I have become convinced that “software above the level of the device” whether it’s called Grid, Farm, Cluster, Multi-Core, ManyCore, or Cloud Computing represents a significant opportunity for application development by start-ups. The IEEE Stanford (Student Chapter), IEEE Computer Society (Santa Clara Valley Chapter), and NATEA are jointly sponsoring an event this Saturday that offers an excellent set of speakers on various aspects of cloud computing. The announcement is here http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/computer/ it’s 8:30 to 3:45 at Cubberley Auditorium on the Stanford Campus.

Speakers include:

This looks to be a very good overview on various aspects of Cloud Computing.

It’s only $65 ($60 for IEEE and NATEA members, $30 for students) sign-up at the NATEA registration page.