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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

Oracle releases Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0

6 Dec 2011 Redwood Shores - Oracle has made available Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0, the first release providing extended high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for Oracle Solaris 11, the first Cloud OS.

Oracle Solaris Cluster extends Oracle Solaris to provide HA and DR infrastructure required for deploying mission critical workloads in private, public and hybrid Clouds as well as enterprise data centres. Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0:

  • Delivers built-in support for Cloud implementations through virtual clusters for secure deployment of mission critical applications.
  • Allows customers to deploy multiple, isolated and secure virtual clusters through Oracle Solaris Zone clustering.
  • Provides Cloud-ready application protection through fine-grained monitoring and policy-based application management, along with restart and failover capabilities.
  • Enables easy multi-node installation of both Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster with the Oracle Solaris 11 automated installer.
  • Offers unified installation experience, error-free software updates and automatic patch dependencies resolution with the Oracle Solaris 11 Image Packaging System (IPS).

Oracle Solaris Cluster provides the best availability solution for enterprise applications with:

  • Instant and load-resilient failure detection and fastest service recovery time through kernel-level integration with Oracle Solaris 11.
  • "Out-of-the-box" support of a wide range of Oracle and third-party software products, with application-specific failover in both traditional and virtualized environments.
  • Easy integration of third-party and in-house applications.
  • Built-in disaster recovery across unlimited distances.

Oracle Solaris Cluster is engineered to get the most out of Oracle hardware and software:

  • Pre-tested with Oracle Sun servers, storage and networking components
  • Integrated with Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
  • Configured in Oracle Optimized Solutions to provide higher availability to Oracle's portfolio of pre-tested enterprise infrastructure services.
  • Supports fail-over domains using Oracle VM Server for SPARC allowing dynamic compute resources to be adjusted for SPARC T-Series systems within a cluster.
  • Integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager for automated provisioning, discovery, configuration, and patching of physical and virtual clusters.

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 includes built-in support for Oracle software such as Oracle Database 11g (single instance and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)) and Oracle WebLogic Server as well as Oracle Solaris 11 services such as Apache, Apache Tomcat, DHCP, DNS and NFS.

"Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 delivers unrivaled high availability on Oracle Solaris 11 for enterprise applications and databases and offers comprehensive capabilities for keeping customers' most demanding applications up and running in the face of nearly every conceivable situation", stated John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. "Customers can now combine the additional critical HA and DR features of Oracle Solaris Cluster with the new Cloud-ready features of Oracle Solaris 11 to help simplify their infrastructure, significantly reduce planned and unplanned downtime and protect mission critical applications in both traditional and Cloud deployments."
Source: Oracle

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