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Primeur weekly 2013-10-28

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Both citizens and scientific communities to benifit from Desktop Grid technology within the IDGF-SP project ...

Desktop Grids technically integrated into wider Grid and Cloud infrastructure for scientific computing ...

Users are now able to build their own Desktop Grid infrastructure in the Cloud ...

Exascale supercomputing

Indiana University Center scores funds for exascale supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Innovative HPC-in-the-Cloud service for China enabled by Bright Cluster Manager ...

City of Rotterdam selects Oracle HCM Cloud to help reduce costs, automate HR processes and improve HR activities ...

HP Aurasma boosts scalability and performance for augmented reality with HP Cloud ...

eMeter, a Siemens Business, provides real-time access to data analytics in the Cloud ...

Oracle buys BigMachines ...

IBM opens Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. ...

EuroFlash

Notre Dame scales up HPC with Allinea Software's tools ...

ZIB and Intel have established a research centre for many-core high performance computing in Berlin ...

ZIB successfully concluded Phase I of the acceptance test of the HLRN-III Cray supercomputer ...

AMS-IX exceeds 10 Tb/s of connected capacity ...

Saarbrücken physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible ...

New Belarus-Russian Union State programme on SKIF supercomputers possible in 2014 ...

USFlash

Univa completes acquisition of Grid Engine assets, becoming the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine software ...

Fusion-io expands relationship with Fujitsu worldwide to accelerate PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers ...

New IDC worldwide HPC end-user study identifies latest trends in high performance computing usage and spending ...

BP opens new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research ...

New explanation for star formation: Computer simulations to provide physical explanation for Larson's Laws ...

SGI launches portfolio of new solutions to enable Big Data innovations and big breakthroughs ...

SGI empowers enterprises with Big Data innovations for big results ...

Game-changing classroom opens in library at Clemson University ...

IBM licenses new ARM technology for custom chips aimed at networking and communications ...

Oracle licenses VMware vSphere storage APIs for Oracle storage ...

NIST/JQI team gets the edge on photon transport in silicon ...

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path ...

SGI empowers enterprises with Big Data innovations for big results

22 Oct 2013 Fremont - SGI has unveiled additional Big Data solutions to address the challenges enterprises and government agencies increasingly face today. Drawing on extensive expertise and experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) and managing high volume storage, SGI is introducing new solutions that enable organisations to perform Big Data analytics with faster and greater insight, achieve extreme capacity and scale needed for Big Data storage, and manage storage investments more cost effectively.

Today's global enterprises are awash with data. This data is generated by a variety of sources: Internet traffic, sensors, credit card activity, social media, video monitors, and more. In fact, data is arriving in volume, with velocity, and of variety far greater than ever experienced. Utilizing analytics to unlock value lying within Big Data has far reaching benefits, from competitive advantage and topline growth to saving lives. But it also presents new challenges: how to derive value at greater speed, scale, and efficiency.

"SGI has been enabling customers to achieve extraordinary breakthroughs utilizing High Performance Computing, as well as efficiently manage some of the largest data environments in the world, for nearly two decades", stated Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "Today's announcement reflects our rich heritage in HPC and high volume storage, and our ability to significantly help enterprises accelerate time to value, achieve petabyte scale, and lower the rising cost of Big Data."

SGI's expertise in building the world's fastest supercomputers is proving to be invaluable in addressing these challenges. Supercomputing has historically been applied to complex, computationally intensive problems ranging from scientific discovery to physical simulations to government security. Now enterprises are applying High Performance Computing (HPC) to the rapidly emerging field of Big Data analytics, and when relationships within data sets are generally understood, turning to the open source computing framework Apache Hadoop.

Continuing its market leading innovation, SGI was at the forefront of Hadoop and has cluster installations now reaching tens of thousands of nodes. Building on this rich heritage, SGI is announcing a new factory-integrated platform that is optimized for Hadoop to perform Big Data analytics with faster and greater insight and reduce time to value from months to days.

"Big Data workloads require large amounts of compute power, usually deployed as large groups of scale-out Linux servers, in order to run analytics software such as Hadoop. However, the capabilities and IT skill-sets required to optimize these Hadoop analytics clusters are not present in many IT organisations", stated Jean S. Bozman, research vice president, IDC Enterprise Platforms group. "By pre-configuring Big Data analytics systems, SGI is addressing this important market need - and it is providing a readily deployed Big Data solution that will speed time-to-results from business analytics."

SGI is also building on expertise and innovation in HPC petascale environments to address a fundamental and, increasingly difficult, Big Data challenge - storing data volumes at massive scale, within tight budgets, while meeting demanding user access requirements. SGI ranks among the world's Top 10 storage vendors, shipping over 600PBs annually. SGI's announcements also encompass innovative solutions that deliver extreme storage capacity and scale needed for Big Data, and enable enterprises to significantly lower high-volume storage costs.

"Gaining insight from data represents both an enormous opportunity and challenge for enterprises, academia, industry and government", stated Rajeeb Hazra, vice president and general manager of Technical Computing Group at Intel. "SGI's Big Data solutions are an example how the latest technology enables users to both manage their data and quickly scale their applications to achieve insights that ultimately result in a significant competitive advantage."

As data grows in size and complexity, and the quest for greater and precise business insight expands, leveraging technology developed for extreme environments is a natural step for the enterprise market. SGI continues to make this possible.
Source: Rackable Systems

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Primeur weekly 2013-10-28

Special

Both citizens and scientific communities to benifit from Desktop Grid technology within the IDGF-SP project ...

Desktop Grids technically integrated into wider Grid and Cloud infrastructure for scientific computing ...

Users are now able to build their own Desktop Grid infrastructure in the Cloud ...

Exascale supercomputing

Indiana University Center scores funds for exascale supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Innovative HPC-in-the-Cloud service for China enabled by Bright Cluster Manager ...

City of Rotterdam selects Oracle HCM Cloud to help reduce costs, automate HR processes and improve HR activities ...

HP Aurasma boosts scalability and performance for augmented reality with HP Cloud ...

eMeter, a Siemens Business, provides real-time access to data analytics in the Cloud ...

Oracle buys BigMachines ...

IBM opens Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. ...

EuroFlash

Notre Dame scales up HPC with Allinea Software's tools ...

ZIB and Intel have established a research centre for many-core high performance computing in Berlin ...

ZIB successfully concluded Phase I of the acceptance test of the HLRN-III Cray supercomputer ...

AMS-IX exceeds 10 Tb/s of connected capacity ...

Saarbrücken physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible ...

New Belarus-Russian Union State programme on SKIF supercomputers possible in 2014 ...

USFlash

Univa completes acquisition of Grid Engine assets, becoming the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine software ...

Fusion-io expands relationship with Fujitsu worldwide to accelerate PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers ...

New IDC worldwide HPC end-user study identifies latest trends in high performance computing usage and spending ...

BP opens new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research ...

New explanation for star formation: Computer simulations to provide physical explanation for Larson's Laws ...

SGI launches portfolio of new solutions to enable Big Data innovations and big breakthroughs ...

SGI empowers enterprises with Big Data innovations for big results ...

Game-changing classroom opens in library at Clemson University ...

IBM licenses new ARM technology for custom chips aimed at networking and communications ...

Oracle licenses VMware vSphere storage APIs for Oracle storage ...

NIST/JQI team gets the edge on photon transport in silicon ...

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path ...