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Primeur weekly 2012-10-08

The Cloud

ISC Cloud’12 shared new evolution images from HPC and big data in the Cloud ...

Bright Computing to present data aware Cloud bursting to the SLURM User Group ...

Oracle unveils expanded Oracle Cloud Services portfolio ...

Oracle extends Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management product family with innovative Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c introduces new tools and programmes for partners ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution bolsters Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University's administrative information system ...

Lending Club selects Oracle ERP Cloud Service to help increase insight and efficiencies ...

Customers live on Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

Oracle continues to extend industry's no. 1 business innovation platform for the enterprise and the Cloud ...

Kwality Dairy selects IBM Cloud to drive supply chain efficiencies ...

Oracle announces ISV integration with Oracle Sales and Marketing Cloud Service ...

Oracle unveils new partner Cloud programmes at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution enhances Kansai University's educational research system platform ...

HP advances software-defined networks with integrated infrastructure, controller and application solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Solaris 11.1 at Oracle OpenWorld ...

VMware simplifies compliance for business-critical applications in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

OProject@Home has been launched ...

EuroFlash

Altair's latest Compute Manager offers built-in 3D and 2D visualization of high-performance computing simulations ...

Green Brain project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain ...

Hi-fi single photons ...

USFlash

Indiana University develops tool to improve NASA polar ice mission ...

Launch of the USA's fastest Genomic Supercomputing Platform reduces cancer genome analysis from months to seconds - One patient every 47 seconds ...

South Australian Research Facility unleashes the Tizard supercomputer ...

Mellanox InfiniBand selected by Fujitsu to accelerate the Australian National University supercomputer ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine ...

Virginia Tech to tackle the Big Data challenges of next-generation sequencing with HokieSpeed ...

Iowa State researchers developing Big Data toolbox to help genome researchers ...

IBM completes acquisition of Texas Memory Systems ...

Brown University awarded $1.5 million for new Big Data tools ...

Cognitech Inc. announces release of industry's fastest mobile and tower supercomputing Forensic Video Workstations ...

Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution enables utility companies to improve efficiency ...

New Zealand Freight Service provider adopts IBM PureSystems for IT consolidation ...

IBM boosts security, Cloud and analytics capabilities with new Power systems, storage and mainframe technologies ...

Sandia builds Android-based network to study cyber disruptions ...

Sandia gains national recognition for sustainable energy management ...

NSF announces interagency progress on administration's Big Data initiative ...

National Science Foundation awards Rutgers $1.4 million to help create ways to analyze Big Data ...

ISC Cloud’12 shared new evolution images from HPC and big data in the Cloud

4 Oct 2012 Mannheim - A final number of 150 high-performance computing (HPC), Cloud and Big Data users from academia and industry, along with technology and service providers gathered for two days, on September 24 and 25 in Mannheim, for the third international ISC Cloud'12 conference. Once again costs, performance and security were high on the agenda for new users.

Another very refreshing addition to this year's programme were the manifold end-user experiences, and lessons learned with designing, building, managing and using Cloud to facilitate research and big data processing demands. The opening keynote was delivered by Bob Jones from CERN, who gave an overview of CERN's big data requirements and the progress of the EU Science Cloud, Helix Nebula. The project is shaping up nicely as the current two-year pilot phase continues. CERN is one of the three flagship users in addition to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the European Space Agency (ESA). The three demand-side partners were picked expressly because of the scope of their research and computing requirements.

The ISC Cloud General Chair, Wolfgang Gentzsch opened the tight-paced conference by emphasizing the ISC Cloud conference as an important HPC Cloud community building initiative, and by sharing the initial results from his Uber-Cloud Experiment project, which brings various primary stakeholders together to promote the adoption of HPC in the Cloud and with it, deliver the intended benefits of innovation and increased competitiveness to small-to-mid size enterprises.

The attendees found it valuable to have been part of a crowd that is closely interested in this increasingly visible segment of HPC. A survey conducted during the conference revealed that more than 85 percent of the attendees considered the topics and issues presented at Cloud'12 as very relevant. Besides, 43 percent were motivated to attend due to the extensive conference programme, and close to 66 percent of attendees appreciated the opportunity to participate in the vendor-user dialogues. The evening reception in the vineyard of Dr. Bürklin-Wolf in the famous Pfalz wine region offered a further opportunity to network with other participants and to continue the thematic discussions, also with the experts.

According to Wolfgang Gentzsch, the steering committee this year had a much larger choice of projects to present as research and industrial best-practices, compared to the last two years. "In 2010, we had to rely mostly on vendor case studies and I was quite disappointed myself about the result, but in 2011, we saw some more Cloud providers, like SGI Cyclone, Penguin POD and Bull extreme factory as well as European Commission funded Cloud projects and early adopters in industry, allowing us to select great speakers with hands-on experience on real applications in the Cloud", stated Wolfgang Gentzsch. "Therefore, we, as organizers expect an increasing interest in next year's ISC Cloud Conference."

This year's conference highlights were definitely the Helix Nebula Cloud project, the industry success

stories in the cloud such as rendering, climate, screening and big data. The engineering software in the Cloud touching on new on demand pay-per-use licensing models, like Ansys, CD-adapco, ESI, and Simulia also caught the interest of attendees. Finally, the novel BoF sessions on reference architecture, applications/software in the Cloud, and data transport gave the attendees the opportunity to break into three groups to engage in lively discussions.
Source: ISC Cloud'12

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Primeur weekly 2012-10-08

The Cloud

ISC Cloud’12 shared new evolution images from HPC and big data in the Cloud ...

Bright Computing to present data aware Cloud bursting to the SLURM User Group ...

Oracle unveils expanded Oracle Cloud Services portfolio ...

Oracle extends Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management product family with innovative Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c introduces new tools and programmes for partners ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution bolsters Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University's administrative information system ...

Lending Club selects Oracle ERP Cloud Service to help increase insight and efficiencies ...

Customers live on Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

Oracle continues to extend industry's no. 1 business innovation platform for the enterprise and the Cloud ...

Kwality Dairy selects IBM Cloud to drive supply chain efficiencies ...

Oracle announces ISV integration with Oracle Sales and Marketing Cloud Service ...

Oracle unveils new partner Cloud programmes at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution enhances Kansai University's educational research system platform ...

HP advances software-defined networks with integrated infrastructure, controller and application solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Solaris 11.1 at Oracle OpenWorld ...

VMware simplifies compliance for business-critical applications in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

OProject@Home has been launched ...

EuroFlash

Altair's latest Compute Manager offers built-in 3D and 2D visualization of high-performance computing simulations ...

Green Brain project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain ...

Hi-fi single photons ...

USFlash

Indiana University develops tool to improve NASA polar ice mission ...

Launch of the USA's fastest Genomic Supercomputing Platform reduces cancer genome analysis from months to seconds - One patient every 47 seconds ...

South Australian Research Facility unleashes the Tizard supercomputer ...

Mellanox InfiniBand selected by Fujitsu to accelerate the Australian National University supercomputer ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine ...

Virginia Tech to tackle the Big Data challenges of next-generation sequencing with HokieSpeed ...

Iowa State researchers developing Big Data toolbox to help genome researchers ...

IBM completes acquisition of Texas Memory Systems ...

Brown University awarded $1.5 million for new Big Data tools ...

Cognitech Inc. announces release of industry's fastest mobile and tower supercomputing Forensic Video Workstations ...

Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution enables utility companies to improve efficiency ...

New Zealand Freight Service provider adopts IBM PureSystems for IT consolidation ...

IBM boosts security, Cloud and analytics capabilities with new Power systems, storage and mainframe technologies ...

Sandia builds Android-based network to study cyber disruptions ...

Sandia gains national recognition for sustainable energy management ...

NSF announces interagency progress on administration's Big Data initiative ...

National Science Foundation awards Rutgers $1.4 million to help create ways to analyze Big Data ...