April 03, 2006
Organizations throughout the world are using
Oracle Fusion Middleware, the company's comprehensive, standards-
based family of middleware products to adopt and manage
service-oriented architectures (SOA) in heterogeneous computing
The SOA market is poised for tremendous growth over the next few
years. According to a recent Gartner report, "SOA will provide the
basis for 80 percent of development projects, by 2008." Advanced
Data Exchange, Cattles Bank, Griffiths Waite, the Mexican Government's
Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Neustar, Norwegian Ministry of
Justice and Police, Spanish Regional Government, Universita di Bologna
and Wyeth are a few of the growing number of organizations using
components of the Oracle SOA Suite, part of the Oracle Fusion
Middleware product family, to help maximize business efficiency,
increase IT flexibility and lower costs.
Built on a hot-pluggable architecture, Oracle's SOA Suite enables
organizations to rapidly deliver new business services -- based on a
mix of old and new IT systems -- while avoiding costly rip-and-replace
projects. The suite delivers a comprehensive service lifecycle
management platform that enables services to be created, secured,
monitored, managed and orchestrated into composite applications and
multi-step business processes. Partners are using Oracle's products as
the foundation for SOAs, decreasing the time spent re-architecting
entire systems and increasing the time dedicated to building
competitive, vertical differentiators and solving customers' business
problems. Oracle SOA Suite boasts some of the industry's most advanced
and well-regarded SOA technologies, including Oracle BPEL Process
Manager, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Oracle Business
Rules Engine, Oracle Enterprise Service Bus, Oracle JDeveloper and
Oracle Web Services Manager.
Advanced Data Exchange (ADX) is a privately held, venture-backed
company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., providing services to build
and expand trading communities by building upon the benefits of
electronic data interchange (EDI) and XML without the typical cost or
complexity. ADX improves commerce process execution, enabling customers
and suppliers to efficiently exchange business documents, streamline
orders, track and manage changes, resolve discrepancies, improve the
accuracy of payments and the timeliness of receivables. Its use of
Oracle BPEL Process Manager and Oracle's EDI B2B Gateway brings
flexibility and agility to ADX's technology platform, resulting in
improved response times to customers, minimal manual data entry and
"ADX drives efficiency in the buyer-supplier relationship. Our
Business Integration and Commerce Management services allow electronic
order processing and related communication with trading partners
regardless of technology capabilities or data formats," said Carl
Lehmann, vice president of solutions strategy at ADX. "To build a
service-oriented technology infrastructure to best support our clients,
we selected Oracle Fusion Middleware's SOA technologies, which allow
for interoperability with our clients regardless of their business
system or technology platform."
Cattles plc, one of the largest providers of financial services
products to the non-standard consumer credit market in the United Kingdom, chose to
work with Oracle partner Griffiths Waite (GW) to build an adaptive
application processing platform to support their expansion into new
markets, as well as an ambitious partner program. GW evaluated various
SOA offerings and selected Oracle BPEL Process Manager and Oracle BAM,
key components of the Oracle SOA Suite. Using Oracle BPEL Process
Manager, Cattles has the flexibility to easily change business
processes as partner requirements change. Oracle BAM provides Cattles
with immediate visibility into the application pipeline enabling them
to monitor, manage and change their business -- in real time. This
platform is successfully supporting an initial implementation of more
than 2,000 users and processing upward of 25,000 applications per day.
GW specializes in the design, development and management of business
solutions based upon Oracle technology.
"The Oracle SOA Suite is by far the most comprehensive and integrated SOA offering in the marketplace," said Mark Simpson, architect at Griffiths Waite. "Cattles needed a solution that could not only orchestrate high-risk loan approval process, but could also provide the ability to monitor the key business metrics. Together, Oracle BPEL Process Manager and Oracle BAM helped us create a robust platform, enabling Cattles to easily monitor processes and provide a feedback loop for process optimization."
Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Police is responsible for the
maintenance and development of the basic guarantees of the rule of law
throughout Norway. Established in 1818, the organization has
approximately 17,700 employees across its three major subsidiaries --
the Police Directorate, the Prison and Probation Service and the
Legislation Department. The organization selected Oracle SOA Suite to
develop an IT architecture that would integrate its disparate
applications and data.
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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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.