March 07, 2013
LONDON, England, March 7 — Amazon Web Services' distinguished Chief Evangelist, Jeff Barr, has confirmed his position as a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Cloud World Forum, taking place at Olympia National Hall in London, on June 26-27.
Barr joins an illustrious speaker line-up that includes Adrian Gardner, CIO of NASA, Dr. Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium, Dana Deasy, CIO of BP and Oskar Stål, CTO of Spotify, as well as over 200 fellow leading cloud experts giving presentations at the show.
The conference will bring together over 5,000 senior IT professionals from across the globe to discuss the impact of cloud computing on the enterprise.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is regarded by many as the world's leading cloud computing provider, having established a global network of data centres that deliver compute power and cloud capability to hundreds of thousands of customers, in more than 190 countries.
Jeff Barr's role at AWS involves furthering awareness among software developers of the opportunity to innovate and build businesses using Amazon Web Services.
He is also renowned for his role with AWS blog where he has posted over 1,500 entries, arming customers with the technical insights required in their bid to bring cloud services to their organisation via AWS's infrastructure. His talk at Cloud World Forum will centre around the latest updates to the AWS platform, taking place at 12:20 p.m. on Day Two of the show.
The Cloud World Forum includes sponsors such as HP, Dell, Microsoft, Rackspace and Interoute, all showcasing their latest cloud products and services to visitors.
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.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
In this week's hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a uniﬁed programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.
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.
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
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.