Primeur weekly 2012-06-11

The Cloud

Bangalore-based bank chooses IBM Cloud for core banking solutions

Oracle unveils industry's broadest Cloud strategy

HP expands Converged Cloud portfolio

Dell Boomi eases Cloud integration with Summer 12 release and industry's first crowd-sourced regression testing

IBM expands collaborative software development solutions to Cloud and mobile technologies

EuroFlash

Still time to save on ISC'12 registration - Register online by June 16

New UK supercomputer to perform astronomical feats

New supercomputer at University of Salzburg

HP helps Nuffield Health deliver high-quality patient care

USFlash

Bart Geerts hopes to answer mysteries of cloud seeding through supercomputing model

University of Wyoming's Ogden to create computer model of upper Colorado River basin's hydrology

University of Wyoming's Wang focuses on optimizing supercomputer, improving reliability of high-performance computers

University of Wyoming's Chen to use supercomputer to model seismic events to improve warning system

University of Wyoming's Mavriplis goes with the flow when researching aerodynamic designs in computer models

Jang-Condell's research focuses on planet formation in solar system, around stars

Kobe University to deploy Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer as computing system for information sciences

Fujitsu to participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

HP unleashes the power of Big Data

HP achieves record backup performance of 100 TB/hour with HP StoreOnce

IBM boosts Smarter Computing initiative to help customers tackle Big Data

SDSC supercharges its Data Oasis storage system

Nuclear weapon simulations show performance in molecular detail

Rensselaer Supercomputing Center Director to speak on future of American Manufacturing at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in Chicago

GNS Healthcare expands membership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercomputing Center to advance Big Data health care solutions

Research helps quantum computers move closer

Cook County Court brings order, enhances customer service with HP Thin Clients

451 Research announces additions to its analyst team and key promotions

HP powers Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP for Utilities standard application benchmark

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Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-06-11

The Cloud

Bangalore-based bank chooses IBM Cloud for core banking solutions

Sree Charan Souharda Cooperative Bank has selected IBM SmartCloud to help it meet growing demand, add new customer services and to centralize mission-critical operations such as real-time transaction processing across its five branches in Bangalore. Read further...

Oracle unveils industry's broadest Cloud strategy

In a major strategy update, Larry Ellison introduced the industry's broadest and most advanced Cloud strategy and introduced Oracle Cloud Social Services, a broad Enterprise Social Platform offering. Read further...

HP expands Converged Cloud portfolio

HP has expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the Cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility. Read further...

Dell Boomi eases Cloud integration with Summer 12 release and industry's first crowd-sourced regression testing

Dell Boomi has launched an improved Cloud integration platform that helps organisations modernize, simplify and manage their changing IT environments. Dell Boomi AtomSphere Summer 12 significantly expands application and data integration capabilities, enhances security and - in an industry first - offers Boomi Assure, crowd-sourced regression testing. Read further...

IBM expands collaborative software development solutions to Cloud and mobile technologies

IBM has launched a range of new software solutions that will help clients create software applications faster and with higher quality across multiple development environments including Cloud, mobile, and complex systems. The software world's push toward continuously evolving systems necessitates consistency and collaboration across the entire software lifecycle and supply chain. Often software development teams are struggling to meet business expectations due to a lack of hard facts. There is a need for shared data and a consistent context across organisational boundaries, exposed through clear and honest metrics. Read further...

EuroFlash

Still time to save on ISC'12 registration - Register online by June 16

The 27th annual International Supercomputing Conference is less than two weeks away, but there's still time to save by registering now and avoiding the higher on-site registration rates. ISC's flexible registration system allows attendees to sign up and pay for only those sessions that fit their interests or schedules. Registration this year is running 15 percent ahead of last year, pointing to an estimated record attendance of 2,400 participants. Clearly, HPC experts from around the world are taking to heart the ISC'12 theme of "Join the Global Supercomputing Community". Read further...

New UK supercomputer to perform astronomical feats

The University of Leicester has been awarded funding to establish a multi-million pound national supercomputer which will make it possible to study space in unprecedented detail and provide new insights into the history of the universe. Read further...

New supercomputer at University of Salzburg

A new supercomputer has been installed at the University of Salzburg. The Doppler-cluster is a high performance computing system, which has in the current stage of development more than 500 energy-efficient computing cores. Read further...

HP helps Nuffield Health deliver high-quality patient care

Nuffield Health, the UK's largest health charity, has selected HP technology to ensure that all its facilities deliver the same high standards of patient care. A robust, high-performance HP Converged Infrastructure based on HP CloudSystem and HP Storage offer a centralized infrastructure-as-a-services platform that will help Nuffield Health deliver efficient, cost-effective health care services to 300,000 people a year. Read further...

USFlash

Bart Geerts hopes to answer mysteries of cloud seeding through supercomputing model

Bart Geerts likes to chase storms high in the mountains. And, oftentimes, he helps contribute to them. Bart Geerts, a University of Wyoming (UW) professor of atmospheric science, studies cloud seeding and how different nuclei can affect and enhance snowfall. During cloud seeding, a form of artificial weather modification, silver iodide is released into the clouds through generators that have been strategically placed upwind of the ridges of the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre mountains in southern Wyoming. The silver iodide facilitates ice crystal formation in super-cooled water clouds. Read further...

University of Wyoming's Ogden to create computer model of upper Colorado River basin's hydrology

For nine decades, the Colorado River Basin Compact has provided the water allocation blueprint for communities located in the Upper and Lower basins. While that 1922 water distribution agreement remains intact, other factors - climate, land use and population - in the seven states that comprise the region have undergone vast changes over the years. For Fred Ogden, that long hydrological history is ripe for review. But rather than peruse old maps, Fred Ogden will use advanced technology. Read further...

University of Wyoming's Wang focuses on optimizing supercomputer, improving reliability of high-performance computers

Numerous University of Wyoming (UW) professors plan to use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) for their high-level computational research this fall. Liqiang Wang is the person who is going to help make sure things go off without a hitch. Read further...

University of Wyoming's Chen to use supercomputer to model seismic events to improve warning system

When Po Chen talks about lives lost in recent, major seismic events - such as the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China, and the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan - he slowly shakes his head. Read further...

University of Wyoming's Mavriplis goes with the flow when researching aerodynamic designs in computer models

As a boy, Dimitri Mavriplis built model airplanes and became knowledgeable about the industry through his father, Fotis, who was manager of the aerodynamics department at Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal, Quebec. So, it comes as no surprise that the University of Wyoming (UW) professor of mechanical engineering now simulates the aerodynamics of aircraft wings, helicopter propellers and wind turbines - on a computer. Dimitri Mavriplis works with computational fluid dynamics (CFD), a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to analyze and solve fluid flow challenges. Read further...

Jang-Condell's research focuses on planet formation in solar system, around stars

Hannah Jang-Condell was not one of those kids who gazed at the stars and dreamed of one day becoming an astromer. It was not even until her senior year at Harvard that she took a modern astrophysics course. Read further...

Kobe University to deploy Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer as computing system for information sciences

Kobe University has decided to deploy the Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer as the computing system for the university's information sciences curriculum. The new system will use as its core a PRIMEHPC FX10 with 96 nodes, resulting in a theoretical peak performance of 20 teraflops. The system is scheduled to begin operations this August. Kobe University will use the new system to nurture the development of human resources who will be involved in creating new fields of research and interdisciplinary areas utilizing supercomputer technology. Read further...

Fujitsu to participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Fujitsu will participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 20-22, 2012. Fujitsu will be participating in the Japan Pavilion and a Corporate Sustainability Forum, which will take place in tandem with the conference. In introducing its theme pertaining to the role of ICT in a sustainable society, Fujitsu will highlight ICT's major contributions - beginning with "K computer", the world's fastest supercomputer - to addressing a wide variety of complex challenges. Read further...

HP unleashes the power of Big Data

HP has introduced enhancements to its Information Optimization Solutions portfolio, designed to help organisations capitalize on the explosion of information, including operational, application and machine data. The extreme volume, variety and velocity of information has placed unprecedented burdens on organisations. According to research conducted on behalf of HP, only 2 percent of business and technology executives said their organisations can deliver the right information at the right time to support the right business outcomes all of the time. Read further...

HP achieves record backup performance of 100 TB/hour with HP StoreOnce

HP has launched new deduplication solutions for the HP StoreOnce Backup family that enable organisations to manage risk as they deal with explosive data growth by protecting more data in less time. Read further...

IBM boosts Smarter Computing initiative to help customers tackle Big Data

IBM has accelerated its Smarter Computing initiative by announcing a broad array of performance and efficiency enhancements to its storage and technical computing systems - the engines of Big Data. Read further...

SDSC supercharges its Data Oasis storage system

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego has completed the deployment of its Lustre-based Data Oasis parallel file system, with four petabytes (PB) of capacity and 100 gigabytes per second (GB/s), to handle the data-intensive needs of the centre's new Gordon supercomputer in addition to its Trestles and Triton high-performance computer systems. Read further...

Nuclear weapon simulations show performance in molecular detail

U.S. researchers are perfecting simulations that show a nuclear weapon's performance in precise molecular detail, tools that are becoming critical for national defense because international treaties forbid the detonation of nuclear test weapons. Read further...

Rensselaer Supercomputing Center Director to speak on future of American Manufacturing at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in Chicago

James Myers, director of the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) supercomputing facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has spoken about the future of American manufacturing as part of a panel discussion at the second annual CGI America meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Read further...

GNS Healthcare expands membership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercomputing Center to advance Big Data health care solutions

Leading "big data" analytics firm GNS Healthcare has signed a multi-year agreement to extend and expand its membership with the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The agreement enables GNS to continue and grow its use of CCNI's massively parallel computational resources to directly support its research and operations. Read further...

Research helps quantum computers move closer

The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than the world's fastest supercomputers. Research involving physicist Mike Thewalt of Simon Fraser University offers a new step towards making quantum computing a reality, through the unique properties of highly enriched and highly purified silicon. Read further...

Cook County Court brings order, enhances customer service with HP Thin Clients

The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, is increasing operational efficiency and improving customer service using HP Thin Client technology supported by HP ProLiant blade servers and HP storage with industry-leading virtualization software. Read further...

451 Research announces additions to its analyst team and key promotions

451 Research, an analyst and data company focused on the business of enterprise IT, has added three senior team members: Carl Lehman, Rhonda Ascierto and John Mazur. In addition, the company announced the promotion of Rachel Chalmers, William Fellows, Andy Lawrence and Simon Robinson, who all previously served as Research Directors, to the position of Research Vice-President. Read further...

HP powers Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

The power of HP technology and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s creative genius have combined to give audiences a wild treat with the breakthrough animation of the studio's 3D movie, “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", which currently hits theaters. Read further...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP for Utilities standard application benchmark

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters set a new world record on the SAP for Utilities standard application benchmark. This record-breaking result demonstrates Oracle's continued commitment to helping its customers get the best performance and scalability from their SAP applications. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-06-11

The Cloud

Bangalore-based bank chooses IBM Cloud for core banking solutions

Oracle unveils industry's broadest Cloud strategy

HP expands Converged Cloud portfolio

Dell Boomi eases Cloud integration with Summer 12 release and industry's first crowd-sourced regression testing

IBM expands collaborative software development solutions to Cloud and mobile technologies

EuroFlash

Still time to save on ISC'12 registration - Register online by June 16

New UK supercomputer to perform astronomical feats

New supercomputer at University of Salzburg

HP helps Nuffield Health deliver high-quality patient care

USFlash

Bart Geerts hopes to answer mysteries of cloud seeding through supercomputing model

University of Wyoming's Ogden to create computer model of upper Colorado River basin's hydrology

University of Wyoming's Wang focuses on optimizing supercomputer, improving reliability of high-performance computers

University of Wyoming's Chen to use supercomputer to model seismic events to improve warning system

University of Wyoming's Mavriplis goes with the flow when researching aerodynamic designs in computer models

Jang-Condell's research focuses on planet formation in solar system, around stars

Kobe University to deploy Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer as computing system for information sciences

Fujitsu to participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

HP unleashes the power of Big Data

HP achieves record backup performance of 100 TB/hour with HP StoreOnce

IBM boosts Smarter Computing initiative to help customers tackle Big Data

SDSC supercharges its Data Oasis storage system

Nuclear weapon simulations show performance in molecular detail

Rensselaer Supercomputing Center Director to speak on future of American Manufacturing at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in Chicago

GNS Healthcare expands membership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercomputing Center to advance Big Data health care solutions

Research helps quantum computers move closer

Cook County Court brings order, enhances customer service with HP Thin Clients

451 Research announces additions to its analyst team and key promotions

HP powers Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP for Utilities standard application benchmark