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Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs

25 Aug 2011 Palo Alto - The US State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR) replaced its Sun and Dell servers with an HP Converged Infrastructure to reduce energy consumption while saving $2 million in maintenance fees. With HP BladeSystem technology, the California DWR was able to move to a 95 percent virtualized environment, reducing its physical servers from 600 to 160. In combination with HP Thermal Logic, which reduces energy and cooling costs, the agency improved energy efficiency, performance and scalability.

The California DWR operates and maintains the nation's largest state-built water and power development and conveyance system, furnishing water to 25 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland. Changes to the state's water management programme expanded the department's scope of work from a single line of business to other focus areas, including environmental management and flood safety.

"We needed a technology infrastructure that could enable us to meet regulatory demands as well as complete projects more quickly", stated Tim Garza, chief information officer, State of California Department of Water Resources. "Migrating from our aging Sun Solaris systems to HP BladeSystem tripled performance and capacity and provided four times faster transaction speeds for management applications and critical government systems."

Consolidating to 160 HP ProLiant BL460c G6 and G7 and BL490c G7 server blades with HP Insight Control technology has allowed the California DWR to pro-actively manage the health and power consumption of its physical and virtual servers. This has reduced labor costs by 35 percent and maintenance costs by 45 percent. These servers also offer maximum performance in dual-processor technology and the latest Intel Xeon processors for the agency's virtualization requirements and high-performance computing applications.

To meet state environmental initiatives, California DWR used HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosures with HP Thermal Logic technology to manage power use by reclaiming trapped power and cooling capacity and safely capping server power consumption. The new infrastructure enhanced cooling efficiency by 50 percent and power distribution and efficiency by 40 percent.

California DWR's new infrastructure also allowed for the effective deployment of a shared services platform, helping on its journey to become an Instant-On Government that is readily available whenever it is needed.

HP's premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place November 29 - December 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organisations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys.

Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...