CEO Pete Manca details Egenera’s unusual journey from hardware vendor to software provider.
In realization of today’s rapid technology changes and need for a clustering record keeping system for clients’ use, Atipa Technologies, a Kansas-based company, developed a support tracking software for Atipa cluster owners. Atipa Client Portal (ACP) is versatile technical-information tracking software for organizing knowledge and managing a customer’s interactions with Atipa’s technical support group. ACP is free with the purchase of any Atipa cluster.
Health care analytics is an emerging application area that promises to help cut costs and provide better patient outcomes. To reach that goal though requires sophisticated software that can mimic some of the intelligence of real live physicians. In Sweden, researchers are attempting to do just that by building a model of heart-transplant recipients and donors to improve survival times.
To build exascale systems, power is probably the biggest technical hurdle on the hardware side. In terms of getting to exascale computing, demonstrating the value of supercomputing to funders and the public is a more urgent challenge. But the top roadblock for realizing the potential benefits from exascale is software.
If you are a user of computational fluid dynamics and thought the CFD world begins with ANSYS Fluent and ends with CEI EnSight, that could soon change. SGI has acquired OpenCFD Ltd, a UK-based company that offers an open source CFD package with the name of OpenFOAM. The idea is to bring CFD software to a much wider audience while generating extra revenue with value-added products and services.
During the International Supercomputing Conference, Bull’s Matthew Foxton sounded an alarm bell for the European supercomputing community with his statement that all the R&D will not prove useful to Europe’s future without a solid investment in the “D”–not just the “R”.
As clouds become pervasive questions are emerging about who controls the merger of hardware, software and content sources.
For many developers, the cloud provides the ability to scale on a moment’s notice but also brings with it perceived complications on the pricing, licensing and ROI front.
While there’s no doubt its hardware and standard software aren’t disappearing anytime soon, some analysts see the key to Oracle’s future in the clouds.