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Primeur weekly 2011-12-12

Desktop Grids

Charity Engine is now live

The Cloud

Platform Computing dramatically simplifies private Cloud management for enabling enterprise Platform-as-a-Service

CBN pilots new Cloud computing services in Indonesia with Brocade

Cisco introduces CloudVerse, an end-to-end framework to build, nanage and connect Clouds

Dell Boomi announces development of Cloud-based master data management solution; Unifying data across applications in the Cloud

HP and Box accelerate business collaboration in the Cloud

Elders Australia signs outsourcing agreement with HP

HP and Microsoft deliver global communications and collaboration solutions via the Cloud

IBM unveils analytics solution to help clients extract insight from patents and intellectual property

IBM to acquire DemandTec to expand Cloud-based analytics for Smarter Commerce

Oracle releases Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0

EuroFlash

Action plan on making research data accessible

Managing dataflows

Boeing buys site license for Bright Cluster Manager

New 38.8 Tflops cluster opens at the University of Bordeaux

PlanetHPC issues strategy report

EMEA server market grows by 0.6% in 3Q11 to $3.2 billion as server revenues topple in Western Europe and in Middle East and Africa

USFlash

Make room for Stampede: TACC expands data centre for new supercomputer

Supercomputer reveals new details behind drug-processing protein model

NC State team to develop energy efficient 3D CPU

Computer simulations shed light on the physics of rainbows

The Green Grid expands its network in Asia by establishing a presence in China

Centre for High Performance Computing places South Africa back in TOP500 supercomputer list

HP named a leader in Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-end Modular Disk Arrays

HP increases revenue opportunities for Channel Partners in networking

Researchers demonstrate future of computing with graphene, Racetrack and carbon nanotube breakthroughs

Intel and Micron extend NAND Flash technology leadership with introduction of world's first 128Gb NAND device and mass production of 64Gb 20nm NAND

NVIDIA directives-based GPU computing programme already delivering application speed-ups of 5x and more

Raritan Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution at Gartner Conference

Charity Engine is now live

7 Dec 2011 Manchester - The Worldwide Computer Company is launching the amazing Charity Engine, the app which could save the world. A free download, Charity Engine sits quietly in the background of any PC and continually raises money for top charities by working with thousands of other PCs as part of the Charity Engine Grid. Official partners are ActionAid, Amnesty, CARE, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam, Practical Action, Sightsavers, War on Want and Water Aid. More will be added in future.

The Grid works just like a giant supercomputer, and can be hired like one. For science and industry, it is a fantastically cheap solution to their ever-increasing computing needs - and the most environmentally friendly as well. Supercomputers and data centres cost billions to make and megawatts to run, the Worldwide Computer Company simply uses existing resources more efficiently.

And those resources are vast. Just 0.5% of the Internet is more powerful than every supercomputer on Earth put together, so it is expected that Charity Engine will be the world's fastest platform within a year.

Each month, all the profits are shared 50-50 between the charity partners and one lucky volunteer who has Charity Engine running on their PC, chosen at random. The more work a PC has done, the more chances its owner has to win. The prizes will be substantial, up to and including $1million.

Modern PCs are hugely over-specified and spend most of their time wasting electricity while waiting for the next keystroke. They can run Charity Engine without slowing down at all, and for just a tiny increase in energy consumption - about the same as charging one or two mobile phones; literally pence per day.

Although worthless by itself, when combined with thousands of other PCs the value of that computing is 10-20 times more than it costs to make. Therefore, no matter what task a PC is running for Charity Engine, it turns each GBP 1 of 'donated electricity' into GBP 10 - GBP 20 for the charities and prize fund. For comparison, a UK Lotto ticket turns each GBP 1 into 28p for charity and 50p for its prize.

In summary, Charity Engine is the most ingenious, efficient and effortless way to raise money for charity - and to be in a never-ending series of prize draws - ever invented. All you need is a PC.

Source: The Worldwide Computer Company

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-12-12

Desktop Grids

Charity Engine is now live

The Cloud

Platform Computing dramatically simplifies private Cloud management for enabling enterprise Platform-as-a-Service

CBN pilots new Cloud computing services in Indonesia with Brocade

Cisco introduces CloudVerse, an end-to-end framework to build, nanage and connect Clouds

Dell Boomi announces development of Cloud-based master data management solution; Unifying data across applications in the Cloud

HP and Box accelerate business collaboration in the Cloud

Elders Australia signs outsourcing agreement with HP

HP and Microsoft deliver global communications and collaboration solutions via the Cloud

IBM unveils analytics solution to help clients extract insight from patents and intellectual property

IBM to acquire DemandTec to expand Cloud-based analytics for Smarter Commerce

Oracle releases Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0

EuroFlash

Action plan on making research data accessible

Managing dataflows

Boeing buys site license for Bright Cluster Manager

New 38.8 Tflops cluster opens at the University of Bordeaux

PlanetHPC issues strategy report

EMEA server market grows by 0.6% in 3Q11 to $3.2 billion as server revenues topple in Western Europe and in Middle East and Africa

USFlash

Make room for Stampede: TACC expands data centre for new supercomputer

Supercomputer reveals new details behind drug-processing protein model

NC State team to develop energy efficient 3D CPU

Computer simulations shed light on the physics of rainbows

The Green Grid expands its network in Asia by establishing a presence in China

Centre for High Performance Computing places South Africa back in TOP500 supercomputer list

HP named a leader in Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-end Modular Disk Arrays

HP increases revenue opportunities for Channel Partners in networking

Researchers demonstrate future of computing with graphene, Racetrack and carbon nanotube breakthroughs

Intel and Micron extend NAND Flash technology leadership with introduction of world's first 128Gb NAND device and mass production of 64Gb 20nm NAND

NVIDIA directives-based GPU computing programme already delivering application speed-ups of 5x and more

Raritan Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution at Gartner Conference