Last month, we broke the news that Sun Microsystems is investing heavily in a cloud computing strategy. In a teleconference yesterday, Sun expanded on its plans … a little. I've included some bullet points of the key points.
I wrote last week about some of the analyst presentations at Gartner’s annual Data Center Conference, but Gartner’s sages weren’t the only ones talking cloud computing. One very interesting talk began with IBM’s Willy Chiu, vice president of High Performance on Demand Solutions, and concluded with Robert Rosier, founder and CEO of IBM Blue Cloud customer iTricity.
Now, I respect Gartner as much as the next guy, but it has to stop scheduling Data Center Conference keynotes at 8 a.m. I was unable to make it to the MGM Grand that early – even to hear about cloud computing and disruptive datacenter technologies. (Shocking!) Luckily, I’ve got slides.
Every now and then -- especially in the cloud computing market -- you come across a company who seems to have something really unique going on. Such is the case with Arjuna, whose software, business model and experience suggest it could have a bright future in the cloud.
As it has done so many times before, IBM might have drawn up the perfect strategy for making money in cloud computing. Instead of simply selling infrastructure or software as services, Big Blue also will be offering consulting and implementation advice, and will brand others’ clouds with the IBM-approved “Resilient Cloud” logo.
Cloud computing and high-performance computing: strange bedfellows, perhaps, but there is a connection. As supercomputers and high-performance commercial datacenters grow increasingly power-hungry, so, too, do HPC cloud offerings -- particularly on on Amazon's EC2.
A Look Inside CA's Cloud Computing/Virtualization Push
Post Date: November 17, 2008 @ 1:24 PM, Pacific Standard Time
Blog: The Essence of 'On-Demand'
It’s funny how life works inside large software companies. For example, when CA decided to get aggressive around virtualization management, people were surprised with the capabilities that had been developed across the product portfolio.
So, I had a conversation with a “cloud evangelist” at Sun Microsystems, during which I noted his reference to Network.com in the past tense. That’s right, the service is no longer available (except for existing customers). Oh, and did I mention the cloud imagery in the background? Hmm …
Derivix yesterday announced its cloud-based risk management application. If trading applications can run successfully in the cloud (assuming this product does what is expected of it), why not just about everything else?
I don’t think I’m forcing an analogy by comparing yesterday’s historic election to the current shift toward on-demand computing models. Both can be viewed as referendums on past practices that have left constituents in dicey situations, and both will take some time to bear the promised fruit.
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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.