VMware Reports HPC Progress

November 3, 2014

In a recent blog entry, VMware's HPC guru Josh Simons provides an overview of the work that his group has been undertaking in recent months. He presents a snea Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Hacking into the N-Queens Problem with Virtualization

June 19, 2013

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. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

The Evolution of the Virtual Platform

May 1, 2013

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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

VMware, EMC Spinoff Resurfaces

December 4, 2012

VMware and EMC spinoff rumors, which came to light back in July, are now official. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

VMware to Join OpenStack Camp

August 28, 2012

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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

OpenStack, VMware, Red Hat – Will the Real ‘Linux of the Cloud’ Please Stand Up?

August 21, 2012

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? Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

VMware Denies Spinoff Rumors As It Strengthens Cloud Hand

July 26, 2012

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. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Silicon Valley CEO Shakeup

July 17, 2012

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. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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