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

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That New-Computer Smell…

December 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Is there anything sweeter than getting behind the wheel of a brand new computer? OK, I realize this is a very old-school attitude, but I’m at least partly serious — the process of upgrading from an OK old computer to a great new computer can still be pretty eye-opening. I recently upgraded my primary home […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Usability

Digipede Network 2.4 — Beyond the Press Release

July 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

As many of you probably saw (thank you, Google News Alerts), Digipede has just released a new version of our award-winning grid computing software, the Digipede Network.  Whew. One of the most painful and joyful events in the life of a software company is the release of new software.  While this seems like an obvious […]

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Tags: Cloud computing · Customer Service · Grid applications · Press coverage · Usability

Full Circle

June 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Leaving the energy industry turns out to be harder than I thought. When we started Digipede (more than 7 years ago!), my partners and I had spent more than a decade working together in the electric utility industry, and frankly were ready for something new.  While some of the ideas that eventually became Digipede had […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Utility Industry

Digipede on Channel9

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments

I went to Microsoft’s Mountain View office last week, where I did an interview with William Leong, Microsoft ISV Evangelist.  We talked about Digipede’s market, products, and the need for grid computing in businesses of all sizes.  We even talked about IronPython, and how a last-minute addition to a recent version of our software has […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Presentations · Press coverage

Good News on Wall Street

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Who says there’s no good news for financial companies? Penny Crosman provided some good news for banks, hedge funds, and other money managers in her article today in Wall Street & Technology — good news for financial developers and IT professionals who need to access more processing power without complex application re-engineering.  You can read […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Press coverage · Usability

Interesting Digipede Win

December 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’ve written here about Digipede’s financial services customers (about half of Digipede’s business is in that market), but today I’ll talk about an interesting project from the other half of our business.  We did a press release today  about the recent sale we made to the US Navy.  You can read that here, so let’s go […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Growth · Press coverage

Digipede and Velocity

June 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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 […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft

Grid Today connects the dots on Velocity and Digipede

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments

I can’t believe I still haven’t had a chance to write about Velocity, Microsoft’s recently announced in-memory cache.  I think  this is just further proof that I have an endless backlog of topics about which I should be writing. In any case, Derrick Harris of Grid Today has done a great job of connecting the […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Press coverage

It works in the lab — now what?

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Digipede CTO Robert Anderson is blogging about a recent experiment we’ve conducted in our lab, assessing what it would take to get the Digipede Agent running on Mono. (For those of you who don’t know, Mono is a cross-platform implementation of .NET, developed as an open-source project led by Miguel de Icaza, and sponsored by […]

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Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Usability

Digipede Network V2.1 — Beyond the Press Release

June 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Releasing software is hard. Sure, the individual steps like specifying, developing, testing, documenting, and planning support for new software features are difficult enough — but the discipline of knowing when to STOP adding features, and to focus instead on finishing a complete, polished, release-ready product is tougher than it sounds to those outside the industry. […]

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