Primeur weekly 2014-01-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Corente ...

IBM invests $1 billion new Watson Group to meet growing demand for cognitive innovations ...

DBS Bank engages IBM's Watson to achieve next generation client experience ...

IBM Watson Group unveils Cloud-delivered Watson services to transform industrial R&D, visualize Big Data insights and fuel analytics exploration ...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013: Exploring the power of global communications at 56th Annual International Event held in Atlanta, Georgia ...

CloudSigma advances data recovery in the Cloud with snapshot management technology ...

IDEXX scales its business and lowers costs using MapR Technologies and Amazon Web Services solution ...

Desktop Grids

6th International Workshop in Science Gateways to issue Call for Papers ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Scientific and Industrial Conference 2014 in Barcelona, May 2014 ...

The most powerful supercomputer in Poland facilitates experiments in CERN ...

USFlash

Supermicro 2U TwinPro/TwinPro² unleash I/O and network performance with 12Gbs SAS3, NVMe, 10GbE/40GbE and 56Gbs FDR InfiniBand ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2013 financial results ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions now available through SYNNEX Corporation's GSA Schedule ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires source code analysis vendor Klocwork ...

2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge the "United Nations" of supercomputing for China ...

Zensar Technologies and Nutanix partner to deliver next generation converged data centre infrastructure solutions platforms ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2014-01-13

The Cloud

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Corente, a provider of software-defined networking (SDN) technology for wide area networks (WANs). Corente's software-defined WAN virtualization platform accelerates deployment of Cloud-based applications and services by allowing customers to provision and manage global private networks connecting to any site, in a secure, centralized and simple manner. Read further...
IBM will establish the IBM Watson Group, a new business unit dedicated to the development and commercialization of Cloud-delivered cognitive innovations. The move signifies a strategic shift by IBM to accelerate into the marketplace a new class of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning, and discover answers and insights to complex questions from massive amounts of Big Data. Read further...
DBS Bank and IBM have signed an agreement in which DBS will deploy IBM's Watson cognitive computing innovation to deliver a next-generation client experience. This collaboration is part of an ongoing journey by DBS to shape the future of banking. Read further...
IBM has unveiled three new Watson services delivered over the Cloud. The first, Watson Discovery Advisor, is designed to accelerate and strengthen research and development projects in industries such as pharmaceutical, publishing and biotechnology. The second, Watson Analytics, delivers visualized Big Data insights, based on questions posed in natural language by any business user. The third offering, IBM Watson Explorer, helps users across an enterprise uncover and share data-driven insights more easily, while empowering organisations launch Big Data initiatives faster. Read further...
IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the premier international conference dedicated to the advance of the entire array of global communications, highlighted its 56th annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia with the presentation of more than 1,500 technical papers, keynotes, business panels and industry forums dedicated to the newest advancements in Cloud computing, Big Data and 5G technologies. Read further...
CloudSigma, a public Cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, has enhanced its solid-state drive (SSD) storage offering with highly-granular, affordable snapshot management technology to improve data protection and access in the Cloud. Now, customers can seamlessly and cost-effectively incorporate enterprise storage strategies into their cloud infrastructure while meeting complex compute requirements. Read further...
IDEXX Laboratories Inc., a provider of diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health, is using the MapR Technologies Inc.'s MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop via Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly scale its business at lower cost, and gain access to critical customer data instantly for rapid response times. Read further...

Desktop Grids

The 6th International Workshop in Science Gateways (IWSG 2014) will be organized June 3-5, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The Call for Participation on IWSG 2014 is now open. The deadline for paper abstract submission is March 14, 2014. Read further...

EuroFlash

In 2014, PRACE will organise its first Scientific and Industrial Conference - the first edition of the PRACE days - under the motto HPC for Innovation - when Science meets Industry. The conference combines the previously separate PRACE Scientific Conferences and PRACE Industrial Seminars and will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering. Read further...
The most powerful in Poland supercomputer - still under development within the framework of the CIS project - will soon be used to process some CERN experiment data. Resources set aside at the disposal of the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment include 300 TB storage, a computational cluster and some dedicated software. Read further...

USFlash

Super Micro Computer Inc., an expert in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, builds on its award winning Twin architecture with new 2U TwinPro and TwinPro². These next generation 2U Twin architecture servers are available 2-node (TwinPro) and 4-node (TwinPro²) configurations optimized for high-end, high-density Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, HPC and Big Data applications. Read further...
Cray Inc. has issued selected preliminary 2013 financial results. The 2013 anticipated results are based on preliminary financial data and are subject to change until the year-end financial reporting process is complete. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd.'s full lines of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions are now available through SYNNEX Corporation's General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. SYNNEX government solution providers can now deliver Mellanox's solutions to U.S. federal, state and local government agencies, with more efficiency and minimal administrative overhead. Read further...
Rogue Wave Software has acquired Klocwork Inc., a global expert in software development tools for creating more secure, reliable code. Klocwork offers tools that analyze source code on-the-fly, simplify peer code reviews, and extend the life of complex software. The addition of the Klocwork tools to TotalView and the OLEX open source scanning solution complements and expands the Rogue Wave solutions for developers, enabling them to write better - more secure - code, faster. Read further...
China with an increasingly powerful economic strength is seeking to exert influence in more fields and strive to show a more diverse image. Supercomputing is also becoming a new tool for China to show the image of a big country in addition to Shenzhou, Chang'e and other aerospace technology. The 2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC14), which has attracted 79 universities in the world, has become the world's largest supercomputer event. The universities participating in the event come from Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa. Read further...
Zensar Technologies, a software and infrastructure management services provider, and Nutanix, a provider of hyper-efficient, massively scalable and elegantly simple data centre infrastructure solutions, have signed a strategic partnership that will help enterprises consolidate the compute, and the storage tier onto one single appliance. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2014-01-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Corente ...

IBM invests $1 billion new Watson Group to meet growing demand for cognitive innovations ...

DBS Bank engages IBM's Watson to achieve next generation client experience ...

IBM Watson Group unveils Cloud-delivered Watson services to transform industrial R&D, visualize Big Data insights and fuel analytics exploration ...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013: Exploring the power of global communications at 56th Annual International Event held in Atlanta, Georgia ...

CloudSigma advances data recovery in the Cloud with snapshot management technology ...

IDEXX scales its business and lowers costs using MapR Technologies and Amazon Web Services solution ...

Desktop Grids

6th International Workshop in Science Gateways to issue Call for Papers ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Scientific and Industrial Conference 2014 in Barcelona, May 2014 ...

The most powerful supercomputer in Poland facilitates experiments in CERN ...

USFlash

Supermicro 2U TwinPro/TwinPro² unleash I/O and network performance with 12Gbs SAS3, NVMe, 10GbE/40GbE and 56Gbs FDR InfiniBand ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2013 financial results ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions now available through SYNNEX Corporation's GSA Schedule ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires source code analysis vendor Klocwork ...

2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge the "United Nations" of supercomputing for China ...

Zensar Technologies and Nutanix partner to deliver next generation converged data centre infrastructure solutions platforms ...