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Primeur weekly 2012-04-23

Exascale supercomputing

Heading toward Exascale: ISC'12 sessions to look at global progress, plans and programmes ...

The Cloud

VENUS-C - Empowering emergency crews with the Cloud ...

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS Marketplace where customers can find and buy pre-configured software for the AWS Cloud ...

EMC introduces VSPEX proven infrastructure ...

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud selected by Data#3 for its Cloud services in Australia ...

Netelligent introduces Desktop as a Service (DaaS) powered by Desktone, Cisco and NetApp ...

Cycle Computing ramps global 50,000-core cluster for Schrodinger molecular research ...

SoftLayer adds high-performance computing to global platform ...

Desktop Grids

IBM enables water quality predictions for major waterways in partnership between World Community Grid and University of Virginia ...

EuroFlash

Russia turns to HPC to revive national defense industry ...

PRACE celebrates 2nd anniversary and launches 5th Call for Proposals ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for 5th Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized Call for DECI-9 (Tier-1) ...

SARA to launch tender for new Dutch national supercomputer ...

Innovative Nordic supercomputer in Iceland ...

First description of a triple DNA helix in a vacuum ...

Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with supercomputer ...

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign ...

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

USFlash

Cray names William C. Blake Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer ...

DataDirect Networks lowers Big Data total cost of ownership & deployment with new NAS scaler file storage system enhancements ...

Lustre made simple by DataDirect Networks ...

CSIRO chooses Xenon for supercomputing upgrade ...

SDSC announces Center of Excellence for Predictive Analytics ...

Baylor doctoral student awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship ...

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center ...

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

10 Apr 2012 Stanford - A consortium of twelve of the world's foremost networking companies became founding sponsors of the Open Networking Research Center (ONRC), a collaborative research effort to explore software-defined networking (SDN) as the new networking paradigm and provide open-source networking tools and platforms. The founding sponsors include: CableLabs, Cisco, Ericsson, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, Intel, Juniper, NEC, NTT Docomo, Texas Instruments and VMware.

The faculty directors of the ONRC are Nick McKeown (Stanford) and Scott Shenker, Berkeley, who are both professors of electrical engineering and computer science at their respective institutions.

"SDN is a complete reimagining of networking", stated Nick McKeown. "We're lifting it out of the proprietary, black-box paradigm that has dominated networking for decades and looking at a future characterized by open interfaces and open-source software."

Scott Shenker added that "For two decades, networking has remained essentially stagnant and networks are far too expensive, complex, and difficult to manage. This is about to change thanks to SDN, which will enable network engineers to innovate freely and make networks simpler and less expensive while becoming vastly more capable."

SDN arose out of the graduate work of Martín Casado at Stanford, in collaboration with Nick McKeown and Scott Shenker. SDN has been rapidly adopted by industry, with standardization efforts underway and hardware already on the market, but there is a critical need for the fundamental science necessary to exploit SDN's full potential. Martín Casado, now CTO at a start-up building SDN solutions, stated: "While industry is making great progress in commercializing SDN, we are still in the very early stages of SDN and we need to secure SDN's intellectual foundations if this is to truly revolutionize networking."

The Open Networking Research Center is charged with developing a comprehensive intellectual framework for this new era of networking. ONRC includes three components: The networking research groups located at Stanford University and UC Berkeley headed by Nick McKeown and Scott Shenker, respectively; and an independent, non-profit Open Networking Laboratory led by Guru Parulkar - who will serve as executive director of the ONRC and is currently consulting professor of electrical engineering at Stanford - that will develop an open-source SDN infrastructure.

"The Open Networking Research Center is a big bet on the future of software-defined networking", stated Guru Parulkar. "The research center will become the factory of ideas that turns the concept of open-source networking into the reality of practical tools and applications that will soon transform networking."

You can learn more about the Open Networking Research Center at

href="http://onrc.stanford.edu/">http://onrc.stanford.edu/</a>
Source: Stanford School of Engineering

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Primeur weekly 2012-04-23

Exascale supercomputing

Heading toward Exascale: ISC'12 sessions to look at global progress, plans and programmes ...

The Cloud

VENUS-C - Empowering emergency crews with the Cloud ...

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS Marketplace where customers can find and buy pre-configured software for the AWS Cloud ...

EMC introduces VSPEX proven infrastructure ...

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud selected by Data#3 for its Cloud services in Australia ...

Netelligent introduces Desktop as a Service (DaaS) powered by Desktone, Cisco and NetApp ...

Cycle Computing ramps global 50,000-core cluster for Schrodinger molecular research ...

SoftLayer adds high-performance computing to global platform ...

Desktop Grids

IBM enables water quality predictions for major waterways in partnership between World Community Grid and University of Virginia ...

EuroFlash

Russia turns to HPC to revive national defense industry ...

PRACE celebrates 2nd anniversary and launches 5th Call for Proposals ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for 5th Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized Call for DECI-9 (Tier-1) ...

SARA to launch tender for new Dutch national supercomputer ...

Innovative Nordic supercomputer in Iceland ...

First description of a triple DNA helix in a vacuum ...

Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with supercomputer ...

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign ...

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

USFlash

Cray names William C. Blake Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer ...

DataDirect Networks lowers Big Data total cost of ownership & deployment with new NAS scaler file storage system enhancements ...

Lustre made simple by DataDirect Networks ...

CSIRO chooses Xenon for supercomputing upgrade ...

SDSC announces Center of Excellence for Predictive Analytics ...

Baylor doctoral student awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship ...

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center ...