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May 2008 VIJUG Meeting – GridGain


Next week is JavaOne and things will be crazy as always. And following all that we have the honor of Nikita Ivanov coming to town all the way from California to talk about the Java-based open source grid computing infrastructure solution – GridGain. He will also be a very interesting person to talk about open source business models.

Vancouver Island Java User GroupVancouver Island Technology Park, Conference Center Room – 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, BC
Wednesday, 28th May 2008, 18:00-19:30
GridGain 2.0 – Grid Computing Made Simple presented by Nikita Ivanov, the founder of GridGain and an avid blogger.

The 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 systems.

GridGain is the fastest growing open source Java grid computing framework. In the first 6 months since the first release in august 2007 GridGain has been downloaded over 7000 times, used by more than 500 unique projects and grid node with GridGain starts somewhere around the globe every 4 minutes. GridGain has active production and testing users on all continents and in over several dozen different countries.

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.

We will raffle off a personal license for IntelliJ IDEA sponsored by JetBrains. JetBrains
as well as a backpack from Sun Microsystems. Sun MicroSystems
A review copy of Pro Netbeans IDE 6 Rich Client Platform Edition from APress will be available to give away. Apress
All VIJUG members and anybody else interested are welcome to attend. If you intend to come please send an email or register with the Facebook event.
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We hope to meet you there.


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