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Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays ...

The Cloud

Contrail introduces new PaaS service ...

IBM to power "smarter citizens" Cloud in China with System z ...

Chinese Government and Businesses continue to embrace IBM smarter computing ...

IBM broadens efforts to prepare small and medium businesses for growth ...

Platform Computing named best of VMworld finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" category ...

UC4 announces collaboration with Red Hat to enhance automated open source solutions for virtual and Cloud infrastructure ...

Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing finalist for Telstra Innovation Challenge ...

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis ...

EuroFlash

AMD FirePro Professional Graphics certified for New OpenCL compliant 3D modelling application ...

CWI Database Architecture Group wins VLDB 2011 C&V best paper award ...

Mellanox provides high speed connectivity for UK-based Grid computing project ...

NVIDIA enables dramatic new video processing and I/O capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs ...

USFlash

AMD ships first "Bulldozer" processors ...

Top scientists head for Australia to talk SKA ...

C-DAC announces first-of-its-kind industry relevant Global Certification Programme for HPC professionals ...

Magnetic fields keep Milky Way's central black hole hungry - for now ...

"Culturomics 2.0" forecasts human behaviour by supercomputing global news ...

Emerson Network Power launches first fanless embedded computer featuring second generation Intel processor ...

UC San Diego invention saving consumers trillions of watt hours and millions of dollars ...

3M and IBM to develop new types of adhesives to create 3D semiconductors ...

Strong growth continues in the worldwide disk storage systems market in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

Ongoing infrastructure investments carry storage software revenues to seventh consecutive quarter of growth in 2011, according to IDC ...

Special report highlights 'greatest hits' of scientific supercomputing ...

Oracle delivers Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.3, simplifies testing for Oracle's Siebel CRM ...

Contrail introduces new PaaS service

2 Sep 2011 Amsterdam - Imagine your brilliant idea turns out to be so succesful that you need to go from one web server to a thousand in a couple of hours. The Cloud is the answer. But it would demand experts packaging your application and writing scripts to manage the Cloud. Well, this was before ConPaaS. With ConPaaS, bringing hundreds of web servers and application servers on-line is done with no more than a single mouse click.

"No, it is not publicly available just yet, but we are close to releasing an Alpha version", stated Guillaume Pierre from the VU Amsterdam. He is all too aware that the industry has already shown interest in ConPaaS, and it appears to be the solution for a great demand. Guillaume Pierre leads a research group on large-scale distributed systems at VU University Amsterdam, and he is the leader of Platform-as-a-Service efforts in the Contrail Project. Contrail is a large European project in which eleven organisations from six countries collaborate to transform the current heterogeneous Cloud into a federated, easy accessible homegeneous environment. ConPaaS is part of the software stack that Contrail will produce and it is the first component available.

"Once your bright idea really takes off, you're in desperate need of resources. Getting more resources is easy using existing Cloud offerings, like Amazon EC2 or an OpenNebula based Cloud. But it is not as easy to deploy your application on these new resources, to package your application for different existing Cloud providers, or to switch from one to the other without stopping your application. Here's where ConPaaS comes in: it provides Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in a new and easy way."

Need another webserver? Just click +1 in the webserver menu. Need 100? Guess what you need to type. You can bring up PHP, Java Servlet and Database engines in no time with just a click of your mouse. ConPaaS bundles all relevant data in one screen and makes resources available with just one click.

Guillaume Pierre stated: "Even our first demo's already sparked attention from the industry. We expect the first release to be ready in a month. We will release the entire software in open-source, and there will also be a public testbed where anyone can try ConPaaS for free. Later in the Contrail Project we will integrate ConPaaS with other components like Cloud Federation and federated security to make ConPaaS even more widely applicable."
Source: Contrail

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Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays ...

The Cloud

Contrail introduces new PaaS service ...

IBM to power "smarter citizens" Cloud in China with System z ...

Chinese Government and Businesses continue to embrace IBM smarter computing ...

IBM broadens efforts to prepare small and medium businesses for growth ...

Platform Computing named best of VMworld finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" category ...

UC4 announces collaboration with Red Hat to enhance automated open source solutions for virtual and Cloud infrastructure ...

Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing finalist for Telstra Innovation Challenge ...

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis ...

EuroFlash

AMD FirePro Professional Graphics certified for New OpenCL compliant 3D modelling application ...

CWI Database Architecture Group wins VLDB 2011 C&V best paper award ...

Mellanox provides high speed connectivity for UK-based Grid computing project ...

NVIDIA enables dramatic new video processing and I/O capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs ...

USFlash

AMD ships first "Bulldozer" processors ...

Top scientists head for Australia to talk SKA ...

C-DAC announces first-of-its-kind industry relevant Global Certification Programme for HPC professionals ...

Magnetic fields keep Milky Way's central black hole hungry - for now ...

"Culturomics 2.0" forecasts human behaviour by supercomputing global news ...

Emerson Network Power launches first fanless embedded computer featuring second generation Intel processor ...

UC San Diego invention saving consumers trillions of watt hours and millions of dollars ...

3M and IBM to develop new types of adhesives to create 3D semiconductors ...

Strong growth continues in the worldwide disk storage systems market in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

Ongoing infrastructure investments carry storage software revenues to seventh consecutive quarter of growth in 2011, according to IDC ...

Special report highlights 'greatest hits' of scientific supercomputing ...

Oracle delivers Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.3, simplifies testing for Oracle's Siebel CRM ...