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Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption

8 May 2018 San Francisco - IBM and Red Hat Inc. have announced a major expansion to their long-standing relationship, which will enable IBM and Red Hat customers to benefit from the combined power of both companies' technologies in private and public Clouds.

The agreement builds on IBM's recent move to re-engineer its entire software portfolio with containers, including WebSphere, MQ Series and Db2. Container technologies are fast becoming a safe and reliable way to move applications across multiple IT footprints, from existing data centers to the public Cloud and vice versa. Going hand-in-hand with IBM's shift to containerized software, is Red Hat's expansive portfolio of enterprise-grade, Cloud-native, and hybrid Cloud infrastructure solutions, which, when combined, provide a clear pathway for enterprises to adopt hybrid Cloud computing.

Through the agreement, IBM and Red Hat customers can now:

  • Maximize their existing technology investments and move them more easily to the hybrid Cloud with IBM Cloud Private and Red Hat OpenShift serving as the common foundation;
  • Build and deploy containerized applications on one single, integrated container platform IBM Cloud Private providing a single view of all enterprise data;
  • Allow developers to design, modernize, and deploy new applications more quickly while taking advantage of IBM's Cloud-based services such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain with IBM Cloud Private on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

As part of the agreement, IBM will extend its private Cloud platforms (IBM Cloud Private and IBM Cloud Private for Data) and its middleware offerings to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as Red Hat Certified Containers. Customers can benefit from the speed and simplicity of the IBM Cloud Private self-service catalogue, deployment engine and operational management on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform across all footprints of the hybrid Cloud including the IBM public Cloud.

Today's announcement builds on two decades of partnership between IBM and Red Hat, which are two of the world's biggest open source companies. This extended collaboration is already available to customers, as organisations with eligible Red Hat subscriptions can currently use their Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform subscriptions on IBM Cloud via the Red Hat Cloud Access solution. The companies will also partner to provide joint consultancy and implementation services through the IBM Garage and Red Hat Consulting and the solution will be supported by world-class IBM Technology support services and Red Hat Services. Today's news parallels a joint development plan designed to accelerate the availability of key pieces of Red Hat's portfolio on IBM Power Systems. Additionally, IBM, in collaboration with Red Hat, also announced that IBM PowerAI is now available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Today, 90 percent of Fortune 100 companies and more than 100 billion mission-critical transactions per day run on IBM systems. Meanwhile, Red Hat has become the leading Linux platform for the enterprise and one of the primary catalysts fueling Kubernetes adoption for global IT organisations.

Paul Cormier, President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat, stated: "Today's enterprises need a succinct roadmap for digital transformation as well as confidence in deployment consistency across every IT footprint. By extending our long-standing collaboration with IBM, we're bringing together two leading enterprise application platforms in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and IBM Cloud Private and adding the power of IBM's software and cloud solutions. Together, we're providing customers with a supported, consistent offering across their computing environments."

Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice president, IBM Hybrid Cloud, stated: "With IBM's recent move to containerize its middleware, today's landmark partnership between IBM and Red Hat provides customers with more choice and flexibility. Our common vision for hybrid Cloud using container architectures allows millions of enterprises - from banks, to airlines, to government organisations - to access leading technology from both companies without having to choose between public and private Cloud."

Sam Fatigato, CEO, Coda Global, LLC, stated: "IBM and Red Hat are leaders in delivering enterprise flexibility with strong support for open standards and hybrid Cloud environments. This partnership aligns with Coda Global's strategy to help customers modernize their applications leveraging container-based Cloud computing with enterprise-grade management and scale. Coda Global empowers businesses to rapidly bring their greatest ideas to market, and the combination of IBM Cloud Private and Red Hat OpenShift helps us to deliver with speed, quality, and scale."
Source: Red Hat

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Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...