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Dell EMC Engineers Strategy to Democratize HPC

Dell EMC Engineers Strategy to Democratize HPC

The freshly minted Dell EMC division of Dell Technologies is on a mission to take HPC mainstream with a ...

IBM Project DataWorks: Joining Multi-Sourced Data for AI-based Analytics

IBM Project DataWorks: Joining Multi-Sourced Data for AI-based Analytics

IBM’s aggressive push into the data analytics market continued today with the announcement of Project DataWorks, a ...

New Commercial CAE Code Scaling Record Claimed

New Commercial CAE Code Scaling Record Claimed

SGI, the old-line supercomputing vendor recently acquired by HPE, has teamed with ANSYS, the product engineering and ...

The Capital Markets Industry’s ‘Unsustainable Cost Model’: A Technology Strategy

The Capital Markets Industry’s ‘Unsustainable Cost Model’: A Technolo...

Greed, fear and regulations have historically driven the capital markets industry. But with today’s rising regulatory regime ...


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SAP completed it acquisition of big data analytics startup Altiscale Inc. this week, saying it would fold Altiscale's data cloud and Hadoop services into its existing SAP HANA cloud and emerging analytics efforts. Reports that SAP (NYSE: SAP) was pursuing Altiscale, based in Palo Alto, Calif., began surfacing in August. SAP did not disclose details of the acquisition, but ... Full article
As more data, enterprise applications and other workloads move to public clouds, greater attention and investment are going into cloud security as a way to protect data while managing information and cloud services. Those services in particular are attracting investment capital. Among the latest startups to reap that windfall is cloud data protection startup Druva Inc., which on Wednesday ... Full article
IBM’s aggressive push into the data analytics market continued today with the announcement of Project DataWorks, a Watson initiative that IBM said is the first cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data and enable AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is designed to make it simple for business managers and data professionals to collect, organize, govern, secure ... Full article
The booming big data market along with growing demand for automated datacenter operations are spurring adoption of management and other services offered by software-defined datacenters, according to a new report that also forecasts a 32-percent annual growth rate for virtualized computing, networking and storage. In a report released this week, Allied Market Research pegs the software-defined datacenter market at ... Full article
SGI, the old-line supercomputing vendor recently acquired by HPE, has teamed with ANSYS, the product engineering and simulation software company, to set a new world record for scaling commercial CAE code. According to SGI, the two companies broke a record set last year by running ANSYS Fluent combustion modeling software across 145,000 CPU cores, exceeding by more than 16,000 ... Full article
Container leader Docker is broadening a partnership with Microsoft to run Docker Engine and a datacenter management platform with Windows Server 2016. The partners rolled out the first technical details of Windows Server containers last August, calling it "the first step in bringing containers to the Windows Server ecosystem." Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Docker said Monday (Sept. 26) the ... Full article
As more enterprise data, applications and other workloads shift to the cloud, vendors of cloud monitoring services are expanding their offerings to help DevOps teams troubleshoot issues related to distributed applications running on hybrid clouds, application containers and other micro-services. The latest comes from Datadog, a provider of monitoring services for cloud applications. The New York-based vendor released a ... Full article
As more data and enterprise applications are moved to public cloud services, a surprisingly high number of enterprises responding to a new cloud security survey said they are not encrypting their data and other cloud workloads. The cloud adoption survey of more than 400 executives spanning a variety of industries who attended the recent VMworld conference found that 28 ... Full article
As it challenges public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out a cloud-based analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure. Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: AMZN) with an upgraded ... Full article
The Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is expanding industry access to its network of national laboratories to leverage supercomputing capabilities that can be used to model, simulate and analyze industrial processes and products. DoE's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) recently announced another series of funded projects designed to expand the program's scope to other industrial sectors. The 13 ... Full article
The brick and mortar of an industrial Internet of Things is arriving with a security framework designed to balance the safety and reliability requirements of industrial operations with an attempt to define the "trustworthiness" of emerging manufacturing networks. An industrial IoT security blueprint released on Monday (Sept. 19) by a two-year-old industry consortium stresses five characteristics for bullet proofing ... Full article
Among the complaints of enterprises considering hybrid cloud deployments are integration issues, application incompatibility along with a lack of development tools and common APIs. Hence, vendors of collaborative software development tools and platforms are gaining traction with managed workflows designed to speed the development, testing and deployment of software code. Among them is San Francisco-based GitLab, which this week ... Full article
While global server shipments remained roughly flat during the second quarter, cloud services are expected to billow this year on the strength of growing infrastructure and application software services. Market tracker Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) forecast this week that public cloud services would grow 17.2 percent this year to more than $208 billion. Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service offerings lead the way ... Full article
DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint ... Full article
Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. continues to invest in enterprise infrastructure developers, leading an early funding round and forming a partnership with bare metal server automation startup Packet. The partners announced a $9.4 million Series A funding round on Wednesday (Sept. 14) along with a strategic partnership that will bring Packet's bare metal cloud services aimed at developers to the ... Full article
Despite an alarming increase in the frequency and severity of cyber attacks, enterprises large and small claim they are doing enough to mitigate the effects of a data breach. New data released this week by market analyst Juniper Research indicates that a whopping 86 percent of U.K. enterprises responding to a recent survey believe they are doing enough to ... Full article
Already entrenched in the deep learning community for neural net training, Nvidia wants to secure its place as the go-to chipmaker for datacenter inferencing. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Beijing today (Tuesday), Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the latest additions to the Tesla line, Pascal-based P4 and P40 GPU accelerators, as well as new software all aimed at improving ... Full article
As more vendors unveil their enterprise-grade distributions of OpenStack Mitaka released in the spring, developers are already preparing the launch of the new OpenStack upgrade dubbed Newton. Several vendors including Red Hat and OpenStack cofounder Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) have released cloud distributions based on Mitaka. Rackspace said Monday (Sept. 12) its private cloud based on the latest release is ... Full article
A retired Air Force General has been tapped to be the nation's first chief information security officer, the Obama administration announced this week. Retired Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill previously served as director of command, control, communications and cyber systems at the U.S. Transportation Command. Touhill currently serves as a deputy in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity ... Full article
As at least one competitor gets bigger, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) got smaller this week with an $8.8 billion spinoff and merger of its software unit with staid software vendor Micro Focus. HPE (NYSE: HPE) and Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) also announced plans this week to form a partnership that will name the U.K.-based vendor's SUSE unit as HPE’s preferred ... Full article




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