Primeur weekly 2012-03-26

The Cloud

Cloud services provider CenterBeam selects HP to support customer demand ...

Scentsy thrives with EMC VNX in VMware Virtualized Environment ...

Alert Logic announces general availability of Alert Logic Threat Manager and ActiveWatch for Amazon EC2 ...

World Cloud computing industry trends examined in new research study ...

Turkcell to become "One-stop Shop" for Cloud services with HP CloudSystem ...

Oracle announces the certification of the Oracle database on Oracle Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ...

PowerOneData International now offers a Cloud computing based smart grid solution ...

IncrediBuild-XGE: Taking acceleration to the next level ...

EuroFlash

Bull, the CEA, F4E and the JAEA inaugurate the Helios supercomputer in Rokkasho, Japan, dedicated to the Nuclear Fusion programme ...

IBM introduces new predictive analytics services and software to reduce fraud, manage financial performance and deliver next best action ...

Fraunhofer-X Tremolo software for the simulation of molecular dynamics runs efficiently on Jugene supercomputer in Jülich ...

How the alphabet of data processing is growing: Research team generates flying 'qubits' ...

USFlash

Terascala names Mike Sullivan Chief Financial Officer ...

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and IBM to collaborate in applying Watson technology to help oncologists ...

HPC server market delivers record revenues and 8.4% growth in 2011, IDC reports ...

Green Oakley Cluster to double OSC computing power ...

SDSC's Big Data expertise aiding genomics research ...

Sabre Holdings selects HP for $800 million infrastructure and applications services agreement ...

EMC goes social, open and agile with Big Data ...

Six science teams begin using Blue Waters ...

Green Oakley Cluster to double OSC computing power ...

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology selects SGI to advance high-speed simulations and next generation AI research ...

CSC accelerates NOAA and GFDL research with SGI storage management solutions ...

James Cook University expands research efforts with SGI HPC system ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-03-26

The Cloud

Cloud services provider CenterBeam has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to support the increased capacity demands of its Cloud service offerings and joined the HP CloudAgile Programme. Sunnyvale, California-based CenterBeam provides midsize businesses with enterprise-class Cloud computing services, including hosted customer relationship management (CRM), hosted collaboration, virtual data centre services and data storage management. Read further...
Scentsy Group, an international party-plan company dedicated to creating a social shopping experience, is using EMC VNX unified storage for its "no compromise" ability to manage rapid expansion of its goal of a 100% virtualized information infrastructure. Read further...
Alert Logic, an expert in delivering Security-as-a-Service for the Cloud, has made available Alert Logic Threat Manager and ActiveWatch for Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS customers using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) interested in an added layer of network protection can cost-effectively enhance the protection of their networks against threats by subscribing to Alert Logic's fully managed vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection solution. Read further...
New market research study "State of the Cloud: Analysis of Cloud Services, Companies, and Applications" elaborated by Mind Commerce Publishing has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The study suggests that the understanding of business models and the economics of distributed computing systems and services is necessary in order to build sustainable e-infrastructure and businesses around this paradigm of sharing Cloud services. Read further...
Turkcell is using HP Cloud solutions to generate new revenue through "as a service" offerings to businesses. Turkcell, with 34.5 million customers, is a major communications and technology company in Turkey. Read further...
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (R2) and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (R1) are immediately available on Oracle Linux 6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Oracle Database 11g R2 and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g R1 will be available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) and Oracle Linux 6 with the Red Hat Compatible Kernel in 90 days. Oracle offers direct Linux support to customers running RHEL6, Oracle Linux 6, or a combination of both. Read further...
PowerOneData International, a company providing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Advanced Database Management Software to Utilities and Municipalities around the world, reducing energy consumption and its negative impact on the environment and public health (P1DI), is preparing the April 1, 2012 roll-out of GENII, its next generation Meter Data Management Software. When combined with P1DI's Smart Meter technology, GENII, a highly innovative, Cloud computing based, meter to mouse application, gives electric utilities the most comprehensive package of functionality ever offered in an AMI solution. GENII is agnostic in nature, interfacing with any meter in use today. Read further...
Xoreax, a provider of software acceleration technology, has launched its new signature product: IncrediBuild-XGE. Read further...

EuroFlash

Bull, the CEA, F4E and the JAEA - in the presence of representatives from the EU and the French Embassy in Japan, as well as numerous Japanese politicians, including MPs, the Governor of Aomori province and the mayor of Rokkasho - have inaugurated the Helios supercomputer in Rokkasho, Japan: one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, delivering peak performance of over 1.5 Petaflops. This is the third Petascale supercomputer designed and developed by Bull to go into operational production in the past 18 months. Read further...
IBM has introduced new consulting services and software that take the power of predictive analytics to new levels of impact for the highest-priority issues of C-suite decision makers. The new analytic offerings address the emerging opportunities of big data to manage financial operations, decrease fraud and nurture next-generation customer relationships. Based on experiences drawn from more than 20,000 analytics engagements, the new solutions combine innovations developed by IBM Research with new predictive technologies from dozens of companies IBM has acquired. Read further...
Tremolo-X, a software package for numerical simulation of molecular dynamics, can now be used on the Jugene supercomputer at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The software is developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI in partnership with the Institute for Numerical Simulation (INS), University of Bonn. Tremolo-X simulates the interactions between atoms and molecules, and illustrates the properties of materials at the nanoscale - a prerequisite for the design of new materials, especially nanocomposites. They are materials in which nanoparticles - typical order of magnitude: 1 to 100 nanometers - are encapsulated as a filler in a matrix, such as a polymer matrix. Read further...
So far, quantum bits have only existed in relatively large vacuum chambers. A team has now generated them in semiconductors. They have put an effect in practice, which the RUB physicist Prof. Dr. Andreas Wieck had already theoretically predicted 22 years ago. This represents another step along the path to quantum computing. Together with colleagues from Grenoble and Tokyo, Wieck from the Chair of Applied Solid State Physics reports on the results in the journalNature Nanotechnology. Read further...

USFlash

Mike Sullivan has been named as Terascala Inc.'s Chief Financial Officer. Mike Sullivan, who has more than 20 years of experience in high technology financial management, will develop and oversee Terascala's financial strategy as it continues its rapid growth and expansion into new markets. Read further...
The US Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and IBM have agreed to collaborate on the development of a powerful tool built upon IBM Watson in order to provide medical professionals with improved access to current and comprehensive cancer data and practices. The resulting decision support tool will help doctors everywhere create individualized cancer diagnostic and treatment recommendations for their patients based on current evidence. Read further...
Worldwide factory revenue for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market increased by 8.4% in full-year 2011 to reach a record $10.3 billion, up from $9.5 billion in 2010, according to the newly released International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView. The 2011 results exceeded IDC's forecast of 7.2% year-over-year revenue growth. Read further...
Researchers using Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) resources can now conduct even more innovative academic and industrial research by accessing Ohio's newest energy-efficient, GPU-accelerated supercomputer system. Read further...
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has in the last three years undergone a major reboot, remaking itself into a centre of expertise on all aspects of "big data" research including genomics, one of the fastest growing areas of scientific study. Read further...
HP Enterprise Services has signed an $800 million, six-year services agreement with Sabre Holdings to enhance Sabre's technology infrastructure by implementing HP's networking and flexible storage solutions. To enable Sabre to continue providing innovative products for the travel industry, HP will upgrade Sabre's network and storage infrastructure to improve its agility and resiliency while helping drive down costs. Read further...
EMC Corporation has launched a new wave of products and services all with a singular goal - to enable organisations to derive greater insight and economic value from Big Data - datasets so large they break traditional IT infrastructures. Instrumental to customers achieving this goal is the enablement and empowerment of the Data Science team - Greenplum Chorus is the industry's first social and collaborative toolset designed explicitly for the Data Science team. Read further...
Six research teams have begun using the first phase of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer to study some of the most challenging problems in science and engineering, from supernovae to climate change to the molecular mechanism of HIV infection. Read further...
Researchers using Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) resources can now conduct even more innovative academic and industrial research by accessing Ohio's newest energy-efficient, GPU-accelerated supercomputer system. Read further...
The Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), a university in Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture, headed by Dr. Takuya Katayama, has selected an SGI UV 1000 high performance computing (HPC) solution for its next-generation science and technology simulation system. This SGI UV 1000, the most powerful model in the SGI UV series, features 192 sockets (1,536 cores) powered by Intel Xeon processor E7 family series plus 12TB of shared memory, and has begun operation at the Institute. Read further...
CSC's North American Public Sector (NPS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) account team has selected SGI DMF storage tier virtualization solution storage solutions to support the data archiving requirements of NOAA at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). SGI InfiniteStorage DMF will provide the hierarchical storage management system required to handle the organisation's large-scale and active archives, and will allow transparent access to end users for critical climate research. Read further...
Australian James Cook University (JCU) has commissioned a new high performance computing (HPC) cluster and an upgrade to its research data facilities. The solution consists of SGI Rackable standard depth clusters with 864 cores utilising 12 core AMD Opteron 6176 series processors with a total of 2.5 TB of memory, representing a peak performance of 7.9 Tflop/s and 120 TB of SGI InfiniteStorage (IS) 5000 disk storage. In addition, SGI provided 120 TB of IS5000 online storage, and 450 TB of near-line storage expandable to 1.4PB using a SpectraLogic T950 tape library. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-03-26

The Cloud

Cloud services provider CenterBeam selects HP to support customer demand ...

Scentsy thrives with EMC VNX in VMware Virtualized Environment ...

Alert Logic announces general availability of Alert Logic Threat Manager and ActiveWatch for Amazon EC2 ...

World Cloud computing industry trends examined in new research study ...

Turkcell to become "One-stop Shop" for Cloud services with HP CloudSystem ...

Oracle announces the certification of the Oracle database on Oracle Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ...

PowerOneData International now offers a Cloud computing based smart grid solution ...

IncrediBuild-XGE: Taking acceleration to the next level ...

EuroFlash

Bull, the CEA, F4E and the JAEA inaugurate the Helios supercomputer in Rokkasho, Japan, dedicated to the Nuclear Fusion programme ...

IBM introduces new predictive analytics services and software to reduce fraud, manage financial performance and deliver next best action ...

Fraunhofer-X Tremolo software for the simulation of molecular dynamics runs efficiently on Jugene supercomputer in Jülich ...

How the alphabet of data processing is growing: Research team generates flying 'qubits' ...

USFlash

Terascala names Mike Sullivan Chief Financial Officer ...

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and IBM to collaborate in applying Watson technology to help oncologists ...

HPC server market delivers record revenues and 8.4% growth in 2011, IDC reports ...

Green Oakley Cluster to double OSC computing power ...

SDSC's Big Data expertise aiding genomics research ...

Sabre Holdings selects HP for $800 million infrastructure and applications services agreement ...

EMC goes social, open and agile with Big Data ...

Six science teams begin using Blue Waters ...

Green Oakley Cluster to double OSC computing power ...

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology selects SGI to advance high-speed simulations and next generation AI research ...

CSC accelerates NOAA and GFDL research with SGI storage management solutions ...

James Cook University expands research efforts with SGI HPC system ...