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Primeur weekly 2011-07-25

Exascale supercomputing

High-Tech Consortium launches European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

Desktop Grids

8th IDGF Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

Einstein@OSG to use resources from Open Science Grid and D-Grid ...

The Cloud

Acer to acquire US-based iGware with US$320 million for mid- to long-term investment in Cloud technology ...

Citrix acquires Cloud.com ...

Dell announces intent to acquire data centre networking expert Force10 Networks ...

IBM Federal Community Cloud to speed agency adoption of social collaboration technologies ...

State of Vermont transforms business operations with Cloud technology from IBM and Silanis ...

LEAD Technologies releases LEADTOOLS V17.5 ...

Capgemini and Microsoft plan to offer accelerated Cloud services in 22 countries ...

NIST proposes new privacy controls for federal information systems and organisations ...

Oracle buys Ksplice ...

Therap Services expands health services infrastructure with Oracle servers ...

Oracle announces Oracle Unified Directory 11g ...

Oracle introduces Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 ...

Oracle WebLogic Server selected by Choice Hotels to power its Cloud infrastructure and choiceADVANTAGE SaaS application ...

EuroFlash

transtec and Bright Computing enter into partnership for European HPC market ...

Bull technology supporting the University of Perpignan Via Domitia ...

Cosmological evolution of dark matter is similar to that of visible matter ...

Budding engineers build a supercomputer with the Smallpeice Trust ...

USFlash

Emerson Network Power research highlights the progress of data centre infrastructure management initiatives in the U.S. ...

New line of embedded computers from Emerson Network Power offer fast, cost-effective and lower risk solutions ...

Gigamon Solutions monitors National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...

HP helps Desjardins General Insurance Group reduce costs and risk by migrating off mainframe technology ...

HP helps enterprises advance development for the Cloud ...

HP helps enterprises scale up ...

Researchers demonstrate breakthrough storage performance for big data applications ...

Next generation IBM XIV Storage System improves efficiency for demanding application workloads ...

New IBM zEnterprise mainframe server advances smarter computing for companies and governments in emerging markets and mid-size clients around the world ...

Intel to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems ...

Jaryba and Vinetech enter into a reseller agreement to sell Jaryba SmartSuspend throughout Korea ...

Polk transforms Analytic Solutions as a Service with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation ...

OSC lifts OSU land speed racer toward 400-mph goal ...

SAS' 'big analytics' tackles big data, speeds problem solving ...

CSC selects SGI to advance climate forecast modelling at NOAA ...

VMware partners embrace VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Oracle introduces Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1

19 Jul 2011 Redwood Shores - Oracle has introduced Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1. New capabilities within Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 significantly increase the usability and flexibility of the product by introducing a powerful new virtual machine cloning facility, enhanced large system support, improved remote access, and expanded platform and application support.

Oracle VM VirtualBox supports a variety of host operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and other popular flavors of Linux.

Part of Oracle's comprehensive portfolio of virtualization solutions, Oracle VM VirtualBox, with over 46 million downloads, enables desktop or laptop computers to run multiple guest operating systems simultaneously, allowing users to get the most flexibility and utilization out of their PCs.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 is available as a free download. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

Enhancements within Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1:

  • Powerful new virtual machine cloning: A new facility allows users to easily create clones from existing VMs or even specific snapshots. To save space, users can also now create full clones or linked clones.
  • Enhanced large system support: Introduces support for hosts and guest virtual machines (VMs) with up to 1TB RAM, as well as scalability for over a thousand VMs on a single host.
  • Improved remote access: When accessing virtual machines remotely, the VM can now see and use all monitors as if they were locally connected.
  • Expanded platform support: Delivers host and guest support for the latest Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris and Mac platforms.
  • Support for Windows Aero: Allows Windows 7 guests to use transparency and other Aero effects.
  • Enhanced support for guest VM scripting: Enables administrators to create automated actions for virtual machines that can copy files, perform setup, configuration tasks and more.
"By significantly enhancing the world's most popular cross-platform virtualization software for the second time within a year, Oracle is clearly demonstrating its commitment to both the desktop virtualization market and the open source community", stated Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "With the enhancements that have been introduced in Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1, customers can benefit from significant usability and flexibility improvements."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-07-25

Exascale supercomputing

High-Tech Consortium launches European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

Desktop Grids

8th IDGF Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

Einstein@OSG to use resources from Open Science Grid and D-Grid ...

The Cloud

Acer to acquire US-based iGware with US$320 million for mid- to long-term investment in Cloud technology ...

Citrix acquires Cloud.com ...

Dell announces intent to acquire data centre networking expert Force10 Networks ...

IBM Federal Community Cloud to speed agency adoption of social collaboration technologies ...

State of Vermont transforms business operations with Cloud technology from IBM and Silanis ...

LEAD Technologies releases LEADTOOLS V17.5 ...

Capgemini and Microsoft plan to offer accelerated Cloud services in 22 countries ...

NIST proposes new privacy controls for federal information systems and organisations ...

Oracle buys Ksplice ...

Therap Services expands health services infrastructure with Oracle servers ...

Oracle announces Oracle Unified Directory 11g ...

Oracle introduces Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 ...

Oracle WebLogic Server selected by Choice Hotels to power its Cloud infrastructure and choiceADVANTAGE SaaS application ...

EuroFlash

transtec and Bright Computing enter into partnership for European HPC market ...

Bull technology supporting the University of Perpignan Via Domitia ...

Cosmological evolution of dark matter is similar to that of visible matter ...

Budding engineers build a supercomputer with the Smallpeice Trust ...

USFlash

Emerson Network Power research highlights the progress of data centre infrastructure management initiatives in the U.S. ...

New line of embedded computers from Emerson Network Power offer fast, cost-effective and lower risk solutions ...

Gigamon Solutions monitors National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...

HP helps Desjardins General Insurance Group reduce costs and risk by migrating off mainframe technology ...

HP helps enterprises advance development for the Cloud ...

HP helps enterprises scale up ...

Researchers demonstrate breakthrough storage performance for big data applications ...

Next generation IBM XIV Storage System improves efficiency for demanding application workloads ...

New IBM zEnterprise mainframe server advances smarter computing for companies and governments in emerging markets and mid-size clients around the world ...

Intel to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems ...

Jaryba and Vinetech enter into a reseller agreement to sell Jaryba SmartSuspend throughout Korea ...

Polk transforms Analytic Solutions as a Service with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation ...

OSC lifts OSU land speed racer toward 400-mph goal ...

SAS' 'big analytics' tackles big data, speeds problem solving ...

CSC selects SGI to advance climate forecast modelling at NOAA ...

VMware partners embrace VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...