I'm sitting here watching Van and his ComputeCycles.org team describe the benefits of Java and Jini in the construction of grid technologies that bridge heterogeneous networks (including firewalls), systems / operating environments and deal with Deutsch's Fallacies of Networking to assist in massively parallel processing (master-worker pattern) - and
In a moment of great generosity, the folks at JetBrains have offered up a free developers license for Idea/J for registered Sun Grid developers...
Type: 1-Year Open Source
Today marks a milestone day for software developers... as a developer myself, I share the desire to build bigger and "less" complicated applications, but doing so often involves resources that I just didn't have - Scale, Network, Storage, things that my budget forced into the reality of a couple of machines that I need to manage, operate, keep up to date... most of you know this dilemma.
Sun Grid's resource management semantics basically dictate that jobs be self-contained, and terminate all processes in order to exit.
There is really a fantastic set of resources available in the Sun Developer Network (SDN). The Sun Grid Community makes active use of both the Java.NET and SDN forums to try and maintain a balance of church and state.
Sun Grid looks like a traditional IT stack, exposing common interfaces to enable developers and ISV's to target different abstraction layers:
So I've just been setup as a web-logger on the Java.Net environment. I'm really excited about this opportunity to get more involved in the Java.Net community. I have personal interests in massively distributed computing (which certainly bias' me towards Java, Jini and Jxta), and I'm a Mac head and really enjoy my Mac (which makes Java even more enjoyable).