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Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

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

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year

14 May 2012 Chicago - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) has named Grid and Cloud computing pioneer Ian Foster its CityLIGHTS Technologist of the Year for 2012.

The ITA CityLIGHTS awards, given annually to key thought leaders and companies from the Illinois technology sector, span several categories, and recognize the technology ecosystem from ideation to application in non-tech products. Ian Foster was celebrated as the individual "whose talent has championed true technology innovation, either through new application of existing technology or the development of technology to achieve a truly unique product or service".

Ian Foster, who has led development of methods and software that underpin many large national and international cyberinfrastructures, might even be considered a technologist triple threat: he holds manifold research appointments and positions at the University of Chicago and at Argonne National Laboratory, and has co-founded a successful company that provides Grid and Cloud computing solutions.

In his current role as director of the Computation Institute - a joint initiative of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory - Ian Foster brings together computational scientists and discipline thought leaders to work on a wide range of projects involving computation as a key component. Researchers at the CI have access to facilities at both institutions, which include storage resources, major parallel computing clusters, advanced display environments, and high-capacity network links.

"I am honoured to receive this award", stated Ian Foster. "Computation is rapidly becoming a fundamental catalyst to research in almost every discipline, driven in large part by the massive growth in data. It is especially rewarding to have our work in this area recognized by the Illinois technology community."

As co-inventor - with research colleagues Carl Kesselman and Steve Tuecke - of Grid computing along over a decade ago, Ian Foster continues to lead the development of innovative tools and infrastructure that will enable future breakthroughs in research. His MacArthur Foundation-funded CIM-EARTH project aims to combine the best of modern computational and economic science to guide climate and energy policy. Ian Foster’s most recent effort with Steve Tuecke, Globus Online, is a Cloud-based service that transforms how researchers deal with big data–from how they manage it to how they share it among their colleagues.

The ITA CityLIGHTS awards were presented at a gala in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago on May 10, 2012.

Source: Computation Institute

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

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

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...