Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Saturday, August 29, 2015
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OpenPower, French HPC Center Collaborate on Exascale

OpenPower, French HPC Center Collaborate on Exascale

The French high-performance computing center will work with IBM and the OpenPower Foundation to hasten its path ...

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 ...

IBM Unveils Linux Mainframe

IBM Unveils Linux Mainframe

The Linux mainframe servers rolled out this week by IBM will target the inexorable enterprise shift to ...

Catalina Sea Ranch Dives Into Aquaculture – and IoT

Catalina Sea Ranch Dives Into Aquaculture – and IoT

Just off the coast of Northern California, the Catalina Sea Ranch is starting to grow mussels – ...

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August 28, 2015(0)
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
August 24, 2015(0)
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
August 17, 2015(0)
The Linux mainframe servers rolled out this week by IBM will target the inexorable enterprise shift to hybrid clouds and growing performance requirements as a diversity of workloads like real-time transaction monitoring and other business analytics stress the datacenter. Meanwhile, several IBM partners also announced parallel Linux initiatives aimed at developing new software distributions for the Linux servers along ... Full article
August 12, 2015(0)
Just off the coast of Northern California, the Catalina Sea Ranch is starting to grow mussels – and an IoT-fueled bumper crop of data about aquaculture, mollusks, and the Pacific Ocean. The offshore shellfish ranch, the first to get federal authority to operate in United States’ waters, intends to increase commercial shellfish aquaculture, while simultaneously increasing the health of ... Full article
August 10, 2015(0)
The potential of the Internet of Things rests with “the huge number of things that are not connected today,” a universe that extends beyond connected machines to objects and eventually humans, an industry analyst asserts. “It’s that delta between what’s connected today and what we think will become connected tomorrow,” said Bill Morelli, IoT research director at IHS during ... Full article
July 30, 2015(0)
A raft of new open source initiatives seeks to attract new application developers as vendors look to build up DevOps capabilities. A new study commissioned by open source leader Red Hat finds that enterprise mobility can be added to the growing list of hiring priorities as companies look for front-end developers and back-end integration skills. Mobility is “making new ... Full article
July 28, 2015(1)
Chipmakers Intel Corp. and Micron Technology are claiming a new class of memory technology based on new materials and a three-dimensional “cross point” architecture said to deliver a 1,000-fold increase in non-volatile memory speeds. The partners said on Tuesday (July 28) their 3D XPoint non-volatile memory technology is ten times denser than conventional memory chips. They also claimed the ... Full article
July 24, 2015(0)
More than three-quarters of global executives surveyed in a new Internet of Things study said they have launched IoT initiatives and those efforts are beginning to expand beyond early adopters in the industrial manufacturing sector. The latest survey of the emerging IoT released this week by Tata Global Consultancy emphasizes that new business sectors like heavy equipment manufacturers are ... Full article
July 22, 2015(2)
For all its promise, the Internet of Things packs a lot of fears. Most recently, of course, two hackers completely immobilized a Jeep Cherokee as a driver headed down a highway at 70 miles per hour. Other headline-generating incidents include a hacked refrigerator that was among many household devices to send more than 750 malicious emails when a botnet ... Full article
July 20, 2015(0)
The membership roster of an Internet of Things standards group continues to expand with the addition of IBM, National Instruments and six other global institutions and manufacturers that promises to speed the deployment of an industrial IoT. The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), based on Portland, Ore., said Monday (July 20) that eight new companies have joined the IoT standards ... Full article
July 13, 2015(2)
It was a rainy Saturday in June, and Perry Carter, president of BDPA Washington, D.C. had invited me to serve on a panel to talk to students about technology and cybersecurity careers and life in general. The panel was part of BDPA’s 2015 Annual Regional IT Showcase where high school and college students showcase their technology innovations. Two Bowie State ... Full article
July 8, 2015(0)
The convergence of extreme scale computing and real-time workloads in large enterprises continues with a partnership between high-performance computing leader SGI and Dell aimed at providing in-memory computing to Dell customers running SAP HANA. SGI, Milpitas, Calif., said Wednesday (July 8) the deal with Dell would expand access to large-scale, single-node computing for appliances running eight or more sockets ... Full article
July 2, 2015(2)
News about automation and its socio-economic impact is all around us today. While some automation been around for decades, the last two years have seen exponential progress in its capability and potential impact. But progress, especially in large companies, remains mixed. Research shows that while more than 80 percent of large enterprises have a high or extremely high emphasis ... Full article
June 30, 2015(0)
No movement has shaken up the tech industry quite like the Internet of Things. Building machine-to-machine (M2M) devices is arguably the most complicated level of development right now because most developers just do not have experience writing concurrent code to make several devices talk. Outsourcing could be the way to make IoT development attainable for your enterprise. Enlisting the ... Full article
June 29, 2015(1)
The annual Red Hat Summit, held in Boston last week, is something of revival tent for open source where the pulpits are plentiful and so are smiling believers. Indeed it’s hard to dispute the powerful innovation springing from open source. The RH Summit, which started 11 years ago as a modest celebration of open source (mostly Red Hat Linux), ... Full article
June 24, 2015(0)
Despite the allure of analytics, many enterprises still struggle with siloed information in disparate formats, forced together via unwieldy manual processes that deliver only partial results. Combine this with the reality of shadow IT, incomplete knowledge about core systems, and the anticipated Internet of Things (IoT) explosion, and the promise of big data could fizzle for some enterprises. Blazent ... Full article
June 23, 2015(0)
With today’s introduction of the PowerEdge C6320, Dell continues its drive to propel high performance computing outside its traditional comfort zone of engineering or research and development and into general business enterprise applications. “We recognize that beyond the hyperscale space there’s an opportunity to offer this type of product,” Brian Payne, executive director of product management and product strategy ... Full article
June 19, 2015(0)
Nallatech claims to address price and performance with today’s introduction of its 385A production-ready server-qualified FPGA card. The 385A, which is available now, is a half-height, half-length PCIe Gen 3 card that includes Altera’s floating-point enabled Arria 10 FPGA family, designed to deliver up to 1.5 Tflops of floating point performance. The card includes two independent banks of SDRAM ... Full article
June 15, 2015(1)
IBM has jumped on the Apache Spark bandwagon, revealing it would throw its considerable weight behind the open source big data project that has been gaining momentum over the last year. IBM said Monday (June 15) it would integrate Spark software into the “core” of its analytics and commerce platforms while offering Apache Spark as a service on its ... Full article
June 12, 2015(1)
Dr. Ren Wu vigorously denies the charges of cheating that led Baidu to reportedly fire the head of its Heterogeneous Computing team after the Chinese search engine developer’s supercomputer team was accused of cheating in an artificial intelligence competition. “We didn’t break any rules, and the allegation of cheating is completely baseless,” Wu told Enterprise Technology via email. (Wu was ... Full article
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