Wednesday, January 24, 2007

HP and Digipede in the 425

  ttention all y'all in the 425/206...

On Monday, January 29th, HP and Digipede are giving a briefing in Bellevue titled--are you ready for this?--"Clusters and Grids Are Hot!"

Title notwithstanding, this is a chance to see HP's latest hardware running .NET's greatest grid computing software.

Details below. They want to know who's coming: if you're interested, shoot me an e-mail (dan AT digipede DOT net) and I'll RSVP for you. Oh, did I mention there's lunch?

HP Distributed Computing Briefing: Clusters and Grids are Hot!

Monday January 29th, 9:00 - 3:00 (see agenda below)

14475 NE 24th St
Bellevue, WA 98007

HP and Digipede Technologies will provide a briefing on the HP Unified Cluster Portfolio, featuring Microsoft's new Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 and the Digipede Network. Attendees will learn:
How HP blade and cluster solutions are delivering value for customers today
How the Digipede Network brings the benefits of grid computing to the Windows platform
How the HP / Microsoft / Digipede offering can help you win new customers in financial services, government/defense, life sciences, energy, entertainment/media, and other growing markets.

In financial services, for example, the market for grid computing on the Windows platform is growing rapidly.

In a recent joint engagement with one of the world's top hedge funds, Digipede Technologies provided the grid computing software and services to deliver radically improved application performance. The fund's IT and development staff were faced with growing demands from traders and analysts for higher throughput in trading analytics and risk management applications. Using Digipede's unique object-oriented grid development approach, the fund was able to adapt its applications to the grid quickly and efficiently. Using the Digipede Network running on HP's high-performance hardware and Microsoft's OS, the fund deployed a grid of 80 servers, capable of performing analysis that would take days on a single machine in under one hour. The fund is adding new compute nodes to this grid every quarter.

There are hundreds of hedge funds with similar needs -- not to mention other asset managers, banks, insurance and reinsurance companies, and investment advisors of all kinds. And the market in other verticals is growing as well.

9:00 Welcome -- Coffee, juice and rolls provided
9:05 Intro to HP's Unified Cluster Portfolio, including CCS
9:30 Digipede and CCS
10:00 Digipede Overview
11:00 Digipede Demonstrations on Compute Cluster
- Using grid computing to improve .NET application performance
- Building "supercomputing spreadsheets" with Digipede and Excel
- Scaling out Excel Services on SharePoint with the Digipede Network
12:00 Lunch provided by HP
2:00 Discussion and Next Steps
3:00 Close

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