In his final commentary of the year, GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses IBM's Blue Cloud initiative and the reality that we might have jumped the gun in expecting first-generation cloud computing offerings to live up to our grandiose visions of scale.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses this week's news, including a report from The 451 Group citing an eightfold increase in virtualization management vendors from this time last year.
The End of IT as We Know It ... Thanks, Virtualization
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Blog: The Essence of 'On-Demand'
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris reports from the Gartner Data Center conference, where he had one big takeaway: The greater IT community still isn't entirely on board with the family of technologies this publication holds near and dear, but it will jump on soon enough -- and virtualization will spur it along.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris bemoans his holiday being interrupted by thoughts of cloud computing, and then proceeds to discuss the subject. Acknowledging its potential, Harris questions the decision to put a label on the technology and also discusses a recent conversation with Yahoo in which the term never even arose.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses his day in Reno, Nev., for SC07, which included a CTO roundtable featuring senior IT executives from Wal-Mart, FedEx and Nasdaq, and a session devoted to the topic of grids versus supercomputers. Harris also highlights some of the news you might have missed over a week that included three big conferences.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses how grid computing went from IT darling to yesterday's news back to one of the alternative delivery models that will "completely transform the IT market in the next five years." Now, perhaps, the world really is ready for the on-demand revolution.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris takes a look at the importance of low latency, the quest for which plays a prominent role in several of this week's items. In particular, the financial market has been singled out an area striving for the lowest possible latency levels.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris spoke with IBM's Dennis Quan to get the inside scoop on the newly announced Google-IBM "cloud computing" project that is introducing university students to the skills they will need to succeed in tomorrow's distributed, parallel Web world.
With this week giving us the conclusion of our look at the evolution of utility computing, GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris offers his thoughts on the topic, pointing out that there is a wide range of utility options available, and as they continue to hone their capabilities, management-weary CIOs and IT managers are likely to come looking for them.
With the appointment of a new president, the OGF adds yet another chapter to its legacy. The question, however, is how the new president will be received and how the OGF under his leadership will be able to address the big issues that will help to define the organization's success. GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris gives his thoughts on what might be in store.
Keeping tabs on the trends making IT more agile and more efficient, from automation to virtualization.
Derrick Harris is the Editor of On-Demand Enterprise
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.
Cloud computing has become mainstream in today’s HPC world. In order to enable the HPC researchers who currently work with large distributed computing systems, to bring their expertise to cloud computing, it is essential to provide them with easier means of applying their knowledge.
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.