August 04, 2008
IBM today announced a massive expansion of its cloud computing capabilities, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to create two ultra-sophisticated delivery centers that will power the cloud-like computing model that the next era of computing will demand.
Revolutionary Datacenter in North Carolina
Cloud Computing Center in Tokyo
These two new IBM centers are the manufacturing plants of services and information delivery of the future. In addition to these centers, IBM offers a number of solutions to help clients deliver cloud-enabled services to their customers -- an initiative dubbed Blue Cloud. Built on IBM's expertise in leading massive-scale computing initiatives, Blue Cloud is a set of hardware, software and services that allows IBM clients to offer personal and business services from remote, centralized servers, the "cloud," that share computing resources and bandwidth -- to any device, anywhere.
With more than 200 full-time researchers and more than $100 million invested in cloud computing over the next three years, the new centers in North Carolina and Tokyo will be key hubs in IBM's effort to enable immediate access to the Cloud.
"Cloud computing is fundamentally about re-engineering the world's computing infrastructure, to enable game-changing -- even life-changing -- applications," said Willy Chiu, vice president of IBM High Performance On Demand Solutions. "To IBM, cloud computing is much more than the normal evolution of a datacenter."
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When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
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Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
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Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
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