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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 ...

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

10 Oct 2011 Barcelona - On 1 October 2011, the EUDAT project was launched to target a pan-European solution to the challenge of data proliferation in Europe's scientific and research communities. Aiming to contribute to the production of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure driven by researchers' needs, the project is co-ordinated by CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland, and co-funded by the European Commission's Framework Programme 7.

EUDAT aims to provide Europe's scientific and research communities with a sustainable pan-European infrastructure for improved access to scientific data. Burgeoning volumes of valuable and complex data - newly available from powerful new scientific instruments, simulations and digitization of library resources - represents a fantastic opportunity for science, but has created new challenges related to data management, access and preservation. EUDAT aims to address these challenges and exploit the opportunities using its vision of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure.

The EUDAT consortium comprises 25 European partners, including data centres, technology providers, research communities and funding agencies from 13 countries, who will work together to deliver a Collaborative Data Infrastructure that can sustainably meet future researchers' needs.

"EUDAT will fill an important gap in the current European e-Infrastructure landscape", stated Dr. Kimmo Koski, CSC Managing Director and EUDAT Project Co-ordinator. "We aim to develop a generic infrastructure for scientific data management that can used by a diversity of research communities and existing infrastructures."

"This can only be achieved through a systematic and focused approach covering the entire life cycle of data objects, and by encouraging collaboration between the various stakeholders and in particular between the communities involved in designing specific services and the data centres willing to provide generic solutions", stated Dr Koski. "Our ultimate aim is to develop a high-quality, cost-efficient and sustainable pan-European data ecosystem, driven by European research needs and user communities."

The EUDAT partners include key representatives from research communities in linguistics (CLARIN), earth sciences (EPOS), climate sciences (ENES), environmental sciences (LIFEWATCH), and biological and medical sciences (VPH), all of which have been allocated project resources to help specify their requirements and co-design related services. Other communities have joined EUDAT as associate members, representing 15 research disciplines across all major fields of science.

EUDAT Scientific Co-ordinator Peter Wittenburg, from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen, The Netherlands, said EUDAT will open considerable new opportunities for research communities. "Beyond offering common services such as data hosting and preservation, EUDAT is paving the way towards integrated and interoperable access to data and, in doing so, will facilitate new science and allow efficient knowledge creation", stated Peter Wittenburg. "It is this double opportunity that makes the EUDAT initiative so interesting for research communities and infrastructures."

Peter Wittenburg stressed, however, that the challenges of integration, interoperability, data life cycle management and trust building would involve a continuous and global discussion process. "EUDAT is calling for the contributions of all stakeholders interested in adapting their solutions or contributing to the design of the CDI. The EUDAT user forums and the Data Access and Interoperability Task Force (DAITF) already provide some opportunities to join in the discussion."

More information is available from www.eudat.eu
Source: EUDAT

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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 ...