February 06, 2013
Feb. 6 — SAP AG today announced a new rapid-deployment solution to enable customers to quickly adopt innovative SAP cloud solutions in a phased manner rather than a more disruptive rip-and-replace approach. The SAP ERP HCM Integration to SuccessFactors rapid-deployment solution helps customers keep their implementation on track, on time and on budget. The approach is comprised of robust integration tools based on standard APIs and comprehensive pre-packaged integration content — both on premise and cloud-based. It ultimately helps lower cost, increase speed and enhance simplicity for customers running hybrid deployment scenarios.
“SAP strips the traditional complexity attached to a hybrid cloud deployment,” said Steven Birdsall, senior vice president and general manager, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. “With this approach we are creating an express lane between the on-premise and cloud worlds for our customers, helping them enhance and extend existing on-premise investments quickly to the cloud, while enriching SAP cloud solutions with content and data from SAP Business Suite.”
Rapid deployment of SAP ERP HCM Integration to SuccessFactors combines extended pre-configuration and consulting services with prepackaged integration between the 6.0 version of the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution and SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite. It delivers quick set-up and implementation of bi-directional pay-for-performance process integration between SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors Compensation, and full and incremental SAP employee and organizational management data upload to SuccessFactors BizX. Standardization enables quick and easy implementation at a fixed scope and price.
This is the fourth SAP Rapid Deployment solution supporting hybrid deployments. The SAP Business Collaboration rapid-deployment solution brings together the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application with the SAP Jam social software platform. The SAP Information Interchange OnDemand rapid-deployment solution combines components of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application SAP ERP with the SAP Information OnDemand solution to support indirect procurement processes. The SAP Business Suite Integration with the Ariba Network rapid-deployment-solution brings together back-end SAP software securely and reliably to the Ariba Network. These solutions provide an integrated and reliable path between on-premise systems and cloud technology from SAP. The company has more than 150 rapid-deployment solutions across line-of-business, industries, mobile, analytics, database and cloud segments. All provide a preconfigured framework that helps enterprises launch new innovations more rapidly and with fewer risks.
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.
May 23, 2013 |
The 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.
May 16, 2013 |
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.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
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.