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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 ...

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

8 Jul 2011 New York - LexisNexis Risk Solutions has released the first set of binary code of HPCC Systems Community Edition. HPCC Systems is an enterprise-proven, open source solution to help large organisations process big data. HPCC Systems is built on high performing computer cluster technology and is an alternative to Hadoop.

To manage, sort, link, and analyze billions of records within seconds, LexisNexis developed a data intensive supercomputer that has been proven for the past ten years with customers who need to process large volumes of data. LexisNexis open sourced this supercomputer and launched it into the market as HPCC Systems, under a dual model offering a Community Edition, with free support, and an Enterprise Edition under a subscription.

"We are pleased to offer the Community Edition binary code for the CentOS operating system", stated Armando Escalante, head of HPCC Systems, and Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. "We made this strategic decision to open source our data-intensive supercomputer to leverage the innovation of the community, and we are pleased to be on track to roll out our offerings."

The HPCC Systems platform specializes in the analysis of structured and unstructured data for enterprise class organisations. HPCC Systems is comprised of a single architecture, a consistent data-centric programming language, and two processing platforms: the Thor Data Refinery Cluster and the Roxie Rapid Data Delivery Cluster. The Thor Data Refinery Cluster is responsible for ingesting vast amounts of data, transforming, linking and indexing that data, with parallel processing power spread across the nodes. The Roxie Rapid Data Delivery Cluster provides highly scalable, high-performance online query processing and data warehouse capabilities.

HPCC Systems is offered under a dual-license model: the Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition, now available, is a free version of the HPCC platform that offers software developers and programmers community support and unrestricted access to Enterprise Control Language (ECL). ECL is a non-declarative and data-centric processing language optimized for large-scale data management and query processing.

Software developers can express complex queries and transformations with less programming time and fewer lines of code than other conventional programming languages. ECL specifications will be released under a Creative Commons license, which makes it easy for third parties to use, implement and contribute to the language. ECL and the HPCC Systems architecture allow users to overcome the inherent limitations of the Hadoop MapReduce key-value programming model.
Source: LexisNexis

Back to Table of contents

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 ...