March 13, 2013
STERLING, Va., March 13 — IceWEB, Inc., an award-winning Unified Data Storage appliance provider for cloud and virtual environments that features highly secure, scalable IceBOX Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions announced today that it is planning to change its name to better reflect its new business model, and in anticipation of its upcoming acquisition of Computers and Tele-Comm, Inc. Subject to shareholder approval, the new company name will be Ximbus, Inc., a contraction of the acronym XIM (Extended Information Management) and Nimbus, the Latin word for cloud or halo. Ximbus reflects the company’s combination of both traditional information management—storage, co-location, connection—along with its new powerful assemblage of massively scalable additional services in the cloud.
“Ximbus means all things cloud,” said Rob Howe, IceWEB CEO. “Our business has fundamentally changed, and we are now a full-fledged cloud services company, well beyond storage hardware and software. Ximbus, carries the full meaning of the new world in which our company now operates—technology and services in all forms of the cloud. As we combine the assets of Computers and Tele-Comm, Inc. with IceWEB the resulting business will be much greater than just the sum of the parts. Ximbus, Inc. will lead in the new market segment of Complete Cloud Services with our array of offerings and our highly-skilled, experienced management team. Today companies in the Fortune 2000 must procure the cloud services they need from a collection of various vendors—we will provide those services as THE go-to company with complete cloud capabilities. From connectivity, to storage appliances, to BYOD, to all forms of datacenter services, Ximbus will simplify the supplier selection process for cloud services, as well as the acquisition, management and billing processes for those services.”
IceWEB announced the signing of an LOI to acquire Computers and Tele-Comm, Inc. of Kansas City on March 4, 2013. In that announcement, Howe said, “With this acquisition, we are also gaining the ability to expand the datacenter on-demand into an astounding one million or more square feet of highly secure, energy efficient, disaster-proof space in a purpose-built structure housed in an underground limestone cavern. These capabilities, security and expandability are success-critical in the cloud services arena, and now IceWEB has them.”
CTC boasts an existing client base which includes, but is not limited to: The White House Communications Agency, AEG Live, ESPN, Pepsi, The Dairy Farmers of America, Hyatt/Holiday Inn/Marriott Hotels and KCP&L.
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 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.