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

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Interview — Windows in Financial Services

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

I recently met with the folks at Windows in Financial Services — a good source of information about the progress Microsoft and its partners are making in the financial services market.  They interviewed me about my thoughts on the current market for distributed computing in finance — I ended up talking a lot about the […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Press coverage

The Economics of Distributed Computing — Finance on Windows article

June 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Finance on Windows, a magazine based in the UK, asked me to write an article on grid computing.  I took the opportunity to hammer a few of my favorite themes, mostly based around my own analysis of the economics of distributed computing.  The article is in the May 2007 issue (now being handed out at […]

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June 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Derrick Harris of GridToday wrote a nice piece this morning about Digipede’s recent momentum.  He’s been following us since we launched the Digipede Network almost two years ago, and he hits the highlights in his article today.  Derrick interviewed me by phone for the story, and I guess I must have let slip that the […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Grid applications · Growth · Press coverage

Hedge funds and grid computing, part I

May 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Digipede announced another customer win today.  III Offshore Advisors, an innovative hedge fund that uses a lot of computing power in their pricing and risk management models, selected the Digipede Network for their grid.  You can read about it on our Web site; GridToday also picked up the story.  Financial firms are famously competitive, and no niche is more competitive today than […]

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Tags: Grid applications · Growth · Press coverage

Interviews and Demo on the Scoble Show

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Robert Anderson, Dan Ciruli and I were invited to spend a morning at Podtech’s headquarters in Palo Alto last month. Robert Scoble interviewed Robert and me about Digipede, then shot a video of Dan doing a demo of our software. Most of it turned out well; trying to show code by aiming a video camera […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Events · Presentations · Press coverage

Interview in the Globus Consortium Journal

January 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Greg Narwocki and I agree violently on at least one major issue — the importance of compelling applications for the success of grid computing.  Indeed, Greg has declared 2007 the Year of the Grid Application.  Greg runs the Globus Consortium, and when he decided to title the first issue of the Globus Consortium Journal “Focus on […]

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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

Great new Dr. Dobb’s article on Scaling SOA

October 5th, 2006 · No Comments

Whenever I’m tempted to write about technical computing topics, I lie down until the urge goes away — because someone smarter will write something better than I would have anyway.  Want proof?  Read the article by Robert W. Anderson and Daniel Ciruli in the latest Dr. Dobb’s Journal, “Scaling SOA with Distributed Computing.”  While lots […]

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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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Digipede in GridToday

August 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Derrick Harris recently did an interview with me for a story he published today in GridToday.  I think he did a good job — Thanks Derrick! Then Derrick went slightly overboard and decided to do a separate story about me, in which he claims “The one thing that never ceases to amaze me when speaking […]

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