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Platform Computing CEO to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-21, San Jose, CA
There is much debate raging over whether cloud computing and grid computing are one and the same
By: Cloud News Desk
Nov. 7, 2008 08:00 AM
There is much debate raging over whether cloud computing and grid computing are one and the same. In fact, there are many similarities and one key difference separating these burgeoning fields. Both cloud and grid propose an architecture that masks the complexity of managing thousands of commodity servers from their users. Consequently, those managing a grid or cloud require specialized management tools designed for large scale implementation - making it possible to manage a large number of servers without requiring an army of administrators. In both cases, users often serve themselves and pay for their usage as a utility. The key difference, however, is in the types of workloads each system processes, as well as how demand for the utility is generated. This session will explore these similarities and differences and discuss the future of cloud and grid computing.
Songnian Zhou is Co-Founder & CEO of Platform Computing, which was created in 1992 based on the principals of his Ph.D. thesis on distributed resource management - the foundation for grid computing. Under his leadership, Platform has grown from a company of three employees to 400-strong, with 15 offices around the globe. He has been recognized for his excellence in leadership and innovation with the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002. In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and received the Innovation Award for Leadership in Product Development from the Information Technology Research Centre (ITRC) of Ontario for Platform LSF in 1995. Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-20-21, 2008
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-20-21, 2008
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