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The National Science Foundation has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds—to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"—that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and

New Future for Cloud Computing: NSF Awards $20M to Two New Testbeds

August 28, 2014 2:45 pm | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds—to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"—that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing.

Is Cloud Computing the Last Step toward Technological Globalization?

August 27, 2014 3:22 pm | by IMDEA Networks Institute | Blogs | Comments

Cloud computing is not only the latest revolution in the Information and Communication...

Leica Microsystems Offers Slide Scanning and Image Hosting for Education

August 27, 2014 2:40 pm | by Leica Microsystems | News | Comments

Leica Microsystems is offering a custom slide scanning and image hosting service for teachers,...

Simulation Software Drastically Increases Speed of 3-D Engineering Simulations

August 25, 2014 12:40 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

MIT spinout Akselos has developed novel software, based on years of research at the Institute,...

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Michael J. Fox speaks at Lotusphere 2012. The potential to collect and analyze data from thousands of individuals on measurable features of Parkinson's, such as slowness of movement, tremor and sleep quality, could enable researchers to assemble a better

Intel, Michael J. Fox Foundation Start Smartwatch Study

August 14, 2014 3:25 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and Intel have announced a collaboration aimed at improving research and treatment for Parkinson's disease — a neurodegenerative brain disease second only to Alzheimer's in worldwide prevalence. The collaboration includes a multiphase research study using a new big data analytics platform that detects patterns in participant data collected from wearable technologies.

A brain-inspired chip to transform mobility and Internet of Things through sensory perception. Courtesy of IBM

Chip with Brain-inspired Non-Von Neumann Architecture has 1M Neurons, 256M Synapses

August 11, 2014 12:13 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

Scientists from IBM have unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip is currently one of the largest CMOS chips ever built, yet, while running at biological real time, it consumes a minuscule 70mW.

NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program will support more than 225 new projects in 39 states in 2014. The awards enable research from the theoretical to the experimental, and aim to minimize the misuses of cyber technology, bolster educatio

Frontier-scale Projects Expand Breadth and Impact of Cybersecurity, Privacy Research

August 6, 2014 3:35 pm | by NSF | News | Comments

As our lives and businesses become ever more intertwined with the Internet and networked technologies, it is crucial to continue to develop and improve cybersecurity measures to keep our data, devices and critical systems safe, secure, private and accessible. The NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has announced two new center-scale "Frontier" awards to support projects that address grand challenges in cybersecurity science

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PrecisionMDx LIS-LIMS Process Management Software Suite

July 30, 2014 11:37 am | Uniconnect | Product Releases | Comments

The PrecisionMDx (PMDx) System is designed for molecular laboratories. It supports molecular diagnostic requirements of entrepreneurial molecular test development companies and the institutional services of molecular pathology departments in community, private and academic medical centers.

A proof-of-concept technology reduces set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from days to seconds. Courtesy of 百楽兎

Breakthrough Elastic Cloud-to-Cloud Networking Unveiled

July 30, 2014 9:32 am | by IBM | News | Comments

Scientists from AT&T, IBM and ACS announced a proof-of-concept technology that reduces set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from days to seconds. This advance is a major step forward that could one day lead to sub-second provisioning time with IP and next-generation optical networking equipment and enables elastic bandwidth between clouds at high connection request rates using intelligent cloud data center orchestrators.

George Vacek is life sciences global director at DataDirect Networks.

Enabling Innovation and Discovery through Data-Intensive High Performance Cloud and Big Data Infrastructure

July 29, 2014 2:34 pm | by George Vacek, DataDirect Networks | Blogs | Comments

As the size and scale of life sciences datasets increases — think large-cohort longitudinal studies with multiple samples and multiple protocols — so does the challenge of storing, interpreting and analyzing this data. Researchers and data scientists are under increasing pressure to identify the most relevant and critical information within massive and messy data sets, so they can quickly make the next discovery.

Techniques known as dimensionality reduction can help find patterns in the recorded activity of thousands of neurons. Rather than look at all responses at once, these methods find a smaller set of dimensions — in this case three — that capture as much str

New Platform Enables Large-Scale Neuroscience

July 28, 2014 2:23 pm | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

In an age of “big data,” a single computer cannot always find the solution a user wants. Computational tasks must instead be distributed across a cluster of computers that analyze a massive data set together. It's how Facebook and Google mine your Web history to present you with targeted ads, and how Amazon and Netflix recommend your next favorite book or movie. But big data is about more than just marketing.

IBM Expands High Performance Computing Capabilities in the Cloud

July 24, 2014 2:18 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM is making high performance computing more accessible through the cloud for clients grappling with big data and other computationally intensive activities. A new option from SoftLayer will provide industry-standard InfiniBand networking technology to connect SoftLayer bare metal servers. This will enable very high data throughput speeds between systems, allowing companies to move workloads traditionally associated with HPC to the cloud.

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Study: Cloud Computing can make Business More Green

July 21, 2014 2:21 pm | by Andrew Purcell | News | Comments

A  case study published in The International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management demonstrates that the adoption of integrated cloud-computing solutions can lead to significant cost savings for businesses, as well as large reductions in the size of an organization's carbon footprint.

Digital Crime-Fighters Face Technical Challenges with Cloud Computing

July 16, 2014 10:26 am | by NIST | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public review and comment a draft report summarizing 65 challenges that cloud computing poses to forensics investigators who uncover, gather, examine and interpret digital evidence to help solve crimes.

IBM introduces Storage as a Service on SoftLayer for High Performance Data Management in Cloud

July 15, 2014 11:38 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud,  that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud.

Registration Opens for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences

July 15, 2014 11:28 am | by ISC | News | Comments

Registration is now open for the 2014 ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences, which will be held this fall in Heidelberg, Germany. The fifth ISC Cloud Conference will take place in the Marriott Hotel from September 29 to 30, and the second ISC Big Data will be held from October 1 to 2 at the same venue.

Michael Resch Keynotes at ISC Cloud

July 15, 2014 10:30 am | by ISC | News | Comments

Michael M. Resch, the Director of the Stuttgart High Performance Computing Center (HLRS) will be talking about “HPC and Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia and Industry Can Benefit.” His keynote is of special interest to cloud skeptics, given that prior to 2011, Resch himself was a vocal cloud pessimist. Three years later, he feels that this technology provides a practical option for many users.

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IBM Announces $3B Research Initiative to Tackle Chip Grand Challenges for Cloud and Big Data Systems

July 9, 2014 4:58 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced it is investing $3 billion over the next five years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems. These investments are intended to push IBM's semiconductor innovations from today’s breakthroughs into the advanced technology leadership required for the future.

Moab HPC Suite-Enterprise Edition 8.0

July 7, 2014 10:04 am | Adaptive Computing | Product Releases | Comments

Moab HPC Suite-Enterprise Edition 8.0 (Moab 8.0) is designed to enhance Big Workflow by processing intensive simulations and big data analysis to accelerate insights. It delivers dynamic scheduling, provisioning and management of multi-step/multi-application services across HPC, cloud and big data environments. The software suite bolsters Big Workflow’s core services: unifying data center resources, optimizing the analysis process and guaranteeing services to the business.

Peter ffoulkes is Research Director, Server Infrastructure and Software, Cloud Computing at 451 Research

A Supercomputer with Warm Water. How Cool is That?

June 18, 2014 12:24 pm | by Peter ffoulkes, 451 Research | Blogs | Comments

An energy efficient supercomputer with warm water.  How cool is that? Enlightenment has long been the ultimate pursuit of artists, philosophers, scientists, theologians and other sentient minds. Whether it is delivering the proof to support their theses, or to investigate a perplexing problem before them, they have poured a vast amount of energy into the situation. Energy has now become the problem.

The all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage array

Making Enterprise Architecture of the Future a Reality

June 10, 2014 4:29 pm | by HP | News | Comments

HP has announced new innovations and sustainable enterprise infrastructure solutions designed to deliver the simplicity, efficiency and investment protection organizations need to bridge the datacenter technologies of today and tomorrow. Big data, mobility, security and cloud computing are forcing organizations to rethink their approach to technology, causing them to invest heavily in IT infrastructure.

Michael H. Elliot, CEO of Atrium Research & Consulting

Collaboration in the Cloud: Research Virtualization is Accelerating Market Evolution

June 5, 2014 12:39 pm | by Michael H. Elliott | Articles | Comments

The lack of a holistic data management environment to support virtualization has left project managers in a haze about how best to address the needs of the business. The sky is beginning to clear somewhat with recent introductions from companies such as Accelrys, Core Informatics and PerkinElmer. Those products, along with CDD, will be discussed to highlight capabilities and vendor approaches.

Hybrid cloud configurations provide the flexibility and cost benefits of the public cloud with the bandwidth, security and control of the private cloud.

Assessing Cloud ROI for HPC and Enterprise

June 5, 2014 12:26 pm | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

A complicated decision: To purchase infrastructure or run remotely in the cloud? Bandwidth and data security issues provide the easiest gating factors to evaluate, because an inability to access data kills any chance of using remote infrastructure, be it the public cloud or at a remote HPC center. If running remotely is an option, then the challenge lies in determining the return on investment (ROI) for the remote and local options ...

Atos, an international information technology services company, and Bull, a partner for enterprise data, together announced the intended public offer in cash by Atos for all the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Bull.

Atos to Acquire Bull, Create Global Cloud, Cybersecurity, Big Data Company

June 2, 2014 3:33 pm | by Bull | News | Comments

Atos, an international information technology services company, and Bull, a partner for enterprise data, together announced the intended public offer in cash by Atos for all the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Bull. Atos offer is set at 4.90 euros per Bull's share in cash, representing a 22 percent premium over the Bull's closing price

IBM Elastic Storage

IBM Elastic Storage

May 16, 2014 2:34 pm | Ibm Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Elastic Storage is capable of reducing storage costs up to 90 percent by automatically moving data onto the most economical storage device. The technology allows enterprises to exploit the exploding growth of data in a variety of forms generated by devices, sensors, business processes and social networks.

MATLAB Distributed Computing Server runs on POD’s high performance compute servers, providing access to multiple workers that can run computationally intensive MATLAB programs and Simulink models.

Penguin Announces MATLAB Distributed Computing Server Availability on HPC Cloud Service

May 8, 2014 2:35 pm | by Penguin Computing | News | Comments

Penguin Computing, experts in high performance, enterprise and cloud computing solutions, has announced the immediate availability of MATLAB Distributed Computing Server on its HPC Cloud, POD. This solution combines POD’s ease-of-use and high performance computing capabilities in the cloud with MATLAB scale-up capability to solve more demanding and complex problems.

At EMC World 2014, EMC announced major new software-defined storage products and technologies designed to enable the blended benefits of a public and private cloud, delivering service providers and users in any industry and of any size, the efficiency, ag

EMC Rolls Out Breakthrough Hybrid Cloud Innovations

May 7, 2014 3:59 pm | by EMC | News | Comments

At EMC World 2014, EMC announced major new software-defined storage products and technologies designed to enable the blended benefits of a public and private cloud, delivering service providers and users in any industry and of any size, the efficiency, agility, security and control of a hybrid cloud.

The Massachusetts Open Cloud project is a university-industry collaboration designed to create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur big data innovation.

Governor Patrick Announces Funding to Launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project

April 28, 2014 12:07 pm | by Mass Open Cloud Project | News | Comments

Governor Deval Patrick announced a $3 million capital investment to launch the Massachusetts Open Cloud project, a university-industry collaboration designed to create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur big data innovation, on April 25, 2014. Governor Patrick also announced the release of the 2014 Mass Big Data Report, which confirms the continued growth and competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s big data industry.

Despite the benefits of cloud computing and the decade-plus of research that supports its use, we still face some critical challenges in deploying this technology. Expert speakers will address these issues and discuss possible solutions.

ISC Cloud’14 at a Glance

April 24, 2014 11:09 am | by ISC | News | Comments

This year’s ISC Cloud conference will be the fifth in the series and will continue the tradition of bringing experts and users from industry and academia to foster collaboration and innovation in the field of cloud computing. The conference will be held in Heidelberg at the Marriott Hotel from September 29 to 30, 2014, followed by ISC Big Data

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