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Primeur weekly 2014-06-30

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Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

HP launches Helion Managed Services for optimizing Cloud storage workloads ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

EuroFlash

a.s.r. uses ADVA Optical Networking's GNOC for critical network monitoring and maintenance ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance

24 Jun 2014 Redwood Shores - . Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance allows companies to streamline critical tasks with a single, integrated system designed to run virtually any application and support Cloud services. With the Virtual Compute Appliance, customers get a converged infrastructure solution that can consolidate nearly all of data centre workloads into a powerful, fault tolerant platform that is easy to use, grow and manage.

Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance radically simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for virtually any application or Cloud service. Oracle is the only converged infrastructure vendor offering a complete, integrated solution with hardware and software engineered together. As a result, the Virtual Compute Appliance can significantly reduce cost and complexity with excellent performance.

The Virtual Compute Appliance enables customers to get both Oracle and third-party applications or services up and running with minimal time spent provisioning and configuring the system. Application and service deployment is further streamlined by using Oracle VM templates for over 100 Oracle software packages which can reduce deployment from days to hours and minutes.

Customers can consolidate Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, other Linux distributions, and Microsoft Windows applications onto one platform with the Virtual Compute Appliance. The Virtual Compute Appliance is an ideal platform for Cloud, supporting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Database as a Service (DBaaS) deployments, with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

Many customers are already using the Virtual Compute Appliance to offer private Cloud services to clients who use Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Database and other Windows applications. For added investment protection, the Virtual Compute Appliance can accommodate business growth by expanding one server at a time and mixing server generations in the same base rack.

The Virtual Compute Appliance also supports Oracle Trusted Partitions, which gives customers the flexibility to license Oracle software on a vCPU basis. The Virtual Compute Appliance can expand storage capacity quickly and easily with Oracle ZS3 Series storage systems while increasing throughput and reducing latency in high-density virtualized environments. When deployed with Oracle software and the Virtual Compute Appliance, the ZS3 Series provides unique Application Engineered Storage capabilities, unavailable with third-party products, which help improve performance and increase storage and management efficiency.

"Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance offers value that other converged infrastructure vendors can't match. By engineering hardware and software together, Oracle has created an engineered system that's highly available and extensible even after acquisition", stated Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "By adding new features through software, Oracle makes it easy for customers to deploy new business services rapidly, providing them the agility and flexibility they need to grow. We're already seeing strong response from customers running traditional enterprise applications and from Cloud service providers."

"At PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, we are always listening to our customers and challenging ourselves to innovate and meet those needs. Providing the world's premiere Database and Middleware with flexible Cloud deployment models on Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance in PLDT Data Centers or in 'On-Premises' facilities, is certainly a game changer in the Philippines", stated Jovy I. Hernandez, First Vice President and Head, PLDT ALPHA Enterprise.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2014-06-30

Special

Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

HP launches Helion Managed Services for optimizing Cloud storage workloads ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

EuroFlash

a.s.r. uses ADVA Optical Networking's GNOC for critical network monitoring and maintenance ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...