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Primeur weekly 2012-07-02

Exascale supercomputing

Ultra fast supercomputers at UK lab will better prepare us for severe weather and save millions of pounds ...

The Cloud

HP expands t410 Smart Zero Client family ...

Opscode announces integration with Google Compute Engine ...

Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem Gains Global Momentum ...

Red Hat to acquire FuseSource ...

Imperial College London and University of Cambridge launch CORE to deliver unrivalled UK e-Infrastructure capability to industry ...

Valeo choses Agarik to host secure portal to its office automation Cloud ...

IEEE brings Cloud computing expertise and user resources together to foster worldwide collaboration and innovation ...

Desktop Grids

One billion results returned by World Community Grid volunteers ...

EuroFlash

French Ministry of Culture and Communication gives Bull its approval to preserve public archives on digital media ...

STFC's Joule in the crown is UK's most powerful supercomputer ...

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC'12 ...

CERN to give update on Higgs search as curtain raiser to ICHEP conference ...

Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 recognizes three scientific teams for their advances in research and innovation ...

USFlash

Cray to add Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its next-generation Cascade supercomputer ...

Cray signs $40 million supercomputer agreement with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) ...

YarcData kicks off the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge and announces contest judges ...

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance ...

Health care publisher Lifescript selects HP 3PAR Storage to expand offerings and enhance customer service ...

IBM and Lawrence Livermore researchers form Deep Computing Solutions Collaboration to help boost industrial competitiveness ...

RIKEN and Fujitsu complete operational testing of the K computer ...

DataDirect Networks powers industrial innovation with NCSA Private Sector Programme ...

Fujitsu wins supercomputer bid from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau ...

Reaching and researching between stars ...

BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China ...

Opscode announces integration with Google Compute Engine

28 Jun 2012 Seattle - Opscode Open Source Chef, Hosted Chef and Private Chef solutions provide full integration with Google Compute Engine, delivering full stack infrastructure automation - from server provisioning and configuration management to continuous delivery of infrastructure and applications. Leveraging Opscode's knife plugin for Google Compute Engine, businesses of all sizes can rapidly create, bootstrap and manage Google Cloud resources.

"The public Cloud holds the potential for true workload mobility, where users can move data, applications and operations between clouds as needed, ensuring the right mix of price and performance", stated Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode. "To realize this potential, public Cloud providers need to eliminate barriers to mobility and Google Compute Engine is doing just that by creating an open, easily accessible Cloud platform. By leveraging Opscode Chef to build their applications, customers are able to easily migrate their explications from other virtual machine services to Google Compute Engine with a single command, or vice versa."

Google Compute Engine provides a highly reliable, open, cost-effective compute infrastructure that enables any developer or business to run large scale computing workloads on the same infrastructure that runs Google search, Gmail, and ads. Google's world-class data centres and infrastructure technology provide unparalleled performance and value, and its architecture is optimized for predictability, scalability, security, and flexibility.

Opscode Chef combines with Google Compute Engine to enable the creation and management of Cloud resources directly from the command line, ensuring infrastructure is consistent and easily scalable. With Chef, Google Compute Engine users can automate the full compute stack, from server provisioning all the way through application deployment. Opscode Chef provides recipes - re-usable configuration templates - for everything from rebuilding environments to configuring resources, ensuring a seamless, enterprise-grade experience. In addition, the open source Chef community features 13,000 registered users, 750 individual contributors, 135 corporate contributors and 500 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for Google Compute Engine customers looking to make the most of their investment in the Cloud.

"In order to help our customers get the most out of our Cloud platform products", explained Shailesh Rao, Director of New Products and Solutions for Google Enterprise, "we have worked closely with technology partners to integrate complementary offerings and with services firms to enable them to build powerful new Cloud-based solutions that help customers accelerate their success and innovation."

Google Compute Engine partners include services firms, such as systems integrators, developers, and IT consultants, and technology firms, such as software vendors, platform companies, and management and tools vendors. These partners offer complementary services, solutions, and technologies that have been integrated to provide customers with powerful new solutions using Google Compute Engine.
Source: Opscode

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-07-02

Exascale supercomputing

Ultra fast supercomputers at UK lab will better prepare us for severe weather and save millions of pounds ...

The Cloud

HP expands t410 Smart Zero Client family ...

Opscode announces integration with Google Compute Engine ...

Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem Gains Global Momentum ...

Red Hat to acquire FuseSource ...

Imperial College London and University of Cambridge launch CORE to deliver unrivalled UK e-Infrastructure capability to industry ...

Valeo choses Agarik to host secure portal to its office automation Cloud ...

IEEE brings Cloud computing expertise and user resources together to foster worldwide collaboration and innovation ...

Desktop Grids

One billion results returned by World Community Grid volunteers ...

EuroFlash

French Ministry of Culture and Communication gives Bull its approval to preserve public archives on digital media ...

STFC's Joule in the crown is UK's most powerful supercomputer ...

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC'12 ...

CERN to give update on Higgs search as curtain raiser to ICHEP conference ...

Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 recognizes three scientific teams for their advances in research and innovation ...

USFlash

Cray to add Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its next-generation Cascade supercomputer ...

Cray signs $40 million supercomputer agreement with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) ...

YarcData kicks off the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge and announces contest judges ...

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance ...

Health care publisher Lifescript selects HP 3PAR Storage to expand offerings and enhance customer service ...

IBM and Lawrence Livermore researchers form Deep Computing Solutions Collaboration to help boost industrial competitiveness ...

RIKEN and Fujitsu complete operational testing of the K computer ...

DataDirect Networks powers industrial innovation with NCSA Private Sector Programme ...

Fujitsu wins supercomputer bid from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau ...

Reaching and researching between stars ...

BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China ...