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GridGain 2.0.1 Is Released!

Posted by on Friday, March 7, 2008
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Bug fixes, improved documentation, better examples, some new features.

Get it here: http://www.gridgain.org/downloads

Enjoy

Great presentation about GridGain: http://tomjadams.blip.tv/

Thanks a lot guys! As far as source code – we are taking it personally :) Size rarely matters and we think we have one of the cleanest, readable, consistent and well designed source codes available out there… Hundreds upon hundreds of code review is the clear reason for that.

Nikita Ivanov will be presenting at Houston Java User Group (JUG) tomorrow February 27th at 6:30pm. If you are around – stop by and see why grid computing with GridGain is fun, simple and productive!

Details are at http://www.hjug.org

Follow up article on this presentation by Jim Bethancourt “Speed up your Unit Tests NOW!!!”

GridGain 2.0 Is Finally Here!

Posted by on Monday, February 18, 2008
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It took us extra couple of weeks to fight last minute issues but… here it is, GridGain 2.0 with all the new features, integrations, bug-fixes, core hardening and improved documentation. We’ll be updating our wiki-based documentation for the next week so please be patient if there are any discrepancies.

My favorite features: load balancing and data partitioning over any data cache. It is the load balancing that actually took us for a ride when last minute load tests showed non-optimal load balancing under the load. It took one of our best brains to actually notice that balanced distribution was off by ~5-10% and off we went into search for this small problem: is it test, is it something in OS, VM configurations, in the algorithm’s math. In the end of the day it turned out to be related to a rounding bug in our code and it was quickly fixed. Along the way we actually made this SPI (adaptive load balancing SPI) more flexible via additional configuration.

I also want to thank all of our customers and users who tried GridGain and gave us back their feedback. It is absolutely clear to me that without this feedback GridGain would be a very different product by now.

So, download GridGain 2.0 and see what makes GridGain the fastest growing Java grid computing framework on the planet!

In the press:

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GridGain On Android – Live!

Posted by on Saturday, February 9, 2008
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This is really exciting news for our project. Last week we’ve got a stripped down version ofGridGain to start first time on the Android. Now, this may sound like a fairly simple undertaking but considering the limitation and current instability of Android platform – this took us awhile to actually workaround many current bugs and basic incompatibility of Android’s Java 5 implementation. Check this log snapshot I took from our test setup:

Log snapshot…

We are moving full speed ahead with this development and we’ll be publishing more information on upcoming integration of GridGain on Android.

I’m going to be presenting at JBoss World 2008 in Orlando on February 14th on topic of integration between GridGain and JBoss. If you are around – come see my presentation!

With upcoming GridGain 2.0 release we are going to round up our integration plans with JBoss by providing what I consider truly native blend-in integration. In fact, when you use GridGain with JBoss, GridGain basically becomes a part of JBoss container that looks as if it just acquired new functionality. Here’s the list of integration points that we implement in totality with GridGain 2.0 (most of them has been available since GridGain 1.6):

  • Loader for JBoss AS
  • Support for and integration with JBoss AOP
  • Integration with JBoss JMX
  • Integration with JBoss Logging
  • Integration with JBoss HA
  • Integration with JBoss Cache (including support for dynamic data partitioning, load balancing and affinity map/reduce)
  • Integration with JGroups

The reason I’m really excited about this integration is that it provides the first fully open source full-stack grid computing platform for Java, combining state of the art compute and data grid functionality.

And that’s why I think open source Java grid computing has never been more exciting!

I found this interesting blog by Jorge Lugo about how GridGain was deployed used in Amazon EC2. Very nice read with source code and diagrams. Short and to the point. We are actually planning for much deeper integration with EC2 infrastructure but even at this point EC2 deployment looks pretty cool.

Enjoy!

Every four minutes someone around the globe starts the GridGian. In of itself these numbers are not that impressive and we have plenty of statistics from usage to website hits – but this one remains my favorite. We have released the first major version of GridGain just four and a half month ago and today GridGain gets started every four minutes…

Being the young project and a very specialized software – this is certainly great progress in my view. See for yourself what makes GridGain one of the leading Java grid computing frameworks.

NEW YORK, NY — October 30, 2007 – GigaSpaces Systems, Inc and GridGain Systems, Inc today announced their partnership, which offers a high performance grid computing platform for Java. The joint offering integrates GigaSpaces’ eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) with GridGain’s computation grid framework, enabling businesses to process high volumes of data — transactional or analytical — in extremely short periods of time. In addition, the two companies will cooperate on joint marketing and sales efforts.

GridGain provides an open source computational grid framework that enables Java developers to improve general performance of processing intensive applications by splitting and parallelizing the workload. With GridGain, developers can achieve better overall throughput, better scalability and availability of services.

GigaSpaces XAP provides a single platform for scaling-out the data, messaging and business logic of an application. By integrating the two products, GridGain customers can enjoy a highly-scalable grid computing platform for both computational and data-intensive applications. For maximum performance, GigaSpaces allows GridGain to run computational tasks in the same physical machine in which the relevant data resides in memory.

“Java Grid Computing with AOP” vendor presentation will be shown this Friday at 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2007). We are really excited about this conference as this is focused exclusive on grid computing. There will be plenty of fine folks from academia and business and talks are looking very interesting. This year this conference is hosted in Austin, Texas which should be fun place to visit.

See us at Grid 2007.

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