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2009-08-25 13:50:00

European researchers have created a platform for trading computing resources that allows the selling and buying of standardized computing resources. In the process, they could make computing a utility like electricity.Grids are not new. They have been around for quite a while, made famous by the SETI@HOME network, a charitable effort where ordinary computer users "Ëœvolunteered' their unused computer processing power to analyze signals from space. SETI hoped to find patterns in the...

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2009-08-21 10:50:00

Srinivas Aluru recently stepped between the two rows of six tall metal racks, opened up the silver doors and showed off the 3,200 computer processor cores that power Cystorm, Iowa State University's second supercomputer.And there's a lot of raw power in those racks.Cystorm, a Sun Microsystems machine, boasts a peak performance of 28.16 trillion calculations per second. That's five times the peak of CyBlue, an IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer that's been on campus since early 2006 and uses 2,048...

2009-08-20 11:16:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- 3Tera, the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, today announced that Bill Coleman has joined its advisory board. A technology luminary and Silicon Valley veteran for over 30 years, Coleman will provide strategic insight and guidance to 3Tera's management team as it positions the company to further pursue the enterprise and service provider markets. "I firmly believe that 3Tera's cloud computing...

2009-07-13 11:30:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Addressing an audience of prominent academic researchers today at the 10th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft External Research Corporate Vice President Tony Hey announced that Microsoft Corp. has developed new software tools with the potential to transform the way much scientific research is done. Project Trident: A Scientific Workflow Workbench allows scientists to easily work with large volumes of data, and the specialized...

2009-07-07 12:30:00

TORONTO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the leader in grid and cloud computing software, today announced that Platform will be enabling Singapore's largest commercial grid computing service with its technology. Platform will be providing virtual machine management and high performance computing (HPC) software to Alatum, Singapore's cloud computing utility. Alatum, established by SingTel in conjunction with partners including Platform, delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)...

2009-06-26 08:48:39

For those who are caring for elderly parents, peace of mind is hard to come by. And, for their parents, dignity is hard to retain. But a team of University of Houston researchers hopes to ease worries and frustrations by designing an affordable in-home health-monitoring system that will notify caregivers, via smartphones or PDAs, if their loved ones need attention."Our system will allow for such things as vital sign monitoring and location tracking using low-cost technologies and offering...

2009-06-23 15:51:00

Direct reuse of waste heat. Aims to cut energy consumption by 40% and carbon-dioxide emissions by up to 85% ZURICH, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an effort to achieve energy-aware computing, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to build a first-of-a-kind water-cooled supercomputer that will directly repurpose excess heat for the university buildings. The innovative system, dubbed Aquasar, is expected to decrease the carbon...

2009-06-18 08:26:44

Canada's fastest supercomputer was powered up and put online Wednesday north of Toronto to conduct research in planetary physics, aerospace and medicine. The University of Toronto's IBM System x iDataPlex can perform more than 300 trillion calculations a second on 30,240 processors and is among the 15 fastest computers in the world, and the fastest outside the United States, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday. The $50 million system's internal data transfer rate is roughly equivalent to two...

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2009-05-27 09:44:05

UC San Diego computer scientists are one step closer to building low cost networks of underwater sensors for real time underwater environmental monitoring. At the IEEE Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop in Rome, Italy, on May 25, computer scientists from the Jacobs School of Engineering presented a paper highlighting the energy conservation benefits of using reconfigurable hardware rather than competing hardware platforms for their experimental underwater sensor nets. While the Navy has...

2009-05-18 13:00:00

Quality, Scalable Components to be Offered and Supported by Trusted Vendors in Public and Private Clouds LAS VEGAS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOp 2009 -- 3Tera(R), Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announce the introduction of the 3Tera AppStore - the first marketplace for cloud components where enterprise users, software vendors and datacenter experts can exchange production-ready, scalable and highly available cloud components on a...


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