Whether you call it grid hosting, utility hosting, or some combination of the two, it's pretty clear that the concept offers some real benefits to users who aren't too interested in dealing with the cost and complexity of managing their resources. GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris addresses whether grid hosting providers will be able to overcome public misconceptions and stiff competition in their mission to win over the mainstream enterprise.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris offers his thoughts on the rapidly heating up world of on-demand computing. From the recent news surrounding virtualization vendors VMware and XenSource to more and more companies applying on-demand and grid technologies solutions to their respective problems, the market is in the midst of some serious action.
What I Learned at NGDC: Technology is Ready, Users are Not
Post Date: August 13, 2007 @ 11:28 AM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: The Essence of 'On-Demand'
If GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris took one thing away from last week's Next Generation Data Center conference, it is that while a lot of cutting-edge distributed solutions (e.g., grid computing, virtualization, utility computing, etc.) are ready for primetime, users aren't always knocking down the doors to get at them, preferring, instead, to take things one step at a time.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris discusses this week's Next Generation Data Center conference (which is co-located with the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo), focusing on the apparent lack of representation from the greater grid/distributed community -- even in a conference track dedicated to virtualization, grid and HPC.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris shares his thoughts on this week's issue, which features yet another piece espousing the importance of grid computing in the financial services market. And some people still question whether grid technologies are for real ...
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris offers his thoughts on the much-anticipated release of Oracle Database 11g, which the company has claimed is aimed at "growing the grid." However, grid-specific improvements are somewhat difficult to notice, and one Oracle executive even acknowledges a lack of grid support in the new solution.
In this week's column, GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris looks back on some of the most popular features from the first half of 2007, which combine to paint a picture of where the grid world has been and where it appears to be heading.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris offers his insights into the latest grid-related news, which includes two ISVs expanding their partnerships with Sun Microsystems around grid hosting, as well as DataSynapse targeting "mega-grid" management with its new GridServer 5.0 solution.
News Flash: Virtualization Is Big; Financial Users Love HPC
Post Date: June 25, 2007 @ 11:11 AM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: The Essence of 'On-Demand'
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris gives some thoughts on this week's issue, which features a whole lot of virtualization and even more news from the financial services front.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris takes a look at Digipede's impressive growth over the past year, most of which has been in the financial services market, and digs a little deeper into IBM giving Objectivity's distributed database technology the highest level of IBM grid compliance.
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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 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.