Primeur weekly 2011-07-11

The Cloud

IBM and ETH Zurich use Cloud computing to combat increasingly resistant bacteria ...

MedNet International lowers development costs and improves customer experience with Oracle WebLogic Server 11 ...

Tecnalia facilitates access to Cloud computing service through mOSAIC and REMICS projects ...

IEEE Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 6.12.33 released to public ...

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 now available ...

EuroFlash

e-IRG releases White Paper 2011 ...

Digital Agenda Assembly 2011 to issue workshop results ...

SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva ...

New Bull supercomputer powers weather and climate research at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute ...

Bull's bullion claims to be the fastest X86 enterprise server ...

Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain ...

HP Technology Services boosts reliability of BMW Group's HP Networking infrastructure ...

CERN launches Open Hardware initiative ...

USFlash

The University of Adelaide implements Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g ...

Swinburne signs up for new supercomputer ...

SAP applications certified for Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Indiana University Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers ...

HPCC Systems from LexisNexis releases the binary code of the Community Edition for software developers and programmers ...

BGI announces first release of updated bioinformatics software ...

Platform Computing announces commercial support for Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) ...

Platform Computing brings MapReduce to the enterprise ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry ...

HP accelerates market share gains in networking worldwide and in every region ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2011-07-11

The Cloud

Researchers from science and technology university ETH Zurich and CloudBroker, a high-performance Cloud computing company, have partnered with IBM to use Cloud computing technology to conduct cutting-edge research focused on developing new antibiotics to fight disease. Read further...
MedNet International Ltd., a global provider of innovative software solutions to health care issuers, is using Oracle WebLogic Server 11g to help reduce software development costs and improve its customer experience. Read further...
The idea that gave rise to Cloud Computing today limits the possibilities of this tool. Cloud Computing, a paradigm converting not only software but also IT infrastructure in service, arose as a solution to the problem of large-scale Internet applications - in order to be able to attend to a large number of users through the externalisation of data centres to large providers such as Amazon, GoGrid and RackSpaces. The daily appearance of new providers of Cloud infrastructure services is spurring the growth of these Technologies but generating the need for technological solutions that avoid what happened in the past in operating systems wars: the vendor lock-in. Read further...
The 4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011) will be held December 5-8, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. The deadline for paper submission is July 25, 2011. Read further...

Desktop Grids

The next version of BOINC (6.12.33) is now ready for public use. Read further...
Oracle has launched Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 3.3. Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 features an enhanced administration portal with role based access control; introduces Oracle Linux as a supported host platform; and delivers increased performance. Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a complete solution for managing and accessing virtualized desktops hosted in the data centre. Through centralizing the hosting and management of users' desktops, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure helps reduce administration overhead, lower total cost of ownership and increase security. Read further...

EuroFlash

The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group is presenting the 7th e-IRG White Paper. It addresses some of the most interesting questions related to new and on-going e-Infrastructure challenges. Read further...
The Digital Agenda is Europe's strategy for a flourishing digital economy by 2020. It outlines policies and actions to maximise the benefit of the Digital Revolution for all. To achieve these goals, the Commission is working closely with national governments, concerned organisations and companies. An annual Digital Assembly is bringing stakeholders together to assess progress and emerging challenges. The workshop results - reports and videos - of the Digital Agenda Assembly 2011 have now been issued. Read further...
SURFnet deployed a high-speed, ultra long-haul 100 Gb/s wavelength on the international fiber connection between Amsterdam and Geneva (CERN). To the best of current knowledge, this is the longest 100 Gb/s connection deployed; so far 100 Gb/s deployments covered less than 1000 km of distance. Read further...
Besides the innovative 'designed-and-produced in Europe' technology, Bull also offers comprehensive HPC services, including consultancy, maintenance, monitoring and support. The new environment will be based on the bullx blade system. This Bull technology offers KNMI resilience, a fast implementation time, high energy efficiency and a lower Total Cost of Ownership. Read further...
The benchmark - which was run on a 16-socket configuration - highlights bullion's exceptional features. The bullion server clearly demonstrated its superior power compared with its competitors, also offering greater scalability and lower energy consumption. Read further...
University of Manchester scientists have taken a key step towards producing a high-performance computer which aims to create working models of human brain functions. Chips based on ARM processor technology will be linked together to simulate the highly-complex workings of the brain, whose functionality derives from networks of billions of interacting, highly-connected neurons. Read further...
HP has signed a five-year extension to its global, multimillion dollar business deal with the BMW Group, the German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company. As part of the deal, HP Technology Services will deliver higher value support services for the HP technology that provides a major portion of the BMW Group's networking infrastructure. Read further...
Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN has issued version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community. Read further...

USFlash

The University of Adelaide, one of Australia's leading research universities, and member of the Group of Eight, has upgraded and transformed its IT infrastructure by deploying Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, as part of an Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g implementation. Read further...
Swinburne University of Technology has signed a contract with Silicon Graphics to provide the first phase of the university's new supercomputer that combines traditional CPU-based hardware and emerging graphics processing unit (GPU) technology. Read further...
In an ongoing commitment to provide customers with the best performance for SAP applications, Oracle has introduced the recent certification of SAP applications for use with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. SAP applications based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x certified with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 such as SAP ERP and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) can now be deployed using Oracle Exadata Database Machines X2-2 and X2-8. Read further...
When the Intrepid and Jugene supercomputers earned the top two honours in last month's Graph 500 ranking of the world's best performing supercomputers, researchers from the Indiana University (IU) Open Systems Lab (OSL) had good reason to cheer. Read further...
LexisNexis Risk Solutions has released the first set of binary code of HPCC Systems Community Edition. HPCC Systems is an enterprise-proven, open source solution to help large organisations process big data. HPCC Systems is built on high performing computer cluster technology and is an alternative to Hadoop. Read further...
BGI - previously known as the Beijing Genomics Institute, the largest genomics organisation in the world, released its latest bioinformatics software, including its Short Oligonucleotide Analysis Package (SOAP series, etc.), Population Genetics Analysis Package, and Parallelization and Optimization of Traditional Tools. These provide the latest and most advanced solutions for biologists, and enable more efficient and reliable results of a wide range of bioinformatics analyses. Read further...
Platform Computing has signed the Apache Corporate Contributor License Agreement allowing the company to contribute to the Apache Software Foundation for developing Apache-based, open-source Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Platform Computing and its developers will contribute to the ongoing development of HDFS, focusing on commercial support for the recently announced Platform MapReduce, an enterprise-class, distributed runtime engine for MapReduce applications. Read further...
Platform Computing has made available Platform MapReduce, the industry's first enterprise-class, distributed runtime engine for MapReduce applications. Read further...
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has opened the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). The innovation centre will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high performance computing to product design, development and manufacturing, data management and the operation of complex energy and communication systems. Industries expected to benefit from the use of HPC range from aerospace, automotive and transportation to utilities, energy, health care, finance, materials manufacturing, nanotechnology and consumer electronics. Read further...
HP has achieved market share gains across all networking segments in every region of the world in the first calendar quarter of 2011. According to a recently issued report by analyst firm Dell'Oro Group, HP Networking continues to grow faster than the market while increasing its revenue market share at the expense of the competition. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2011-07-11

The Cloud

IBM and ETH Zurich use Cloud computing to combat increasingly resistant bacteria ...

MedNet International lowers development costs and improves customer experience with Oracle WebLogic Server 11 ...

Tecnalia facilitates access to Cloud computing service through mOSAIC and REMICS projects ...

IEEE Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 6.12.33 released to public ...

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 now available ...

EuroFlash

e-IRG releases White Paper 2011 ...

Digital Agenda Assembly 2011 to issue workshop results ...

SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva ...

New Bull supercomputer powers weather and climate research at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute ...

Bull's bullion claims to be the fastest X86 enterprise server ...

Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain ...

HP Technology Services boosts reliability of BMW Group's HP Networking infrastructure ...

CERN launches Open Hardware initiative ...

USFlash

The University of Adelaide implements Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g ...

Swinburne signs up for new supercomputer ...

SAP applications certified for Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Indiana University Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers ...

HPCC Systems from LexisNexis releases the binary code of the Community Edition for software developers and programmers ...

BGI announces first release of updated bioinformatics software ...

Platform Computing announces commercial support for Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) ...

Platform Computing brings MapReduce to the enterprise ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry ...

HP accelerates market share gains in networking worldwide and in every region ...