Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI has introduced SGI Modular InfiniteStorage, an integrated server and storage platform designed to provide Cloud and data storage customers with the maximum flexibility for compute and data management applications. Read further...
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has launched the AWS Storage Gateway, a service that provides enterprises with a new option to securely upload data to the AWS Cloud for scalable, reliable, cost-effective storage. Read further...
Dell Services and Atos have launched a significant offering of IT outsourcing services that will provide a standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure and global support solution for Wolters Kluwer customers in the legal, tax, finance and health care industries. The acceleration and adoption of work flow solutions, mobile applications and increased expectation of content available at the point of need requires access to Cloud-based, high-availability solutions. Read further...
Oracle announced that over 50 customers, including Barry-Wehmiller, Knowledge Universe, MarketSphere, Red Robin and Snyder's-Lance, have selected and are implementing Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM). These companies join organisations such as eVerge Group and Principal Financial Group who are benefitting from Oracle Fusion HCM. Read further...
FiberCorp will offer virtual private services (VPS) to its customers as part of a Cloud services family of services based on Cisco networking technology. The VPS initiative is scheduled to launch in 2012. FiberCorp offers integral telecommunications solutions to large, medium-sized and small companies as well as stores, professional organisations and governmental entities. Read further...
Schoolwires, a provider of Web-based solutions designed to help districts engage more effectively with all members of their K-12 communities to support student, teacher and district success, has chosen Dell Cloud Business Applications' integrated CRM solution to seamlessly connect salesforce.com's Sales Cloud to current on-premise applications. Read further...
Gridstore, specialized in Grid based, scale-out storage solutions, has been awarded the first Cloud Computing Excellence Award from TMC. Gridstore was selected as one of the top 30 companies that most effectively leveraged Cloud computing in efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market. The winners will be published in the January 2012 issue ofCloud Computing Magazine. Read further...
IBM has completed its acquisition of Emptoris Inc. The acquisition expands IBM's Cloud-based analytics offerings that provide supply chain intelligence leading to better inventory management and cost efficiencies. Read further...

EuroFlash

The second "HPC in Asia Workshop" to be held in conjunction with the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'12) is inviting researchers to submit research posters to be displayed at the workshop. The workshop, to be held June 17, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, aims to share information on the latest status of HPC systems and applications from leading countries in Asia, as well as presenting related HPC activities and research in Asia. Read further...
PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, got three new member countries as Denmark, Israel and Slovenia joined the PRACE Research Infrastructure in the beginning of January 2012.The overall number of partners in the PRACE Research Infrastructure has now increased to 24 countries. Read further...
PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has selected six of its members sites: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain), CINECA - Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy), CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. (Finland), EPCC at the University of Edinburgh (UK), Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (Germany) and Maison de la Simulation (France) as the first PRACE Advanced Training Centres. Read further...
Altair Engineering has introduced two advancements in the field of high-performance computing (HPC), with the release of its Compute Manager and PBS Desktop applications. Read further...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing, managers of large supercomputing systems and experts in Cloud management and HPC workload management solutions, have added Alan Taylor to its management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Adaptive hired Mr. Taylor to ensure that the company has a solid, forward-thinking, financial plan as it continues its rapid growth. Mr. Taylor will manage all financial operations for the company while ensuring all applicable accounting practices and procedures are followed. Read further...
Cray renewed his efforts to deliver supercomputers to customers in the midrange supercomputing market. With prices starting at $200,000, an expanded base of researchers, scientists and engineers can now purchase a Cray system that marries the tightly integrated features of Cray's high-end supercomputers with the ease-of-use and affordability of the company's previous line of Cray CX systems. Read further...
Oracle shipped over 1 exabyte of media for its StorageTek T10000C tape drives in the first nine months of release, making it the fastest ramping capacity product in the history of the StorageTek product line. Read further...
Rogue Wave has delivered a pre-release version of TotalView, optimized for the IBM Blue Gene/Q-based Sequoia supercomputer. This is a significant milestone in the multi-year collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Rogue Wave, and IBM. Read further...
Oracle has shipped thousands of midrange SPARC T4 servers with Oracle Solaris, making it one of the fastest ramping server products in Oracle history, and enabling customers to power their enterprise and mission-critical applications on Oracle Solaris 10 or 11, with full binary compatibility back to Oracle Solaris 2.6 guaranteed through the Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee Programme. Read further...
Oracle's SPARC T4 servers with Oracle Solaris have been adopted by a broad range of customers in the communications industry, including Motorola Solutions, Portugal Telecom, Qualcomm, SkyOnline, Telefonica de Espana, United Telephone Mutual Aid Corporation, and Ziggo BV. Read further...
Professor Toshio Yamagata, Dean of University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science and Head of the Application Laboratory of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), has announced seasonal climate predictions for 2012 which are strongly influenced by only recently understood climate variations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Read further...
At its annual Financial Analyst Day, AMD detailed a new "ambidextrous" strategy that builds on the company's long history of x86 and graphics innovation while embracing other technologies and intellectual property to deliver differentiated products. Read further...
Brian Henry, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Paul Hiemstra, Director, Treasury and Investor Relations, Cray will be presenting at the Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. The Cray presentation will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 9:10 a.m. PST. Read further...
The Green Grid, a global IT industry's leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems, has announced the full event agenda and presentation topics for its Fifth Annual Green Grid Forum and Members Meeting, titled "Moving to Resource Efficient IT: Achieving Greater Productivity and Environmental Sustainability". Its biggest event of the year, The Green Grid's Forum 2012 will address critical technology, business, and sustainability-related issues that today's business computing ecosystem must face. Read further...
HP has launched a portfolio of OpenFlow-enabled switches, providing customers with the broadest choice in the industry for simplifying network management while meeting a wide range of bandwidth, performance and budget needs. The portfolio spans 16 models and includes the HP 3500, 5400 and 8200 series switches. Read further...
The National Science Foundation's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing, or CHREC, headquartered at the University of Florida (UF), was recently awarded the 2012 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technology Innovation for its research and development of Novo-G, the world's most powerful reconfigurable supercomputer. Read further...
Blue-green algae is causing havoc in US Midwestern lakes saturated with agricultural run-off, but researchers in a northwest Ohio lab are using supercomputers to study a closely related strain of the toxic cyanobacteria to harness its beneficial properties. Read further...
Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances earned the highest overall scores in the six-year history ofStoragemagazine's Quality Awards for NAS, for both enterprise and midrange NAS. Read further...
Raritan has introduced dcTrack 2.6 DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software with new intelligent connectivity management capabilities to help data centre professionals manage both network and power connections more efficiently. With better visibility of end-to-end connections of data centre infrastructure resources, untapped capacity can be discovered and used - reducing capital and operational expenditures. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...