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Orchestrating Simulations on a Formula 1 CFD Cluster with Grid Engine

Orchestrating Simulations on a Formula 1 CFD Cluster with Grid Engine

Sports and advanced scale computing have teamed up for well over a decade, but in possibly no ...

Custom App Container Targets HPC Needs

Custom App Container Targets HPC Needs

Custom versions of application containers are emerging that meet stringent requirements. Among the first is an HPC-specific ...

Hospital Ransomware Attacks Spark IT Security Debate

Hospital Ransomware Attacks Spark IT Security Debate

A series of ransomware attacks directed at U.S. hospitals is highlighting the vulnerability of private health records ...

15X Spark Speed-ups Coming to the Open Source Community, Say HPE and Hortonworks

15X Spark Speed-ups Coming to the Open Source Community, Say HPE and Horton...

Hortonworks and HPE this week announced a collaboration to enable enterprise-wide Apache Spark implementation, an effort based ...

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April 15, 2016(0)
Custom versions of application containers are emerging that meet stringent requirements. Among the first is an HPC-specific container platform dubbed "Singularity" built around what its developers say is the concept of "mobility of compute." Despite the fact that commercial and open source application containers are making steady headway in production settings, researchers overseeing HPC operations at Lawrence Berkeley National ... Full article
March 18, 2016(0)
Black Friday is now a distant memory. But the next one is never less than 356 days away, so pundits are analyzing the results of shopper habits during the last holiday buying season and what they ultimately mean for the future of retail. Here’s one key example: This was the first year online shoppers outnumbered in-store shoppers, according to ... Full article
March 6, 2016(0)
Hortonworks and HPE this week announced a collaboration to enable enterprise-wide Apache Spark implementation, an effort based on work done to the Spark kernel by HPE Labs that the companies say could improve shuffle engine performance by 15x and memory efficiency by 50 percent. The collaboration will center on big data analytics workloads that benefit from large pools of ... Full article
March 2, 2016(0)
Operating on the assumption that whatever it was, it was needed yesterday, enterprise micro-services in general and Docker application containers in particular are making serious headway among developers. The folks charged with developing and distributed enterprise applications have reached the point where they are identifying the drawbacks as well as the advantages of application containers. Given the right approach, ... Full article
February 29, 2016(1)
In the 13 years since I founded an open source software company, both the movement and industry have gone mainstream, and software development has undergone profound methodological and structural change. Back in the day, waterfall software development ruled. Software design, coding and quality control were managed “top-down” by a bevy of software managers and a bunch of programmers. As ... Full article
February 29, 2016(0)
Shippable, the developer of a platform for speeding code development and delivery of enterprise applications, has added cloud options and tighter integration with source controllers like GitHub while expanding support for micro-services and applications containers. The Seattle-based startup said Monday (Feb. 29) the latest version of its software development and continuous delivery platform supports emerging applications technologies like containers ... Full article
February 25, 2016(0)
The restoration of my 1910 Craftsman bungalow means the house is effectively being torn down and rebuilt from the inside out. This includes a scale model in my back yard of the Mariana Trench, a.k.a. our new foundation. It’s easy to extend this metaphor to the topic of infrastructure. The Woes of an Upgrade When my house was built, ... Full article
February 17, 2016(0)
Containers have exploded through the bulkheads of market acceptance that most new technologies must slog through, crossing the chasm in only three years and transforming the way applications are deployed in data centers and in the cloud. The vast majority of major corporations around the world have either implemented, or at least tested, containers. As deployments evolve in complexity ... Full article
February 9, 2016(0)
Software is defining and redefining everything from datacenters to the energy infrastructure delivering the power to run IT infrastructure. Software-defined power distribution that also incorporates predictive analytics to forecast future demand debuted late last year when the Dutch company Eneco Group rolled out what it claims is the first software-driven power plant. Teamed with AutoGrid Systems, an analytics provider ... Full article
January 29, 2016(0)
Targeting large in-memory Java computing implementations, Sunnyvale-based Azul Systems is releasing a new version of Zing, its scalable Java Virtual Machine for enterprise applications that includes a whopping in-memory heap size of 2TBs per Java instance, which Azul claims leads other Java runtime solutions. Whether it’s real-time data analytics, high frequency trading or a travel reservations e-commerce platform, Howard ... Full article
January 28, 2016(2)
Corporations are often looking for ways to automate their operations to save money as a way to "lower overhead." Software, rather than hiring another worker, is usually seen as the most cost-effective way to run an organization. According to a new report, that approach is increasingly a waste of money. The report released this week by software license optimization ... Full article
January 20, 2016(0)
Global economic turmoil is prompting some IT executives to hedge their bets in the new year as they monitor China's slowdown while trying to divine whether stock markets are undergoing a "correction" or something worse. Among those taking a cautious approach while continuing to expand is IT automation specialist Puppet Labs. The high-flying company said Wednesday (Jan. 20) its ... Full article
January 7, 2016(0)
Countless case studies demonstrate impressively the importance of HPC for engineering and scientific insight, product innovation, and market competitiveness. But so far HPC was mostly in the hands of a relatively small elite crowd, not easily accessible by the large majority.  In this article, however, we argue that – despite the ever increasing complexity of HPC hardware and system ... Full article
December 10, 2015(0)
The Open Container Initiative (OCI) launched earlier this year to develop industry standards for Linux-based containers said this week it has established a governing structure to oversee technical details and referee disputes as application containers make their way into production. San Francisco-based Docker Inc. is spearheading the Linux Foundation standards initiative. Patrick Chanezon, Docker's chief developer advocate, said in ... Full article
November 9, 2015(0)
Red Hat launched a lightweight Linux container host initiative last year called "Project Atomic" just as the application container movement was gaining market momentum. The company said this week it is finally offering a "preview" of its Atomic Enterprise Platform container infrastructure in connection with the latest release of its OpenShift Enterprise platform. Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) said the ... Full article
November 5, 2015(1)
A new open source initiative backed by application and service vendors as well as enterprise users aims to extend an emerging development framework to become an open API industry standard. The Linux Foundation unveiled its Open API Initiative on Thursday (Nov. 5) focusing on the emerging Swagger specification and format used to provide metadata for RESTful APIs. Initial contributors ... Full article
November 4, 2015(0)
The folks at Docker Inc. continue to push out new releases of their application container platform with the overriding goal of making key components "production-ready." The latest version, Docker 1.9, released this week focuses on multi-host networking that enables the creation of virtual networks in Docker Engine along with a "hardened" Docker Swarm clustering tool that moves from beta ... Full article
October 28, 2015(1)
As technology reshapes industry, female engineers and computer scientists are reshaping their companies and the world. From leading advanced scale computing initiatives to heading digital startups and everything in between, women technologists are increasingly welcome and comfortable across the breadth of organizations describing themselves as technology-centric. A background in STEM doesn't limit women to success in this field. As ... Full article
October 26, 2015(0)
Enterprise applications and the IT infrastructure used to deliver them remain too complex, prompting some to bypass sanctioned enterprise tools and instead use consumer applications to get done what needs to be done. That reality is among the conclusions of a recent white paper on the growing complexity of enterprise applications released by "modernization platform" vendor Capriza. The startup ... Full article
October 26, 2015(0)
The evolution of smart, connected, and autonomous products is reshaping the manufacturing industry and its ecosystem. The convergence of operational and information technologies is opening a completely new axis – a large one at that – for creating path-breaking innovations and opportunities in the manufacturing ecosystem. On this wide canvas, the first brushstrokes to separate leaders from laggards will ... Full article

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