Primeur weekly 2015-04-07

Special

Cisco Intercloud to tie together large public and European-based Cloud service providers with end users ...

SixSq to introduce NuvlaBox as a standalone Cloud-in-a-Box ...

From coal trading to Cloud computing trading as a commodity ...

The Cloud

European Commission to introduce phase 2 of the Cloud Standards Coordination ...

IBM connects "Internet of Things" to the enterprise ...

IBM and The Weather Company partner to bring advanced weather insights to business ...

Oracle Learning Cloud unveiled at Oracle HCM World ...

New Oracle Marketing Cloud innovations help marketers deliver more relevant customer experiences across channels ...

Silicon Cloud establishes Cloud centre in Singapore for Internet of Things design enablement ...

EuroFlash

SGI selected to boost HPC system for Total - One of the world's largest commercial deployments ...

PRACE to announce winner of the MEP Award for ICT 2015 ...

EC to launch call for applications for students, young researchers and innovators for ICT 2015 ...

Quantum teleportation on a chip ...

USFlash

BigNeuron: Unlocking the secrets of the human brain ...

Major new research project to study how tropical forests worldwide respond to climate change ...

Arista announces departure of CFO Kelyn Brannon ...

Convey Computer is now Micron ...

Cray names Catalin Morosanu as Vice President of EMEA Sales ...

New release of HP Haven Big Data platform delivers advanced search, analytics and speech-to-text capabilities ...

Latest AS4 standard-based products Drummond certified ...

New US-Japan collaborations bring Big Data approaches to disaster response ...

Researchers use Mira to peer inside high-temperature superconductors ...

SDSC helps professionals 'connect the dots' in Graph Analytics ...

XSEDE helps improve the quality of life in cities and towns ...

Red Hat brings Big Data integration to JBoss middleware portfolio ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2015-04-07

Special

At CloudScape VII, held in March 2015 in Brussels,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Tjerk Bijlsma, Technology Officer for Cisco Systems in Europe, on the Cisco Intercloud. Cisco provides infrastructure for service providers and partners to deliver Cloud. Cisco also delivers Cloud infrastructures to enterprises, such as computers, storage, networking, and the software stack that people can leverage. On top of that Cisco ties everything together. There is a software stack, called the Cisco One Enterprise Cloud Suite, to bring enterprises and service providers all together. Read further...
At CloudScape VII, held in March 2015 in Brussels,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Charles Loomis from SixSq on the NuvlaBox Cloud-in-a-Box. The NuvlaBox is a completely local Cloud-in-a-Box, not connected to any external network, with all the Cloud software installed. On the backside there are some connections, just in case you want to connect to an external network. The box is bridging everything completely. There are connections for HDMI and for USB as well. Read further...
At CloudScape VII, held in March 2015 in Brussels,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview James Mitchell, CEO and founder of Strategic Blue, on trading Cloud computing as a commodity. The European Commission is helping to foster a vibrant Cloud computing market in Europe. Cloud computing is seen by many as a commodity, or at least tradeable as a commodity. James Mitchell has a background of commodities trading at Morgan Stanley. James Mitchell not so much wanted to discuss exchange trading where everything is forced to be a fundable commodity somewhat artificially, but he is rather someone who would come up with physical power stations and environmental liabilities as models for Cloud computing: not the sort of things which are fundamentally interchangeable. Read further...

The Cloud

Are you interested or active in Cloud computing? Are you concerned by having appropriate Cloud standards? What are your needs, objectives, challenges and areas of concern? Share your concerns in a survey launched by the Cloud Standards Coordination (CSC), initiated by the European Commission. The deadline for submitting the survey is April 20, 2015. Read further...
IBM will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and that it is building a Cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions. IBM's pioneering work in Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities was based on practical applications of IoT in the enterprise and led to a broad set of solutions, ranging from water management to optimizing retail and customer loyalty to alleviating traffic congestion. IBM leads in enterprise IoT implementations that securely combine and analyze data from a wide variety of sources. Read further...
IBM and The Weather Company through WSI, its global B2B division, have signed a groundbreaking global strategic alliance to integrate real-time weather insights into business to improve operational performance and decision-making. As part of the alliance, The Weather Company, including WSI will shift its massive weather data services platform to the IBM Cloud and integrate its data with IBM analytics and Cloud services. Read further...
Digital disruption is impacting all aspects of the workforce. Today, employees expect the same capabilities at work that they get in the consumer world. Unveiled at Oracle HCM World in Washington, DC, Oracle has introduced Oracle Learning Cloud to help shift the corporate learning paradigm to one that enables employees at all levels to learn contextually and socially regardless of their location. Read further...
To better connect marketers with their individual customers and orchestrate real-time, personalized experiences, Oracle has extended the Oracle Marketing Cloud with the addition of three new innovations: Oracle ID Graph, Rapid Retargeter, and AppCloud Connect. The latest innovations give marketers a more holistic view of their customers and adapt to relevant, real-time interactions across channels. These enhancements also make it easier to tap into the innovations of the marketing ecosystem to connect marketing data, applications, and media from a variety of vendors in one place. Read further...
Silicon Cloud International's second Cloud centre has been operational in Singapore since March 2015. This Cloud centre is aimed at providing a state-of-the-art design enablement infrastructure and framework for Internet of Things (IoT) node designs. The Cloud hardware is hosted in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and will support IoT research and design worldwide. To establish this centre, Silicon Cloud has received funding from SPRING Singapore's Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme and equipment from Cisco. Read further...

EuroFlash

Energy company Total has chosen SGI to upgrade its supercomputer "Pangea". Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry - the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining, chemicals, marketing and new energies. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow. Read further...
The 2015 Ceremony of the MEP Awards was held at the Concert Noble in Brussels on 18 March 2015. Anwar Osseyran, Vice-Chair of the PRACE Council, presented the Award for ICT to Paul Rübig, MEP. Read further...
Are you passionate about ICT, under 30 and academically involved in this fast-paced sector? Do you want to meet the international scientific community, European ICT entrepreneurs and European policy makers present at ICT 2015? Interested in actively contributing to debates and participating in networking events? Then you can apply today for ICT 2015, held October 20-22, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. Deadline for application is 31st May 2015. Read further...
The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities of Bristol, Tokyo, Southampton and NTT Device Technology Laboratories. These results pave the way to developing ultra-high-speed quantum computers and strengthening the security of communication. Read further...

USFlash

Before scientists can unlock the secrets of the human brain, they must fully understand neurons - the cells of our brain, spinal cord and overall nervous system. Thousands of detailed neuron images, from different organisms, currently sit in individual data collections across the globe, comprising several petabytes of data altogether. Despite this plethora of data, made possible with advancements in brain cellular imaging,data standardizationis still a major hurdle to gaining an accurate understanding about how neurons work. Read further...
Tropical forests play major roles in regulating Earth's climate, but there are large uncertainties over how they'll respond over the next 100 years as the planet's climate warms. An expansive new project led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus. The project is called the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics, or NGEE-Tropics. Its goal is the development of a model that represents how tropical forests interact with Earth's climate in much greater ecological detail than ever before. This will help scientists explore, more accurately than is possible today, how rising temperatures, shifting precipitation patterns, increasing greenhouse gas levels, and other natural and human-induced changes affect tropical forests' influence on Earth's climate. Read further...
CFO Kelyn Brannon will leave Arista Networks Inc. for personal reasons. Ms. Brannon has served Arista as CFO since July 2013, playing an instrumental role in taking the company public in June 2014 at NYSE. Read further...
Convey Computer is now Micron. The Richardson, Texas-based company is the pioneer of hybrid-core computing - a technology designed to help increase the speed of high-performance computers while significantly reducing energy consumption. Read further...
Cray Inc. has appointed Catalin Morosanu to the position of vice president of sales for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. With more than 17 years of sales experience in high performance computing (HPC), Catalin Morosanu will be responsible for leading Cray's expanding sales efforts in the region. Read further...
HP has unveiled a new release of its HP Haven Big Data Enterprise and OnDemand Platform that incorporates new and advanced analytics and predictive capabilities for enterprises working with the huge volumes and varieties of information being generated and consumed today. Read further...
Software applications from five global software companies have been Drummond Certified in the second AS4 test and certification event, announced by Drummond Group Inc., the trusted expert in interoperability software testing. New software applications from Axway, Flame Computing, IBM, Oracle and Software AG participated in this vendor-neutral test event which began in 3Q14. This certification represents the first AS4 interoperability certifications for IBM, Oracle and Software AG, joining re-certifications from Axway and Flame Computing. Read further...
When disaster strikes, it is critical that experts, decision makers and emergency personnel have access to real-time information in order to assess the situation and respond appropriately. It is equally critical that individuals and organisations have the capacity to analyze the wealth of data generated in the midst of the disaster and its immediate aftermath in order to produce accurate, customized warnings, particularly with the increasing ubiquity of smartphones, mobile apps and social media platforms. Read further...
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors. Read further...
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) will begin addressing a rapidly emerging area of interest in data science by holding its first Graph Analytics "boot camp" on April 23rd, at its location on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla, California. Read further...
Living in urban areas - cities, large towns, or combinations thereof - can offer convenient access to work, commerce, and culture, and perhaps that's why more than half of the people on Earth call those places home now, with the number expected to rise to two-thirds by 2050, according to a report from the United Nations. Read further...
Red Hat Inc., a global provider of open source solutions, has made new product enhancements designed to help enterprises get even more out of their Big Data solutions to make better and faster business decisions. Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization 6.1 and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.4, both available today, address specific challenges related to integrating Big Data environments for faster and more accurate application data feeds. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2015-04-07

Special

Cisco Intercloud to tie together large public and European-based Cloud service providers with end users ...

SixSq to introduce NuvlaBox as a standalone Cloud-in-a-Box ...

From coal trading to Cloud computing trading as a commodity ...

The Cloud

European Commission to introduce phase 2 of the Cloud Standards Coordination ...

IBM connects "Internet of Things" to the enterprise ...

IBM and The Weather Company partner to bring advanced weather insights to business ...

Oracle Learning Cloud unveiled at Oracle HCM World ...

New Oracle Marketing Cloud innovations help marketers deliver more relevant customer experiences across channels ...

Silicon Cloud establishes Cloud centre in Singapore for Internet of Things design enablement ...

EuroFlash

SGI selected to boost HPC system for Total - One of the world's largest commercial deployments ...

PRACE to announce winner of the MEP Award for ICT 2015 ...

EC to launch call for applications for students, young researchers and innovators for ICT 2015 ...

Quantum teleportation on a chip ...

USFlash

BigNeuron: Unlocking the secrets of the human brain ...

Major new research project to study how tropical forests worldwide respond to climate change ...

Arista announces departure of CFO Kelyn Brannon ...

Convey Computer is now Micron ...

Cray names Catalin Morosanu as Vice President of EMEA Sales ...

New release of HP Haven Big Data platform delivers advanced search, analytics and speech-to-text capabilities ...

Latest AS4 standard-based products Drummond certified ...

New US-Japan collaborations bring Big Data approaches to disaster response ...

Researchers use Mira to peer inside high-temperature superconductors ...

SDSC helps professionals 'connect the dots' in Graph Analytics ...

XSEDE helps improve the quality of life in cities and towns ...

Red Hat brings Big Data integration to JBoss middleware portfolio ...