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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 ...

Dell unveils new Bing Maps Boulder microsite with Mellanox InfiniBand

28 Jul 2011 Round Rock - Dell has started its work with Bing Maps to create a dedicated imagery processing microsite to support Streetside, Bird's Eye, aerial and satellite image types provided by Bing Maps. Dell's Modular Data Centers combined with Mellanox InfiniBand networking were the building blocks of the new highly efficient microsite.

"Our goal was to push technological boundaries, to build a cost effective and efficient microsite", stated Brad Clark, Group Programme Manager, Bing Maps Imagery Technologies (BITs), Microsoft Corp. "We ended up with a no-frills high-performance microsite to deliver complicated geospatial applications that can in effect ‘quilt' different pieces of imagery into a cohesive mosaic that everyone can access."

The Bing Maps Boulder team set out to build a powerful, scalable microsite to support image processing for Bing Maps. The challenge was to design a modular outdoor solution that was optimized for power, space, network connectivity and workload performance. Dell's Data Center Solutions (DCS) team worked in collaboration with Bing Maps' engineers out of Boulder and networking partner Mellanox to deliver on Microsoft's vision.

The Bing Maps microsite uses Dell’s innovative cooling, which uses free-air with evaporative cooling technology to help deliver world-class efficiency and could achieve Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as low as 1.03. PUE is a measure of how efficiently a microsite uses its power; specifically, how much of the power is actually used by the computing equipment - in contrast to cooling and other overhead.

"In working with Microsoft, we've been able to produce a highly innovative and cost effective microsite to house their world class imagery offerings", stated Roy Guillen, general manager, Data Center Solutions Group, Dell. "We saw an opportunity to push the envelope and we'll be using this experience to continually drive even more efficiency for our customers."

“Mellanox is proud to work with Dell and Microsoft to help build the new Bing Maps computing site", stated Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “Bing Maps takes advantage of Mellanox's end-to-end InfiniBand performance, economics, and ease-of-use to deliver high efficiency. We look forward to helping other business customers realize the benefits of our interconnect technologies in more Web 2.0 applications."
Source: Mellanox

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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 ...