December 13, 2004
Oblix, a developer of identity-based security solutions, announced that The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, the nation's second oldest mutual life insurer, has deployed the Oblix COREid Identity Management and Access Control solution for user authentication and authorization. With Oblix COREid, Penn Mutual home and field office associates, plus the company's thousands of financial professionals, can use a single user name and password to access applications they need to accomplish daily tasks, such as accessing e-mail, processing policy applications or reviewing client policy information -- all done seamlessly and securely.
Oblix COREid facilitates a secure, personalized user experience by authenticating each user's login and directing him or her to a user web site that includes accessible applications and information. Users can then easily access the data and applications for which they are authorized. In addition, end users can now manage their own registration process, user credentials and user profile, enabling them to make changes when needed. By automating these processes, COREid is helping Penn Mutual to deliver high levels of security, while reducing administrative costs, such as fielding helpdesk calls for forgotten passwords.
"Penn Mutual is dedicated to providing its financial professionals with the most efficient resources possible so they can spend more time servicing clients' needs and less time in the office on the phone with the Customer Service Center," said Stephen Byrne, director of Enterprise Architecture for Penn Mutual. "With Oblix, our sales representatives can use the same set of electronic credentials for almost everything they need -- that includes e-mail, LAN access and client-server applications. Looking forward, Oblix will play an even larger role as we expand our Web-based applications and deliver a more personalized experience that is unique to the user's profile and individual preferences."
"Large enterprises share a common challenge: they must provide higher levels of security to increasingly complex infrastructures while simplifying the end user experience," said Ken Sims, vice president of marketing and business development at Oblix. "Companies are recognizing that they must pull identity and access management out of the application silos they have traditionally resided in and manage them centrally. This increases overall system security while lowering costs. Penn Mutual is one of a large number of insurance institutions that are leveraging Oblix COREid to accomplish this critical function."
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.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
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.