Thursday was a busy day for me. I was giving two presentations. One on Java best practice with IDS and another one about the Retail Integration Framework with WebSphere Remote Server. I also had one hour scheduled for "meet the expert".
I also attended a very interesting presentation given by Andreas Weininger from IBM Germany. He told us a project that implemented the MACH 11 features in a banking environment. As you can imagine, failure is not an option in that context. the implementation included a lot of redundancy with a primary, an HDR secondary and six shared disk secondaries. The SDS nodes were used to feed a number of Linux servers used for number crunching. The implementation was a success. It went from concept to production in 3 months!
The conference in winding down. It will be time to go home soon. It's been great but I'm ready.