December 13, 2004
EMC Corp and Oracle Corp announced a new joint services offering to help customers quickly and cost-effectively upgrade to new Oracle Database 10g environments. The companies unveiled the new EMC Oracle Database 10g Accelerator solution here at Oracle OpenWorld. EMC and Oracle are showcasing the entire suite of jointly developed and jointly delivered information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions for Oracle environments to thousands of attendees.
The newest EMC Proven Solution combines the powerful features of EMC networked storage systems and software with professional services from both EMC and Oracle to significantly reduce the time it takes customers to deploy Oracle Database 10g. By combining the expertise of Oracle and EMC into a single engagement, customers can also reduce the cost of implementation by shortening the length of the services engagement.
As a part of the new EMC Oracle Database 10g Accelerator solution, Oracle and EMC will work with a customer to determine requirements and optimal configurations using best practices blueprints developed by both companies. Oracle will then re-locate the customer's database onto an EMC Symmetrix, EMC CLARiiON or EMC Celerra networked storage solution, implementing Oracle Flexible Architecture for optimal configuration. EMC then utilizes unique features of EMC TimeFinder or EMC SnapView software to replicate the database for testing and accelerated migration to Oracle Database 10g. Finally, both EMC and Oracle will test the configuration and work with a customer's IT department to ensure the configuration meets business objectives.
"Customers are looking for the fastest, most efficient way to deploy or upgrade their databases," said William Hurley, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "EMC and Oracle are working together to minimize cost, complexity and risk, while allowing customers to quickly and efficiently implement a database and storage Grid."
Mark Salser, senior vice president of the Oracle Technology Business Unit, added, "As the first company to provide a platform for Grid computing, Oracle's 10g database helps customers ensure that their information is securely consolidated and highly available. By working closely with EMC, we are able to help our customers design an infrastructure and accelerate their deployment that enables them to rapidly consolidate information."
Derrell James, EMC vice president of technology solutions, said, "EMC's networked storage technology and methodologies have been integrated with Oracle best practices to provide customers with a tested, effective solution that optimizes both their Oracle Database 10g layout and its performance. Services teams from EMC and Oracle can help customers take full advantage of the latest features and functions from both companies to better manage and protect their information throughout its lifecycle."
The ever-growing complexity of scientific and engineering problems continues to pose new computational challenges. Thus, we present a novel federation model that enables end-users with the ability to aggregate heterogeneous resource scale problems. The feasibility of this federation model has been proven, in the context of the UberCloud HPC Experiment, by gathering the most comprehensive information to date on the effects of pillars on microfluid channel flow.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
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The study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.
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When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
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04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.