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Enabling Dynamic Prioritization of Data in the Cloud

April 14, 2014 2:02 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM inventors have patented a cloud computing invention that can improve quality of service for clients by enabling data to be dynamically modified, prioritized and shared across a cloud environment. As more and more companies take advantage of applications, processes and services delivered via the cloud, vendors are struggling with increased complexity and challenges associated with ensuring uninterrupted data availability.

Physicist Stuart Parkin wins 2014 Millennium Technology Prize for Opening Big Data Era

April 9, 2014 9:02 am | by Technology Academy Finland | News | Comments

Technology Academy Finland (TAF) has declared innovator Prof. Stuart Parkin as winner of the...

Big Data and the Cloud: The Sum Is Greater Than the Parts

April 1, 2014 3:54 pm | by Viacode | Blogs | Comments

Today's enterprises face unique challenges. In the past, the requirement was to upgrade. Today,...

ACM Turing Award Goes to Leslie Lamport for Work Enabling Distributed Computing in Data Center, Security, Cloud Landscapes

March 19, 2014 9:33 am | by The Association for Computing Machinery | News | Comments

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Leslie Lamport, a Principal Researcher at...

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Big Data and the Cloud: The Sum Is Greater Than the Parts

April 1, 2014 3:54 pm | by Viacode | Blogs | Comments

Today's enterprises face unique challenges. In the past, the requirement was to upgrade. Today, it's about building an integrated strategy that involves multiple technologies both existing and new. For example, there's more diversity in database technology than ever before, server technology and data center infrastructure, to name a few. At the moment, none of these technologies are replacing the others; instead, they need to be integrated.

ACM Turing Award Goes to Leslie Lamport for Work Enabling Distributed Computing in Data Center, Security, Cloud Landscapes

March 19, 2014 9:33 am | by The Association for Computing Machinery | News | Comments

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Leslie Lamport, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, as the recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing systems, in which several autonomous computers communicate with each other by passing messages.

Industry Innovation through HPC: A Focus on Return on Investment and Market Competitiveness

March 14, 2014 2:06 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

Businesses increasingly report that they are able to boost their productivity and competitiveness in the global market by deploying computer simulations and digital modeling. Such applications require high-end computing power and storage that are provided by HPC products and services. The ISC’14 two-day Industry Innovation through HPC track is designed to help engineers, manufacturers and designers gain the right set of tools and methods

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Big Workflow: The Future of Big Data Computing

March 7, 2014 4:04 pm | by Robert Clyde, Adaptive Computing | Blogs | Comments

How can organizations embrace — instead of brace for v the rapidly intensifying collision of public and private clouds, HPC environments and Big Data? The current go-to solution for many organizations is to run these technology assets in siloed, specialized environments. This approach falls short, however, typically taxing one datacenter area while others remain underutilized, functioning as little more than expensive storage space.

Big Compute: The Collision of where HPC is Meeting the Challenges of Big Data

March 7, 2014 3:59 pm | by Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing | Blogs | Comments

At Cycle Computing we’re seeing several large trends as it relates to Big Data and Analytics. We started talking about this concept of Big Compute back in Oct. 2012. In many ways, it’s the collision of where HPC is meeting the challenges of Big Data. As our technical capabilities continue to expand in the ways we can collect and store data, the problem of how we access and use data is only growing.

Big Data Meets HPC

March 7, 2014 2:49 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Articles | Comments

Steve Conway, IDC VP HPC explains that, to date, most data-intensive HPC jobs in the government, academic and industrial sectors have involved the modeling and simulation of complex physical and quasi-physical systems. However, he notes that from the start of the supercomputer era in the 1960s — and even earlier — an important subset of HPC jobs has involved analytics, attempts to uncover useful information and patterns in the data itself.

Software Tool Reduces Cost of Cloud Computing

February 28, 2014 12:24 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | News | Comments

Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend movies we ought to see, a Stanford software system offers by-the-moment advice to thousands of server-farm computers on how to efficiently share the workload. We hear a lot about the future of computing in the cloud, but not much about the efficiency of the data centers that make the cloud possible, where clusters work together to host applications ranging from big data analytics

CloudX Platform

February 25, 2014 4:01 pm | Mellanox Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CloudX is a reference architecture for building efficient cloud platforms. It is based on the OpenCloud architecture, which leverages off-the-shelf components of servers, storage, interconnect and software to form flexible and cost-effective public, private and hybrid clouds.

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AT&T and IBM Join Forces on Big Data Analytics, Cloud, Security Technologies

February 20, 2014 12:23 pm | by AT&T | News | Comments

AT&T and IBM have announced a new global alliance agreement to develop solutions that help support the "Internet of Things." The companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies with privacy in mind to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries.

Scientists Set New Speed Record for Big Data

February 18, 2014 11:31 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will helpimprove Internet speeds to 200-400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power. The speed boost is based on a device that can be used to improve transferring Big Data between clouds and data centers four times faster than current technology. At this speed, 160 Gigabytes could be downloaded in only a few seconds.

ScienceCloud by Accelrys

February 7, 2014 10:39 am | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

ScienceCloud is an SaaS-based information management and collaboration workspace for externalized life science research and development. It is designed to advance collaborative drug discovery with a new generation of integrated applications built on a scalable, cloud-based scientific platform.

Microsoft through the Years: From Gates to Nadella

February 6, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, head of its cloud computing business, as the company's next CEO. He immediately replaces Steve Ballmer, who had announced in August 2013 that he would retire from the world's biggest software company after more than 13 years at its helm. Here's a look at key moments in Microsoft's history.

Microsoft CEO to Focus on Cloud Technology

February 5, 2014 9:24 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As longtime Microsoft insider Satya Nadella takes the company's helm, he is declaring a new focus on a "mobile-first, cloud-first world." So far, he only has the latter half of the formula figured out. Microsoft and its new CEO are trying to catch rivals such as Apple, Google and Amazon. At the same time, the company wants to expand its burgeoning business as a provider of software and services over the Internet.

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Cloudera Delivers First Complete Enterprise Data Hub

February 4, 2014 11:51 am | by Cloudera | News | Comments

Cloudera has announced the availability of the industry’s first complete enterprise data hub solution. The company also announced commercial support for Apache Spark, which offers fast interactive analytics and stream processing. Cloudera Enterprise is designed to help companies become information-driven, by providing a single platform that complements existing systems to efficiently and securely store, process, analyze and serve data.

Nadella to Head Microsoft; Gates Leaves Chair Role

February 4, 2014 10:16 am | by AP | News | Comments

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is also leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.

In Remembrance: 77 Years with Hans Werner Meuer

January 29, 2014 12:37 pm | by Nages Sieslack, ISC | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, January 27, over 250 people gathered at the small evangelical church in Daisbach – a very small, quiet town in Southern Germany – to bid farewell to Hans Meuer, the founder of TOP500 and the ISC General Chair. Hans passed away on January 20 at the age of 77.

Hans Werner Meuer Dies at Age 77

January 21, 2014 1:19 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

ISC General Chair, Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away at the age of 77 at his home in Daisbach, Southern Germany, on January 20, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Meuer has been involved in data processing since 1960. He served as specialist, project leader, group and department chief during his 11 years, from 1962 – 1973, at the Research Center in Jülich, Germany.

Cloud Computing System Reduces Carbon Emissions

January 20, 2014 2:35 pm | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Trinity College Dublin and IBM Dublin have made a significant advance that will allow companies to reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions, drive down costs, and minimize network delays depending on their wishes.

CERN Openlab Summer Student Program Invites 2014 Applications

January 20, 2014 12:49 pm | by CERN | News | Comments

Are you a B.Sc. or M.Sc. student in computer science, mathematics, engineering or physics, interested in working on advanced IT projects at CERN for two full months during the summer? CERN openlab has R&D activities on multithreaded programming, data acquisition systems, large scale databases, data analytics, and cloud computing that are open to students who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies.

IBM Commits $1.2 Billion to Expand Global Cloud Footprint, Builds Massive Network

January 20, 2014 10:29 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of data centers designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over how they manage their data, run their businesses and deploy their IT operations in the cloud.

Europe Launches RoboEarth: Wikipedia for Robots

January 17, 2014 11:56 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Let the robot race begin. Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities gathered in the Netherlands for its launch and to demonstrate possible applications.

Enterprise X-Architecture for x86-based Servers

January 16, 2014 2:30 pm | Ibm Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The sixth generation of enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers, provides improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and cloud. As users adopt analytics for greater business insight and move critical workloads like ERP, analytics and database to the cloud for increased efficiency and lower costs, x86-based systems are a popular choice.

2U TwinPro/TwinPro2 Servers

January 10, 2014 1:20 pm | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

2U TwinPro and TwinPro2 2U servers are available in 2-node (TwinPro) and 4-node (TwinPro²) configurations optimized for high-end, high-density data center, cloud computing, enterprise, HPC and big data applications.

IBM Watson Group Unveils Cloud Services to Visualize Big Data Insights, Fuel Analytics Exploration

January 10, 2014 8:49 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has unveiled three new Watson services delivered over the cloud. The first, Watson Discovery Advisor, is designed to accelerate and strengthen R&D projects in industries such as pharmaceutical, publishing and biotech. The second, Watson Analytics, delivers visualized Big Data insights, based on questions posed in natural language. The third, Watson Explorer, helps users across an enterprise uncover and share data-driven insights

Mathematics for Safer Medicine: Calculating Uncertainties within Technical Systems

January 7, 2014 6:20 am | by Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies | News | Comments

The new HITS research group “Data Mining and Uncertainty Quantification” analyzes large amounts of data and calculates uncertainties in technical systems. With Prof. Vincent Heuveline as their group leader, the group of mathematicians and computer scientists especially focuses on increasing the security of technology in operating rooms.

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