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Primeur weekly 2011-12-12

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 ...

Desktop Grids

Charity Engine is now live ...

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

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Primeur weekly 2011-12-12

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 ...

Desktop Grids

Charity Engine is now live ...

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 ...