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Data Platforms Supplying ‘Smarts’ to the Power Grid

Data Platforms Supplying ‘Smarts’ to the Power Grid

Software is defining and redefining everything from datacenters to the energy infrastructure delivering the power to run ...

‘Shelfware,’ Software Audit Costs on the Rise

‘Shelfware,’ Software Audit Costs on the Rise

Corporations are often looking for ways to automate their operations to save money as a way to ...

Puppet Labs Secures Rainy Day Loan, Plans Expansion

Puppet Labs Secures Rainy Day Loan, Plans Expansion

Global economic turmoil is prompting some IT executives to hedge their bets in the new year as ...

Towards Ubiquitous HPC — Passing HPC into the Hands of Every Engineer and Scientist

Towards Ubiquitous HPC — Passing HPC into the Hands of Every Engineer and...

Countless case studies demonstrate impressively the importance of HPC for engineering and scientific insight, product innovation, and ...

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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
October 22, 2015(0)
Always present but often ignored is the human element of information technology. Systems and software all get installed, configured and maintained by people. And not a single one of those people on the IT staff could possibly be an expert in every one of the technologies involved. So every engineer or administrator approaches every issue from a different perspective ... Full article
October 20, 2015(0)
In its latest iteration of its real-time visual analytics software suite, Space-Time Insight focused on simplifying the process for developers and enhancing the application's real-time Spark Streaming capabilities. SI Suite 6.0, announced today and slated to go into production during the first quarter of 2016, is designed to bridge the potentially expanding number of data silos organizations have in ... Full article
October 20, 2015(0)
As the reality of enterprise production environments catches up with the hype over Docker application containers, vendors have been plugging security holes while attempting to expand flexibility for container deployments. Of particular concern is the security of container images. For example, a recent study found that more than 30 percent of images in Docker Hub, the central repository for ... Full article
October 19, 2015(0)
The demand to use big data for a competitive advantage in commercial fields has never been greater, but all too often practitioners get distracted by the data's noise, instead of concentrating on the signal, as thin and hard-to-hear as it may be. Full article
October 16, 2015(0)
The Grace Hopper Celebration demonstrated many women find exciting careers in computer science. But as all participants agreed, there's still a lot of work ahead to level the field and crack the glass ceiling. Full article
October 15, 2015(2)
Some technology businesses and non-profits are rising to the challenge of encouraging more girls to consider computer science careers, unveiling long-term initiatives at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston today. YouTube, in partnership with Google's Made with Code team, will partner to host "codeGirl" at no cost on Nov. 1 through 5 before it hits theaters, said YouTube CEO ... Full article
October 14, 2015(0)
On the day the Grace Hopper Celebration welcomed 12,000 attendees – primarily young women – to Houston, the Anita Borg Institute introduced a local initiative – and a group of employees from a Texas business came to learn how its grassroots group for female engineers could blossom. The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) unveiled the launch of ABI.Local to help ... Full article
October 14, 2015(0)
Once known for sexy Superbowl commercials, GoDaddy has recast itself as a promoter of equality in hiring – and now, equal pay. The company that once made waves with Danica Patrick ads is now leveraging its "internal culture" and doing more than discuss diversity. Last year at the Grace Hopper Celebration, the web-hosting company disclosed its own employee gender breakdown. ... Full article

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