Ruan Pethiyagoda, Cameron Boehmer, John S. Dvorak, and Tim Sze, trained at San Francisco’s Hack Reactor, an institute designed for intense fast paced learning of programming, put together a program based on the N-Queens algorithm designed by the University of Cambridge’s Martin Richards, and modified it to run in parallel across multiple machines.
At the 2013 Open Fabrics International Developer Workshop, in Monterey, California, VMware’s in-house HPC expert Josh Simons delivered a presentation on the Software-Defined Datacenter. At its essence, a software-defined datacenter is a prescriptive model for bringing the benefits of virtualization to rest of the datacenter.
VMware and EMC spinoff rumors, which came to light back in July, are now official.
As cloud heats up, it’s making for some strange bedfellows. VMware is seeking to become a member of the foundation that governs OpenStack, the popular cloud-building framework. Intel and NEC are also applying. The news, which broke the day before the annual VMworld gala, caught the cloud community by surprise and sparked speculation as to VMware’s motives.
A search for “Linux of the Cloud” will turn up several candidates with claims staked to this honorific, among them OpenStack, VMware and Red Hat. In the race to open source cloud dominance, achieving a kind of Linux parity is the ultimate stamp of approval, but are any of these plays worthy of the bestowal?
VMware attempts to quash rumors that it is planning to spin off its cloud assets as it purchases cloud company Nicira to the tune of $1.26 billion in cash.
VMware and Yahoo are both under new leadership. EMC Corp’s Pat Gelsinger is replacing Paul Maritz as the CEO of VMware and longtime Google hotshot Marissa Mayer takes the top office at Yahoo.
At the HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2012 in Hamburg, in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’12), VMware’s HPC guru Josh Simons delivered a presentation of particular interest to followers of the HPC cloud space. The session tackled the million dollar HPC cloud question: “Are cloud computing and virtualization only useful for running throughput workloads or can latency-sensitive applications be run as well?”
Duncan Johnston-Watt, founder & CEO of Cloudsoft describes the concept of intelligent application mobility and the new possibilities this signals via the ability to seamlessly move applications across clouds and locations.
VMware will provide the virtualization backbone for the NIE’s move to a research cloud.