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Liquid Computing to 'Blow out Blades' at Blade Server Summit
Posted by Kenneth Farmer, Wednesday April 12 2006 @ 10:05AM EDT

Liquid Computing to present its disruptive view on making blade servers succeed at next week's Fifth Annual Blade Server Summit.

Liquid Computing Corp., a developer of a new class of scalable server for high performance computing, will be presenting at next week’s Fifth Annual Blade Server Summit in Orange County, California. As a panelist in the Beer & Pizza Shootout, Liquid Computing will be sharing its disruptive views in the “What Do We Need Today to Make Blades Succeed?" discussion on April 18th at 6:30 p.m.

The panel will be led by Michael Krieger from Ziff-Davis Media and will include conference participants from Brocade, HP, Xiotech and IBM. Liquid Computing will be represented by Keith Millar, VP of Product Management, who will focus on Liquid Computing’s groundbreaking convergence capabilities and how it ultimately addresses the underlying root cause of performance and control bottlenecks associated with today’s blade servers.

Over the past 18 months, Liquid Computing has been working alongside scalable computing users that believe the company is addressing previously unsolvable problems imposed be legacy, fixed bus computer server architectures. These users have no software control of the underlying network that connects blade servers together, to storage devices, or to the network itself. Consequently, existing blade servers lack the control and real-time flexibility needed to deliver performance requirements and service level agreements users are demanding in a virtualized data center.

Instead of repacking legacy server architectures, switches, cabling and software into more dense form factors, Liquid Computing has successfully built an Interconnect Driven Server. Much like other convergence stories seen in the technology sector, this innovation is slated to have a material impact on the substance, form and underlying economics of computing. Scalable computing without compromise has arrived.

About Keith Millar

Keith Millar is the VP of Product Management with Liquid Computing. He has 18 years of engineering and product management experience in both hardware and software technology companies. Keith has worked in the past in the aerospace industry as a user of various high performance computing platforms. Keith has also spent the last 10 years successfully managing products in the system management and data center automation markets for Quest Software and Opalis Software. Keith has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Queen's University and an MBA from University of British Columbia in Canada.

About Server Blade Summit

The 5th Annual Server Blade Summit will be held on April 18-20, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California. This Summit is the only conference in the Western US dedicated entirely to server blades. It features half-day tutorials, workshops, paper and panel sessions, keynotes, and exhibits. Subjects include hardware, software, blade management, standards, networking, storage, architecture, data center applications, specifications, best practices, power and cooling issues, interfaces, grid computing, clustering, server farms, server consolidation, and market research. For more information, visit http://www.serverbladesummit.com .

About Liquid Computing

Liquid Computing Corporation is first to deliver a new class of computer system called LiquidIQ to meet the needs of the High Performance Computing market. LiquidIQ is an Interconnect Driven Server that delivers a set of managed computing and communications resources. It can be configured with software commands into one or several cluster configurations, shared memory or cache coherent server regions at best life-cycle economics and uncompromising performance, scalability and availability. For more information visit http://www.liquidcomputing.com .

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