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Microsoft announced the manufacturing of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, the company’s first software offering designed to run parallel, high-performance computing (HPC) applications for customers solving complex computations. Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 accelerates customers’ time to insight by providing a reliable, HPC platform that is simple to deploy, operate, and integrate with existing infrastructure and tools. The product will be generally available to customers in August, and evaluation versions is being provided to attendees of the Microsoft Tech•Ed 2006 conference, June 11-16 in Boston. "High-performance computing technology holds great potential for expanding the opportunities within engineering, medical research, exploration and other critical human endeavors, but until now it has been too expensive and too difficult for man... (more)

Xignite and JackBe Partner to 'Mashup' Financial Web Services

Xignite, the pure-play provider of financial Web services for mission-critical corporate applications, and JackBe Corporation, a provider of Enterprise Web 2.0 infrastructure solutions that combine service-oriented architecture (SOA) and AJAX to create Enterprise Mashups and Rich Enterprise Applications (REA), have announced a joint solution that provides speed and flexibility for the development and deployment of Web-based “mashup” applications. The solution combines both companies’ expertise and strengths to demonstrate the ease of integrating financial Web ... (more)

How to Develop Situational Applications with Web 2.0 Mashups

 AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West, which will take place September 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, will present a session by IBM's Rod Smith entitled: "How to Develop Situational Applications with Web 2.0 Mashups." Click here to register for the conference Click here to submit your paper Web 2.0 is one of the hottest things on the consumer Web, but where does it fit in the enterprise? What’s the business value and how can developers use new Web 2.0 mashups to bring value to the line-of-business users? You’ll hear all of thi... (more)

Google, Zoho, and Adobe Get Competition from Live Documents

A Bangalore start-up named InstaColl, co-founded, chaired and underwritten by Sabeer Bhatia, who did HotMail, which Microsoft bought in 1997 for a reported $400 million, has launched into the Office business sorta like Google, Zoho, Adobe et al with some hybrid online/offline widgetry called Live Documents. Live Documents, which unfortunately isn't live, is a suite of online productivity apps that its creators claim is the functional equivalent of Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Office 2007 matching features such as Excel's macros and table styles and PowerPoint's live preview. Docu... (more)

Schroepfer Quits Mozilla, Joins Facebook as a Director of Engineering

The latest director of engineering at Facebook, one of four, is Mike Schroepfer - formerly VP of Engineering at Mozilla Corp. In a blog on the move, he wrote yesterday to his Mozilla colleagues: "This is the first time I’ve decided to leave something I really truly love - I will dearly miss getting a chance to work with all of you every day. Everyone that I’ve met from the community has, and will continue to be, a huge inspiration to me.” "It really has been a singular honor to have been part of Mozilla," Schroepfer - also known as "schrep" - wrote, "and I’m hugely proud of what ... (more)