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Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud

7 Sep 2012 Mannheim - For many HPC users thinking of moving their workload to the Cloud, the idea of having a user-friendly "front end" and no longer having to concern themselves with the back end of computing is a strong incentive. But a panel of experts speaking at the September 24-25 ISC Cloud'12 conference in Mannheim will explain that a number of important considerations still loom behind a move to the Cloud.

This panel will examine the potential obstacles to Cloud adoption, such as security and trust, compliance, outsourcing, performance, virtualization, pricing, payment model, software licenses, choice of service provider or private Cloud builder, network bandwidth, and integration of all of these into existing business or research processes.

Paolo Balboni, who is the founding partner at ICT Legal Consulting, and Director of the European Privacy Association, Cloud Computing Sector Director and responsible for Foreign Affairs of Italian Institute for Privacy, will talk about the Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing in a panel on HPC Cloud Challenges. According to Paolo Balboni, prior to migrating to the Cloud, companies should carefully verify the data privacy and data security policy of Cloud service providers and choose the one that offers a high level of data protection. Moreover, companies should also regularly monitor the data protection compliance of the selected Cloud service provider and look into limitations and exclusions of liability clauses. In fact, not paying attention to these issues could leave the company - not the Cloud provider - legally and financially responsible for any data leaks or losses.

In addition to Paolo Balboni, the panel will include:

  • Max Lemke, EU: Cloud Challenges for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Franz-Josef Pfreundt, Fraunhofer ITWM: Big Data and Cloud File Systems
  • Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer SCAI: License Management
  • Giles Hogben, CSA: The Cloud Security Alliance
  • Paolo Balboni, European Privacy Association/ICT Legal Consulting: Legal Aspects in Cloud Computing

"In putting together the conference programme for ISC Cloud'12, we wanted to create a meeting that provides a comprehensive perspective on Cloud computing and we are pleased to offer this panel examining a wide range of issues", stated Wolfgang Gentzsch, ISC Cloud'12 General Chair.

On-line registration is now open for ISC Cloud'12 and there are two ways to save. General advance registration, at a savings of 50 euro, is open through Saturday, September 15. If you attended ISC'12 and purchased a full-conference passport, you are entitled to 25 percent off the ISC Cloud'12 pass. To register for ISC Cloud'12, you can use the code cloud4isc-2012.

The complete conference programme is now on-line.
Source: ISC Cloud'12

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Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...