Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 2009 Meeting - Grid Computing Made Simple with GridGain 2.0

Greeting Java Enthusiats!
We are exited to announce that our June 2008 meeting will focus on Grid Computing. You may have heard the terms grid, or cloud, data cloud, compute cloud, etc. Over the years, the term grid computing have evolve to represent different approach to distributed computing. Recently, however, organizations such as Sun, Google, and Amazon have offered concrete productization of the grid concept. In this month's presentation, speaker Nikita Ivanov, creator of open source grid framework GridGrain will come to Tampa to talk about grid computing and show how GridGain makes it easy to quickly setup data grid and compute grids.

As always, come show Mr. Ivanov that the Tampa Bay area has a vibrant Java community interested to learn about emerging technologies such as grid computing. If you plan to attend the meeting, bring a colleague. There will be an RSVP email to follow later. There will be giveaways, food, and opportunities to network with other Bay area technologists.

Can't Wait for the Meeting
Here are some links to learn about Grid Computing and GridGain
http://gridgain.com/screencasts.html - Watch GridGain in Action

Meeting Detail
June 2008 Meeting - GridGain 2.0 – Grid Computing Made SimpleThe topic of this presentation is about fastest growing open source Java grid computing framework called GridGain and how its focus on elegant simplicity and Enterprise Java integration is helping to revolutionize the grid computing for Java in the same way as Spring or JBoss have changed Enterprise Java landscape.The presentation will start with a brief introduction to grid computing and specifically data and compute grids. MapReduce will be discussed. Real-life examples will be discussed.

Following introduction to grid computing presentation will outline the key features of GridGain 2.0 highlighting simplicity of the usage.

To underscore the topic of presentation it will also include live demonstration of writing a simple application and grid enabling it to run on a small grid right in front of the audience. All coding during demonstration will be done live. Detailed and in-depth explanations will highlight that grid computing in Java can be fun, simple and productive to use in everyday applications and system.

Mr. Ivanov has over 15 years of experience in software development and over 7 years of developing grid computing and distributed middleware, a vision and pragmatic view of where development technology is going, and high quality standards in software engineering.

Back in 1996, Mr. Ivanov was one of the pioneers in using Java technology for server side middleware development while working at T-Systems GmbH, one of the largest European System Integrator.

Mr. Ivanov has held various positions architecting and leading software product development for start-up companies and working with well-established companies such as Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Mr. Ivanov is an active member of Java middleware community and is a contributor to Java specifications as a member of JSR-107.

Mr. Ivanov holds a Master's degree in Electro Mechanics from Baltic State Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Mr. Ivanov presented on the subject of GridGain at the following conferences:
* JavaZone 07
* JBoss World 08
* Colorado Software Summit 2007
* Silicon Valley Code Camp 2007
* Houston JUG
* Grid 2007
* Cincinnati JUG
* Seattle JUG
* Emerging Technologies in Enterprise 2008
* Albuquerque JUG

Meeting Info
Speaker: Nikita Ivanov, GridGain
Date: 6/24/08
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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