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IBM Announces Advances in Watson’s Cognitive Computing Capabilities

Aug 28, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 28 – IBM today announced significant advances in Watson‘s cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data. Available now as a cloud service, IBM’s Watson Discovery Advisor is designed to scale and accelerate discoveries by research teams. It reduces the time needed to Read more…

Seagate to Ship 8TB HDD

Aug 28, 2014 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 28 — Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, Read more…

AMAX Wins Best of VMworld Award for Private Cloud Technology

Aug 28, 2014 |

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 28 — VMworld 2014 has announced that AMAX is the Gold winner of the prestigious Best of VMworld 2014 Award in the category of Private Cloud Computing Technologies, beating out finalists Red Hat and Red Hat CloudForms 3.1. AMAX, a leading provider of cloud/IaaS, Big Data, and HPC platforms, developed the CloudMax Converged Read more…

New Analytical Technology Reveals ‘Nanomechanical’ Surface Traits

Aug 27, 2014 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 27 — A new research platform uses a laser to measure the “nanomechanical” properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries. This new technique, called nanomechanical Raman spectroscopy, reveals information about how heating and the surface stress of Read more…

RES Using Supercomputer to Harness the Wind

Aug 27, 2014 |

Aug. 27 — Renewable energy developer, Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) is using a new high performance cluster and big data storage system to support the design, build and operation of wind farms globally. The system went live in March 2014. The cluster, which is x7 more powerful than its predecessor, is enabling analysts to Read more…

Fujitsu Introduces ETERNUS TR Series

Aug 27, 2014 |

TOKYO, Japan, Aug. 27 – Fujitsu today announced the introduction of the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS TR series, a storage system designed especially for use in large-scale virtualization environments. The new series is available for order only in Japan starting today. The ETERNUS TR series is specially designed for the virtual integration of large-scale servers compatible with Read more…

According to IDC, Worldwide Server Market Revenues Increase 2.5% in Second Quarter

Aug 27, 2014 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 27 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 2.5% year over year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14). Server unit shipments improved 1.2% year over year in 2Q14 to 2.2 million units as investments in hyperscale datacenter Read more…

IBM Launches First SoftLayer Datacenter in Australia

Aug 26, 2014 |

Aug. 26 — IBM today announced that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, plans to launch its first Australian data center in Melbourne in September. It will be the latest of 15 new data centers that IBM plans to open as part of a $1.2 billion dollar global investment to strengthen and extend its cloud services in Asia Pacific and around the world.  The new onshore SoftLayer Read more…

NSF Announces Two $10M Projects to Create Cloud Computing Testbeds

Aug 26, 2014 |

Aug. 26 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds–to be called “Chameleon” and “CloudLab“–that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to the practice of using a network Read more…

SoftLayer Introduces New Bare Metal Servers

Aug 26, 2014 |

DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 26 – SoftLayer, an IBM Company, today announced the immediate availability of new bare metal servers that are deployed in under 30 minutes and billed by the hour. Hourly bare metal servers provide the raw performance of physical servers with shorter commitments, making it easier than ever to deploy computing-intensive workloads on SoftLayer Read more…