Registrations for next week and a few snaps!

As you can see, we are out of the Atlanta area and onto the East Coast. Specifically, we are in the Washington D.C. 'burbs and city and driving up through New Jersey over the course of the next week (February 26th to March 2nd). As I mentioned before, not all sites are open for registration and some sites are not even on the locations page. But for the next week, you can register for:


  • February 28th - Washington D.C. - Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
  • March 2nd - Bedminster, NJ

I'm not going to bring politics into this blog ;-) But, hypothetically, a political party could have a distinct competitive advantage by getting a container fully loaded with Sun Fire servers and StorageTek arrays and X4500s (Thumpers) for storing all of that Web 2.0 content and streaming video. You can then bring all of that compute power to conventions and large town hall meetings. By having a rapidly deployable data center, a political party could turn up their Web 2.0 blogging force in a hurry. Further, if you suddenly needed compute power to defray or create a scandal...oops, ummm, get policy communicated in a hurry, you could get your data center deployed quickly, and regionally if necessary. So, Mr. President, Senators Obama, Clinton and Edwards...just go to our registration page and click the link (or have an intern take care of it). We've brought the power to you, now you just have to use it!

If you look at the following week (March 5th to March 9th), all of the New Yorkers have a great opportunity at Grand Central Station to visit the container and see an excellent set of presenters including Hal Stern, David Douglas and David Teszler. Grand Central Station is March 5th to the 7th and there is a registration button at the locations and registration page. So, this gives you ample warning to get your subway tokens now.

At any rate, I'm a big fan of slightly different perspectives on pictures. I mentioned off hand a few blog posts ago that you shouldn't wear your heels to tour (this is a message for you Senator Clinton ... or Prez Bush if you are so inclined) the container. As you can see in this image, the stairs up are not "solid" and it does get slick. The smaller surface area on your heels will give you ample opportunity to slip and lead to an embarrassing photo-op for the D.C. press.

Next, this picture gives an interesting perspective of folks outside of the container as well as inside.

Finally, for the week, remember to take a look at the Sun SPOT blog post from yesterday. It's a great technology.

See you next week!

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Comments:

"all of that Web 2.0 content and streaming video. You can then bring all of that compute power to conventions and large town hall meetings" Uuum.. these would be webservers, right? Wouldn't most (sane) people be connecting to those over the internet?

Posted by Dick Davies on February 23, 2007 at 03:05 AM MST #

lol, I shouldn't let me stream of consciousness get the best of me. My example was to bring the compute power to the conventions to power them locally, store the content generated at the locations, and ship it back to a primary hosting site as needed (of course, rapidly expanding with additional containers as needed). The amount of content that can be stored locally at a conference is massive and having the compute power nearby may be well worth the effort. There's a reason Google, Amazon and others are building regional data centers, you want the ability to bring content and immediate needs closer to the consumers and generators of the content then allow it to "slosh" back home as necessary.

Posted by Paul Monday on February 23, 2007 at 03:47 AM MST #

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