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Primeur weekly 2013-01-28

Exascale supercomputing

Guang Gao and ETI participate in $60 million Department of Energy computing initiative ...

The Cloud

Why European Telcos are turning to the Cloud for an eHealth strategy ...

Microsoft advances the Cloud OS with new management solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Templates for rapid provisioning of Oracle Applications ...

Alumnus and Microsoft inventor tapping Cloud computing potential ...

EuroFlash

Let's get connected: F35 panorama projector deployed by Cyviz in entry-level collaborative telepresence product ...

DAS Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

ADVA Optical Networking and HEP Group pioneer 100G high-speed optical transmission network in Croatia ...

Graphene and Human Brain Project win largest research excellence award in history, as battle for sustained science funding continues ...

CWI develops application for continuous analysis of big streams of data ...

NLeSC expands its project portfolio ...

Quantum communication: Each photon counts ...

USFlash

AMD Open 3.0 brings simplicity, power efficiency and cost-effectiveness to the data centre ...

AMD reports 2012 fourth quarter and annual results ...

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics ...

KishHealth System chooses HP Converged Storage to speed delivery of medical records ...

Greenville Utilities Commission selects Oracle applications and technology to revamp IT infrastructure and improve customer service initiatives ...

Hotelbeds selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to drive company growth ...

Oracle VM 3.2 now available ...

New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa Technologies ...

UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies ...

SGI announces OEM partnership with Scality for scale-out storage solution ...

SGI announces new Chief Operating Officer Cassio Conceicao ...

Mellanox wins data centre interconnect awards for Ethernet switching and virtual protocol interconnect technology ...

Stanford researchers break million-core supercomputer barrier ...

Oracle VM 3.2 now available

22 Jan 2013 Redwood Shores - Oracle has made available Oracle VM Release 3.2, a key component in Oracle's desktop to data centre virtualization portfolio, providing greater operational efficiency with improved ease-of-use, and more automated processes including full command-line support. Oracle VM Manager now offers unified virtualization management for Oracle SPARC T-Series Servers running Oracle VM Server for SPARC as well as x86-based servers running Oracle VM Server for x86.

Designed for ease of use and rapid deployment, new features of Oracle VM 3.2 include:

1. Broader deployment choices

In addition to x86 virtualization management, Oracle VM Manager can now discover SPARC servers and create and manage Oracle VM Server for SPARC domains to allow unified and centralized management in mixed data centres, improving operational efficiency.

Oracle VM Manager also includes MySQL Enterprise Edition for use as the management repository at no additional cost. Oracle VM customers can now choose to use Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Oracle Database Standard Edition or MySQL Enterprise Edition as the Oracle VM Manager repository when deploying in production environments.

2. Greater automation and ease-of-use, for more efficiency in large environments

  • Full command-line support enables easy automation: Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface (CLI) supports the same functions as the Oracle VM Manager browser interface. Common tasks can be scripted and fully automated, saving time and lowering the risk of human error.
  • Automated Oracle VM Manager back-up: When using MySQL Enterprise Edition as the Oracle VM Manager database, the management repository is automatically backed-up, permitting rapid recovery of the management environment if needed.
  • Tag objects for faster identification of key groups in large environments: Allows custom tags to be created and used to filter the view of VMs and servers in the user interface (UI), enabling users to quickly identify and act on specific subsets of VMs or servers.
  • "Multi-select" of objects: Enables users to take action on multiple objects in one step for faster operations in large environments.
  • At-a-glance health status: A health status tab in the Oracle VM Manager UI offers expanded and summarized health and status reporting on VM statistics such as memory and CPU usage, allowing for rapid identification of issues before they become problems.
  • Direct import of virtual machines into an Oracle VM Manager environment: Reduces the number of steps required to move VMs into an Oracle VM Manager installation.

Oracle has also delivered Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0, providing a range of important new features such as automated secure live migration, power management, and dynamic resource management, enabling best-in-class Cloud infrastructure services with the Oracle SPARC T-Series servers.

With Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0, users can live migrate Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 logical domains simply and securely across differing CPU types, using cpu crypto accelerators, to permit zero downtime cutovers of domains to newer generation environments.

Oracle VM continues be available as a free download with zero license cost and world-class enterprise support.

"With the latest release of Oracle VM, Oracle continues to bring significant cost-of-ownership and manageability benefits to x86- and now SPARC virtualization administrators", stated Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "The new release helps users unify and automate their environments on a larger scale to achieve the greatest efficiency from their infrastructure."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-01-28

Exascale supercomputing

Guang Gao and ETI participate in $60 million Department of Energy computing initiative ...

The Cloud

Why European Telcos are turning to the Cloud for an eHealth strategy ...

Microsoft advances the Cloud OS with new management solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Templates for rapid provisioning of Oracle Applications ...

Alumnus and Microsoft inventor tapping Cloud computing potential ...

EuroFlash

Let's get connected: F35 panorama projector deployed by Cyviz in entry-level collaborative telepresence product ...

DAS Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

ADVA Optical Networking and HEP Group pioneer 100G high-speed optical transmission network in Croatia ...

Graphene and Human Brain Project win largest research excellence award in history, as battle for sustained science funding continues ...

CWI develops application for continuous analysis of big streams of data ...

NLeSC expands its project portfolio ...

Quantum communication: Each photon counts ...

USFlash

AMD Open 3.0 brings simplicity, power efficiency and cost-effectiveness to the data centre ...

AMD reports 2012 fourth quarter and annual results ...

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics ...

KishHealth System chooses HP Converged Storage to speed delivery of medical records ...

Greenville Utilities Commission selects Oracle applications and technology to revamp IT infrastructure and improve customer service initiatives ...

Hotelbeds selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to drive company growth ...

Oracle VM 3.2 now available ...

New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa Technologies ...

UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies ...

SGI announces OEM partnership with Scality for scale-out storage solution ...

SGI announces new Chief Operating Officer Cassio Conceicao ...

Mellanox wins data centre interconnect awards for Ethernet switching and virtual protocol interconnect technology ...

Stanford researchers break million-core supercomputer barrier ...