The cloud rush is on, and it’s no longer a one or two team race to the finish line to see who can claim the number one spot. The traditional “big boys” have some new players to contend with, ones with deep pockets, strong, trusted brands, and massive embedded customer bases.
Although Egypt is not exactly the epicenter of high-end computing, a tech startup based in Cairo is looking to make its name in an emerging area of HPC. SilMinds has developed hardware accelerator technology designed to speed up a growing set of financial computing applications. The resulting products represent one of the few hardware-based solutions that support decimal floating point (DFP) math.
During a recent “Cloud Computing in Telecom” SCOPE workshop, presenters and attendees expressed considerable interest in cloud security. Presenter Rao Vasireddy of Alcatel-Lucent, who advocated using “secure by design” principles to secure the cloud, talked to Leslie Gurth from SCOPE about his presentation.