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Primeur weekly 2011-08-01

Exascale supercomputing

T-Platforms participates in formation of European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Dell unveils industry's first OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud solution ...

Loyalty New Zealand implements Oracle Business Intelligence 11g for the 'Loyalty Center' ...

SquareTwo Financial goes live with Oracle Engineered Systems - Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Organizational culture is less of a barrier for private Cloud implementation, according to survey by Platform Computing ...

Platform Computing to host webinar on how to select a private Cloud solution ...

Desktop Grids

Gears, a technology for browser-based volunteer computing ...

GPUGRID.net computes against cancer ...

University of Coimbra to launch new project Surveill@Home ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches OLM: an automated solution for migrating Oracle databases to Bull Escala servers ...

Wisebed: the first pan-European sensor network open to the scientific community ...

Mellanox boosts scalability and performance of France GRID’5000 - a large scale, nationwide high-performance computing infrastructure ...

USFlash

University of Louisville collaborates with IBM to speed scientific breakthroughs ...

NASA's iPad app beams science straight to users ...

Cray reports second quarter 2011 financial results ...

Dell leads shift to “chiller-less" data centres with fresh air technology ...

DigiCert hosted 2011 TAGPMA Face-to-Face Meeting ...

Services provider Core Services selects HP to host business applications ...

From detonation to diapers: Los Alamos computer codes at core of advanced manufacturing tools ...

Institute for Advanced Health announces high performance secure "National Health Intranet" ...

Middle school girls to learn science, math, and technology skills ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center a major partner in $121 million advanced computing project ...

TACC and Whamcloud sign partnership to bring Lustre manageability enhancements to the Open Science Community ...

Dell unveils new Bing Maps Boulder microsite with Mellanox InfiniBand ...

Mellanox announces limited time offer for next generation 10/40GbE end-to-end solutions bundles ...

Institute for Advanced Health announces high performance secure "National Health Intranet"

27 Jul 2011 Los Angeles - The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health (CSS Institute) has achieved a major milestone in its establishment of a secure "medical information superhighway" as first envisioned by founder Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D. and outlined to the Institute of Medicine in July 2009. The CSS Institute has assumed financial responsibility for the nation's premier advanced research communications network - National LambdaRail. NLR consists of over 12,000 miles of high performance optical fiber from coast to coast, capable of speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second. In partnership with Cisco Systems and their technology platform, NLR provides universities and government agencies with massive data transmission services required by leading-edge research.

The CSS Institute intends to put the virtually unlimited capacity of NLR at the disposal of genomic and proteomic researchers, connecting them with each other, with supercomputing capabilities and ultimately with health care providers. NLR will continue to serve all other big science projects, as it does now, for example connecting the US institutions working with the Large Hadron Collider built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, and also the laboratories of federal agencies such as NASA and NIH.

The CSS Institute's financial commitment, which is estimated to amount to more than $100 million, is enabling NLR to embark immediately on substantial upgrades to its entire network. The special focus on health will be served by new connections with genome sequencing centres around the United States, and with the CSS Institute's newly opened data centres and supercomputer in Phoenix, Arizona, both of which were unveiled in April and are to be dedicated to health data.

"The CSS-NLR partnership will be truly transformative", stated Dr. Soon-Shiong, who has become Chairman and CEO of NLR. "NLR's national network infrastructure will allow us to connect with virtually all of the nation's key academic and research institutions, and thereby accelerate the translation of new science into therapy and better healthcare. It will serve as a cornerstone of our long-held vision to establish a secure national intranet of health, and a digital infrastructure for continuous improvement in health and health care."

Harvey Fineberg, M.D., President of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, which has recently published a series of reports on value and science-driven health care, calling for a "digital infrastructure for the learning health system", fully supports this alliance. "By enhancing the infrastructure of the National LambdaRail", commented Harvey Fineberg, "this new partnership promises to accelerate the era of genomically-informed medical care, foster more sophisticated and timely evaluation of care, and enhance the quality of health care."

Denis Cortese, M.D., President of the Arizona-based Healthcare Transformation Institute and former CEO of the Mayo Clinic, also welcomed the news. "Our health care system has long suffered from the fact that there is very poor connection between medical science and the delivery of health care", he stated. "This development is a giant leap towards bridging that divide. It will allow us to apply the power of supercomputing to the point of care, and this will be revolutionary."

The development was also applauded by James Weinstein, M.D., President of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, and Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which for more than 20 years has documented variations in health care around the United States through the Dartmouth Atlas Project. "This is exactly the kind of new national infrastructure that we need in order that medical institutions around the country can collaborate to identify and disseminate evidence-based,

outcomes-focused best practices in the delivery of care", stated Dr. Weinstein. "It is very good news."

Dr. Soon-Shiong said that the CSS Institute would soon announce its first use case for the new national health information infrastructure afforded by NLR and the other connectivity provided by the Institute.

Source: National LambdaRail - NLR

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Primeur weekly 2011-08-01

Exascale supercomputing

T-Platforms participates in formation of European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Dell unveils industry's first OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud solution ...

Loyalty New Zealand implements Oracle Business Intelligence 11g for the 'Loyalty Center' ...

SquareTwo Financial goes live with Oracle Engineered Systems - Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Organizational culture is less of a barrier for private Cloud implementation, according to survey by Platform Computing ...

Platform Computing to host webinar on how to select a private Cloud solution ...

Desktop Grids

Gears, a technology for browser-based volunteer computing ...

GPUGRID.net computes against cancer ...

University of Coimbra to launch new project Surveill@Home ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches OLM: an automated solution for migrating Oracle databases to Bull Escala servers ...

Wisebed: the first pan-European sensor network open to the scientific community ...

Mellanox boosts scalability and performance of France GRID’5000 - a large scale, nationwide high-performance computing infrastructure ...

USFlash

University of Louisville collaborates with IBM to speed scientific breakthroughs ...

NASA's iPad app beams science straight to users ...

Cray reports second quarter 2011 financial results ...

Dell leads shift to “chiller-less" data centres with fresh air technology ...

DigiCert hosted 2011 TAGPMA Face-to-Face Meeting ...

Services provider Core Services selects HP to host business applications ...

From detonation to diapers: Los Alamos computer codes at core of advanced manufacturing tools ...

Institute for Advanced Health announces high performance secure "National Health Intranet" ...

Middle school girls to learn science, math, and technology skills ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center a major partner in $121 million advanced computing project ...

TACC and Whamcloud sign partnership to bring Lustre manageability enhancements to the Open Science Community ...

Dell unveils new Bing Maps Boulder microsite with Mellanox InfiniBand ...

Mellanox announces limited time offer for next generation 10/40GbE end-to-end solutions bundles ...