December 05, 2005
Callidus Software Inc. announced
the successful implementation of its TrueComp EIM solution for Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF). The successful deployment of
the software helps the company effectively manage incentive
compensation payments for internal and external agents, brokers and
direct sales staff. The Callidus TrueComp solution was implemented by
BCBSF staff with leadership support from one of Callidus Software's
strategic partners, Accenture, a global company for management
consulting, technology services and outsourcing.
With TrueComp, BCBSF processes more than 60,000 transactions per
month and it provides BCBSF's compensation managers with a new
licensing and appointment system. It also provides tools to drive sales performance, and promptly adjust plans to meet changing
market requirements to ensure accurate, real-time delivery of payouts
and results. Further, BCBSF benefits from greater visibility into agent
and broker sales behaviors enabling faster, more dynamic business
decisions to improve performance and align business activities to
"Our successful implementation with BCBSF demonstrates that
organizations with complex compensation plans are effectively using
Callidus' EIM solution to automate all aspects of their incentive
plans," said Robert Youngjohns, president and CEO of Callidus Software.
"TrueComp delivers significant strategic and operational benefits that
address the unique needs and challenges facing insurance giants like
BCBSF to process and manage millions of transactions across multiple
products and lines of business. The solution ensures companies can more
easily align compensation plans with corporate strategy."
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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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.
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