty much “big trade show;” in the hallways, the feel is more “Middle-eastern street market,” or, during peak hours, “mosh pit.”

This year, the name may be changed, but the song remains the same — happy chaos.  This year, there’s no Digipede booth.  We’ll be camped in the HP booth, running demos of our software running on Windows Compute Cluster and some nice HP cluster hardware — and running between the many customer and partner meetings already scheduled.  I go to New York a lot — I grew up there, and it’s always fun working at New York speed — but next week promises to crank that up another couple of notches. 

If you will be at the SIFMA event, just email me (john at digipede dot net), and we’ll find a time to get together.

Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Events · Grid applications

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