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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 ...

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

12 Mar 2013 Reading - Oracle used the research for theOracle Next Generation Datacentre Indexreport as an opportunity to test attitudes to and overall understanding of Big Data among nearly 1,000 organisations in Europe, the Middle East and Russia. The research shows that there is no consensus over what constitutes the critical characteristics of Big Data. Moreover, there is confusion over the extent of change required to implement Big Data, with some businesses believing that there will be a big upheaval and others confident that they will need only to supplement existing technology.

This research, from Quocirca and Oracle, has revealed that in Europe and the Middle East, the concept of Big Data is still not that well understood, and a huge step forward is required if businesses are to start benefitting from the technology.

Perhaps one of the most surprising results from the survey is that three quarters of organisations surveyed do not attach high importance to Big Data. A quarter of businesses stated that Big Data was of 'very low importance' to their organisations over the next two years. Russia and Iberia were the geographies most likely to rate Big Data as being of very low importance.

On the other hand, the survey reveals that a further quarter of businesses either view Big Data as a key differentiator, or as the biggest priority for them over the next two years. The UK was a clear leader in looking at Big Data this way.

Telecoms and Utilities industries attach the most importance to Big Data; Healthcare and Retail the least.

The full report goes into much more detail about regional differences in levels of understanding of Big Data and its tools, perception of its importance and levels of its implementation across the surveyed countries.

You can visit http://bit.ly/X2xSZn to view the report.

Andrew Sutherland, Senior Vice President, Technology, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa, commented: "Big Data presents one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in Europe and the Middle East today, but it is also an unprecedented opportunity. Organisations need to have a clear understanding of how they are going to approach Big Data, but this survey has revealed that in Europe and the Middle East at least, confusion and uncertainty still reign strong. If the mountain of Big Data is to be successfully climbed, then organisations across the region need to start taking action."
Source: Oracle

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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 ...