December 03, 2010
ARMONK, N.Y., December 3, 2010 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has certified its capabilities to deliver and manage clients' implementations of SAP® applications via a hosted delivery model and IBM's Cloud Platforms. The certification enables IBM to provide enterprises around the world with hosted and cloud-based support of the entire SAP solution portfolio, including business software applications for customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and corporate services.
"Clients looking to deploy SAP applications in the cloud can rely on IBM to help them manage, maintain and scale their solution requirements in a safe and secure cloud environment that allows for flexible services and lower operating costs," said Jim Comfort, IBM's vice president of Offering Management for its outsourcing business. "Running SAP applications on IBM's Cloud Platforms and services can help clients meet their business goals, explore new markets and drive growth."
To achieve these certifications, IBM went through extensive testing by SAP to validate its hosting and cloud computing infrastructures, processes and technical staff. The audit also included a technical review of the physical and logical security processes supporting IBM's hosting and cloud environments spanning servers, software and storage capabilities.
"The certification of IBM as a global provider of cloud and hosting services confirms its knowledge, experience, capabilities and breadth of services for delivering SAP applications in a hosted, private cloud," said Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president, Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP AG. "Customers deploying SAP applications via IBM's Cloud Platforms can benefit from comprehensive and innovative services that are scalable, provide cost savings, and help them meet their technical and security requirements."
IBM's cloud computing offerings support SAP applications and give clients access to templates for faster application development and secure deployment, while improving the cost structure of application management on a usage basis.
For more information about IBM and SAP, visit www.ibm.com/solutions/sap.
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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he study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.
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