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Primeur weekly 2012-04-10

Exascale supercomputing

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM collaborate on exascale to explore origins of the Universe

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Major Cloud provider selects Mellanox and Supermicro for new large-scale Cloud

Nimbis Services demonstrates next-generation WorkFlow-as-a-Service (WFaaS) for semiconductor design

Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce delivers extreme performance on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

HP awarded U.S. Army contract for enterprise Cloud computing services

Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse technology

Citrix unveils next phase of CloudStack strategy

Seniors get 24x7 health care on the Cloud

EuroFlash

e-Infrastructure colloquium at Science Park Amsterdam to issue Call for Participation

National Bank of Ukraine invests in IBM's smarter computing approach to IT

STFC and IBM launch International Centre of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering

Colfax partners with Bright Computing to provide powerful, manageable Sandy Bridge clusters

A Grid-based Google to fight neurological disease

Bull signs BOA with NATO NC3A

Large-Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations to be released

USFlash

SHARCNET selects Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch systems and adapters

E.T. International appoints Jeb Connor to Board of Directors

Jacket v2.1 now available for faster MATLAB code

New supercomputer system gegins operations at the University of Tokyo's Information Technology Center

Fujitsu receives new supercomputer order from Kyushu University

Fujitsu develops power saving system control technology for container data centres

Fujitsu technology puts Big Data to use in minutes

New IBM software accelerates decision making in the era of Big Data

IBM named marketshare leader in middleware software

SGI's next-generation NASA Pleiades upgrade recognized by exclusive judging panel

Cambodia's scientists take major digital step

Results of GNS Healthcare collaborations with UCSF and NCI presented at AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago

Quantum information motion control is now improved

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in artificial intelligence

Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse technology

2 Apr 2012 Round Rock - Dell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology, a global expert in Cloud client computing, to significantly extend its desktop virtualization offerings. The addition of Wyse will expand Dell's desktop virtualization capabilities and provide new solutions and services opportunities for the full range of Dell's enterprise offerings.

In some environments, a virtual desktop allows enterprises to more efficiently and securely manage their users and end point devices. With this acquisition, Dell expands its enterprise solutions portfolio and offers customers an ever broadening array of tailored solutions to meet their needs.

"The total market for desktop virtualization solutions should continue to see strong growth globally, with the larger revenue and margin opportunities coming from the data centre infrastructure, Cloud and services offerings that are tied to thin client and desktop virtualization technology sales", stated Matt Eastwood, Group Vice President, Enterprise Platform Research, IDC. "Thin client and desktop virtualization solutions typically drive high attach rates to data centre solutions, including servers, networking, storage and services. The end-to-end data centre infrastructure stack for these solutions is expected to exceed $15 billion by 2015."

Wyse, ranked no.1 in thin client unit shipment volume on 4Q 2011, has shipped more than 20 million units worldwide and has over 200 million people interacting with its products each day. The company has more than 180 patents, both issued and pending, covering its solutions, software and differentiated intellectual property.

The Wyse solutions portfolio includes industry-leading thin client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and Cloud software.

Wyse offers a wide selection of secure, reliable, cost-effective thin and zero clients designed to easily integrate into any virtualized or web-based infrastructure, while meeting the budget and performance requirements for any application.

Technology powering a new world of Cloud connected smart devices includes:

  • Management software: Secure, easy and scalable remote device management for the extended enterprise.
  • Virtualization software: The best user experience with Microsoft, Citrix and VMware virtual desktop infrastructures.
  • Mobility software: Secure mobile connectivity to your personal, private or public Cloud for mobile devices.

Wyse offers a wide range of Cloud computing services to complement its Cloud clients and software solutions. Services are available for specific or on-going engagements.

Wyse Technology, founded in 1981, is headquartered in San Jose, California and serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Wyse has more than 3,000 resellers and shipped more than 1 million units in 2011.

The transaction was approved by the board of directors of each company and is expected to be accretive to Dell non-GAAP earnings in the second half of its Fiscal Year 2013. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell's FY13.

"Desktop virtualization can help organisations streamline IT management, improve productivity and security, and increase cost efficiency for discrete workloads or usage scenarios", stated Jeff Clarke, president, End User Computing Solutions at Dell. "The Wyse Technology desktop virtualization capability complements Dell's strongest-ever device and computing solutions portfolio, and strengthens our position in offering customers among the broadest set of computing choices from the edge to the core to the Cloud."

"The combination of Wyse and Dell provides us with tremendous growth opportunities for our core desktop virtualization business, helps us expand into new and fast-growing market segments including mobility and Cloud computing, and provides us with reach and scale we did not previously have", stated Tarkan Maner, president and CEO, Wyse Technology. "We believe that taking this step with Dell is a very natural progression for our business and offers our customers many great advantages not available to them today."
Source: Dell

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Primeur weekly 2012-04-10

Exascale supercomputing

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM collaborate on exascale to explore origins of the Universe

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Major Cloud provider selects Mellanox and Supermicro for new large-scale Cloud

Nimbis Services demonstrates next-generation WorkFlow-as-a-Service (WFaaS) for semiconductor design

Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce delivers extreme performance on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

HP awarded U.S. Army contract for enterprise Cloud computing services

Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse technology

Citrix unveils next phase of CloudStack strategy

Seniors get 24x7 health care on the Cloud

EuroFlash

e-Infrastructure colloquium at Science Park Amsterdam to issue Call for Participation

National Bank of Ukraine invests in IBM's smarter computing approach to IT

STFC and IBM launch International Centre of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering

Colfax partners with Bright Computing to provide powerful, manageable Sandy Bridge clusters

A Grid-based Google to fight neurological disease

Bull signs BOA with NATO NC3A

Large-Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations to be released

USFlash

SHARCNET selects Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch systems and adapters

E.T. International appoints Jeb Connor to Board of Directors

Jacket v2.1 now available for faster MATLAB code

New supercomputer system gegins operations at the University of Tokyo's Information Technology Center

Fujitsu receives new supercomputer order from Kyushu University

Fujitsu develops power saving system control technology for container data centres

Fujitsu technology puts Big Data to use in minutes

New IBM software accelerates decision making in the era of Big Data

IBM named marketshare leader in middleware software

SGI's next-generation NASA Pleiades upgrade recognized by exclusive judging panel

Cambodia's scientists take major digital step

Results of GNS Healthcare collaborations with UCSF and NCI presented at AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago

Quantum information motion control is now improved

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in artificial intelligence