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

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Growth: The Introduction

February 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I have been fortunate to be part of rapidly growing companies throughout my career, and it’s happening again.    Growth is fun.  With growth comes opportunity — often, opportunity to show what you can really do.  Growth is perilous.  With growth comes new expectations, new responsibilities, public exposure of warts, new processes (as “winging it” fails […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Startup Life

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 — […]

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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 / […]

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Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Entrepreneurship · Events

Happy 1000

October 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Congratulations to Mike Gunderloy on the one thousandth issue of The Daily Grind.  There is no better place for your daily dose of .NET developer news.  Great work, Mike — Keep it up!

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Press coverage

Digipede Network Version 1.3 — Beyond the Press Release

October 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

OK, here’s where I get to tell the real story about the new release the Digipede Network that I could not fit into the somewhat restrictive form of a press release earlier this month.  For the facts, you can go see “what’s new.”  But for the STORY, well, read on.  First, let’s go deep into […]

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Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Entrepreneurship · Grid applications · Press coverage · Startup Life

How cool is that?

September 20th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Kudos to Dan Ciruli (our Director of Products, and also Product Manager for the Digipede Network, and also Bug Hunter, Documentation Czar, Demo Application Coder, Stand-in Sales Engineer, frequent Webcast Demo Guy and probably half a dozen other things I’m leaving out).  He’s been working late into the night on the release of Version 1.3 […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Grid applications · Startup Life

Digipede Goes Hollywood

September 16th, 2006 · No Comments

OK, I don’t hype many of Digipede’s new customer announcements here, but go read this.  I’ll wait. We are very excited to be working with award-winning visual effects studio Digital Dimension.  These guys get it, and are a lot of fun to work with.  Multiple rendering programs, multiple locations, multiple simultaneous projects — and a […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Grid applications

Ferdinand Foch Award, August 2006: Matt Heaton

September 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Today marks the beginning of a new tradition at Powersunfiltered.  Each month (or more likely, whenever I feel like it) I will present the Powersunfiltered Ferdinand Foch Award to an entrepreneur whom I admire for, well… you’ll see.  Ferdinand Foch, the French general, field marshall, and hero of World War I, issued a famous dispatch from […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Startup Life