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HPC Myth Busters: The High Cost of Misconceptions

HPC Myth Busters: The High Cost of Misconceptions

Incorrect or outdated information about high performance computing may prevent organizations from leveraging these powerful -- and ...

Intel Updates Developer Toolkit for HPC

Intel Updates Developer Toolkit for HPC

Intel today updated its developer toolkit for high performance computing, a step the company believes will make ...

Dell Aims at Mid-Tier Hyperscale Enterprises with New Division

Dell Aims at Mid-Tier Hyperscale Enterprises with New Division

Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions targets telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organizations that ...

Intel Advances Cancer Treatment with HPC, Big Data, Open Source

Intel Advances Cancer Treatment with HPC, Big Data, Open Source

In partnership with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, Intel hopes to increase ...

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The French high-performance computing center will work with IBM and the OpenPower Foundation to hasten its path to exascale computing, the partners announced this week. IBM and GENCI (Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif), which coordinates French HPC efforts, said Friday (Aug. 28) they would collaborate over the next 18 months on preparing advanced scientific applications that would run ... Full article
Incorrect or outdated information about high performance computing may prevent organizations from leveraging these powerful -- and affordable -- systems for competitive advantage. Full article
Market researcher Gartner predicts that application software sales will grow 7.5 percent this year and would exceed $200 billion by 2019, driven by widespread adoption of the cloud-based SaaS model. Full article
The global, growing hunger for faster networks to power high bandwidth, on-demand networks and service providers is spurring sales of OTN switching technologies, a hunger Ciena hopes to feed with today’s upgraded version of its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform. Hybrid packet OTN technology is expanding, in part as service providers seek to improve network carrying capacity and data transmission speeds, ... Full article
A partner network announced this week will deliver storage drivers for ClusterHQ’s Flocker container data management software rolled out a year ago. The partnership would allow the enterprise storage vendors to offer customers hardware or software-defined storage options based on Flocker to create container storage for Docker application containers. San Francisco-based ClusterHQ said its enterprise storage partners include ConvergeI/O, ... Full article
More production support for Docker containers emerged this week in the form of a startup founded by former Microsoft engineers that is emerging from stealth mode to support the Docker Engine on the current version of Windows Server. WinDocks, a startup based in Bellevue, Wash., said it expects an October beta release under an early evaluation program. It also ... Full article
Looking to strengthen security for the Internet of Things, QualiSystems today unveiled CloudShell 6.3 Release with enhanced networking support and infrastructure monitoring. The upgrade is designed to help enterprises continue using legacy applications and hardware as they move to DevOps, agile development, and cloud. The infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud management platform simplifies configuration required to support mixed topologies, ... Full article
OpenStack developer Mirantis is on the receiving end of another big investment round led by Intel Corp., which headed a previous $100 million funding round last October in the pure-play OpenStack software vendor. The cloud partners announced Monday (Aug. 24) that Intel Capital and other investors would sink another $100 million into Mirantis. The chipmaker has also committed to ... Full article
Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions targets telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organizations that typically have high-volume technology needs plus supply chain requirements in order to deliver business innovation. Full article
Virtualization and cloud storage developer Tintri today released its first all-flash VM-aware storage (VAS), the VMstore T5000 All Flash Series. In addition, the Mountain View, Calif.-based vendor upgraded its operating system, which works on the T5000 and its T800 hybrid-flash series, allowing enterprises to mix and match appliances in the datacenter. “We don’t expect one VM in isolation to perform ... Full article
In partnership with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, Intel hopes to increase use of genomic sequencing for personalized medicine, improved physician productivity. Full article
As more enterprises tie their datacenters to Linux containers, interest in market juggernaut Docker grows. Indeed, more than 70 percent currently use or are evaluating Docker, according to the 2015 “State of Containers.” And only 7 percent of those virtualization and cloud professionals surveyed had never heard of it, the StackEngine study found. It’s not all good news, however. Enterprises voice concern ... Full article
Flash storage prices continue to fall, something advocates expect will encourage more enterprises to replace more hard disk drives (HDDs) and create all-flash datacenters. With today’s announcement of K2 Perpetual Array v5.5, storage vendor Kaminario says it now delivers usable flash storage for less than $1 per gigabyte. The news comes only a month after Dell is slated to ... Full article
Microsoft rolled out a technical preview of its Windows Server 2016 on Wednesday (Aug. 19) that includes the first peek at Windows Server containers developed in partnership with application container leader Docker. The advance moves Docker containers a step closer to running on the next release of the Microsoft server, the partners said. Microsoft called the first public build ... Full article
There was a Linus Torvalds sighting this week in Seattle. The father of the Linux kernel that underpins the open source movement showed up at the annual Linux conference to briefly address issues ranging from application containers and the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) to coding more secure software. Some have compared Torvalds and the open source ... Full article
Implementing smart enterprise software can revive productivity. In fact, workplace productivity has jumped 84 percent in the last 40 years as a result of digital technology. And it makes sense: Tools like Box or Bitium enhance workflow and enable employee collaboration. And enterprise software can increase employee mobility, allowing staff to access company data from any place at any ... Full article
During the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday, Predixion Software and Wind River unveiled a partnership designed to empower enterprises to leverage the petabytes of data created by the Internet of Things (IoT). By 2020, the amount of data in the world will reach 440 zettabytes, up from about 4.4ZB today, according to the 2014 “Digital Universe of Opportunities” report ... Full article
As software bugs, vulnerabilities and other security gaps lead to a seemingly endless string of high-profile breaches, the Linux Foundation is expanding an infrastructure initiative to include a certification program and development tools needed to promote secure coding practices. The upfront security efforts are part of a larger push launched last year by the Linux Foundation called the Core ... Full article
Cloud adoption is no longer unfamiliar territory for businesses. According to the IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014, almost three-quarters of organizations have applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today, up from 57 percent in 2012. As a result, most businesses have moved beyond the simple cloud adoption phase to creating a broader cloud strategy. Rather than asking, ... Full article
Deploying Linux containers in production and at scale remains problematic, particularly given ongoing security concerns. Docker container engineers demonstrated a new security feature dubbed Docker Content Trust during this week’s LinuxCon in Seattle that makes it possible to verify the publisher of Docker images. Those efforts are aimed at addressing lingering concerns about packaging critical enterprise applications in de ... Full article
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Say what you will about Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, but when the software giant bought Sun Microsystems more than four years ago, ...
The word on the street ahead of the Oracle OpenWorld extravaganza, which opened on Sunday evening in San Francisco, was that CEO Larry Ellison ...
Just a few weeks ahead of the launch of EnterpriseTech, chip maker Intel rolled out its “Ivy Bridge” Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors. These chips ...
The idea behind cloud computing, as pioneer Amazon Web Services believed when it launched its first utility compute and storage products eight years ago, ...
Hewlett-Packard may be known as the volume player in the X86 server business, which has been dominated by two-socket servers for the past decade ...