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Primeur weekly 2011-10-10

The Cloud

Timing is right for SDSC Cloud ...

SARA and BiG Grid make HPC Cloud infrastructure available ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Public Cloud ...

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g delivers world record dual-node result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark on Cisco Unified Computing System B440 M2 server ...

Oracle optimizes integration between Oracle applications and Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches Cloud Productivity Suite ...

HP acquires control of Autonomy Corporation plc ...

Minister Bruton launches European Cloud Computing Conference in Dublin - DCU and EIURA bring next generation of Cloud computing to Dublin ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Process Accelerators for Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

HP powers expansion for China's Range Technology ...

HP and SAP accelerate Cloud deployments for clients ...

Bull UK and Ireland shows how bullion server can help guide customers on their journey to the Clouds ...

Adobe unveils Creative Cloud ...

EMC unveils new Proven Solution and best practices for Oracle ...

Emerson Network Power selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to enable its data centre infrastructure management solution ...

Saving energy with the 'Internet of Things' ...

EuroFlash

Hungarian National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Institute selects SGI to power advanced scientific research ...

Bull and Acceleware announce partnership to deliver a unified hardware-to-software experience ...

New project to tackle data deluge: EUDAT - Towards a pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure ...

Exotic quantum states: a new research approach ...

USFlash

Simulations unlock carbon nanotube potential for industry ...

New UNIX-based laboratory aids University of Wyoming-NCAR relationship ...

Oracle unveils the Oracle Big Data Appliance ...

Oracle announces industry's first engineered system for Extreme Analytics ...

Oracle Executive Vice President John Fowler spotlights Oracle's Engineered Systems ...

Oracle extends the Oracle Exastack Programme with availability of Oracle Exastack Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

Bold approach could change electronics industry ...

Livermore computer scientist Greg Bronevetsky receives Presidential Early Career Award ...

New 'FeTRAM' is promising computer memory technology ...

Fortune Global 200 CIO joins Advisory Board of DataDirect Networks ...

EMC and NEC set high-end scalability record ...

SARA and BiG Grid make HPC Cloud infrastructure available

4 Oct 2011 Amsterdam - Last Tuesday, the Dutch National High Performance Computing and e-Science Support Center SARA and BiG Grid organized the opening of the new HPC Cloud infrastructure. Stimulated by specific demands from different research fields, and with the support of BiG Grid, SARA has developed a national High Performance Computing Cloud and made it suitable for scientific applications. The HPC Cloud will be offered as a service within the BiG Grid infrastructure.

Typical for this Cloud is the great flexibility and efficiency thanks to 'zero-time application porting', since no time is lost with installing applications on the Cloud. Such user-tailored infrastructure contributes to better and broader research. This is important for the development of the Dutch knowledge economy.

The HPC Cloud Day took place from 10.00 to 17.00 in the Turing Room, at the Science Park in Amsterdam. The programme of the day consisted of presentations related to bioinformatics, earth sciences and linguistics and finance. Keynote speakers included Ignacio Llorente of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and David Konerding of Google.

With the HPC Cloud scientists get access to a flexible computing cluster that can be optimally configured for each application. Through the innovative use of virtualization technologies, SARA has developed a HPC Cloud that allows to dynamically adapt the architecture and environment to an application. On the HPC Cloud, for example, different operating systems can co-exist and be used simultaneously, even on the same processor unit.

The HPC Cloud is an important step in the expansion and diversification of the BiG Grid infrastructure, in addition to the current central and local grid facilities, which are used by the experiments at CERN, the LOFAR telescope and experiments in life sciences.

Anwar Osseyran, director of SARA, stated: "We are very pleased that we can better support our users with the HPC Cloud infrastructure which we have developed within the framework of BiG Grid. This infrastructure is extremely user friendly and our HPC Cloud support team ensures that users can fully focus on their research."

Jaap van den Herik, CEO BiG Grid, stated: "With the HPC Cloud BiG Grid builds further on an excellent national e-infrastructure for science."
Source: SARA

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Primeur weekly 2011-10-10

The Cloud

Timing is right for SDSC Cloud ...

SARA and BiG Grid make HPC Cloud infrastructure available ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Public Cloud ...

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g delivers world record dual-node result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark on Cisco Unified Computing System B440 M2 server ...

Oracle optimizes integration between Oracle applications and Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches Cloud Productivity Suite ...

HP acquires control of Autonomy Corporation plc ...

Minister Bruton launches European Cloud Computing Conference in Dublin - DCU and EIURA bring next generation of Cloud computing to Dublin ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Process Accelerators for Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

HP powers expansion for China's Range Technology ...

HP and SAP accelerate Cloud deployments for clients ...

Bull UK and Ireland shows how bullion server can help guide customers on their journey to the Clouds ...

Adobe unveils Creative Cloud ...

EMC unveils new Proven Solution and best practices for Oracle ...

Emerson Network Power selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to enable its data centre infrastructure management solution ...

Saving energy with the 'Internet of Things' ...

EuroFlash

Hungarian National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Institute selects SGI to power advanced scientific research ...

Bull and Acceleware announce partnership to deliver a unified hardware-to-software experience ...

New project to tackle data deluge: EUDAT - Towards a pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure ...

Exotic quantum states: a new research approach ...

USFlash

Simulations unlock carbon nanotube potential for industry ...

New UNIX-based laboratory aids University of Wyoming-NCAR relationship ...

Oracle unveils the Oracle Big Data Appliance ...

Oracle announces industry's first engineered system for Extreme Analytics ...

Oracle Executive Vice President John Fowler spotlights Oracle's Engineered Systems ...

Oracle extends the Oracle Exastack Programme with availability of Oracle Exastack Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

Bold approach could change electronics industry ...

Livermore computer scientist Greg Bronevetsky receives Presidential Early Career Award ...

New 'FeTRAM' is promising computer memory technology ...

Fortune Global 200 CIO joins Advisory Board of DataDirect Networks ...

EMC and NEC set high-end scalability record ...