"Various programmes require us to process enormous amounts of image data in a very limited amount of time", stated Charles Walters, visual engineer at L-3 Communication's Link Simulation & Training division. "We've been most impressed with the performance delivered by the combination of TacForge and the Digipede Network. Processing large NPSI datasets requires a lot of computational horsepower, and Digipede allows us to harness the power of multiple machines on our network for this purpose. The economics and scalability are compelling - we have been able to increase our throughput significantly with existing hardware assets, and we can expand our capacity easily as demand grows for our service."
"Our defense clients have mission-critical requirements for turnaround time, most notably for producing accurate terrain simulations in near real time", stated Mark Wear, software engineering manager at Lockheed Martin. "The new Grid-enabled TacForge Pro brings unprecedented scalability and performance to our market-leading geospatial applications. Our customers will see large performance gains without major redesign. As our customers continue to require greater levels of detail and realism, we are providing them with greater scalability and performance."
Digipede Technologies CEO John Powers added: "Working with market leaders like Lockheed Martin brings tremendous value to our mutual customers, including L-3 Communications. By combining state-of-the-art geospatial software products and services available from Lockheed Martin with the scalability of the Digipede Network, our defense, intelligence, and commercial customers can deploy high-performance applications more easily than ever before. Lockheed brings us a unique combination of market reach and deep expertise in visualization simulation. We are pleased to partner with them for important engagements with major defense, intelligence, and commercial customers."
"Microsoft's partners are building incredible solutions on these new technologies", stated Allison Watson, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "Our partners are the critical link to delivering customer value and solving complex industry, research and core business challenges. By working closely with partners like Digipede, we are transforming the way people work and delivering on the promise of People Ready software."
The Digipede Network is an affordable distributed computing solution built entirely on Microsoft .NET that dramatically improves the speed and performance of demanding real-world business applications. Integrated with Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, Windows HPC Server, and other Windows Server products, the Digipede Network is radically easier to buy, install and use than other Grid-computing solutions. The Digipede Network is the only Grid computing solution Certified for Windows Server 2008 and Compatible with Windows 7. Using the Digipede Network, businesses can easily achieve the benefits of Grid computing, including improved IT agility and increased application scalability. Developers can write .NET or COM applications that will take advantage of hundreds or thousands of computers, bringing the power of grid computing to the Windows platform.