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Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis

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

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

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

2 Sep 2011 Amsterdam - Martin Kersten, research fellow at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, received the Challenges & Visions Track best paper award during the 2011 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) in Seattle, Washington, USA. VLDB is the leading international conference on database management. Martin Kersten received this prize for the publication "The Researcher's Guide to the Data Deluge: Querying a Scientific Database in just a Few Seconds", co-authored with CWI colleagues Stefan Manegold, Stratos Idreos and Erietta Liarou.

The paper presents a visionary research agenda for interactive exploration of extremely large databases, especially in the area of scientific data management where ingestion of multiple Terabytes of data on a daily basis is foreseen. A major innovation is required to aid scientists in their data exploration journey, where hitherto prevalent assumptions of complete and correct results should be traded against instant response and insight into the database collection at hand.

Several research directions are carved out to realize this vision. They range from engineering a novel database kernel where speed rather than completeness is the first class citizen, up to refusing to process a costly query in the first place, but providing advice on how to reformulate it instead, or even providing alternatives the system believes might be relevant for the exploration patterns observed.

The work is part of the SciLens project in the CWI research group Database Architectures (INS1).

Source: CWI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis

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

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