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VLAB Message Board › New Meetup: MIT/Stanford VLAB: SSD's, Game-Changing Technology for Bigger,

New Meetup: MIT/Stanford VLAB: SSD's, Game-Changing Technology for Bigger, Faster Apps

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Michael C.
San Mateo, CA
VLAB-ers on MeetUp,

Thank you for your interest on the upcoming event. I just wanted to remind you that you'll need to purchase your tickets at the main site My apologies for that inconvenience.

For those of you who have not confirmed, please be aware that with the latest addition of Bill Watkins, former CEO of Seagate, ticket sales is becoming limited.

Look forward to seeing you at the event!

What: MIT/Stanford VLAB: SSD's, Game-Changing Technology for Bigger, Faster Apps

When: November 17, 2009 6:00 PM

Price: $35.00 per person for pre-registration, $40 at the door

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Bishop Auditorium, Arbuckle Lounge 518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305


Please join us for an insightful evening at VLAB and network with our esteemed panelists:

* David Bradford, CEO, Fusion-io
* Mike Chenery, President, Pliant Technology
* Bill Watkins, former CEO of Seagate
* Sam Pullara, Chief Technologist, Yahoo! Inc.
* Mike Speiser, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
* Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates (Moderator)

Described as "stupid fast," solid state drive (“SSD”) technology is causing a dramatic shift in consumer rich areas, such as gaming and social networking. Exponential shifts in performance are also opening up new opportunities in large database applications. Some companies, such as MySpace, are opting in as well for the greener footprint that SSD technology provides. Faster and greener spells opportunity for the startup world.

An SSD-enabled, networked world promises near real-time access and performance. Give us HD in 3D and ultrafast games! Delivering high performance across multiple platforms will require a range of new applications, some of which are already being developed. Come learn more about the rise of SSD technology and how it's powering transformation and creating opportunity for entrepreneurs:

1. What are the developments in SSD’s and the impact on enterprise and consumer applications?
2. Given the widespread emergence of SSD, what problems are still to be solved, creating opportunities for start-ups in hardware and software?
3. What are the implications of faster access times to rich media and databases?
4. Will the physics of solid state providing faster access times and lower energy burden (i.e., longer battery life, reduced energy costs) create a paradigm shift?
5. What will application developers need to know to be ready for this evolution in storage and memory technology?

Purchase your ticket(s) online for this event.

$30 pre-paid online registration­

$40 at the door

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