Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership

Oracle buys ClearTrial

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management

EuroFlash

Projectiondesign adds another dimension to Laval Virtual 2012

Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research

NVIDIA GPUs power top two Russian supercomputers; also selected to boost nation's space programmes

BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data

Video reveals wave character of particles

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing

Bull has launched LiberTP, a software solution designed to rapidly modernize corporate legacy applications. A next-generation transaction processing monitor, LiberTP enables enterprises to easily port their transaction processing applications to an open environment, giving themselves room to manoeuvre - both technically and financially - when it comes to developing new projects. Read further...

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing

ClearDATA Networks Inc., a health care Cloud computing platform and service provider, has secured funding from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and several industry angel investors. The company has demonstrated strong revenue growth through its existing customer base which ranges from single provider practices to small and large hospitals throughout the U.S. Over the past three years, ClearDATA has entered into several strategic partnerships and currently provides Cloud hosting and information security services to over 10,000 health care practitioners. The funding will be used to grow the company's products and presence in order to meet the increasing demand for its secure, HIPAA-compliant Cloud computing services in the health care industry. Read further...

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers

Qoncert has selected the IntelePeer CoreCloud SIP Trunking services for integration with customers' Cisco unified communications (UC) systems and Qoncert's Enterprise Class Hosted Collaboration Services (ECHO CS). IntelePeer CoreCloud SIP Trunking services are qualified for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM). Read further...

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership

As part of a strategic initiative to improve the robustness, privacy and security of Android and Windows Phone mobile devices, Intertrust Technologies Corporation, an inventor and licensor of trusted distributed computing technologies, and HTC Corporation, a global expert in mobile innovation and design, have signed a broad strategic technology partnership. Read further...

Oracle buys ClearTrial

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire ClearTrial, a provider of Cloud-based Clinical Trial Operations (CTO) applications that make the planning, sourcing, and tracking of clinical projects and financial performance faster and more accurate. Read further...

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management

Peach Aviation Ltd. has selected Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM). Based at Kansai International Airport in Japan, Peach Aviation is a low cost carrier (LCC) that launched operations on March 1, 2012. Read further...

EuroFlash

Projectiondesign adds another dimension to Laval Virtual 2012

Firmly establishing the company's reputation for the most extensive, accurate and high-performance projector product line for use in visualization and virtual reality applications, Norway's projectiondesign has jointly exhibited with presentation specialists i3D Poland at Laval Virtual 2012. Read further...

Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers

Masergy, a global provider of secure, virtualized network services, is using the FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to its global enterprise customers. The FSP 150, featuring Etherjack technology, provides Masergy with comprehensive levels of service intelligence and end-to-end monitoring. These tools are critical in the delivery of differentiated carrier-grade Ethernet services and the pro-active monitoring of the network to guarantee strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Including a range of remote Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities, the FSP 150 enables Masergy to test and resolve network issues throughout the network before they become service affecting. Read further...

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research

The University of Bristol is to play a key role in a new GBP 3.7 million regional centre for supercomputing, which looks set to revolutionise research into important areas such as climate change, drug design and aerospace engineering. It has joined forces with the Universities of Oxford, Southampton and University College London to form a Centre for Innovation to share state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading skills, speeding up the rate at which complex data can be processed. Read further...

NVIDIA GPUs power top two Russian supercomputers; also selected to boost nation's space programmes

The two most powerful supercomputers in Russia will use NVIDIA GPUs to address some of the world's most challenging scientific problems across a broad range of fields. Read further...

BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data

BGI, a large genomics organisation, Technological Top Institute of Green Genetics (TTI GG), Netherlands eScience Centre (NLeSC), and Netherlands Institute of Bioinformatics (NBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to address the challenge of managing, transporting, integrating and analysing today’s tremendous flow of genomic data. The collaborating organisations advocate the adoption and application of Open Source and Open Access initiatives to genomic data to more easily and rapidly explore the mysteries of life science. Read further...

Video reveals wave character of particles

Quantum theory describes the world of atoms very precisely. Still, it defies our macroscopic conception of everyday's world due to its many anti-intuitive predictions. The wave-particle dualism probably is the best known example and means that matter may spread and interfere like waves. Now, an international team of researchers has recorded the interference process of individual molecules. The recordings were published by the journalNature Nanotechnologyon-line. Read further...

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

A graduate student working in the Walker Molecular Dynamics laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is a recipient of the 2012-2013 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program award for his innovative molecular dynamics research using GPU (graphics processing unit) computing. Read further...

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures

Surveying the wide range of parallel system architectures offered in the supercomputer market, an Ohio State University researcher recently sought to establish some side-by-side performance comparisons. The journal,Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, in February published, "Parallel solution of the subset-sum problem: an empirical study". The paper is based upon a master's thesis written last year by computer science and engineering graduate student Saniyah Bokhari. Read further...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China

BGI, a large genomics organisation, has launched a joint bioinformatics & computing laboratory with National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin (NSCC-TJ) to promote the interdisciplinary co-operation in the fields of supercomputing and biological science as well as to boost the rapid development of OMICS-related industries. Read further...

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre

While a number of University of Wyoming (UW) faculty will conduct computational sciences research at the world-class NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne next fall, many more professors will be able to do the same - on a smaller, but still world-class scale - on campus. While the $30 million supercomputer in Cheyenne is known as Yellowstone, its smaller counterpart will have an official moniker - relative to a state landmark - in the next few months. Read further...

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas

Rice University and IBM have signed a partnership to build the first award-winning IBM Blue Gene supercomputer in Texas. Rice also signed a related collaboration agreement with the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil to initiate the shared administration and use of the Blue Gene supercomputer, which allows both institutions to share the benefits of the new computing resource. Read further...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks

Oracle achieved two x86 world record benchmark results delivered by its industry-leading software and hardware, demonstrating the superior performance of the Oracle stack. Read further...

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey

Rutgers has formally launched a high-performance computing (HPC) centre at the university focused on the application of "Big Data" analytics in life sciences, finance, and other industries. The centre is aimed at improving the economic competitiveness of New Jersey’s public and private research organisations. Read further...

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient

Researchers have discovered a new way in which computers based on quantum physics could beat the performance of classical computers. The work, by researchers based in Singapore and the UK, implies that a Matrix-like simulation of reality would require less memory on a quantum computer than on a classical computer. It also hints at a way to investigate whether a deeper theory lies beneath quantum theory. The finding is published 27 March inNature Communications. Read further...

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption

Super Micro Computer showcased its latest embedded building block solutions at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) 2012 in San Jose, California. Read further...

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter

An international collaboration of scientists has reported a landmark calculation of the decay process of a kaon into two pions, using breakthrough techniques on some of the world's fastest supercomputers. This is the same subatomic particle decay explored in a 1964 Nobel Prize-winning experiment performed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), which revealed the first experimental evidence of charge-parity (CP) violation - a lack of symmetry between particles and their corresponding antiparticles that may hold the answer to the question "Why are we made of matter and not antimatter?" Read further...

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications

A new high performance VME/VXS single board computer unveiled by Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global expert in enabling Business-Critical Continuity, offers a significant performance and functionality increase for both commercial and rugged applications. The MVME8100 features the Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor supported by up to 8GB high speed DDR3-1333MHz ECC memory and 8GB eMMC NAND Flash. The board also features 512KB of non volatile F-RAM, which is ideal for critical data storage, data logs, dynamic program updates, and dynamic security. Read further...

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives

HP has launched two new sales initiatives that stimulate growth and expand revenue opportunities for U.S. channel partners. Read further...

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform

CCC Information Services Inc. has selected an Oracle Fusion Middleware-based solution to help the company realize greater efficiency in its development environment and to deliver improved performance to its installed customer base of approximately 21,000 collision repair facilities, 350 insurance companies and a range of other claims industry participants. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership

Oracle buys ClearTrial

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management

EuroFlash

Projectiondesign adds another dimension to Laval Virtual 2012

Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research

NVIDIA GPUs power top two Russian supercomputers; also selected to boost nation's space programmes

BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data

Video reveals wave character of particles

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform