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Primeur weekly 2011-07-18

Desktop Grids

Version 4.2.4 of OurGrid middleware released ...

XtremWeb-HEP 7.5.0 released ...

The Cloud

Rutgers-led experts assemble globe-spanning supercomputer Cloud ...

IBM debuts Cloud-based analytics suite to help companies boost marketing results ...

HP accelerates customers' path to open, hybrid Cloud ...

IBM expands business in Japan with new Cloud data centres ...

VMware unveils VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Panaya reaches 2,000 ERP systems milestone ...

VMware introduces VMware vSphere Storage Appliance to further simplify IT for small and midsized businesses ...

ET Water celebrates smart irrigation month with the launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator ...

From end-user to data centre: Cisco enhances Cloud computing performance, efficiency and security ...

EuroFlash

Lomonosov supercomputer sets world record for performance on Graph500 benchmark ...

European Commission to organize Information Day on Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering ...

Bright Cluster Manager selected by Freie Universitaet Berlin to manage new Dell-based HPC system ...

Eurotech to receive 4 million euro order from Selex Elsag for Aurora HPC for cyber security applications ...

Medicsight and Ziooft partner in U.S. to offer computer-aided detection with supercomputing functional analytics ...

Imec achieves breakthroughs in enabling future DRAM and RRAM ...

USFlash

IBM Power Systems running Linux outperform competition on standard benchmarks ...

Drexel University chose advanced HPC and Bright Cluster Manager to help unravel the mysteries of the Universe and the world of molecular dynamics ...

Moving data at the speed of science: Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 Gbps prototype network ...

Scientists model physics of a key dark-energy probe ...

SDSC visualizations win 'OASCR' Awards at SciDAC 2011 ...

SDSC's Trestles provides rapid turnaround and enhanced performance for diverse researchers ...

Sandia's 'cooler' technology offers fundamental breakthrough in heat transfer ...

Changsha National Supercomputing Center inaugurated ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack ...

University of Virginia's Olivier Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with NCI in new approach to lung cancer: supercomputer analysis to aid in matching targeted drugs to patients ...

Wolfram Research announces gridMathematica 8: Adding the power of CUDA over the Grid ...

UC Irvine study points to new approach to influenza's antiviral resistance ...

basysKom, Codero, Gluster and Nixu Open join The Linux Foundation ...

Stanford engineers build a nanoscale device for brain-inspired computing ...

NVIDIA names Stanford University a CUDA Center of Excellence ...

NIST prototype 'optics table on a chip' places microwave photon in 2 colours at once ...

ET Water celebrates smart irrigation month with the launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator

6 Jul 2011 Novato - ET Water Systems, an expert in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, has launched GNOME. GNOME is a free Web-based water calculator that provides customized irrigation schedules to home owners based on their local weather conditions and landscape profile. GNOME recommends just the right amount of water to use, frequently reducing water consumption by over-irrigators by 20 to 50 percent or more versus conventional clock-based "set it and leave it" irrigation schedules. The result is reduced water bills, better overall plant health and less runoff, which frequently is damaging to homes and the environment.

"GNOME is our first consumer offering for smart irrigation", stated Mark Puckett, Product Manager at ET Water Systems. "Home owners understand the hassle of setting reliable watering schedules - too short and the lawn burns, too long and you're overwatering - which means money literally down the drain. By giving home owners optimal irrigation schedules, Gnome saves home owners money on water bills. And with more efficient, weather-based irrigation schedules, landscapes will stay healthy all year long."

GNOME creates monthly watering schedules based on local weather data from WeatherBug and adjusts for landscape characteristics such as:

  • Plant type: lawn, flowers and bedding plants, ornamental grass, high water use plants, low water use plants, and trees,
  • Soil composition: sandy, loam, clay, sandy loam, clay loam,
  • Slope: flat, gentle, medium, steep, very steep,
  • Sun exposure: sunny all day, partly sunny, shady all day,
  • Irrigation method: spray head, rotor sprinklers, rotating nozzle, drip emitter, bubbler, and micro spray.
Once set up, GNOME combines the characteristics and creates a customized monthly watering schedule that tells you how long and how often to water. GNOME also monitors weather conditions and e-mails the home owner when major changes in the weather - from rain to heat waves - are predicted, reminding users to adjust their watering to meet changing conditions and landscape needs. GNOME can create schedules for most leading brands of residential controllers.
Source: ET Water

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Primeur weekly 2011-07-18

Desktop Grids

Version 4.2.4 of OurGrid middleware released ...

XtremWeb-HEP 7.5.0 released ...

The Cloud

Rutgers-led experts assemble globe-spanning supercomputer Cloud ...

IBM debuts Cloud-based analytics suite to help companies boost marketing results ...

HP accelerates customers' path to open, hybrid Cloud ...

IBM expands business in Japan with new Cloud data centres ...

VMware unveils VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Panaya reaches 2,000 ERP systems milestone ...

VMware introduces VMware vSphere Storage Appliance to further simplify IT for small and midsized businesses ...

ET Water celebrates smart irrigation month with the launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator ...

From end-user to data centre: Cisco enhances Cloud computing performance, efficiency and security ...

EuroFlash

Lomonosov supercomputer sets world record for performance on Graph500 benchmark ...

European Commission to organize Information Day on Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering ...

Bright Cluster Manager selected by Freie Universitaet Berlin to manage new Dell-based HPC system ...

Eurotech to receive 4 million euro order from Selex Elsag for Aurora HPC for cyber security applications ...

Medicsight and Ziooft partner in U.S. to offer computer-aided detection with supercomputing functional analytics ...

Imec achieves breakthroughs in enabling future DRAM and RRAM ...

USFlash

IBM Power Systems running Linux outperform competition on standard benchmarks ...

Drexel University chose advanced HPC and Bright Cluster Manager to help unravel the mysteries of the Universe and the world of molecular dynamics ...

Moving data at the speed of science: Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 Gbps prototype network ...

Scientists model physics of a key dark-energy probe ...

SDSC visualizations win 'OASCR' Awards at SciDAC 2011 ...

SDSC's Trestles provides rapid turnaround and enhanced performance for diverse researchers ...

Sandia's 'cooler' technology offers fundamental breakthrough in heat transfer ...

Changsha National Supercomputing Center inaugurated ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack ...

University of Virginia's Olivier Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with NCI in new approach to lung cancer: supercomputer analysis to aid in matching targeted drugs to patients ...

Wolfram Research announces gridMathematica 8: Adding the power of CUDA over the Grid ...

UC Irvine study points to new approach to influenza's antiviral resistance ...

basysKom, Codero, Gluster and Nixu Open join The Linux Foundation ...

Stanford engineers build a nanoscale device for brain-inspired computing ...

NVIDIA names Stanford University a CUDA Center of Excellence ...

NIST prototype 'optics table on a chip' places microwave photon in 2 colours at once ...