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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 ...

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

27 Jun 2012 Palo Alto - Lifescript, a publisher dedicated to educating women about family health issues, has selected HP 3PAR Storage, a core component of the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy, to support increased storage capacity demands and analytic-based decision making to improve the customer experience.

Lifescript reaches more than 10 million people monthly through its website and various e-newsletters. A recent tenfold increase in on-line traffic and the installation of a new business intelligence (BI) platform forced Lifescript to upgrade its data centre. Plus, delays accessing site content, using critical work flow applications and completing key analytics reports were negatively impacting Lifescript's revenue.

Upgrading its data centre from EMC hardware to HP 3PAR S400 Storage, and more recently to HP 3PAR P10000 Storage, has enabled Lifescript to improve throughput by eight times, increasing support for high data-traffic volumes. In addition to reducing latency to 20 milliseconds for website visitors, the uninterrupted availability of Microsoft Exchange Server and other critical applications has improved staff productivity while reducing IT administration costs. Analytic reports now are delivered on time as a result of a 69 percent performance increase in jobs running on the company's BI servers.

"Lifescript required a storage solution capable of scaling to accommodate our rapidly growing customer base while delivering the performance power to maximize revenue potential using BI and other data-intensive applications", stated Jack Hogan, founder and chief technology officer, Lifescript. "HP 3PAR Storage meets Lifescript's long-term capacity needs and allows us to rapidly deploy new services critical to remaining nimble as we grow."

HP 3PAR Storage also is improving Lifescript's customer service and revenue streams. Now the company is seamlessly processing 5 billion transactions per month generated via its new BI-intensive Lifescript Advantage platform, which drives readers to appropriate advertisers.

Lifescript also implemented HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Software, an automatic storage-tiering solution that enhances infrastructure agility and increases utilization by distributing data to the right storage tier at the right time. In addition to minimizing Lifescript's need to purchase future storage capacity, the software reduces data-centre management costs by automating the previously labour-intensive task of manually administering data across storage tiers to maximize system performance.

Switching to HP 3PAR Storage has also enabled Lifescript to:

  • Increase business efficiency with a 95 percent latency reduction in critical internal systems, enabling Lifescript to quickly process analytics and access applications needed to make real-time decisions for business growth.
  • Ensure continuity of service with 100 percent uptime, allowing Lifescript to provide consistent customer service and data collection.
  • Reduce overall storage costs by more than 50 percent using HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Software, which automatically moves infrequently used data from expensive Fibre Channel and flash drives to affordable SATA drives.
"Under pressure to grow business at a time when their customers' purse strings remain tight, companies simply can't afford data bottleneck-related business disruptions that hinder revenue generation", stated Chris Riley, vice president, Americas, Storage, HP. "With around-the-clock application availability and decreased website latency, Lifescript now has the power to make strategic real-time business decisions along with the agility to offer new services to organically grow its customer base."
Source: HP

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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 ...