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Primeur weekly 2011-07-11

The Cloud

IBM and ETH Zurich use Cloud computing to combat increasingly resistant bacteria ...

MedNet International lowers development costs and improves customer experience with Oracle WebLogic Server 11 ...

Tecnalia facilitates access to Cloud computing service through mOSAIC and REMICS projects ...

IEEE Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 6.12.33 released to public ...

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 now available ...

EuroFlash

e-IRG releases White Paper 2011 ...

Digital Agenda Assembly 2011 to issue workshop results ...

SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva ...

New Bull supercomputer powers weather and climate research at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute ...

Bull's bullion claims to be the fastest X86 enterprise server ...

Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain ...

HP Technology Services boosts reliability of BMW Group's HP Networking infrastructure ...

CERN launches Open Hardware initiative ...

USFlash

The University of Adelaide implements Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g ...

Swinburne signs up for new supercomputer ...

SAP applications certified for Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Indiana University Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers ...

HPCC Systems from LexisNexis releases the binary code of the Community Edition for software developers and programmers ...

BGI announces first release of updated bioinformatics software ...

Platform Computing announces commercial support for Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) ...

Platform Computing brings MapReduce to the enterprise ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry ...

HP accelerates market share gains in networking worldwide and in every region ...

e-IRG releases White Paper 2011

5 Jul 2011 Espoo - The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group is presenting the 7th e-IRG White Paper. It addresses some of the most interesting questions related to new and on-going e-Infrastructure challenges.

Topics include:

  • How do we deal with the increasing energy demands of computing?
  • What software is needed to fully harness the power of future HPC systems?
  • What are the appropriate governance models for e-Infrastructures?
  • How can we facilitate access, discovery and sharing of large and diverse sources of scientific data?
  • How can we further advance research networks, and adopt and implement new e-Infrastructure services?

Seven topics have been carefully chosen by the e-IRG delegates. Innovation is the common thread

throughout the document and special emphasis has been put on governance of e-Infrastructures. The

number and size of e-Infrastructures are growing. Are the governance models currently used sufficient to

guarantee their future? Who should be the players in the governance model besides the service providers:

the governments, the private sector, the user or a combination of these?

"Existing e-Infrastructures need to look with a critical eye at their current governance model when preparing for innovation", stated Rosette Vandenbroucke, White Paper editor and e-IRG delegate.

The White Paper 2011 also reflects upon the future role and development of Research networks, which are so well established that we run the risk of forgetting to think about their future. The White Paper highlights this issue and gives recommendations for national and international policy makers for the further advancement of research networks.

Another important topic covered is the sound development of Authentication, Authorisation and

Accounting. AAA requires the adoption of new visions to realise the interworking and sustainability of the

e-Infrastructure ecosystem.

Energy and Green IT in the context of e-Infrastructures also deserves a chapter of its own. Efficient energy use, green energy, cheap energy, and energy consumption by ICT are daily topics on many management agendas - and is cheap energy compatible with green energy?

Supercomputing is not at a stand-still and continues its spearheading innovation. Countries and companies strive to own or build the most powerful supercomputer. But can we go from T-flops to P-flops and can we really and efficiently use such a computing power? Does a software revolution need to take place before supercomputing can make a leap forward?

Services are another part of e-Infrastructures of growing importance. Users might not be interested in the

pure infrastructure part but rather in the services that are provided by the e-Infrastructures. Which services should be delivered and with what quality? Finally, the intriguing topic Data infrastructures is addressed, with a few recommendations for the set-up of European data infrastructures.

"The e-IRG White Paper 2011, especially the written recommendations in the end of every chapter, should be taken into consideration by governments, in particular ministries responsible for research, funding agencies and the European Commission. It is however also of interest to individual researchers and users of e-Infrastructures as an incentive to let their voices be heard", Rosette Vandenbroucke concluded.

You can visit the e-IRG website at http://www.e-irg.eu/publications/white-papers.html to access the e-IRG White Paper 2011. You will be redirected to a minimal survey page before downloading the document. A summary of comments gathered during the White Paper consultation phase in spring 2011 is also available on the website.

Source: e-IRG

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Primeur weekly 2011-07-11

The Cloud

IBM and ETH Zurich use Cloud computing to combat increasingly resistant bacteria ...

MedNet International lowers development costs and improves customer experience with Oracle WebLogic Server 11 ...

Tecnalia facilitates access to Cloud computing service through mOSAIC and REMICS projects ...

IEEE Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 6.12.33 released to public ...

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 now available ...

EuroFlash

e-IRG releases White Paper 2011 ...

Digital Agenda Assembly 2011 to issue workshop results ...

SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva ...

New Bull supercomputer powers weather and climate research at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute ...

Bull's bullion claims to be the fastest X86 enterprise server ...

Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain ...

HP Technology Services boosts reliability of BMW Group's HP Networking infrastructure ...

CERN launches Open Hardware initiative ...

USFlash

The University of Adelaide implements Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g ...

Swinburne signs up for new supercomputer ...

SAP applications certified for Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Indiana University Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers ...

HPCC Systems from LexisNexis releases the binary code of the Community Edition for software developers and programmers ...

BGI announces first release of updated bioinformatics software ...

Platform Computing announces commercial support for Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) ...

Platform Computing brings MapReduce to the enterprise ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry ...

HP accelerates market share gains in networking worldwide and in every region ...