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Dan Hushon

Dan Hushon is the chief technologist for the Sun Grid Project. He leads the techical architecture, cross-Sun alignment, and execution of Sun's utility computing strategy; a pay as you go, multi-tenant isolated network of computing resources linked by a network operating system. Dan's specific expertise lies in the areas of adaptive enterprise architectures, distributed and distributable service oriented architectures (SOAs), and utility computing. Prior to his position as chief technologist, Dan was the chief technologist for US Client Solutions, Sun's field sales organization.


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FlashGridding with Java Technology (TS-3714)

Posted by dhushon on May 18, 2006 at 6:59 PM PDT

I'm sitting here watching Van and his 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

JetBrains for Sun Grid Developers

Posted by dhushon on May 18, 2006 at 3:03 PM PDT

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...

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A Distributed Compute Server for Sun Grid

Posted by dhushon on March 22, 2006 at 11:33 PM PST

The Sun's Dynamic Network Group has released the 0.1(ea) version of their Compute Server today as a Sun Grid communityproject.

"It's Alive"

Posted by dhushon on March 22, 2006 at 6:20 AM PST

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.

Running "Services on Sun Grid"

Posted by dhushon on March 20, 2006 at 10:07 AM PST

Sun Grid's resource management semantics basically dictate that jobs be self-contained, and terminate all processes in order to exit.

SDN Developer Assistance... Free Beta Pilot

Posted by dhushon on November 16, 2005 at 6:54 AM PST

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.

Java.NET Sun Grid Eco-system Development

Posted by dhushon on November 15, 2005 at 4:53 PM PST

Sun Grid looks like a traditional IT stack, exposing common interfaces to enable developers and ISV's to target different abstraction layers:

Business Opportunities

Hello Everyone

Posted by dhushon on October 1, 2005 at 5:17 AM PDT

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).