Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Well, that's what the craps dealers in Vegas might say.

It was a good day for us at Grid World 2006.

John gave a talk, and it was SRO. Apparently, lots of people are wondering how it's possible to offer a grid solution that SMBs can buy, too.

Then, there was an Awards Ceremony for GridToday's first annual Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards. It was not a very glamorous event--Joan and Melissa Rivers' calendars must have been full--but it was rewarding, nonetheless.

The Digipede Network received an Editors' Choice Award for "Best price / performance middleware solution for a grid implementation." Well, we actually shared that award with United Devices, but let's not quibble over details. It's great to be recognized, especially with a company who has been doing this for so much longer than we have, and especially when so many other companies were considered for this award. (And, by the way, if anyone is actually doing price/performance benchmarks, I'll put our solution up against absolutely anything in the market. Go ahead--make my day).

I attended plenty of interesting sessions (great data grid sessions from Tangosol and GemStone), too. More later about the synergy between compute grids and data grids...