This week IBM announced another addition in its string of cloud computing data center initiatives rooted in the Asia-Pacific region. This brings the company to over $100 million in investment in APAC as analyst figures continue to match this sense of hope for the region's vast market.
It’s important to acknowledge that all of this hullaballoo around clouds may be an issue of semantics. Ultimately, it doesn’t much matter if you call this internal elastic infrastructure a cloud, a grid or some other such thing...
As a former product manager for Grid Engine, the news that Univa is rescuing the popular distributed resource management software is welcome, especially considering the leadership and development team behind the revival.
Startup IaaS Provider Poised to Empower Developers, Compete in On-Demand Arena
Post Date: January 12, 2011 @ 4:19 PM, Pacific Standard Time
Blog: Behind the Cloud
Startup NephoScale came out of the woodwork today with an offering designed to get developers up and running without the need for delays caused by system administrator configuration.
From infrastructure management to evolution in networks, storage paradigms and the compute landscape, Scott Clark puts forth a host of predictions for how cloud computing for HPC will shape up over the course of the new year.
Steve Campbell checks in from Las Vegas, home of Storage Visions, a two-day event in advance of the Consumer Electronics Show.
It is not just big biotech companies that can leverage cloud computing; smaller early stage companies are also taking advantage of what cloud computing has to offer to cut costs, reduce complexity and ensure that resources are focused on the primary goals of the organization.
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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.