The world is indeed getting smaller — and quicker, and better connected. And you might as well talk about what you’re doing, because smart well-connected people will figure everything out immediately anyway.
Case in point: Marc Adler’s recent post about Velocity, in which he says:
. . . It is no secret that the most prevelant use of object caches on Wall Street is with Grid Computing. How will Velocity interface with Compute Cluster? How about Digipede (if I know John Powers, he probably has support for Velocity already)?
Well, Marc, if you’re going to post on Sunday mornings, you may not get instant confirmation of your clever guesses, but now it’s Monday afternoon, so I can confirm — yes, we have a working PoC in the lab at Digipede, proving (to ourselves at least) that the Digipede Network and Velocity work great together. And yes, it provides significant performance improvements for certain types of activities important to Wall Street folk.
If anyone is still wondering why we chose .NET as the basis for our grid computing software, this is just the latest example — Microsoft just keeps giving us great free stuff on which to build. The Velocity CTP came out last week; this week, we have working code that provides real benefits.