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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 ...

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

17 May 2012 Alpharetta - HP has completed installation of an HP EcoPOD at its Alpharetta, Georgia, next-generation data centre (NGDC), extending the company's leadership in energy efficiency. The HP EcoPOD - the world's most-efficient data centre - is located on-site and expands the compute space of one of the HP data centres that was a part of the company's original transformation to consolidate 85 internal IT data centers worldwide to six NGDCs in the United States.

Fully populated, the 40-foot HP EcoPOD will hold 2,000 new HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers, the compute-capacity equivalent to approximately 20,000 square feet of the company’s existing NGDC space.

"This is a great example of HP's Converged Infrastructure, covering everything from facilities to networking to servers to software in a self-contained powerhouse unmatched in the industry", stated Ken Gray, vice president IT Infrastructure team. "One of the biggest pain points we hear from our customers is how to add compute space quickly and cost effectively - EcoPODs address that."

HP also is nearing completion of the installation of a 40-foot HP EcoPOD in a second Atlanta-area data centre operated by the HP IT organization, this one in Suwannee, Ga. HP EcoPODs also are under construction at the two data centres in Austin, Texas.

The factory installation and configuration of the servers, storage, network and back-up devices within the HP EcoPOD allowed for seamless and rapid integration into the existing data centre. The additional compute capacity allows HP more flexibility to refresh the technology of the data centre itself.

The HP EcoPODs in the Atlanta area were ordered and preinstalled with 500 terabytes of HP XP P9500 Storage array, as well as HP networking and SAN switches. They also were 25 percent prepopulated with HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosures housing 500 HP Integrity servers.

The rest of the HP EcoPOD will be populated with HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers for additional compute capacity to help operate the HP private Cloud.

HP's enterprise-class, highly available brick-and-mortar NGDCs are more energy efficient than most similar-tiered data centres. The HP EcoPOD, which can reduce energy use by 95 percent when compared to a traditional facility, includes adaptive cooling technology that automatically optimizes the cooling modes between economization (free outside air) and direct expansion (DX) cooling modes.

The HP EcoPOD deployments meet the same enterprise high-availability standards as a traditional data centre, while being significantly more energy efficient. The power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating, a measure of data centre energy overhead, will be as low as 1.05, compared to a PUE of 2.0 or more for a traditional brick-and-mortar facility.

HP’s hybrid approach means that the HP EcoPOD configuration also uses the same monitoring, service and support processes and procedures as the NGDC it is next to. The entire structure also meets traditional data centre requirements, including weather and earthquake ratings for the site in Alpharetta.
Source: HP

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 ...