From the Gaming Scalability event, June 2009 in London (http://gamingscalability.org).
Simon will discuss some of the key components of a compute grid infrastructure and highlight some of the key challenges organisations have to meet as their compute grids expand. Simon will also discuss one organisation within the spread betting industry who has recently started using grid technology. Finally Simon will describe how compute grids within the capital markets are beginning to resemble private clouds, and how the underlying infrastructure needs to change to enable these organisation to support a much wider range of applications running on the grid.
Simon Waterer is a Senior Solutions Architect with Platform Computing, a leading provider of HPC software. Since joining Platform, Simon has worked with a number of clients within the capital markets and insurance industry to understand their grid computing requirements. Recently Simon has worked with leading organisations within the spread betting industry who also have distributed processing requirements. Prior to working with grid technology Simon has had experience working with a number of other middleware technologies including data caching, messaging middleware and event stream processing.