Primeur weekly 2011-11-07

The Cloud

Oracle named a leader in SOA Governance Magic Quadrant by Gartner analyst firm ...

Cerner selects Oracle Enterprise Manager to support new Cloud services ...

Gartner positions Oracle as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers ...

EuroFlash

Argonne National Labs selects Allinea DDT for Blue Gene and Linux - Debugging tools evolution to support petascale and exascale ...

Russian supercomputer developer and solution builder RSC joins European HPC association PROSPECT ...

PRACE grants 18 million compute hours for Finnish research groups - new call opens ...

IBM and ABB scientists collaborate to improve energy transmission for more efficient grids ...

Vestas Wind Systems turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for smarter wind energy ...

USFlash

K computer achieves goal of 10 Petaflops ...

University of Wisconsin–Madison home to weather-predicting supercomputer ...

IBM rolls out first solar array designed for high-voltage data centres and industrial use ...

HP shapes the future of extreme low-energy server technology ...

Appro reveals next generation, Xtreme-X supercomputer to support future processor technologies ...

IBM Watson heads to Harvard, MIT to explore future of technology in business ...

Researchers find molecule that prevents type 1 diabetes in mice ...

Institute for Chemical Research at Kyoto University selects SGI to advance computational chemistry and biological research ...

Global industry leaders tackle data explosion with SGI storage solutions ...

Cray Inc. reports third quarter 2011 financial results ...

Sandia wins national awards for cutting water use 30 percent, pursuing other energy savings ...

China adds another supercomputer to its roster ...

Not one, not two, not three, but four clones ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2011-11-07

The Cloud

Gartner Inc. has placed Oracle SOA Governance in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2011 report, "Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies". Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Read further...
To support managed services dedicated to the optimization of business processes for health care organisations, Cerner, one of the largest strategic global health care companies, has implemented Oracle Enterprise Manager. Read further...
Gartner Inc. has placed Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2011 report, "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers". Gartner Magic Quadrants position vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision. Read further...

EuroFlash

The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has selected Allinea DDT as the default tool for parallel debugging on its Blue Gene (BG) and Linux Systems. Allinea DDT provides advanced parallel debugging tools for scalar, multi-threaded and parallel applications, and is acclaimed for its intuitiveness and scalability. Read further...
RSC Group, Russia's and CIS full-cycle developer and integrator of next-generation supercomputing solutions based on Intel architecture and advanced liquid cooling, has been admitted as a member of PROSPECT - Promotion of Supercomputing Partnerships for European Competitiveness and Technology - at a working meeting of this open European association in Barcelona, Spain. Read further...
Seven Finnish research groups were granted 18 million compute hours on some of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. These supercomputers belong to the PRACE - the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - Research Infrastructure. Read further...
Scientists at IBM and ABB, the world's largest builder of electricity grids, are using supercomputers to study and potentially develop a new type of high-voltage insulator that will improve the efficiency of transmitting electricity. An improved insulator has the potential to transform the power grid by reducing energy loss and outages caused by material deterioration when exposed to weather. Read further...
Danish energy company Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for optimal energy output. Turbine placement is a major challenge for the renewable energy industry, and Vestas expects to accelerate the adoption of wind energy internationally and expand its business into new markets by overcoming this challenge. Read further...

USFlash

The "K computer", which is a supercomputer currently under the joint development of RIKEN and Fujitsu, has achieved a LINPACK benchmark performance of 10.51 Petaflop/s (10.51 quadrillion floating point operations per second). Read further...
A new supercomputer designed to run weather prediction models is now the most powerful computer of its kind on the University of Wisconsin (UW)–Madison campus, where researchers will help make those models more accurate. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration approached UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center with a $1 million grant to design and install the Supercomputer for Satellite Simulations and Data Assimilation Studies - known as S4. Read further...
IBM is rolling out the first solar-power array designed specifically to run high-voltage data centres, integrating AC- and DC-based servers, water-cooled computing systems and related electronics. Read further...
HP has launched a new industry programme comprising a new server development platform, customer discovery lab and partner ecosystem to help customers significantly reduce complexity, energy use and costs. Read further...
Appro, a provider of supercomputing solutions, is planning to reveal its next generation; Appro Xtreme-X supercomputer based on the upcoming AMD "Interlagos" processor and the future Intel Xeon processor E5 Family to address critical HPC workload configurations such as capacity, hybrid, data intensive and capability computing. Appro plans to showcase the new Xtreme-X Supercomputer at SC11 in Seattle - November 14-17. System demonstrations and end-user best practice session will be presented at the Appro booth. Read further...
IBM has conducted a Watson symposium with Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. The event brought together some of the brightest academic minds to collaborate on the use of advanced analytics, like those powering Watson, to transform the way the world does business. Read further...
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found a specific molecule that can prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in mice and has a similar effect on human cells from diabetic patients. Read further...
The Institute for Chemical Research at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan, has selected an SGI high performance computing (HPC) and storage system to advance genomics research at the Institute. Once in place, the HPC system is expected to consist of SGI UV 1000 systems operating at 32.6 teraflops and delivering up to 6.6x performance increase over the previous system. Read further...
SGI's storage and archiving solutions continue to gain market momentum as more customers recognize the value of implementing multi-tiered storage strategies to deal with explosive data growth. With a range of integrated hardware and SGI DMF software that can create and automatically manage tiered virtual storage environments, customers from media companies to genomics and university researchers are adopting SGI storage and active archiving solutions to significantly reduce equipment and operating costs while managing and monetizing their data-intensive workloads. Read further...
Cray Inc. has issued financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Revenue for the quarter was $36.7 million compared to $42.8 million in the prior year period. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of ($12.2 million) or ($0.35) per share compared to a net loss of ($18.8 million) or ($0.55) per share in the third quarter of 2010. Read further...
Sandia National Laboratories has reduced its water use by 30 percent since 2008 and its energy intensity by more than 8 percent since 2005 in nationally recognized efforts to integrate sustainable planning and design into its operations and facilities. Three projects aimed at decreasing energy and water use at the national security laboratory have received EStar awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). These and three additional projects also garnered Pollution Prevention (P2) awards from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Read further...
China surprised the United States and other world markets last year when it unveiled one of the fastest supercomputers on the planet, and shocked the industry even further when the country revealed their new powerful number-crunching machine that relies on Chinese microchips rather than standard ones used in many of the world's fastest supercomputers. Read further...
Xi-Jun Ren and Yang Xiang from Henan Universities in China, in collaboration with Heng Fan at the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have produced a theory for a quantum cloning machine able to produce several copies of the state of a particle at atomic or sub-atomic scale, or quantum state, in an article about to be published in theEuropean Physical Journal D. This could have implications for quantum information processing methods used, for example, in message encryption systems. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2011-11-07

The Cloud

Oracle named a leader in SOA Governance Magic Quadrant by Gartner analyst firm ...

Cerner selects Oracle Enterprise Manager to support new Cloud services ...

Gartner positions Oracle as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers ...

EuroFlash

Argonne National Labs selects Allinea DDT for Blue Gene and Linux - Debugging tools evolution to support petascale and exascale ...

Russian supercomputer developer and solution builder RSC joins European HPC association PROSPECT ...

PRACE grants 18 million compute hours for Finnish research groups - new call opens ...

IBM and ABB scientists collaborate to improve energy transmission for more efficient grids ...

Vestas Wind Systems turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for smarter wind energy ...

USFlash

K computer achieves goal of 10 Petaflops ...

University of Wisconsin–Madison home to weather-predicting supercomputer ...

IBM rolls out first solar array designed for high-voltage data centres and industrial use ...

HP shapes the future of extreme low-energy server technology ...

Appro reveals next generation, Xtreme-X supercomputer to support future processor technologies ...

IBM Watson heads to Harvard, MIT to explore future of technology in business ...

Researchers find molecule that prevents type 1 diabetes in mice ...

Institute for Chemical Research at Kyoto University selects SGI to advance computational chemistry and biological research ...

Global industry leaders tackle data explosion with SGI storage solutions ...

Cray Inc. reports third quarter 2011 financial results ...

Sandia wins national awards for cutting water use 30 percent, pursuing other energy savings ...

China adds another supercomputer to its roster ...

Not one, not two, not three, but four clones ...