Lots of people have been asking me what I’ll be doing now that I’m no longer working at Rackspace full time.
I don’t feel like explaining the entire business in detail, but I’ve had a fascination with grid computing and the virtualization of software services across computational clusters for sometime
Additionally, anyone who knows me, knows that I’m fascinated with repurposing hardware (both electronic or otherwise) to do new and different things.
Anyhow – last year, I spent some time at the Supercomputing ’05 conference in Seattle. There, I met lots of great hardware engineers and software developers. Since then, lots of us continued talking and we formed a new company. Over the past few months we have been building a new low-cost datacenter and setting up our own state-of-the-art computational cluster in a secret warehouse using Sony Playstation 2’s.
The amount of innovation and ingenuity I’ve seen with this new team rivals that of any tech company including Google and even Space-X. I’m very proud of what has been accomplished in such a short period of time.
We are in the middle closing our A-series round of founding of about $27.5million and if goes well, look for the official announcement of my new Grid Hosting Company(tm) later this year!