Oracle's Vertical Line to Life Sciences, Healthcare
Post Date: May 03, 2011 @ 8:55 PM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: Behind the Cloud
Oracle honed its focus on key markets to convince users that cost, security and compliance, are best handled in a specialized cloud environment.
Today's extensive outage at Amazon data centers on the East coast brought AWS some unwanted attention. Major websites and services ground to a halt, sparking a fresh round of questions about relying on clouds for mission or business-critical operations...
The roots of innovation have so often been seen in the light of the "walled gardens" metaphor, but to extend that further, new offshoots are tearing at the weathered, eroded blocks...
This could very well be the year that manufacturing and the cloud are coupled in more headlines than ever before. Microsoft has launched a broad initiative to lure in converts from every notch on the supply chain by tackling the sector's perceived need for cloud guidance.
This week an announcement from EDA giant Synopsys brought the concept of cloud computing for the industry one step closer to reality.
Amazon just announced the option of providing dedicated resources to security or regulatory-conscious users. While it might seem on the surface to challenge other HPC on-demand providers, going beyond price comparisons is necessary.
Yale-Born Startup Sets Sights on Big Data Analytics
Post Date: March 23, 2011 @ 9:24 AM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: Behind the Cloud
Another company has emerged from the woodwork to help bring the power of Hadoop to a hungry enterprise audience, this one focusing on refining the open source tool itself.
Although it has been a staple in the HPC ecosystem for decades, Fujitsu claims it wants to reinvigorate its commitment to high performance computing, beginning with a large distributed grid in the UK.
GoGrid and Amazon: Rich Comparisons from an End User Group
Post Date: March 17, 2011 @ 11:58 AM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: Behind the Cloud
While cloud benchmarks are plentiful, sometimes getting the story straight for the end user source brings some added perspective to help make important decisions...
During the Japanese disaster, a combination social networks and the principles of cloud computing became the primary source for information gathering and sharing...
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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.
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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.
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