Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-05-21

The Cloud

The global IT industry's leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in the data centre and business computing ecosystems, The Green Grid, will discuss EMEA data centre challenges in the Energy Theatre at Europe's premier Datacentres 2012 event. Taking place at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, France 23-24 May, the event brings together more than 700 enterprise users, specifiers and providers to discuss key themes including energy efficiency, Cloud evolution, DCIM, convergence, finance and investment, market outlook and opportunities among other topics in the data centre and Cloud sector. Read further...
A summer school will be organised around the topics of traditional Grids, Desktop Grids and Clouds, July 2-6, 2012. Three current FP7 projects organize this summer school to show various aspects of user support for the European Grid and Cloud infrastructures. The summer school will be held in Budapest and the organizers are looking for application and work flow developers, science gateway developers, system administrators and staff members of companies who would like to establish company level DCI (Clouds, Grids, Desktop Grids) and utilize this DCI or other commercial Clouds via a high-level gateway service. Read further...
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) has named Grid and Cloud computing pioneer Ian Foster its CityLIGHTS Technologist of the Year for 2012. Read further...
NVIDIA has unveiled the NVIDIA VGX platform, which enables IT departments to deliver a virtualized desktop with the graphics and GPU computing performance of a PC or workstation to employees using any connected device. Read further...
Gaming enters a new era with the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GRID Cloud gaming platform, which allows gaming-as-a-service providers to stream next-generation games to virtually any device, without the lag that hampers current offerings. Read further...
As businesses embrace the transformative power of Cloud computing to gain a significant advantage, IBM has unveiled advancements to its SmartCloud Services and announced new customers and partners that demonstrate IBM SmartCloud is a leading enterprise Cloud platform for business. Read further...
The May 2012 release of Oracle's RightNow CX Cloud Service, the customer experience suite, is now integrated with Oracle Fusion Sales, helping organisations to achieve sustainable business growth through relevant, cross-channel customer interactions that can increase revenue opportunities and drive organisational efficiencies. Read further...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats, a cross-project statistics site, and BAM!, a full-featured account manager, have been completely renovated and enhanced. Read further...

EuroFlash

Researchers will find it easier to create their own virtualised networks, underpinning Cloud and Grid computing projects and speeding up international collaboration, thanks to new results obtained through the partnership between the pan-European GÉANT project and the EU-funded Mantychore project. Read further...
AlphaTV, a television network in Greece, has overhauled its storage infrastructure with IBM high performance, high capacity tape solutions for greater efficiencies, faster access to video and the ability to store more video in dramatically less space. Read further...
The EMI project has made available the EMI 2 (Matterhorn) release. This release provides many new features and enhancements for many middleware components from ARC, dCache, gLite and UNICORE, including important new services not available in EMI 1. Read further...

USFlash

NVIDIA has unveiled a new family of Tesla GPUs based on the revolutionary NVIDIA Kepler GPU computing architecture, which makes GPU-accelerated computing easier and more accessible for a broader range of high performance computing (HPC) scientific and technical applications. Read further...
NVIDIA has made available the NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerator, designed to address the most difficult challenges in two high-performance computing (HPC) markets: seismic data processing in oil and gas exploration, and signal and image processing in the defense industry. Read further...
The University of Rochester (UR) Simon School of Business and IBM have announced winners of the first Watson academic case competition. Part of a series for students studying a variety of academic concentrations, the competition develops new ideas for harnessing IBM Watson technology to solve daunting societal and business challenges while helping students advance technology and business skills for jobs of the future. Read further...
IBM has launched powerful new server solutions aimed at helping x86 clients accelerate the journey to Smarter Computing. Designed to support the requirements of fast-growing businesses, the new products give data centre managers the speed, performance and flexibility they need to implement and manage new and existing workloads. Read further...
The Blue Waters project is now well underway with a completion date of Fall 2012. As one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, its immense computational power and stability will allow scientists to make breakthroughs in a diverse range of fields. Allinea DDT is the debugger they call on to help them fix their bugs at full scale and exploit the maximum computational power. Read further...
Appro, a provider of supercomputing solutions, has deployed the Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer with four socket configurations based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family for Kyoto University in Japan. The system has been used primarily by researchers and engineers for the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS) at Kyoto University and others in the academic community across Japan. Read further...
Oracle has made available Oracle VM Server for x86 Release 3.1, the latest release of Oracle's server virtualization solution designed to support rapid application deployment and simplify data centre management from applications to disk. Read further...
HP has completed installation of an HP EcoPOD at its Alpharetta, Georgia, next-generation data centre (NGDC), extending the company's leadership in energy efficiency. The HP EcoPOD - the world's most-efficient data centre - is located on-site and expands the compute space of one of the HP data centres that was a part of the company's original transformation to consolidate 85 internal IT data centers worldwide to six NGDCs in the United States. Read further...
HP has extended its HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) portfolio with new servers that deliver increased performance, simplified maintenance and improved data centre uptime. HP also announced new financial, support and partner programmes, including the HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance, which brings together some of the world's leading technology companies to eliminate manual maintenance tasks and significantly improve data centre efficiency. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...