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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 ...

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

1 Oct 2012 Round Rock - Dell has made available a new bundled solution designed to help electric utility companies smartly manage their distribution networks, minimize and potentially avoid outages and improve service to their customers through an innovative application of smart grid technologies. The Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution, tested in collaboration with OSIsoft, combines high-performance computing, networking and storage to manage data and provide actionable results in real-time.

Based on customer requirements and the age of the data Dell's solution provides three tiers of storage, enabling customers to optimize performance at a low cost.

Leading electric utilities are beginning to leverage Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) within their transmission and distribution (T&D) systems to monitor and manage the health of the T&D system. PMU measurements provide data related to the stability of the electricity network; PMU output can indicate either a current or imminent outage condition. However the benefits of these high-speed measurements (up to hundreds of measurements per second) are only realized when actionable information from the streaming data can be efficiently retained for later analysis. Dell's Smart Grid Data Management Solution, in conjunction with the OSIsoft PI System, provides an efficient, scalable platform for this analysis.

The solution's reference architecture features Dell PowerEdge 12th-generation servers with PCI Express Flash drives, and provides data in near-real time to grid operators enabling them to quickly identify and assess the health of the distribution grid. Dell Force10 high-performance 10/40GbE network switches provide low-latency, high-bandwidth throughput to handle the data demands of the entire system and Dell Compellent's automated tiered storage makes relevant data readily accessible while providing the flexibility and scalability to store historical grid data for compliance purposes.

Supporting the Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution is a range of service choices that simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of the infrastructure. Depending on current business requirements and the level of service desired, Dell Service professionals can provide factory, onsite, remote, modular and specialized services that fit specific customer needs and budgets.

Dell has teamed with industry leader OSIsoft to test the Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution. The OSIsoft PI System is the enterprise infrastructure for streaming data and events. The PI System captures phasor and other T&D system performance data, archives and contextualizes the data including real-time calculations and makes the data available to staff, applications and business systems.

"Smart grid technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way power is produced, delivered, used and conserved - but only if we can effectively capture, analyze and respond to the data that is generated", stated Jeff Gillespey, global energy sales director for Dell. "Managing the data deluge is imperative for utility companies that want to make their operations more efficient, and Dell is committed to giving them the power to improve productivity and enhance service levels."

"Today's energy distribution system is more complex than ever before. For instance, homeowners are installing solar panels that can actually feed energy back to the grid, and electric vehicles are presenting new demand challenges for energy companies", stated David Lear, executive director of sustainability at Dell. "Dell's Smart Grid Data Management Solution can help our energy customers - and their customers - be productive and environmentally sustainable. We are committed to putting our technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet."

"In the utilities market, deriving knowledge from grid data confers a competitive advantage but can stress computing systems", stated Bernard Morneau, chief strategy officer at OSIsoft. "We are very pleased to see Dell taking up this challenge and joining us in this journey to help OSIsoft customers address their growing data management requirements. We will be looking to expand this collaboration to other industries and big data scenarios."
Source: Dell

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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 ...