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Meet the Titan Supercomputer and the World’s Fastest Storage System

Meet the Titan Supercomputer and the World’s Fastest Storage System

We already know the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as world’s most powerful supercomputer. So, here comes another entitlement for this supercomputer as ‘World’s fastest storage system’. According to the Oak Ridge, Titan supercomputer will have world’s fastest storage at 1.4TB/s. Prior to this, Titan had 10 petabytes of storage, running at 240GB/sec. With the new storage speed of 1.4TB/s, Titan becomes a 299,008-core computer that sports 710TB of memory, with a split of 598TB dedicated to the CPUs and 112TB to the GPUs. Oak Ridge has always been working to improve the performance and speed of Titan, and with... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for April 19, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for April 19, 2013

Infosys Reports Growth in Year-to-Year Profit, Revenues for FY, 3Q2013 InfoSys has reported gross profit of Rs15,072M on revenues of Rs40,352M for FY2013, up from Rs13,826M and Rs33,734M respectively.  Quarterly results also showed an increase year-to-year, with 4Q13 gross profit of Rs3,652M on revenues of Rs10,454M compared to a profit of Rs2,647M on gross revenues of Rs8,854M in 4Q12. More Queen’s U Belfast Partners with Infosys to Combat Cyber Security Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland, has signed a strategic partnership with Infosys to combat global cyber security threats. The collaboration includes the University’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), one of the U.K.’s largest... more »
Microsoft Confirms Mini-Surface Tablets Coming Soon

Microsoft Confirms Mini-Surface Tablets Coming Soon

In today’s mobile and social news roundup: Microsoft confirms mini tablets; Google revving for Android game center; Twitter announce video partnership with BBC; and Chinese pirates launch own app store. Microsoft confirms mini tablets Last week, it was rumored that Microsoft may be preparing to launch smaller Surface tablets sometime this year.  Instead of brushing the rumors off like Apple, Microsoft has done the complete opposite, and confirmed them. In its earnings call with analysts, Microsoft chief financial officer Peter Klein stated that, "[W]e also are working closely with OEMs on a new suite of small touch devices powered by Windows. These devices... more »
Microsoft Brings Out the Trolls to Fight Android Dominance

Microsoft Brings Out the Trolls to Fight Android Dominance

You might have missed the news earlier this week, but Microsoft has quietly become one of the largest patent trolls in the world. Following this week’s deal with Foxconn to license patents to original design manufacturers (ODMs), Microsoft will now reap a small fortune from all Android handsets sold in the future. According to the Redmond firm, as many as 50% of the world’s Android phones are manufactured by companies licensed to use its patents. This accounts for so much profit, that Microsoft actually earns more from its patents that it does from Windows Phone, according to a 2011 report from... more »
Closing the Gap on Big Data Education, Cloudera Teams with Top Universities Around the World

Closing the Gap on Big Data Education, Cloudera Teams with Top Universities Around the World

Data scientists are a rare commodity in today’s job market, and this is not expected to change anytime soon. In a recently published study, the McKinsey Global Institute predicted that demand for professionals with Big Data know-how will continue to exceed supply for the foreseeable future. “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions,” the report states. See here for 11 universities to study Data Science Leading Hadoop distributor Cloudera... more »
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What's OpenStack's Role in the Software-Defined Networking Space? Nicira CTO Explains

During the 2013 OpenStack Summit, Martin Casado, CTO and Co-Founder of Nicira, discussed OpenStack’s successful strategy and software-defined networking with John Furrier and Jeff Frick on SiliconAngle’s theCube. Furrier reminded us how, in its early days, OpenStack felt like a “pool party,” with everyone jumping in and a lot of market hype. We were very critical of OpenStack, Furrier states, "we thought, if it becomes a vendor-hype environment, it’s going to fail like so many other vendor-driven projects, and clearly that was not the case." Casado offered his perspective on OpenStack’s success in driving off the slew of radical viruses that could have potentially ruined the project. He first tipped... more »
Western Union and MoneyGram Ponder the Future of Bitcoin

Western Union and MoneyGram Ponder the Future of Bitcoin

The popularity of the best-working Internet cryptocurrency in history is continuing to soar and this has brought attention to major money transmitters such as Western Union and MoneyGram. The usual economic place that both companies is to permit people to transfer sums of money across distances—be they across the US or between countries—and at the same time allow for an exchange between local currencies, so that customers could send USD to family in Japan and have the money changed to yen. In a recent article at Fox News Business, Andrew R. Johnson notes that the rise of bitcoin is garnering attention... more »
LIVE: What is the Future of Software-Led Infrastructure?

LIVE: What is the Future of Software-Led Infrastructure?

Home now from the #OpenStack Summit in Portland, the key question is, what is the future of software-led infrastructure? As the software continues to change, engineers and their companies' infrastructures take center stage. Software’s ability to interact with infrastructure is the future of software development. That future focuses on the apps and data you need to run the infrastructure. On today's Live NewsDesk Show with Kristin Feledy (see live stream below) we'll be hearing from Wikibon Co-Founder and CTO David Floyer. How does he define software-led infrastructure? What are the main categories, and its main players? Who should CIOs and CTOs... more »
LIVE: Despite Significant Privacy Concerns, CISPA Passes in the US House

LIVE: Despite Significant Privacy Concerns, CISPA Passes in the US House

The US House of Representatives has once again passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), now the second time, by an overwhelming margin of 288 to 127. Despite major privacy concerns that exist in the bill, the crux of the issue boiled down to this: did the CISPA bill successfully addressed criticism from civil libertarians, and whether the threat of cyberattacks was grave enough to justify overriding lingering concerns. By the vote count, it's obvious the US House thought it did.  The goal of CISPA is to make it easier for private networks that come under cyber attack to share... more »
Week In Review : OpenStack Rallies the Troops Against AWS

Week In Review : OpenStack Rallies the Troops Against AWS

The OpenStack Summit in Portland has reflected the amazing growth of the platform and highlights that it’s this open source cloud solution’s time to stand in the sun. SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier makes that clear in his editorial outlining the powers that be are more than just embracing OpenStack, they’re lining up to be part of the ecosystem. Climbing on board we see ServiceMesh singing on for enterprise-grade management; RackSpace’s Jim Curry thinks very highly of OpenStack; and NetApp has a prototype for a file-share service. For those looking for a history lesson, the development and growth of early OpenStack (and... more »

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