Primeur weekly 2013-09-02

Focus

Using one Cloud for Cloud computing today? Perhaps two Clouds? In the future there will be MultiClouds. An interview with Dana Petcu of the West University of Timisoara ...

The Cloud

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service ...

HP and SAP collaborate to deliver HP As-a-Service solution for SAP HANA ...

Dell delivers innovative Cloud and virtualization solutions blending VMware technology with Dell end-to-end offerings ...

New FICO software enables data scientists to transform Big Data into predictive models ...

Smart is the new green in Latin America ...

VMware management solutions demonstrated on stage at VMworld ...

HP and Yorkshire Building Society boost agility for financial services providers ...

IBM closes acquisition of CSL International ...

University of California deploys Huawei's Cloud storage system to support computational astrophysics research ...

Desktop Grids

Neutron stars in the computer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Video Design brings Dataton WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX to InfoComm India 2013 ...

New UK/USA agreement will use high performance computing to boost economic competitiveness ...

Immanuel Bloch is to receive the Körber Prize 2013 ...

Light on twenty-year-old mystery ...

University of Tübingen physicists create interface between atoms and superconductors ...

USFlash

Allinea tools help Canada close innovation gap ...

Dell furthers commitment to Asia with transformative technology solutions from the data centre to the end device ...

Control scheme dynamically maintains unstable quantum system ...

Hadoop release 2.1.0-beta available ...

Mapping the Earth's magnetosphere to predict and prepare for space-weather events ...

EMC and VMware join forces around software-defined storage and VMware virtual SAN ...

HP and VMware enable customers to unify data centre networks ...

OSC hosts first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Vampir takes a bite out of inefficiency as codes run on bigger supercomputers ...

HP helps HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia manage seasonal demand via tenfold performance boost ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2013-09-02

Focus

Dana Petcu is an expert in Cloud computing, especially when it comes to complex Clouds and MultiClouds. After her presentation at the Cloud Summerschool 2013 in Almere, Primeur magazine had a chance to talk to Dana in a video interview. The main topic of the interview is MultiClouds. This is where a suer, with the help of a broker or other assistance can access multiple Clouds at the same time. Researchers are already working on this topic since the beginning of Cloud computing, as they realised that at one point in time the use of multiple Clouds would become inevitable. Industry started to show interest in 2010. Read further...

The Cloud

At VMworld 2013, VMware Inc., a global expert in virtualization and Cloud infrastructure, has made available the new VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, new data centre locations, and new capabilities to make it simple to bring existing and new Cloud-native applications to the public Cloud. Read further...
HP has introduced the HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA, a solution that allows organisations to analyze Big Data and unlock real-time insight - without the burden of a significant upfront capital investment. Read further...
At VMworld 2013, Dell has launched new Cloud and virtualization solutions to help customers deliver increased performance, agility and efficiency. The new end-to-end offerings demonstrate the breadth of the Dell and VMware integrations and strength of the partnership. Read further...
FICO, a predictive analytics and decision management software company, has introduced FICO Model Builder for Big Data, the latest release of its powerful analytics tool. Model Builder for Big Data enables data scientists to rapidly discover, design and deploy predictive analytics models that find signals in unstructured and massive data sets and turn those signals into actionable insights. Read further...
Research and Markets has added the "Smart is the New Green in Latin America" report to their offering. Smart Cities, Smart Energy, and Smart Clouds represent growing trends in Latin America. This market insight research service provides an overview of how the Smart is the New Green Mega Trend is taking shape in Latin America. Read further...
VMware Cloud Management solutions are helping customers achieve the promise of the software-defined data centre architecture, VMware Inc., a global expert in virtualization and Cloud infrastructure, showed at VMworld 2013. With best-in-class Cloud automation, Cloud operations, and Cloud business management solutions, VMware delivers a comprehensive product portfolio to help simplify and automate management in the mobile-Cloud era. Read further...
HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd. has established a Shared Services Alliance with Yorkshire Building Society - the Yorkshire - to enable U.K. financial services institutions to become more agile, more customer-centric and better able to manage their costs. Read further...
IBM has completed the acquisition of CSL International, a provider of virtualization management technology for IBM's zEnterprise System. CSL International was a privately held company headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read further...
Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has successfully deployed its Cloud storage system at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), providing a petabyte-level data storage, archiving, and sharing platform for the Hyades system, the primary on-campus supercomputer of UCSC, which is dedicated to computational astrophysics research. Read further...

Desktop Grids

The combined computing power of 200,000 private PCs helps astronomers take an inventory of the Milky Way. The Einstein@Home project connects home and office PCs of volunteers from around the world to a global supercomputer. Using this computer Cloud, an international team lead by scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Gravitational Physics and for Radio Astronomy analysed archival data from the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope in Australia. Using new search methods, the global computer network discovered 24 pulsars - extraordinary stellar remnants with extreme physical properties. These can be used as testbeds for Einstein's general theory of relativity and could help to complete our picture of the pulsar population. Read further...

EuroFlash

Swedish image processing and control manufacturer Dataton and Premium Partner Video Design will demonstrate for the first time WATCHOUT version 5.5 multi-image display and presentation software alongside WATCHPAX solid-state media server at InfoComm India 2013. The booth will show several real-world installations including projection mapping and 3D stereoscopic viewing. Dataton will also present at the hotly anticipated InfoComm India 2013 Summit on each day of the event. Read further...
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) in the USA will collaborate to expand industry's use of supercomputing to boost economic competitiveness in the two countries. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and the U.S. Department of Energy jointly signed the collaborative agreement Thursday, August 29 in California, USA. Read further...
On Friday September 6th at 11 a.m. in the Hamburg City Hall, the Körber Foundation will present the Körber European Science Prize 2013 endowed with 750,000 euros to Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Immanuel Bloch. Hamburg's Mayor Olaf Scholz will welcome the invited guests. Ranga Yogeshwar will present the prize winner and his research project. Read further...
Groningen scientists have found an explanation for a mystery that has been puzzling the physics community since 1995. In the scientific journalNatureon Thursday 28 August - Advance On-line Publication, they explain why electrons pass through very tiny wires - known as quantum point contacts - less smoothly than expected. The observations of the group led by Prof. C.H. (Caspar) van der Wal of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen will affect electronics on a nanoscale: "Our thinking about this has been too naïve so far". Read further...
The coherence of quantum systems is the foundation upon which hardware for future information technologies is based. Quantum information is carried by units called quantum bits, or qubits. They can be used to secure electronic communications - and they enable very fast searches of databases. But qubits are also very unstable. Professors József Fortágh, Dieter Kölle and Reinhold Kleiner of Tübingen's Institute of Physics have developed a new electronic component which will help to deal with this problem. The researchers' long-term goal is to process, transfer and store superposition states such as the overlapping of the binary digits zero and one. The initial results of their work are to be published in the journalNature Communicationson 29 August 2013. Read further...

USFlash

Allinea DDT, the parallel debugger relied on by over 45 of the world's top 100 supercomputers, is helping Canadian scientists stay focused on science so their discoveries can help keep the country competitive in the global market. Read further...
Dell has unveiled comprehensive end-to-end solutions from new data centre offerings to laptops and services (in Chinese) to localized software solutions to help entrepreneurs, enterprises and public institutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region and the world transform their business and re-stimulate local economies. The new solutions were announced at the Dell Solutions Summit, which brings customers, partners and thought leaders from the Asia-Pacific region together to discuss technology solutions that can set the foundation for growth, productivity and positive change. As a leading force in the world economy and in world affairs, Dell recognizes the importance of this region and is eager to share and learn from the region's organisations. Read further...
A simple pendulum has two equilibrium points: hanging in the "down" position and perfectly inverted in the "up" position. While the "down" position is a stable equilibrium, the inverted position is definitely not stable. Any infinitesimal deviation from perfectly inverted is enough to cause the pendulum to eventually swing down. It has been known for more than 100 years, though, that an inverted pendulum can be stabilized by vibrating the pivot point. This non-intuitive phenomenon is known as dynamic stabilization, and it has led to a broad range of applications including charged particle traps, mass spectrometers and high-energy particle accelerators. Read further...
Apache Hadoop 2.1.0-beta is the beta release of Apache Hadoop 2.x. This release is now available. Read further...
Homa Karimabadi, group leader of space plasma simulations at the University of California, San Diego, has teamed up with visualization specialist Burlen Loring of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to create a topological map of Earth's magnetosphere for global kinetic simulations, allowing them to closely study how space weather affects our magnetosphere. Read further...
As customers continue their march toward ever-simplified IT infrastructure, lower costs and increased business agility, EMC Corporation and VMware at VMworld 2013 launched a major investment and commitment focused on rapid advancement of software-defined storage architectures and emerging models for the way applications consume storage in virtualized environments. Read further...
HP and VMware Inc. are planning to collaborate to deliver the industry's first federated network solution, designed to provide customers unified automation of, and visibility into, their physical and virtual data centre networks, enabling business agility and improving business continuity. Read further...
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) hosted the first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group, a broad array of users, system administrators, researchers, engineers and students who share an interest in the MVAPICH open-source library of communications standards used internally by many high performance computing (HPC) systems. Read further...
At the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), scientists and engineers run programmes, or application codes, on America's fastest supercomputer. Called Titan, the supercomputer is a marvel of engineering with 18,688 graphic processing units and 299,008 central processing unit (CPU) cores working in concert at a peak speed of 27 quadrillion calculations per second. The codes task the processors to model hurricanes and earthquakes that put people and property at risk, simulate combustion instabilities in power plant turbines and vehicle engines, predict properties of advanced materials, and spur other discoveries and innovations. Titan accelerates breakthroughs in fields in which major advances would not be probable or possible without massively parallel computing. Read further...
The HoneyBaked Ham Company of Georgia selected HP Converged Storage to increase data centre capacity and performance, enabling improvements in the intelligent real-time decision making that is critical to meeting seasonal business demands. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2013-09-02

Focus

Using one Cloud for Cloud computing today? Perhaps two Clouds? In the future there will be MultiClouds. An interview with Dana Petcu of the West University of Timisoara ...

The Cloud

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service ...

HP and SAP collaborate to deliver HP As-a-Service solution for SAP HANA ...

Dell delivers innovative Cloud and virtualization solutions blending VMware technology with Dell end-to-end offerings ...

New FICO software enables data scientists to transform Big Data into predictive models ...

Smart is the new green in Latin America ...

VMware management solutions demonstrated on stage at VMworld ...

HP and Yorkshire Building Society boost agility for financial services providers ...

IBM closes acquisition of CSL International ...

University of California deploys Huawei's Cloud storage system to support computational astrophysics research ...

Desktop Grids

Neutron stars in the computer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Video Design brings Dataton WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX to InfoComm India 2013 ...

New UK/USA agreement will use high performance computing to boost economic competitiveness ...

Immanuel Bloch is to receive the Körber Prize 2013 ...

Light on twenty-year-old mystery ...

University of Tübingen physicists create interface between atoms and superconductors ...

USFlash

Allinea tools help Canada close innovation gap ...

Dell furthers commitment to Asia with transformative technology solutions from the data centre to the end device ...

Control scheme dynamically maintains unstable quantum system ...

Hadoop release 2.1.0-beta available ...

Mapping the Earth's magnetosphere to predict and prepare for space-weather events ...

EMC and VMware join forces around software-defined storage and VMware virtual SAN ...

HP and VMware enable customers to unify data centre networks ...

OSC hosts first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Vampir takes a bite out of inefficiency as codes run on bigger supercomputers ...

HP helps HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia manage seasonal demand via tenfold performance boost ...