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Primeur weekly 2017-12-11

Quantum computing

NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity ...

Focus on Europe

EUDAT CDI Council appoints Per Öster as Project Director of the EOSC-hub project ...

Verne Global delivers hpcDIRECT, a purpose-built, industrial scale HPC-as-a-Service platform ...

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto ...

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable Big Data analysis ...

Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre ...

Research for more efficient self-learning systems ...

Board members of the Finnish Union of University Professors visited the Netherlands eScience Center ...

Towards data storage at the single molecule level ...

Middleware

System Fabric Works and ThinkParQ become partners for highest speed Parallel File System ...

Hardware

IBM unveils industry's most advanced server designed for artificial intelligence ...

DDN's 5th annual High Performance Computing Trends survey cites complex I/O workloads as nr. 1 challenge ...

NVIDIA TITAN V transforms the PC into AI supercomputer ...

NVIDIA GPU Cloud now available to hundreds of thousands of AI researchers using NVIDIA desktop GPUs ...

New core facility boosts the University of Oregon's research computing power ...

New University of Queensland supercomputer to aid big research discoveries ...

Mellanox and NEC partner to deliver innovative high-performance and artificial intelligence platforms ...

Supermicro expands enterprise solutions portfolio with new scale-up SuperServer certified for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Cray and NERSC partnership to drive advanced AI development at scale ...

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance ...

CMU receives $7.5 million in federal BRAIN initiative funding ...

New algorithm repairs corrupted digital images in one step ...

Neurons have the right shape for deep learning ...

The Cloud

Oracle open sources Kubernetes tools for serverless deployment and intelligent multi-Cloud management ...

Microsoft Azure becomes first global Cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC ...

Oracle open sources Kubernetes tools for serverless deployment and intelligent multi-Cloud management

6 Dec 2017 Austin - Oracle is open sourcing the Fn project Kubernetes Installer and Global Multi-Cluster Management, two projects designed to help developers build the next generation of container native applications leveraging Kubernetes. Both projects are integrated with the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, providing developers with an integrated and enterprise-grade platform to build, deploy and operate applications.

The Fn project Installer follows the recent open-sourcing of the Fn project and allows developers to leverage serverless capabilities on any Kubernetes environment, including within Oracle's new managed Kubernetes service, Oracle Container Engine Cloud Service. Oracle also open sourced a technical preview of Global Multi-Cluster Management, a new set of distributed cluster management features for Kubernetes federation that intelligently manages planet scale applications that are hybrid, multi-region and multi-Cloud. With this set of capabilities, customers can quickly build and auto-scale global applications or spot clusters on-demand and enable Cloud migrations and hybrid scenarios.

"There continue to be significant concerns by developers looking into serverless development that Cloud providers are leading them into a lock-in situation and away from industry standards", stated Mark Cavage, vice president of software development at Oracle. "The Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, along with the new tools introduced today, are built on top of Kubernetes and provide an open source based, community driven, and thus, cloud-neutral, integrated container native technology stack that prevents Cloud lock-in while enabling the flexibility of true hybrid and multi-Cloud deployments."

Kubernetes, led by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, is the container management and orchestration platform for modern application workloads on which the development community has standardized, as it provides the mean to manage clusters that span multiple Clouds. By working on top of Kubernetes, the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform and its serverless tools address the next Cloud challenge of applying application-aware decision logic to container native deployments based on rules such as cost, regional affinity, performance, quality of service and compliance.

"As Veritone continues to enhance its next-generation Veritone Developer application for AI data product, application and engine providers, it was essential for us to avoid Cloud lock-in and to work with standards-based tools, such as Oracle's, that enable true hybrid cloud management", stated Al Brown, senior vice president of engineering at Veritone. "An open standards-based approach is an important guarantee that our developer community can continue to build the AI applications of tomorrow without worrying about infrastructure or vendor lock-in."

Both the Fn project and the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform were announced shortly after Oracle joined the Container Native Computing Foundation in September.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2017-12-11

Quantum computing

NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity ...

Focus on Europe

EUDAT CDI Council appoints Per Öster as Project Director of the EOSC-hub project ...

Verne Global delivers hpcDIRECT, a purpose-built, industrial scale HPC-as-a-Service platform ...

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto ...

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable Big Data analysis ...

Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre ...

Research for more efficient self-learning systems ...

Board members of the Finnish Union of University Professors visited the Netherlands eScience Center ...

Towards data storage at the single molecule level ...

Middleware

System Fabric Works and ThinkParQ become partners for highest speed Parallel File System ...

Hardware

IBM unveils industry's most advanced server designed for artificial intelligence ...

DDN's 5th annual High Performance Computing Trends survey cites complex I/O workloads as nr. 1 challenge ...

NVIDIA TITAN V transforms the PC into AI supercomputer ...

NVIDIA GPU Cloud now available to hundreds of thousands of AI researchers using NVIDIA desktop GPUs ...

New core facility boosts the University of Oregon's research computing power ...

New University of Queensland supercomputer to aid big research discoveries ...

Mellanox and NEC partner to deliver innovative high-performance and artificial intelligence platforms ...

Supermicro expands enterprise solutions portfolio with new scale-up SuperServer certified for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Cray and NERSC partnership to drive advanced AI development at scale ...

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance ...

CMU receives $7.5 million in federal BRAIN initiative funding ...

New algorithm repairs corrupted digital images in one step ...

Neurons have the right shape for deep learning ...

The Cloud

Oracle open sources Kubernetes tools for serverless deployment and intelligent multi-Cloud management ...

Microsoft Azure becomes first global Cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC ...