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Primeur weekly 2013-08-12

Special

Hybrid architectures and stream computing are becoming the norm in life sciences ...

Focus

UberCloud successful in bringing HPC Cloud to SMEs - and interview with Wolfgang Gentzsch ...

The Cloud

New IBM Flex Systems allow clients to build larger Clouds in smaller data centres ...

Orion Health chooses HP to support managed health services ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c delivers comprehensive management for Oracle Database 12c ...

Capitalonline taps IBM to offer enhanced Cloud services ...

IBM to help Geraldton become smarter, more sustainable city with new Cloud data centre ...

Adaptive Computing unveils Moab Cloud Optimizer Integration for HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 ...

EuroFlash

Putting Big Data into Perspective ...

Magnetic switching simplified ...

Quantum communication controlled by resonance in 'artificial atoms' ...

Skoda Auto selects SGI ICE X and SGI UV 2000 HPC systems to accelerate automotive innovation ...

ClusterVision strengthens commercial teams in the UK and Germany ...

Wroclaw University Library turns to IBM Big Data solution to preserve European heritage, open digital archives to the world ...

USFlash

Fujitsu receives order for new supercomputer system from Canon ...

IBM Research creates new foundation to program SyNAPSE chips ...

Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan announce development group for data centres ...

HP helps New Zealand Government Council boost employee productivity ...

Cray names John Josephakis Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

CSIRO takes charge of Australia's information overload ...

Supercomputer-enabled metagenomic research explores ecosystems in oceans and microbes in the human esophagus ...

Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 financial results ...

NVIDIA reports financial results for second quarter fiscal 2014 ...

How superbug spreads among regional hospitals: a domino effect ...

IBM to help Geraldton become smarter, more sustainable city with new Cloud data centre

30 Jul 2013 Geraldton - IBM and Market Creations, a business solutions provider based in the City of Greater Geraldton, has signed a multi-million dollar deal, which enables the city to become a completely carbon-neutral region and emerge as a hub for sustainable and renewable energy.

Geraldton is the administrative centre of the Australian Midwest's diverse industry base, which includes mining, fishing, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and tourism. The city is projected to grow rapidly over the next decade, with more than AUD$27 billion of planned investments for the region.

IBM and Market Creations will design and construct the first Cloud-enabled data centre in Geraldton to help the city realize its goals of energy efficiency and economic competitiveness.

"With Geraldton fast becoming a strategic service for industries across Western Australia, we have a responsibility to ensure that our city develops and expands in a sustainable way - and without compromising the quality-of-life for our citizens as the economic growth of the city continues to accelerate", stated Ian Carpenter, Mayor, City of Greater Geraldton.

"Geraldton needs to be able to best leverage scalable and resilient technology to support our vision of becoming a technologically advanced and carbon-neutral hub. The new data centre will help provide that platform as the first stage of this exciting digital evolution for our city and citizens."

Under the contract, IBM will design and construct a scalable modular data centre with the uptime, security and resiliency features needed to sustain growth. The data centre will be designed for a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.3 or less, making it one of the most energy-efficient data centres in Australia.

The data centre will have the ability to scale up to four times its current capacity, a key requirement that aligns with the City of Greater Geraldton's projected growth as a hub for the region's surrounding industries. The Cloud capabilities will enable the facility to operate as a multi-tenanted data centre, providing organisations with the computing power, flexibility, and cost-efficiency that IBM's Cloud infrastructure offers.

"We're pleased to be supporting Geraldton's forward-thinking initiatives to become a more efficient and competitive city", stated Darren Lee, Managing Director, Market Creations. "As a sustainable, highly robust and Cloud-enabled data centre, the facility is expressly designed to meet the future demand of not just Geraldton, but the greater region and industries which it continues to service and lead."

The investment is consistent with one of many recommendations made by IBM to the City of Greater Geraldton in 2012, when IBM performed pro bono consulting here. The engagement was funded by the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, a competitive grants programme that has provided US$50 million worth of consulting for 100 cities worldwide over the last three years. Geraldton had asked IBM to evaluate its vision to become a digital and carbon-neutral regional hub.

"We are excited by the opportunity to realize our initial recommendations in a practical way for Geraldton", stated David Yip, Technical Leader IBM Smarter Planet and Cities Solutions. "The state-of-the-art data centre serves as an example of how cities with bold leadership can become 'smarter' in realizing future economic opportunities while advancing outcomes for both citizens and the environment."

The consulting phase of the project will commence in August 2013.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-08-12

Special

Hybrid architectures and stream computing are becoming the norm in life sciences ...

Focus

UberCloud successful in bringing HPC Cloud to SMEs - and interview with Wolfgang Gentzsch ...

The Cloud

New IBM Flex Systems allow clients to build larger Clouds in smaller data centres ...

Orion Health chooses HP to support managed health services ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c delivers comprehensive management for Oracle Database 12c ...

Capitalonline taps IBM to offer enhanced Cloud services ...

IBM to help Geraldton become smarter, more sustainable city with new Cloud data centre ...

Adaptive Computing unveils Moab Cloud Optimizer Integration for HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 ...

EuroFlash

Putting Big Data into Perspective ...

Magnetic switching simplified ...

Quantum communication controlled by resonance in 'artificial atoms' ...

Skoda Auto selects SGI ICE X and SGI UV 2000 HPC systems to accelerate automotive innovation ...

ClusterVision strengthens commercial teams in the UK and Germany ...

Wroclaw University Library turns to IBM Big Data solution to preserve European heritage, open digital archives to the world ...

USFlash

Fujitsu receives order for new supercomputer system from Canon ...

IBM Research creates new foundation to program SyNAPSE chips ...

Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan announce development group for data centres ...

HP helps New Zealand Government Council boost employee productivity ...

Cray names John Josephakis Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

CSIRO takes charge of Australia's information overload ...

Supercomputer-enabled metagenomic research explores ecosystems in oceans and microbes in the human esophagus ...

Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 financial results ...

NVIDIA reports financial results for second quarter fiscal 2014 ...

How superbug spreads among regional hospitals: a domino effect ...