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Primeur weekly 2016-07-04

Special

European Commission reorganisation affects supercomputing and e-Infrastructures ...

Focus

The next flagship supercomputer in Japan will be the "post K" with a CPU based on ARM V8 with HPC extension ...

Crowd computing

Book about volunteer computing released ...

Quantum computing

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 breaks record with attendance and programme in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Council elects new leadership ...

PRACE launches Fourth Call for Applications under SHAPE ...

International Data Corporation lauds innovations in supercomputing with Innovation Excellence Awards ...

PRACE looks back on successful ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt ...

Hardware

New age of computing launched at the University of Melbourne ...

Computing density of scalable energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with the newest Intel Xeon Phi processor has increased by 2 times to 528 Teraflops per cabinet ...

CFMS selects Cray for next generation HPC platform ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility ...

Applications

Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter ...

New Quantum Mechanics algorithm fast on GPU desktop, not like older algorithms that need a supercomputer ...

Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs enlists IBM's Watson in the war on cancer ...

New ocean current simulations alter view of climate change impacts ...

Computer simulations help scientists glimpse why life can't happen without water ...

Nine University of Wyoming projects awarded summer use of supercomputer in Cheyenne ...

TOP500

MSU supercomputer recognized for power and energy efficiency ...

DDN increases its TOP500 HPC leadership to an unprecedented 70 percent of global supercomputing centres ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces Pfizer's Selection of Oracle Cloud for clinical data management and trial management across its clinical trial portfolio ...

IBM unveils new Bluemix OpenWhisk tools to speed development of IoT apps on IBM Cloud ...

Oracle brings SPARC to the Cloud ...

IBM unveils new Bluemix OpenWhisk tools to speed development of IoT apps on IBM Cloud

21 Jun 2016 Armonk - IBM has introduced new advancements for Bluemix OpenWhisk, its event-driven programming model which utilizes Docker containers. The new tools will allow developers to build feature-rich, intuitive apps which easily connect into the Internet of Things, as well as tap into advanced services such as cognitive, analytics and more - without the need to deploy and manage extra infrastructure.

The new tools, NPM Module and Node-RED, will enable developers to more rapidly build event-driven apps, which automatically execute user code in response to external actions and events. IBM will also begin rolling out new updates to the OpenWhisk user experience to make it easier for developers to create these portable, intelligent apps, including step-by-step workflows, new wizards to configure third party services and feeds, and a new editor to manage sequences of actions.

OpenWhisk, which runs on Bluemix, IBM's Cloud platform, is one of the only serverless models which enables developers to deploy their code as Docker containers, transforming how containers and OpenWhisk can be used together to innovate. Unlike other platforms, developers can immediately begin building with containers on Bluemix, without the hassle of configuring and connecting prerequisite programmes and code.

As the emerging trend of serverless computing transforms the speed of development, these new tools and features will enable developers to use containers in new ways:

  • Node-RED is IBM's open source IoT tool for creating event-driven apps. It enables developers to start prototyping their ideas without having to start by writing code. Node-RED can now be used to invoke triggers and actions within OpenWhisk, giving apps access to Watson analytics, the IBM IoT platform and a range of other Bluemix services.
  • IBM's NPM module provides a JavaScript client library for the OpenWhisk REST APIs. It provides an easy way for developers to call services on the OpenWhisk platform without manually constructing HTTP requests. Developers can now build apps which integrate with the OpenWhisk directly from Node.js, without having to learn the entire RESTful API endpoints for the platform.

IBM launched the Bluemix OpenWhisk platform as an open and Cloud-first event-driven programming service in February. The tool’s compute model allows developers to quickly build microservices which execute code in response to events - such as the clicking of a mouse or the receipt of sensor data from an IoT device.

IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk is an initiative of developerWorks Open, IBM's community of more than 100 open source projects to help developers collaborate and build with innovations in IoT, analytics, and more, such as Apache Quarks and Apache SystemML.

With integrated Docker support, Bluemix draws more than 20,000 new developers each week, who are creating more than 120,000 apps every month. It has grown rapidly to become one of the largest open, public Cloud deployments in the world. Based in open standards, it features over 140 tools and services spanning categories of big data, mobile, Watson, analytics, integration, DevOps, security and the Internet of Things.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2016-07-04

Special

European Commission reorganisation affects supercomputing and e-Infrastructures ...

Focus

The next flagship supercomputer in Japan will be the "post K" with a CPU based on ARM V8 with HPC extension ...

Crowd computing

Book about volunteer computing released ...

Quantum computing

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 breaks record with attendance and programme in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Council elects new leadership ...

PRACE launches Fourth Call for Applications under SHAPE ...

International Data Corporation lauds innovations in supercomputing with Innovation Excellence Awards ...

PRACE looks back on successful ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt ...

Hardware

New age of computing launched at the University of Melbourne ...

Computing density of scalable energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with the newest Intel Xeon Phi processor has increased by 2 times to 528 Teraflops per cabinet ...

CFMS selects Cray for next generation HPC platform ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility ...

Applications

Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter ...

New Quantum Mechanics algorithm fast on GPU desktop, not like older algorithms that need a supercomputer ...

Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs enlists IBM's Watson in the war on cancer ...

New ocean current simulations alter view of climate change impacts ...

Computer simulations help scientists glimpse why life can't happen without water ...

Nine University of Wyoming projects awarded summer use of supercomputer in Cheyenne ...

TOP500

MSU supercomputer recognized for power and energy efficiency ...

DDN increases its TOP500 HPC leadership to an unprecedented 70 percent of global supercomputing centres ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces Pfizer's Selection of Oracle Cloud for clinical data management and trial management across its clinical trial portfolio ...

IBM unveils new Bluemix OpenWhisk tools to speed development of IoT apps on IBM Cloud ...

Oracle brings SPARC to the Cloud ...