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Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena


16 Jan 2014 Evreux - JPPF makes it easy to parallelize computationally intensive tasks and execute them on a Grid. JPPF@home is now a reality. You can build your volunteer computing project with all the benefits of a JPPF Grid and the underlying Java technologies. There is complete support with JPPF offline nodes as remote clients, association with a swing-based screen saver, notifications of task and job events and fine-grained fault-tolerance and failover strategies. As of this release, JPPF will stop supporting Java 6 and will only run on Java 7 and later. Application code written and compiled with Java 6 will still run as is.

New capabilities have been added which can be combined or used individually and enhance the scalability and reliability of JPPF Grids:

  • Offline nodes work disconnected from the Grid and only connect to get more work
  • New fault-tolerance capabilities handle cases when a node fails to return results
  • Customizable screen saver associated with each node, with entry points for receiving feedback from the tasks and jobs at any point of their life cycle. JPPF also includes a full-fledged, highly personalizable, default animated screen saver
  • The ability to transport Java libraries along with the jobs enables the use of JPPF nodes as universal volunteer computing clients, enabling them to run multiple projects with a single installation

JPPF tasks can now be entirely written in any JSR 223 compliant dynamic language, fully leveraging the javax.script APIs.

New demos include:

  • Generate Mandelbrot fractal images and record them as slide shows.
  • Produce actual movies from the slide shows with a volunteer Grid.
  • Word count in a Wikipedia database dump using job streaming.
  • Use the new Kryo serializer to speed up all serialization and deserialization operations in JPPF.

The console can now be split in separate views, allowing users to organize it in any way they wish. New statistics were added for class loading requests and network traffic. Statistics can now be exported to the clipboard as CSV or formatted plain text

The configuration files can now use includes at any level of nesting, to enhance the readability, modularity and maintenance of the JPPF configuration.

The task API now provides the ability to send notifications to locally registered listeners, remote JMX listeners, or both.

The release notes are available at http://www.jppf.org/release_notes.php?version=4.0
Source: JPPF

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Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...