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Tor Norbye (Google), Carl Quinn (Netflix), Dick Wall (Escalate), Chet Haase (Google)

Interview with Van Simmons about JINI and ComputeCycles

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Van is the leader of the ComputeCycles project. ComputeCycles is an open-source project which uses Jini, Glassfish and Groovy to build a secure, scalable, "on-the-fly" compute grid. In this interview he talks about the role Jini plays in that effort and why it's used at the core of the ComputeCycles project.


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    • Opening - "Java" the parody song Copyright 1997 Broken Records and Marjorie Music Publ. (BMI), written and performed by Loose Bruce Kerr of the Dr. Demento Show and Sun Microsystems attorney. Based on the WWI popular song, "Ja-da." Ukelele style on the recording taught to Bruce by his dad. Re-produced with kind permission from "Loose" Bruce Kerr -
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