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Analyst Firms Bullish on Cloud Spending

Jul 10, 2012 |

Research firms are predicting strong growth for the cloud computing markets.

Google Enters IaaS Cloud Race

Jul 3, 2012 |

Google is officially in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) business. Last week at the Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco, the search giant unveiled Google Compute Engine, a utility computing service that lets users run their workloads inside the company’s vast datacenters. While the public cloud can be used for a range of workloads, Google has suggested several primary use cases, including video rendering, data analysis and high performance computing.

Supercomputer Learns How to Recognize Cats

Jun 28, 2012 |

Google scientists build neural network with visual smarts.

The Inevitable Nature of Failure

Jun 21, 2012 |

Cloud technologies have been made popular by offering cheap, accessible services to their users. For all the benefits providers can deliver, they are unable to guarantee 100 percent availability.

Can Google’s Page Ranking Algorithm Cure Cancer?

May 23, 2012 |

Computational biologists tweak PageRank to correlate protein markers with disease progression.

April Fools Stories for Gullible Geeks

Apr 2, 2012 |

Intel superchips, a CNN supercomputer, and Google Maps for Nintendo machines. If only.

Software Development Takes to the Cloud

Mar 27, 2012 |

In the years to come, cloud computing will take a substantial piece of the market from traditional deployment models. This implies growing demand for applications that can operate in a cloud environment, and for software engineers skilled in cloud computing technologies.

Data Centers Consuming Less Power than Predicted

Aug 2, 2011 |

A new study that contradicts the influential EPA report about a doubling of data center energy consumption made waves this week.

New Season, Same Umbrella

May 16, 2011 |

Scott Clark argues that the more similar that we can make cloud infrastructures to the
enterprise infrastructures we have today, the more comfortable customers
will be with using cloud from a security perspective.

Google Donates One Billion Core-Hours to Science

Apr 8, 2011 |

The ‘Google Exacycle for Visiting Faculty’ program aims to advance science with massive computer allocations.