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Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud ...

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre ...

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis ...

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs ...

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data ...

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs ...

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration ...

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers ...

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg ...

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers ...

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms ...

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull ...

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

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg ...

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers ...

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms ...

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull ...

New computer techniques speed up drug research ...

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences ...

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium ...

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel ...

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results ...

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

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium ...

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel ...

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results ...

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer ...

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP ...

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration ...

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network ...

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights ...

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design ...

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre ...

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications ...

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits ...

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems ...

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo ...

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record ...

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP

23 Apr 2012 Orlando - Chicago-based Valence Health is addressing rapid infrastructure expansion and increased IT demands by deploying SAS High-Performance Analytics on HP Converged Infrastructure. SAS Grid Computing, a part of the SAS High-Performance Analytics portfolio from the expert in business analytics software and services, helps the health care company manage load balancing and scalability associated with an unprecedented increase in customers.

Privately held Valence Health offers clients nationwide patient-centred solutions that complement work flows, and empower physicians and staff to use data to improve outcomes. But with unexpected growing pains taxing IT, the company quickly needed an infrastructure that would enable agile and rapid service delivery while driving down costs.

"The high level of new customer acquisitions was challenging IT. We needed to expand quickly and, in some cases, upgrade our computing environment", stated Steve Tutewohl, Senior Vice President of Data Analytics Valence Health. "The vast knowledge and experience from SAS and HP, which was further exhibited through extensive benchmarking, indicated that SAS Grid Manager would address our needs. We can now run complex analytics faster and continuously, without disruption to IT or our organisation."

SAS dramatically reduced the time it was taking to respond to the demands on IT from rapid and unexpected growth. Part of the SAS High-Performance Analytics portfolio, SAS Grid Manager provides a central point for administering policies, programmes and prioritization to achieve business goals across multiple users and groups under a given set of constraints.

"With pending health care reforms and the evolving market, health care organisations must leverage advanced analytics and deliver high-performance, near-real-time results to remain competitive", stated Scott VanValkenburgh, SAS Senior Director of Alliances. "Companies like Valence Health will be ahead of the curve by running their SAS jobs faster and more efficiently. The expandable platform handles jobs that were too large or too slow to run on traditional hardware platforms."

Valence Health deployed its new SAS Grid Computing environment on HP Converged Infrastructure, allowing it to speed time to deployment through fully tested reference architecture designs. With the HP 3PAR T800 Storage system, Valence Health was able to take advantage of leading throughput and availability for SAS deployments. Additionally, HP ProLiant BL460c G7 server blades combined with HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosures provided Valence Health with the flexible infrastructure needed for its SAS Grid Computing software.

"Clients need to simplify IT environments and deliver improved economics without sacrificing the reliability or security of an organisation's business", stated Doug Oathout, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Converged Infrastructure, HP. "The HP Converged Infrastructure running SAS Analytics has enabled Valence Health to deploy its solution in weeks, increasing business agility and security while providing superior reliability services to the organisation."

SAS Grid Computing enables customers to use industry-standard systems to scale business processes, and accelerate decisions by automating system management capabilities while optimizing application processes in a Grid computing environment.

The announcement was made at SAS Global Forum, the world's largest gathering of SAS users, attended by more than 3,400 business and IT users of SAS software and solutions.
Source: SAS

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Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud ...

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre ...

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis ...

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs ...

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data ...

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs ...

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration ...

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers ...

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg ...

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers ...

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms ...

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull ...

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

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg ...

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers ...

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms ...

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull ...

New computer techniques speed up drug research ...

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences ...

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium ...

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel ...

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results ...

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

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium ...

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel ...

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results ...

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer ...

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP ...

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration ...

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network ...

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights ...

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design ...

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre ...

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications ...

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits ...

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems ...

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo ...

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record ...