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Demystifying the grid

At GlobusWorld, David chatted with Wolfgang Gentzsch, one of the grid gurus, who breaks down the four types of applications that can run on grids and how they differ.

February 11, 2005 by Dan Farber

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All software is beta. Get over it.

News.com's Paul Festa has a story that shines the spotlight on the extended beta periods that service offerings from companies like Google and Flickr are going through.

February 11, 2005 by David Berlind

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As the Canopy Turns

As someone who'd been involved in Utah's high tech industry for a dozen years, I watched the founding and growth of Ray Noorda's Canopy Group with some interest and excitement. Before there were many VCs in Utah, Canopy was there, funding start-ups.

February 10, 2005 by Phil Windley

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PC users suffering from 'pseudo-A.D.D'

Slashdot: The New York Times has an article revealing a disturbing fact of workplace life: software applications software do an excellent job of distracting us. The endless bombardment of email notifications, pop-ups, and automatic updates, and not to mention those self-enforced distractions such as checking the weather forecast during a coffee break, is stripping away attention from work tasks.

February 10, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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Uh doh. Sprextel probably to go with CDMA.

If you are a Nextel subscriber like I've been for close to three years, then you were probably cursing everytime you left Nextel's coverage area. Nextel's phones, which are based on Motorola's iDen technology, aren't like those from any other US-based wireless carrier.

February 10, 2005 by David Berlind

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Fiorina's tenure in quotes

News.com put together a collection of quotes covering the period of Carly Fiorina's six-year reign at HP that show the roller coaster ride that came to a halt today.

February 9, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The new CEO of HP will be...?

Now that Carly Fiorina is part of the HP legacy, who will be the next CEO? As Fiorina has experienced, running a complex, global tech company with 150,000 employees in 170 countries and $80 billion in revenue, and a soup to nuts product set ranging from consumer cameras to high-end enterprise servers, is no picnic, even if you are well compensated.

February 9, 2005 by Dan Farber

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A grid by any other name (eg: utility) is just a grid

I'm at GlobusWorld in Boston, where a relatively small herd of grid lovers has gathered to get an update on the state-of-the-state of the fundamentally disruptive technology (disruptive to most existing compute paradigms). I took meetings with the Enterprise Grid Alliance, MCNC (its grid-enabled North Carolina-wide backbone network is one of the more advanced of its kind in the world) and an outfit with some way-cool "hive computing" technology called Tsunami Research.

February 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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