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Primeur weekly 2013-03-18

Exascale supercomputing

OFC/NFOEC features new research in low-power supercomputing, long-distance 400G data transmission, and simplified multicore fiber nanufacturing ...

Big Bang meets Big Data: South Africa joins ASTRON and IBM to build the foundation for a new era of computing ...

The Cloud

VMware outlines corporate strategy, innovations across software-defined data centre, hybrid Cloud and end-user computing ...

New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper highlights adoption of ODCA Cloud usage models ...

IBM helps Black Point Arts provide faster IT services through City Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

SubSetSum@Home project trying to solve NP-complete problem, known as Subset Sum ...

EuroFlash

451 Research Report: Will Energy Prices Power U.S. Datacentre Growth at Europe's Expense and Short-Circuit Energy Efficiency? ...

ClusterVision completes Top500 class HPC cluster at the University of Paderborn ...

New mathematical techniques allow simulations off-shore wind farms ...

Researchers wanted for The Big Data Challenge ...

PRACE's Open R&D HPC access for industry awarded in a European e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition ...

First Europe-China HPC Conference "Partnership for supercomputing applications in science and industry" ...

PRACE Scientific Conference 2013 to be hosted at ISC'13 in Leipzig ...

PRACE Spring School 2013 to address New and Emerging Technologies - Programming for Accelerators ...

PRACE Summer School 2013 to highlight Frameworks for Scientific Computing on Supercomputers ...

N8 HPC showcased to boost collaboration with industry ...

European Commission selects HP to prpvide mission-critical servers ...

Oracle's "Big Data Readiness Report" for Europe, Middle East and Russia now available ...

USFlash

Fujitsu and NAOJ Begin Operation of Supercomputer for ALMA ...

iVEC@Curtin creates one-stop-shop for IT services ...

DataDirect Networks delivers faster performance than Flash storage, improving trading algorithm development and risk management for financial services companies ...

IBM taps next generation leaders to fuel Watson innovations; USC students aim high in first-ever West Coast Case Competition ...

Quantum computing moves forward ...

Turing Award to the Weizmann Institute's Shafi Goldwasser ...

IBM Software helps Illinois Department of Human Services manage Big Data and transform operations ...

New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper highlights adoption of ODCA Cloud usage models

13 Mar 2013 Paris - The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), a global organisation where hundreds of enterprise IT organisations are working together to drive broad scale requirements for the enterprise ready Cloud, has released a new white paper focused on how one of its board members has adopted ODCA requirements as the foundation for its Cloud implementation and the release of two new usage models focused on Software Entitlement and Data Security. ODCA has now released over 20 Cloud requirements documents and publications and is demonstrating significant momentum in the adoption of its Cloud usage models.

The "Open Data Center Alliance: Private Cloud Strategy at BMW" white paper details BMW's multiple phases of Cloud implementation from internal Cloud delivery to full integration of public Cloud services using ODCA requirements as core foundations for implementation plans. The paper is expected to serve as a model for helping other enterprise IT managers in their own path to the Cloud and help providers identify requirements for enterprise ready Cloud service delivery. A video featuring highlights of the BMW Cloud implementation was also released and is available on the ODCA website.

"Cloud computing represents an unparalleled opportunity to deliver resiliency and scale to meet our business challenges", stated Mario Mueller, chair of the Open Data Center Alliance and Vice President of IT Infrastructure at BMW. "By publishing BMW's strategy for Cloud adoption, we hope to share our insights in how to integrate Cloud principles into an existing enterprise IT environment leveraging our work in the Open Data Center Alliance. By sharing our path we hope to make everyone's path to the Cloud smoother."

The BMW Cloud implementation is grounded in the principles of the ODCA Compute Infrastructure as a Service and Service Orchestration master usage models, which provide the company with the strategy and tactics for moving from requirements to real implementation starting this year. Additional requirements integrated into BMW's plans include the ODCA Service Catalogue to measure what services are being delivered and what attributes exist for each service; the VM Interoperability usage model, providing a single view of all corporate VMs regardless of physical location, and the Long-Distance Workload Migration usage model aimed to eliminate downtime and disruption from migration activities. The company's approach to security and identity management is based on strategies and details described in the ODCA Identity Management Interoperability Guide .

The announcement of BMW's ODCA implementation plans come as the Alliance delivers a major advancement in Cloud requirements with the release of two new usage models:

  • Software Entitlement Management Framework: This usage model addresses the requirement for shifting away from outmoded annual software licensing schema based on system or CPU core count metrics towards models that match Cloud based delivery of on-demand services and dynamic scaling of resources.
  • Data Security Framework: This usage model builds upon the existing ODCA security assurance usage model and focuses on security of corporate data. The requirement introduces attributes for data security including mechanisms for access control, data classification, data encryption, and data masking.
These usage models extend the Alliance's requirements delivery and help pave the way to broad scale deployments in 2013. ODCA will release new usage models at the organisation's upcoming Forecast 2013 conference scheduled for June 17-18 in San Francisco aligned with Forecast's premier media sponsor Giga-Om's Structure conference.
Source: Open Data Center Alliance

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Primeur weekly 2013-03-18

Exascale supercomputing

OFC/NFOEC features new research in low-power supercomputing, long-distance 400G data transmission, and simplified multicore fiber nanufacturing ...

Big Bang meets Big Data: South Africa joins ASTRON and IBM to build the foundation for a new era of computing ...

The Cloud

VMware outlines corporate strategy, innovations across software-defined data centre, hybrid Cloud and end-user computing ...

New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper highlights adoption of ODCA Cloud usage models ...

IBM helps Black Point Arts provide faster IT services through City Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

SubSetSum@Home project trying to solve NP-complete problem, known as Subset Sum ...

EuroFlash

451 Research Report: Will Energy Prices Power U.S. Datacentre Growth at Europe's Expense and Short-Circuit Energy Efficiency? ...

ClusterVision completes Top500 class HPC cluster at the University of Paderborn ...

New mathematical techniques allow simulations off-shore wind farms ...

Researchers wanted for The Big Data Challenge ...

PRACE's Open R&D HPC access for industry awarded in a European e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition ...

First Europe-China HPC Conference "Partnership for supercomputing applications in science and industry" ...

PRACE Scientific Conference 2013 to be hosted at ISC'13 in Leipzig ...

PRACE Spring School 2013 to address New and Emerging Technologies - Programming for Accelerators ...

PRACE Summer School 2013 to highlight Frameworks for Scientific Computing on Supercomputers ...

N8 HPC showcased to boost collaboration with industry ...

European Commission selects HP to prpvide mission-critical servers ...

Oracle's "Big Data Readiness Report" for Europe, Middle East and Russia now available ...

USFlash

Fujitsu and NAOJ Begin Operation of Supercomputer for ALMA ...

iVEC@Curtin creates one-stop-shop for IT services ...

DataDirect Networks delivers faster performance than Flash storage, improving trading algorithm development and risk management for financial services companies ...

IBM taps next generation leaders to fuel Watson innovations; USC students aim high in first-ever West Coast Case Competition ...

Quantum computing moves forward ...

Turing Award to the Weizmann Institute's Shafi Goldwasser ...

IBM Software helps Illinois Department of Human Services manage Big Data and transform operations ...