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Primeur weekly 2013-08-19

Special

Is 64-bit arithmetic likely to become essential in future scientific computing? ...

Focus

EGI.eu and the University of Messina provided training on Europe's largest scientific federated Cloud at the Cloud Summerschool Almere ...

The Cloud

On our Way towards a New Utility ...

Distributed data safer than centralized Cloud data ...

South Africa's National Airways Corporation securing 20 terabytes of data in HP Autonomy Cloud ...

GAME wins customer loyalty through a Cloud based, IBM smarter commerce approach ...

IBM awarded 10 year $1 billion Cloud hosting services contract to assist US Department of Interior's move to Cloud computing ...

Desktop Grids

.NET GUI RPC binding available ...

EuroFlash

Keynote speakers announced for Altair's Biennial Technology Conference ...

Using high-performance computing to gain new insights into turbulence ...

PRACE to issue Open Calls for Proposals for Regular Access ...

A significant EU supercomputing resource for simulations of interactions between enteroviruses and gold nanoparticles ...

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum installs Convey hybrid-core computers to speed next-generation sequencing ...

Teleported by electronic circuit: ETH-physicists beam information ...

Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button ...

USFlash

GE and Sandia National Lab discover pathway to quieter, more productive wind turbines ...

Western Australian Government invests $26 million in astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array ...

Researchers at Michigan State University use TACC supercomputers to understand DNA bending and repair mechanisms ...

Themis Systems introduces NVIDIA Kepler-based GPGPU and NVIDIA GRID accelerated RES-NT2 high performance computers ...

HP helps software-defined storage customers maximize server investments with data tiering ...

IBM to acquire Trusteer to help companies combat financial fraud and advanced security threats ...

Oracle introduces the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Memory breakthrough could bring faster computing, smaller memory devices and lower power consumption ...

SMART Modular Technologies announces new e.MMC product family ...

Scientists find asymmetry in topological insulators ...

Oracle introduces the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

13 Aug 2013 Redwood Shores - Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance enables rapid, repeatable software-defined infrastructure deployment for virtually any x86 application and workload. Customers can go from power on to production in about an hour and deploy ready-to-run virtual machines in just a few minutes. Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is Oracle's newest engineered system made possible by Oracle's unique ability to engineer hardware and software together.

Oracle has launched the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance. Engineered for easy application virtualization, it accelerates time-to-application use by enabling rapid, repeatable, full-stack virtual infrastructure deployment.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is a "wire-once" system that comes fully assembled and ready to run production workloads with minimal, software-defined configuration, saving customers hundreds of hours in labour and lowering the risk of physical and software configuration errors.

Built around a fast InfiniBand fabric, the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance can connect to existing Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks through pooled interconnect modules that are transparently available to every virtual machine.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is fault tolerant out of the box, with no single point of failure. Application virtual machines can automatically restart on hardware or software failure. Able to run Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, other Linux distributions and Microsoft Windows side by side, the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is a converged infrastructure platform for a broad mix of applications and operating systems.

Oracle is uniquely capable of delivering a complete full stack, integrated solution with hardware and software engineered together, with a single point of contact for support.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance includes Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder. With built-in support for pre-tested, pre-configured Oracle Oracle VM Templates, customers can rapidly deploy entire application stacks including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, database, middleware and business applications.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance integrates into existing networking and storage environments, making it easy to re-host existing applications and deploy new applications that access existing data.

Adding an additional compute node to an Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is simple: slide the new node into a rack, connect four pre-wired cables, and turn it on. The appliance automatically detects, configures, and begins using the new node.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance supports Oracle Trusted Partitions which gives customers the flexibility to license Oracle software on a vCPU basis. The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance provides simplified appliance management and is fully integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager for Cloud and full stack management.

Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances are the ideal storage expansion solution for databases and applications running on the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, delivering the high storage throughput, low latency, and flexible scalability needed in business-critical virtualized environments.

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance incorporates best-of-breed Oracle technologies including servers based on Intel Xeon processors, Oracle VM, Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle Virtual Networking fabric interconnects, and Oracle SDN software.

"The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is unique in accelerating not only virtual infrastructure deployment, but also in speeding deployment of the complete application stacks through Oracle VM Templates", stated Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "Only Oracle delivers this deeper integration between hardware, virtualization and applications so our customers can save weeks of effort and lower their cost when deploying virtual infrastructure and applications."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-08-19

Special

Is 64-bit arithmetic likely to become essential in future scientific computing? ...

Focus

EGI.eu and the University of Messina provided training on Europe's largest scientific federated Cloud at the Cloud Summerschool Almere ...

The Cloud

On our Way towards a New Utility ...

Distributed data safer than centralized Cloud data ...

South Africa's National Airways Corporation securing 20 terabytes of data in HP Autonomy Cloud ...

GAME wins customer loyalty through a Cloud based, IBM smarter commerce approach ...

IBM awarded 10 year $1 billion Cloud hosting services contract to assist US Department of Interior's move to Cloud computing ...

Desktop Grids

.NET GUI RPC binding available ...

EuroFlash

Keynote speakers announced for Altair's Biennial Technology Conference ...

Using high-performance computing to gain new insights into turbulence ...

PRACE to issue Open Calls for Proposals for Regular Access ...

A significant EU supercomputing resource for simulations of interactions between enteroviruses and gold nanoparticles ...

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum installs Convey hybrid-core computers to speed next-generation sequencing ...

Teleported by electronic circuit: ETH-physicists beam information ...

Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button ...

USFlash

GE and Sandia National Lab discover pathway to quieter, more productive wind turbines ...

Western Australian Government invests $26 million in astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array ...

Researchers at Michigan State University use TACC supercomputers to understand DNA bending and repair mechanisms ...

Themis Systems introduces NVIDIA Kepler-based GPGPU and NVIDIA GRID accelerated RES-NT2 high performance computers ...

HP helps software-defined storage customers maximize server investments with data tiering ...

IBM to acquire Trusteer to help companies combat financial fraud and advanced security threats ...

Oracle introduces the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Memory breakthrough could bring faster computing, smaller memory devices and lower power consumption ...

SMART Modular Technologies announces new e.MMC product family ...

Scientists find asymmetry in topological insulators ...