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Primeur weekly 2019-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNeSt project successfully builds prototype for exascale ...

Atos unveils global High Performance Computing Test Lab in Angers, reinforcing its position as European leader in supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

"Poor-man's q-bit" based on spintronics can solve quantum problems at room temperature ...

A quantum leap ...

Stevens team closes in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips ...

Aliro democratizes quantum computing by making it accessible to any developer ...

Reply's study shows enormous potential for quantum computing as it leaps to market maturity ...

National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands ...

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances ...

One step closer future to quantum computers ...

IBM opens Quantum Computation Center in New York, brings world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems online, and unveils new 53-qubit quantum system for broad use ...

Focus on Europe

LuxProvide SA is responsible for the installation and operation of the "Meluxina" supercomputer ...

Finland's new BullSequana supercomputer Puhti and data management solution Allas from Atos to be inaugurated ...

ISC 2020 Contributed Programme calls for submission ...

New call for proposals in support of EU weather and climate model communities ...

Middleware

Baylor College of Medicine's Aiden Lab chooses Weka to accelerate genomics research ...

Oracle and Intel collaborate on Optane DC Persistent Memory performance breakthroughs in next-generation Oracle Exadata X8M ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies unveils groundbreaking servers and solutions for modern data centres ...

Compute Express Link Consortium (CXL) officially incorporates and announces expanded Board of Directors ...

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former Chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum ...

Atos' BullSequana supercomputer powered by AMD processor sets world-record performance ...

Synopsys' new Embedded Vision Processor IP delivers industry-leading 35 TOPS performance for artificial intelligence SoCs ...

Liqid partners with ScaleMP to introduce Liqid Memory ...

Exxact announces Gold Partnership with ThinkParQ GmbH, to deliver BeeGFS Parallel Storage solutions for HPC, AI, and life science workloads ...

Inspur open-sources TF2, a full-stack FPGA-based Deep Learning inference engine ...

Applications

New method for detecting quantum states of electrons ...

Quantum physics - Simulating fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms ...

MathWorks announces release 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink ...

Scientists develop detailed representation of clouds in weather and climate models ...

Two French climate models consistently predict a pronounced global warming ...

Atos opens first lab for artificial intelligence in Germany ...

DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies ...

Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe ...

Department of Energy and Cerebras Systems partner to accelerate science with supercompute scale artificial intelligence ...

The Cloud

EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center sign MoU ...

DDN announces acquisition of IntelliFlash Enterprise Storage Business Unit from Western Digital ...

Oracle and VMware partner to support customers' hybrid Cloud strategies ...

Oracle Cloud automates security for critical workloads ...

Oracle delivers choice of deployment for its next-generation Cloud ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC continues market momentum with new customers, new performance milestones and now 100 world records ...

Oracle Cloud automates security for critical workloads

16 Sep 2019 San Francisco - Oracle is expanding its security portfolio with new Cloud services designed to automatically help protect Cloud workloads and data from risks posed by misconfigurations and cyber threats. The three new Cloud services, including Oracle Data Safe, Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones provide centralized security configuration and posture management, as well as automated enforcement of security practices.

Together with Oracle Data Safe, Cloud Guard and Maximum Security Zones, customers can better protect their critical workloads. These intelligent systems operate in the background enforcing security practices, gathering telemetry from across the Cloud environment, and surfacing misconfigurations, anomalous behaviour and risks to respond to through automated means. With the new capabilities, customers of Oracle Cloud will not bear the burden of designing secure architectures from scratch and will be better protected from the consequences of misconfigurations than they are in other Cloud environments today.

"Data is your most valuable asset, and hackers will exploit any weakness, whether in databases, their users, or their infrastructure", stated Vipin Samar, senior vice president, Database Security, Oracle. "We created Oracle Data Safe to help organisations secure their data in the Cloud, irrespective of their size or security expertise."

Cloud enables organisations to better address a cyber threat landscape that continues to increase in size and complexity. In the 2019 Oracle KPMG Cloud Threat Report, 72 percent of organisations responded that security in the Cloud is better than what they can achieve on their own. Today, Oracle is introducing security capabilities that collectively automate security processes at all layers of the Cloud stack from the infrastructure to the application layer.

"We are seeing enterprises make too many configuration errors when setting up their Cloud services. This is putting their business at risk needlessly", stated Maxine Holt, research director, Ovum. "By allowing for pre-set templated configuration of their Cloud services, enterprises will be better protected knowing that the right security services are not only turned on, but more closely aligned to their business needs and policies."

Oracle Data Safe is a unified control center for automating database security and improving visibility into security issues with data, users, and configuration. Oracle Data Safe provides vital security controls, including monitoring database activity, discovering sensitive data, and masking databases to help minimize security risk. Built from the ground up, leveraging Oracle's decades of database security experience, Oracle Data Safe helps customers protect their Oracle Database Cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database. It complements the security features already in Oracle Autonomous Database, such as always-on encryption and self-patching. Available now on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Data Safe is included with all Oracle Database Cloud services.

Oracle Cloud Guard is a unified security solution that provides a global and centralized approach to the protection of all of a customers' assets. It works to analyze data, detect threats and misconfigurations automatically, then hunt down and kill those security threats without requiring human oversight. Oracle Cloud Guard continuously collects data from every part of the infrastructure and application stack, including audit logs, Oracle Data Safe, Oracle OS Management Service, as well as third-party products. Oracle Cloud Guard proactively detects and stops anomalous activity it identifies, shutting down a malicious instance automatically, and proactively revoking user permissions when it detects anomalous user behaviour.

Oracle Cloud Maximum Security Zones comprises an enclave within a customer's environment where security is mandatory and always on. It provides a combination of automated preventative and detective means to enforce security controls and practices to customer defined configurations of Oracle Cloud resources. Customers effectively lock down resources to known secure configurations, automatically prevent configuration changes, and continuously monitor and block anomalous activities. Maximum Security Zones are enforced through the automated activation of all relevant and preconfigured security services, including application security and the new Cloud Guard.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNeSt project successfully builds prototype for exascale ...

Atos unveils global High Performance Computing Test Lab in Angers, reinforcing its position as European leader in supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

"Poor-man's q-bit" based on spintronics can solve quantum problems at room temperature ...

A quantum leap ...

Stevens team closes in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips ...

Aliro democratizes quantum computing by making it accessible to any developer ...

Reply's study shows enormous potential for quantum computing as it leaps to market maturity ...

National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands ...

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances ...

One step closer future to quantum computers ...

IBM opens Quantum Computation Center in New York, brings world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems online, and unveils new 53-qubit quantum system for broad use ...

Focus on Europe

LuxProvide SA is responsible for the installation and operation of the "Meluxina" supercomputer ...

Finland's new BullSequana supercomputer Puhti and data management solution Allas from Atos to be inaugurated ...

ISC 2020 Contributed Programme calls for submission ...

New call for proposals in support of EU weather and climate model communities ...

Middleware

Baylor College of Medicine's Aiden Lab chooses Weka to accelerate genomics research ...

Oracle and Intel collaborate on Optane DC Persistent Memory performance breakthroughs in next-generation Oracle Exadata X8M ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies unveils groundbreaking servers and solutions for modern data centres ...

Compute Express Link Consortium (CXL) officially incorporates and announces expanded Board of Directors ...

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former Chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum ...

Atos' BullSequana supercomputer powered by AMD processor sets world-record performance ...

Synopsys' new Embedded Vision Processor IP delivers industry-leading 35 TOPS performance for artificial intelligence SoCs ...

Liqid partners with ScaleMP to introduce Liqid Memory ...

Exxact announces Gold Partnership with ThinkParQ GmbH, to deliver BeeGFS Parallel Storage solutions for HPC, AI, and life science workloads ...

Inspur open-sources TF2, a full-stack FPGA-based Deep Learning inference engine ...

Applications

New method for detecting quantum states of electrons ...

Quantum physics - Simulating fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms ...

MathWorks announces release 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink ...

Scientists develop detailed representation of clouds in weather and climate models ...

Two French climate models consistently predict a pronounced global warming ...

Atos opens first lab for artificial intelligence in Germany ...

DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies ...

Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe ...

Department of Energy and Cerebras Systems partner to accelerate science with supercompute scale artificial intelligence ...

The Cloud

EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center sign MoU ...

DDN announces acquisition of IntelliFlash Enterprise Storage Business Unit from Western Digital ...

Oracle and VMware partner to support customers' hybrid Cloud strategies ...

Oracle Cloud automates security for critical workloads ...

Oracle delivers choice of deployment for its next-generation Cloud ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC continues market momentum with new customers, new performance milestones and now 100 world records ...