May 14, 2012
NEW YORK, May 14 — GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of next generation application platforms for mission-critical applications, today announced details on several upcoming meetups and webinars in the month of May & June. The events, speak about a number of the technological innovations by GigaSpaces and how enterprises can utilize the technology. The full-day DevOps PaaS Infusion Meetup on May 17th centered on Taking Any App to the Cloud will include executives from a number of partner organizations including Microsoft and Cisco, and will speak to a range of cloud issues, including cloud migration, and the fusion of DevOps and PaaS.
Following is information on each of the upcoming events:
The discussion will give an overview of how businesses can use Big Data for database on demand with tools like MongoDB, Cassandra, Solr, MySQL and manage these tools via the open source Cloudify product offering.
Who: Uri Cohen, GigaSpaces Technology
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7 pm ET
Where: 412 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY (map)
A panel of CTOs and technical evangelists will explore the opportunities created by emerging cloud technologies and presentations of real world use cases from Microsoft, Aditi, Cisco, GigaSpaces, C24, a Fortune 100 Financial Institution, and learn how cloud computing is opening a whole new world of possibilities for enterprises and ISVs.
Who: Participants from GigaSpaces, Azure, Aditi, Cisco Unified Computing Systems, C24
When: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 9:30 am- 4 pm
Where: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY (map)
Chef is an excellent tool for setting up an enterprise environment and automating complex IT processes. It promotes the concept of DevOps and managing your infrastructure as code. However, Chef doesn't go beyond the setup phase. This webinar will speak about how the concept of DevOps and recipes can go well beyond setup, to actually accelerate the entire lifecycle of your applications, from setup, to monitoring, through maintaining high availability, and auto-scaling when required.
Who: Uri Cohen, GigaSpaces Technologies
When: Wednesday, May 23, 12 pm ET
Where: Online webinar
No one can deny that big data and cloud simply complement each other. Big data requires clusters of servers in order to process and analyze data, which is something the cloud can easily provide. In this session, we’ll learn how you can build your big data “database on-demand” using Cassandra’s big data solution, as well as manage your big data application using Cloudify.
Who: Nati Shalom, GigaSpaces Technologies
When: Tuesday, June 5, 12 pm ET
Where: Online webinar
Your different lines of business need to have consistent view across applications and across sites but you still need to think about cloud bursting or disaster recovery. GigaSpaces will speak about how multi-site replication over WAN will help you achieve the reliability, scalability, security, and interoperabilty you need for your business, and even more. This webinar will bring a real world use case, and dive into the architecture you need to start replicating your data today.
Who: DeWayne Filippi, GigaSpaces Technologies & the CTO of one of the world’s largest commodities trading companies
When: Tuesday, June 20, 12 pm ET
Where: Online webinar
GigaSpaces Technologies is the pioneer of a new generation of application virtualization platforms and a leading provider of end-to-end scaling solutions for distributed, mission-critical application environments, and cloud enabling technologies. GigaSpaces is the only platform on the market that offers truly silo-free architecture, along with operational agility and openness, delivering enhanced efficiency, extreme performance and always-on availability. The GigaSpaces solutions are designed from the ground up to run on any cloud environment – private, public, or hybrid – and offer a pain-free, evolutionary path to meet tomorrow’s IT challenges. Hundreds of organizations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, among which are Fortune Global 500 companies, including top financial service enterprises, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers and telecom carriers. For more information, visit http://www.gigaspaces.com, or our blog at http://blog.gigaspaces.com.
Source: GigaSpaces Technologies
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 19, 2013 |
Ruan Pethiyagoda, Cameron Boehmer, John S. Dvorak, and Tim Sze, trained at San Francisco’s Hack Reactor, an institute designed for intense fast paced learning of programming, put together a program based on the N-Queens algorithm designed by the University of Cambridge’s Martin Richards, and modified it to run in parallel across multiple machines.
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.