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Primeur weekly 2017-02-06

Focus

Photon and Neutron Community ready to act as a go-between for the e-Infrastructures and user communities ...

Bridging socio-cultural distance in science through technical community-engaging mechanisms ...

Exascale supercomputing

How to improve data management in the supercomputers of the future ...

Crowd computing

Your computer can help scientists search for new childhood cancer treatments ...

Quantum computing

Quantum phase transition observed for the first time ...

Quantum matter: Shaken, but not stirred ...

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE opens Tier-1 for Tier-0 service ...

Middleware

New version of Univa Unisight 4.1 provides comprehensive tool to support IT purchasing decisions ...

Czech TV speeds broadcast and production delivery with DDN's fully integrated MEDIAScaler platform ...

Optimized compiler yields more-efficient parallel programmes ...

Hardware

Three magnetic states for each hole: researchers investigate the potential of metal grids for electronic components ...

Making the switch to polarization diversity ...

SDSC's 'Comet' supercomputer surpasses '10,000 users' milestone ...

New Cheyenne supercomputer triples scientific capability with greater efficiency ...

GBP 3.2 million for Midlands-based high performance computing centre ...

Applications

Machine learning accurately predicts metallic defects ...

Jupiter Medical Center implements revolutionary Watson for Oncology to help oncologists make data-driven cancer treatment decisions ...

University of Delaware's Anderson Janotti receives NSF Career Award to model defects in complex materials ...

Supercomputing and experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle ...

Researchers flip script for Li-Ion electrolytes to simulate better batteries ...

Huawei and SURFsara join forces for ICT innovation in Smart Healthcare and Smart Energy ...

The shape of melting in two dimensions: University of Michigan team uses Titan to explore fundamental phase transitions ...

Nature Geoscience highlights CALIOPE's ability to "provide decision makers with the information they need to take preventive action" on air quality ...

Magnetic recording with light and no heat on garnet ...

Breaking the jargon barrier ...

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence beats top poker pros ...

Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function: Simulations on Stampede supercomputer reveal better way of predicting future clots in the left ventricle ...

Berkeley Lab resources used to model superluminous supernova in 2D for first time ...

The Cloud

Utilities regulators see value in the Cloud and Cloud technology investments as critical to utilities' success ...

Utilities regulators see value in the Cloud and Cloud technology investments as critical to utilities' success

1 Feb 2017 San Diego - Oracle Utilities has issued the findings of its new U.S. regulators Cloud study "Clearing a Path to the Cloud: U.S. Regulator Perspectives on Cloud Technologies", highlighting that 83 percent of U.S. utilities regulators surveyed believe the Cloud to be an important technology trend and 67 percent agree that the Cloud will be critical to utilities' future success. The new study is a follow on to Oracle's 2016 utilities study "On Cloud Now".

According to the findings, regulators are focused on the Cloud: 33 percent already have a specific and comprehensive strategy for cloud and 69 percent either have, or will have, a team that focuses on understanding the role of cloud technologies in utilities.

"The findings from last year’s utilities study and this year's regulator study point to a significant paradigm shift, as both parties recognize the value of cloud technologies and the important roles they will play in utilities' processes and operations", stated Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities.

With the rise of distributed energy resources, a more customer-centric grid, and the need for improved customer engagement, there are many ways utilities can implement Cloud technologies in their businesses. Nearly 50 percent of regulators surveyed listed meter data management as one of the top three areas in which utilities can deploy cloud in their organizations, with Big Data analytics at 41 percent and distribution automation at 36 percent.

The adoption of Cloud is, in part, being shaped by regulators, making it important to understand their perspective on what role they see themselves playing. Nearly 80 percent - almost 4 out of 5 - believe that they should play at least some role in determining whether or not utilities use Cloud technologies. They also indicated that they have the tools to effectively regulate the use of Cloud. Significantly, the study highlighted that two thirds of regulators surveyed want to treat cloud investment as a capital expense.

"The results of this study show that for utilities who are creating a strategy for how they can leverage the Cloud in their business, alignment with regulators will be a key component, as they continue to be influential in the bigger Cloud adoption picture", Rodger Smith stated.

Conducted by research firm Zpryme on behalf of Oracle Utilities, the Oracle Utilities " Regulatory Perspectives on Cloud Technologies " study surveyed 76 U.S. regulatory staff and commissioners about their Cloud perspectives.
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-02-06

Focus

Photon and Neutron Community ready to act as a go-between for the e-Infrastructures and user communities ...

Bridging socio-cultural distance in science through technical community-engaging mechanisms ...

Exascale supercomputing

How to improve data management in the supercomputers of the future ...

Crowd computing

Your computer can help scientists search for new childhood cancer treatments ...

Quantum computing

Quantum phase transition observed for the first time ...

Quantum matter: Shaken, but not stirred ...

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE opens Tier-1 for Tier-0 service ...

Middleware

New version of Univa Unisight 4.1 provides comprehensive tool to support IT purchasing decisions ...

Czech TV speeds broadcast and production delivery with DDN's fully integrated MEDIAScaler platform ...

Optimized compiler yields more-efficient parallel programmes ...

Hardware

Three magnetic states for each hole: researchers investigate the potential of metal grids for electronic components ...

Making the switch to polarization diversity ...

SDSC's 'Comet' supercomputer surpasses '10,000 users' milestone ...

New Cheyenne supercomputer triples scientific capability with greater efficiency ...

GBP 3.2 million for Midlands-based high performance computing centre ...

Applications

Machine learning accurately predicts metallic defects ...

Jupiter Medical Center implements revolutionary Watson for Oncology to help oncologists make data-driven cancer treatment decisions ...

University of Delaware's Anderson Janotti receives NSF Career Award to model defects in complex materials ...

Supercomputing and experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle ...

Researchers flip script for Li-Ion electrolytes to simulate better batteries ...

Huawei and SURFsara join forces for ICT innovation in Smart Healthcare and Smart Energy ...

The shape of melting in two dimensions: University of Michigan team uses Titan to explore fundamental phase transitions ...

Nature Geoscience highlights CALIOPE's ability to "provide decision makers with the information they need to take preventive action" on air quality ...

Magnetic recording with light and no heat on garnet ...

Breaking the jargon barrier ...

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence beats top poker pros ...

Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function: Simulations on Stampede supercomputer reveal better way of predicting future clots in the left ventricle ...

Berkeley Lab resources used to model superluminous supernova in 2D for first time ...

The Cloud

Utilities regulators see value in the Cloud and Cloud technology investments as critical to utilities' success ...