posted Saturday, April 28, 2007 2:40 PM by ktakeda | 0 Comments

Thanks to the 70+ participants for making the world's first CCS User Group meeting at Microsoft UK HQ such a success. An amazing 95% turnout, which is unheard of for such a gathering, especially for a sunny Friday! Simon Cox, of the Southampton Institute for HPC, hosted the show, which covered everything from financial applications, real-world grid deployment, to improving reliability of aircraft engines, and Excel on CCS.

Special thank sto Gordon Frazer, MD of Microsoft UK, for spending time with us and fielding a host of interesting quesrtions on CCS, Vista and all things Microsoft. The assembled crowd of users, OEMs and ISVs certainly didn't give him an easy time!

Of great interest was the discussion on CCS version 2, led by Ryan Waite and John Vert, who flew out to the UK from Redmond. Also thanks to Jeff Wierer for enlightening us on the world of High performance Excel Services - fascinating!

For a couple of pics of the event, check out Mike Pallot's HPC & Search Blog here.

Stay posted here for more community activity as it evolves :)