A busy week in May
By syw on May 24, 2006
May 14 starts a busy week in China. Many illuminaries arrive to participate significant events. University Tech Day in Beijing JiaoTong University (北京交大) kicks off the week with David Yen on OpenSPARC and Glenn Weinberg OpenSolaris. They attracted a standing-room only attendance (400+ attendants).
Glenn also had an ERI all-hands with me. We went over the recent changes at Sun and sported a Q&A session with all directors here in ERI. On stage, you can see Amiram Hayardeny, Glenn, Mike Hayden, and Omid Afnan (I sat next to Omid).
May 17 and 18 are the annual China Education and Research Conference — a joint event organized by Ministry of Education and Sun Microsystems. For 9 years, this event gather the senior and bright members from the higher education sector to interact with IT industries. Crawford Beveridge opens the conference and donated Solaris curricula material to MOE and shared the stage with Kim Jones and Fred Sit. Many Sun people presented (including Teresa Giacomini below). This year, the participants expanded outside of China, we saw universities from Europe Sigapor, and Taiwan.
As a tradition, there is a banquet the first night where participants socialize with each others and enjoy light entertainments. After few drinks, I found myself delighted that from National University of Singapore is a Solaris 10 customer. Mr. TAN Wee Yeh said, "We will deploy one container per student." (He led an afternoon session on the same topic.) Dinesh Bahal, Global EDU Sales, was all smiles and I found myself not so drunk anymore. "How many students you have in your school?" I asked cautiously, busy computing the resource requirements for each container.
Honestly, I forgot his answer. I have realized that it does not matter. Solaris 10 can handle it. Let's throw a grid behind it too.
In fact, how about One Citizen, One Container.