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Primeur weekly 2016-03-29

Crowd computing

Tuberculosis to be tackled using crowd computing power ...

Quantum computing

Unlocking the gates to quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC to announce the 2016 Hans Meuer Award winning research paper ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC nominations in now open ...

Middleware

Bright Computing names Dan Kuczkowski as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to present 8th HPC Budget Allocation Map: Budget Expectations ...

SC16 Student Cluster Competition still open till April 15, 2016 ...

Mellanox announces first 200Gb/s silicon photonics devices, doubling the performance in the QSFP form factor ...

Mellanox and InnoLight announce the availability and interoperability of 100Gb/s PSM4 transceivers at 1310 and 1550nm wavelengths ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM collaborate to build brain-inspired supercomputer ...

Applications

KAUST IT Research Computing implements HPC Add-ons for research applications in order to automate the access to HPC resources ...

Could material defects actually improve solar cells? ...

NERSC announces 4th annual HPC Achievement Award winners ...

Research powers ahead with new supercomputer at University of Adelaide ...

Predicting severe hail storms ...

Honda selects IBM Watson IoT technology enabling real-time racing decisions for Formula One power unit operation ...

New computational method reveals significant degeneration of knee cartilage in overweight people ...

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security ...

Researchers to develop new computing technology to minimize risks of data breaches ...

Record-speed data transmission could make Big Data more accessible ...

Robust network of connections between neurons performing similar tasks shows fundamentals of how brain circuits are wired ...

The Cloud

IBM opens Bluemix Garage in Europe to fuel Cloud development ...

GEANT and Amazon Web Services - breaking down barriers to cloud services adoption ...

Oracle unveils suite of breakthrough services to help simplify Cloud adoption by global corporations ...

GEANT and Amazon Web Services - breaking down barriers to cloud services adoption


1 Mar 2016 Cambridge - Cloud computing - on-demand delivery of IT resources on a pay-as-you-go basis - offers huge opportunity for millions of users. Its benefits include reduced capital investment, economies of scale, faster set-up and improved agility, and the ability to reach global audiences quickly and easily.

So why the hesitation from research and education in adopting Cloud services more widely? One concern is that the payment structures offered by Cloud providers are too unpredictable, leading to fear of large bills particularly from 'data egress' - the cost of data coming off Cloud provider services onto the internet. Given the vast - and growing - amount of data being moved around by research and education users, this large variable cost is a genuine concern - particularly when financial models are often dictated by funding rounds.

Therefore the decision of Amazon Web Services, following extensive consultation with Jisc and GEANT, to waive data egress charges represents what could be an important step towards widespread adoption by the R&E community of Cloud services in Europe.

Commenting on this milestone, GEANT CEO Steve Cotter stated: "This represents a step-change in the procurement and delivery of Cloud services for the over 50 million users of GEANT and our European national network partners. This will also help maximise the growth of our European Digital Economy, as the increased adoption of Cloud services will improve the quality and impact of science and widen the participation in research and innovation. We greatly value the collaboration with our partners in research and education and with Amazon, to bring this benefit to the GEANT community."

Amazon Web Services is part of GEANT's Cloud catalogue - a growing resource for the European research and education community with a structured listing of over 15 service providers and 25 different Cloud services. It provides NRENs with a quick and easy guide and aims to clarify the capabilities of providers and their capabilities, helping in the procurement of Cloud services.
Source: GEANT

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-03-29

Crowd computing

Tuberculosis to be tackled using crowd computing power ...

Quantum computing

Unlocking the gates to quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC to announce the 2016 Hans Meuer Award winning research paper ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC nominations in now open ...

Middleware

Bright Computing names Dan Kuczkowski as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to present 8th HPC Budget Allocation Map: Budget Expectations ...

SC16 Student Cluster Competition still open till April 15, 2016 ...

Mellanox announces first 200Gb/s silicon photonics devices, doubling the performance in the QSFP form factor ...

Mellanox and InnoLight announce the availability and interoperability of 100Gb/s PSM4 transceivers at 1310 and 1550nm wavelengths ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM collaborate to build brain-inspired supercomputer ...

Applications

KAUST IT Research Computing implements HPC Add-ons for research applications in order to automate the access to HPC resources ...

Could material defects actually improve solar cells? ...

NERSC announces 4th annual HPC Achievement Award winners ...

Research powers ahead with new supercomputer at University of Adelaide ...

Predicting severe hail storms ...

Honda selects IBM Watson IoT technology enabling real-time racing decisions for Formula One power unit operation ...

New computational method reveals significant degeneration of knee cartilage in overweight people ...

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security ...

Researchers to develop new computing technology to minimize risks of data breaches ...

Record-speed data transmission could make Big Data more accessible ...

Robust network of connections between neurons performing similar tasks shows fundamentals of how brain circuits are wired ...

The Cloud

IBM opens Bluemix Garage in Europe to fuel Cloud development ...

GEANT and Amazon Web Services - breaking down barriers to cloud services adoption ...

Oracle unveils suite of breakthrough services to help simplify Cloud adoption by global corporations ...