December 13, 2004
Xiotech Corp announced the availability of its implementation service for Oracle 10g Real Application Cluster (RAC), developed jointly with Oracle Corp and CIBER. The new service draws upon Xiotech's Magnitude 3D RAC Pack, to simplify and accelerate the process of implementing Oracle 10g RAC, ensuring database readiness in under 24 hours.
Engineered specifically for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME), this new service integrates Oracle best practices with the Magnitude 3D RAC Pack, a turnkey, factory-built infrastructure and a single point of support to ensure rapid implementations that dramatically reduce costs of deployment and ongoing management. The solution is built upon Linux and will be extended to Microsoft Windows environments in the near future. Oracle, Xiotech, a Certified Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork and CIBER, a Certified Advantage Partner, will market the solution through Oracle global sales and consulting and Xiotech and CIBER sales.
The Magnitude 3D RAC Pack is a fully integrated solution for the deployment of Oracle 10g RAC, including servers, database software and storage infrastructure. The combination of Oracle 10g RAC with Magnitude 3D's innovative clustering delivers a continually scalable and unbreakable storage, database, and operating infrastructure. Magnitude 3D RAC Pack takes full advantage of Magnitude 3D's unique dynamic provisioning technology to ensure that implementation time is cut from a minimum of four weeks to under 24 hours. Leveraging the simplicity of Magnitude 3D RAC Pack with Oracle 10g RAC also simplifies ongoing database and storage management, while delivering seamless, zero downtime scalability.
"The Xiotech, Oracle and CIBER bundle of solutions and services for Oracle 10g RAC implementations makes deployment faster, simpler and more affordable," said Mark Salser, senior vice president of Oracle's Technology Business Unit. "Magnitude 3D's dynamic provisioning technology ensures that organizations can be up and running with Oracle 10g in a matter of hours."
"Most organizations that strive to manage, maintain and support their existing systems, new projects and solutions put a considerable strain on their technical and financial resources," said Ed Burns, president of CIBER. "The ability to implement complex solutions such as Oracle 10g RAC within 24 hours reduces the effort on the part of the organization while allowing for better cost controls."
"Oracle 10g for Grid computing ensures that data is always secure and available," said Mike Stolz, Xiotech executive vice president of marketing. "Magnitude 3D RAC Pack, along with CIBER's expertise, helps SME's take full advantage of Oracle 10g RAC by giving them easy-to-use, scalable, clustered storage."
Researchers from the Suddhananda Engineering and Research Centre in Bhubaneswar, India developed a job scheduling system, which they call Service Level Agreement (SLA) scheduling, that is meant to achieve acceptable methods of resource provisioning similar to that of potential in-house systems. They combined that with an on-demand resource provisioner to ensure utilization optimization of virtual machines.
Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.
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Ruan Pethiyagoda, Cameron Boehmer, John S. Dvorak, and Tim Sze, trained at San Francisco’s Hack Reactor, an institute designed for intense fast paced learning of programming, put together a program based on the N-Queens algorithm designed by the University of Cambridge’s Martin Richards, and modified it to run in parallel across multiple machines.
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With that in mind, Datapipe hopes to establish themselves as a green-savvy HPC cloud provider with their recently announced Stratosphere platform. Datapipe markets Stratosphere as a green HPC cloud service and in doing so partnering with Verne Global and their Icelandic datacenter, which is known for its propensity in green computing.
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Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud.
Jun 06, 2013 |
The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.
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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.