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2009-10-08 10:56:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity Media Group Acquisition Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Varsity Media Group Inc, announced today that Dr. Lee McKnight, Co-Founder of Wireless Grids Corporation has been awarded along with Syracuse University (Lead) and Virginia Tech (Co-Awardee) a National Science Foundation (NSF) two year grant totaling $600,000.00 for the Wireless Grid Testbed Initiative (WiGiT). This initiative will initially include faculty and students from Syracuse...

2009-08-31 08:50:00

WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating an aggressive commitment to sustainability and green technology practices, SunGard Availability Services has created the Responsible Computing Project, a project designed to harness the spare processing capabilities of idle SunGard workstations held in reserve for disaster recovery and utilize them for scientific and humanitarian research projects. The SunGard Responsible Computing Project encompasses three of SunGard's largest data...

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...

2009-08-03 08:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a quarter (28 percent) of IT executives surveyed are planning to deploy private cloud in 2009, according to a survey of delegates by Platform Computing at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09) in June 2009. This planned adoption of private cloud within High Performance Computing (HPC) is being driven by the increased workload demand of applications and the need for IT to cut costs at the same time. As the leader in grid and cloud computing...

2009-07-29 13:09:50

Developing software is a complicated and laborious process. A new European platform automates much of the tricky building and testing phases of programming.Computer software has come a long way. The first-ever "Ëœcomputer program' was a very short one written by Ada Lovelace in 1842-3 to calculate Bernoulli numbers. In the early days, programming was more often than not an individual effort carried out by enthusiasts.Today, software development is so complex and sophisticated that...

2009-07-23 10:00:00

TROY, Mich., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower innovation and decision-making, today announced that Dr. Bill Nitzberg, the chief technology officer for its on-demand computing division, PBS GridWorks, will discuss cloud computing as a viable solution to cost-effectively manage complex EDA compute workloads during the upcoming Design Automation Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 29, beginning at...

2009-07-13 09:28:08

A huge amount of computing power sits idle most of the time, and new technologies enabling the sharing of resources aim to capitalize on that. Now European researchers have developed software to simultaneously run applications on very different IT infrastructures.Unlocking the power of grid computing has become one of the top priorities in the IT world. Optimizing the use of existing resources rather than deploying new infrastructure is becoming increasingly important in the current economic...

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)...

2009-06-22 23:01:00

Altair's PBS Professional Chosen to Manage Compute Intensive Workloads for Engine Component Design TROY, Mich., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower innovation and decision-making, today announced that AVL, the world's largest privately-owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems, has selected PBS Professional the flagship product of PBS GridWorks to manage their engineering workload....

2009-06-08 08:00:00

Global Financial System Demands Rapid Analysis and Decision Response Capabilities TORONTO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the global leader in grid and cloud solutions for the financial services industry, announces that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Platform Symphony for high-performance grid computing. The IMF works to advance global growth and economic stability by monitoring the economic and financial policies of its 185 member countries and the world's...


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