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Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers

3 Oct 2013 Redwood Shores - Oracle has launched new x86 servers, based on the latest Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 v2 product family. Oracle's new Sun Server X4-2 and Sun Server X4-2L have set a SPECjEnterprise2010 world record for the best result achieved on a two-socket x86 server. Running Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Linux, the Sun Server X4-2 delivered 11,259 EjOps.

Available now, Oracle's new Sun Server X4-2, Sun Server X4-2L and Sun Blade X4-2B systems are ideal for a broad range of mission-critical business workloads, such as database, middleware and enterprise business workloads in virtualized environments, as well as high-density, clustered computing in an enterprise cloud environment.

The new x86 servers demonstrate Oracle's continued strategy of designing state-of-the-art x86 offerings that are specifically engineered to serve as a foundation for Oracle software for both stand-alone systems as well as within Oracle Engineered Systems.

Oracle's new x86 servers deliver up to 50 percent more compute power in the same power profile as the previous generation, making them among the most efficient x86 servers for Oracle software and other enterprise applications.

Oracle's x86 servers, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM are engineered, tested, deployed and supported together, resulting in unparalleled reliability, availability and serviceability.

Oracle's x86 servers offer additional customer value, allowing a choice of Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at no extra cost. They also provide complete stack management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Ops Center at no additional cost with Oracle Premier Support services.

Oracle's x86 servers also include built-in server management tools, which can help customers reduce system administration cost and complexity.

Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) offers secure, comprehensive local and remote power management, monitoring, fault detection and notification.

Oracle System Assistant guides system administrators through rapid server deployment, firmware updates, hardware configuration, and operating system installation with Oracle certified hardware drivers.

Oracle's new x86 servers also feature Oracle Advanced System Cooling, which uses cooling zones to help maximize airflow at lower fan speeds while minimizing power consumption to allow customers to achieve efficiencies and lower cost.

Paired with Oracle storage, like the recently announced world-record setting ZS3 Series, Oracle x86 servers can provide faster application start-up, performance for thousands of virtual machines per storage system and the ability to accelerate time-to-insight.

Additionally, with Oracle Premier Support for Servers customers gain comprehensive coverage with single-point accountability and problem resolution for Oracle servers, operating systems, and software.

"Oracle's x86 servers are designed and optimized at each level of hardware and firmware to be the most reliable, highest performance systems for running Oracle software", stated Ali Alasti, senior vice president, Hardware Development, Oracle. "With comprehensive management and virtualization built-in, Oracle's new x86 servers are ideal for a broad range of enterprise applications as standalone servers, while also providing building blocks for many Oracle Engineered Systems."
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...