November 28, 2005
The Liberty Alliance Project, a
global consortium for open federated identity and Web services
standards, announced that products from IBM, NEC, NTT and RSA
Security passed interoperability testing at Liberty's recent
conformance event. These companies successfully demonstrated that their
products meet interoperability standards for Liberty Federation and
join nearly seventy other identity products and solutions from multiple
vendors that have now passed Liberty interoperability testing.
Liberty Alliance holds regular conformance events at varying
locations around the world to test products for interoperability of
Liberty identity specifications. After participating in a five-day
testing event held in Tokyo earlier this month, IBM, NEC, NTT and RSA
Security have demonstrated interoperability of products and solutions
that incorporate Liberty Federation (Liberty ID-FF 1.2 and/or SAML 2.0)
"Liberty's Interoperable Program is about creating a global
ecosystem of identity solutions that have been proven to work together
in an open federated network environment," said Roger Sullivan, chair
of the Liberty Alliance conformance program and vice president of
business development for Oracle's Identity Management. "Since Liberty
launched the program in 2003, identity products that have passed
interoperability testing have been deployed extensively in a variety of
industries and vertical market segments worldwide."
Liberty Alliance is the only global identity organization with a
history of ensuring identity products from multiple vendors truly
interoperate. Implementations must interoperate with at least two other
vendor implementations through a series of tests designed to
exhaustively exercise specification features in a real-world deployment
setting. Symlabs and Trustgenix supported the testing by providing
their previously validated Liberty Interoperable products and
Interoperability of products is a key factor in deploying and
managing successful identity systems. Organizations specifying products
that have met Liberty's requirements for interoperability can count on
solutions that will deploy quickly and immediately interoperate with
other Liberty-enabled identity solutions. This allows organizations to
deploy open federated identity systems faster, more cost-effectively
and on the widest possible scale.
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.
Jun 19, 2013 |
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.
Jun 17, 2013 |
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.
Jun 12, 2013 |
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.
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.