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Primeur weekly 2015-05-11

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German Tier 2 supercomputer centres should form a collaboration network for High-Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

ANSYS 16.1 delivers enterprise simulation On The Cloud ...

IBM Watson establishes hybrid Cloud capabilities to accelerate new insights for the enterprise ...

HP and SAP accelerate journey to SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion managed Cloud ...

Industrial virtual factory lowers costs and reduces emissions ...

HP makes performance and load testing solutions available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace ...

EuroFlash

High Performance computing element of the European Commission's new Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe ...

Biologists are increasingly becoming data scientists ...

Announcing the Hans Meuer Award winning Research Paper ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches ConnectGuard for ultimate data protection ...

German researchers use IBM Big Data solution to manage world's largest trove of climate data ...

15 million euro boost for European astronomy ...

USFlash

Gartner names CoolIT Systems a Cool Vendor in Data Center Management, Power and Cooling Report ...

University of Arkansas acquires new supercomputer for research support ...

OpenMP 4.0 examples published ...

Cray names Nick Gorga to Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales ...

Cray reports first quarter financial results ...

Cray Urika-XA system wins Best of Show Award at Bio-IT World ...

Purdue's eighth supercomputing cluster in eight years not quite 'minute' Rice, but built in a day ...

UT Austin researchers use supercomputing to assess the impact of climate change on the country's growing season ...

IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to unlock new insights from electronic health records ...

Scientists get ultra-fast and robust network across the Atlantic Ocean ...

Nepal disaster relief efforts to be aided by glacier researchers ...

Clinicians tap Watson to accelerate DNA analysis and inform personalized treatment options for patients ...

New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer ...

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping? ...

IBM unveils Power Systems solutions to support SAP HANA ...

IBM Watson establishes hybrid Cloud capabilities to accelerate new insights for the enterprise

5 May 2015 Armonk - IBM is rolling out new hybrid Cloud capabilities for IBM Watson that will help clients bridge enterprise data with web-based Cloud applications for faster and more insightful data intelligence. This will bring together the powerful cognitive computing and content analytics capabilities from Watson with a growing list of Watson services found in the Watson Zone on Bluemix, IBM's Cloud innovation platform that is based on open standards.

A common challenge that arises with cognitive computing application development is where data resides. Enterprise developers often can't move all of their data into a public Cloud for various reasons; not the least of which being that some of the data sets will be too big to move in bulk as well as regulatory, privacy and security requirements.

By integrating IBM Cloud capabilities for hybrid Cloud, users now will be able to gain faster intelligence from data across multiple secure traditional and Cloud environments, allowing clients to deploy applications in seconds and with minimal configuration. Watson Hybrid Cloud will use Watson Explorer - a cognitive computing exploration capability for the enterprise - as the on-premises platform for the application development, combining enterprise data sources into the application through a scalable environment that keeps utilized data local, private and a secure.

According to IDC, 80 percent of new Cloud applications are predicted to be Big-Data intensive, and much of it born on the Cloud. Hybrid Cloud capabilities have become key for enterprises that want to have the ability to link data and workloads across multiple cloud environments or combining external data with on-premises, traditional IT infrastructure. IBM has long been a leader in the hybrid Cloud space, most recently being named by Synergy Research Group as the no. 1 hybrid and private Cloud provider for the enterprise.

"Enterprise developers are building applications that are more than just using infrastructure, they're creating capability to process business transactions that fuse insights spanning various data sets", stated Mike Rhodin, senior vice president, IBM Watson. "What we see today is that the Cloud is transforming into a hybrid data delivery model, so naturally developers seek flexibility to run apps and services across on-premises systems and the Cloud; thereby making it much easier to deliver Watson to the enterprise."

Watson Explorer provides users with a complete view of contextually-relevant information to help them find and understand the information they need to work more efficiently, gain more insights from their unstructured content and improve business outcomes. Users will now be able to use the combined strength of analytics and cognitive capabilities in on-premises and public Cloud capacity by tapping developer tools and services available on IBM Cloud, enabling them to start building their own hybrid Watson applications.

IBM's recently announced Watson Health Cloud platform is a prime example where a hybrid Cloud environment is crucial for innovation. The Watson Health Cloud will help advance the quality and effectiveness of personal health care by allowing heath data to be anonymized, shared and combined with a dynamic and constantly growing aggregated view of clinical, research and social heath data. The approach addresses patient privacy and data confidentiality, while providing a flexible platform for mining data for insights and innovation.

The introduction of new connectors to the family of Watson services - including the recent addition of the Alchemy API suite of services now part of the Watson ecosystem - will give developers the ability to easily leverage services, applications and any of the 25 APIs already on the Watson Zone, built on public data into their development plans.

This integrated development environment will facilitate access to advanced entity extraction, sentiment analysis, keyword extraction, tagging, and other capabilities to enrich the data in Watson Explorer. Using Alchemy API's concept tagging for instance, Watson Explorer can now employ sophisticated text analysis to tag documents in a manner similar to how people identify concepts in minutes versus days.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2015-05-11

Special

German Tier 2 supercomputer centres should form a collaboration network for High-Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

ANSYS 16.1 delivers enterprise simulation On The Cloud ...

IBM Watson establishes hybrid Cloud capabilities to accelerate new insights for the enterprise ...

HP and SAP accelerate journey to SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion managed Cloud ...

Industrial virtual factory lowers costs and reduces emissions ...

HP makes performance and load testing solutions available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace ...

EuroFlash

High Performance computing element of the European Commission's new Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe ...

Biologists are increasingly becoming data scientists ...

Announcing the Hans Meuer Award winning Research Paper ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches ConnectGuard for ultimate data protection ...

German researchers use IBM Big Data solution to manage world's largest trove of climate data ...

15 million euro boost for European astronomy ...

USFlash

Gartner names CoolIT Systems a Cool Vendor in Data Center Management, Power and Cooling Report ...

University of Arkansas acquires new supercomputer for research support ...

OpenMP 4.0 examples published ...

Cray names Nick Gorga to Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales ...

Cray reports first quarter financial results ...

Cray Urika-XA system wins Best of Show Award at Bio-IT World ...

Purdue's eighth supercomputing cluster in eight years not quite 'minute' Rice, but built in a day ...

UT Austin researchers use supercomputing to assess the impact of climate change on the country's growing season ...

IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to unlock new insights from electronic health records ...

Scientists get ultra-fast and robust network across the Atlantic Ocean ...

Nepal disaster relief efforts to be aided by glacier researchers ...

Clinicians tap Watson to accelerate DNA analysis and inform personalized treatment options for patients ...

New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer ...

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping? ...

IBM unveils Power Systems solutions to support SAP HANA ...