Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Junar – Powering the Data Economy

In this podcast, Diego May, co-founder and CEO of Junar presents: Powering the Data Economy. The company is focused on delivering the easiest-to-use, cloud-based Open Data platform and providing best practices for its clients.
Open Data is fast becoming the next defining theme for business and government because information drives innovation and collaboration,” said Diego May, CEO and co-founder of Junar. “And Junar is already the engine for hundreds of organizations who are opening data and for millions of end users who use that information today. As we rapidly move to a society dominated by information and services, Junar is busy powering that transformation and the Data Economy.”
Learn more at: http://www.junar.com.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

ScaleMP Update on Server Aggregation

In this podcast, Shai Fultheim from ScaleMP provides an update on the company’s virtualization software solutions for HPC. The company is preparing a big announcement at ISC’12. You can hear some of the details here or check out their booth #303 in Hamburg.
The innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) computer. Using software to replace expensive custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm.
Learn more at: http://scalemp.com.

Top Benefits of Cloud Databases

In this podcast, Karen Tegan Padir from EnterpriseDB presents: Top Benefits of Cloud Databases.
PostgreSQL is the #1 enterprise-class open source database with a feature set comparable to the major proprietary RDBMS vendors and a customer list that spans every industry. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus solutions let you confidently develop and deploy PostgreSQL-backed applications that scale all the way from embedded solutions to massive OLTP and data warehouse systems that serve thousands of users.
Learn more at: http://enterprisedb.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time-to-Answer - A Business-Driven Scorecard for Big Data

In this podcast, Paul Barth from New Venture Partners presents: Time-to-Answer - A Business-Driven Scorecard for Big Data. According to Barth, the key to business success is data preparation (cleanse, normalize, and integrate the data), not the total amount of data that you have.
NewVantage helps clients mitigate the risk of critical business initiatives -- information strategy, data management/governance, customer/digital strategy, and business process alignment -- through a focus on up-front planning and execution: current state assessment, future state vision, roadmap, business case, requirements, capabilities, business architecture, and by providing a critical link between business and technology strategy and capabilities. Succcessful business transformation requires committed business sponsorship and strong technology partnership, and benefit from the independent, expert perspectives of business and technology executives who have “sat in the chair.”
Learn more at: http://newvantage.com.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DDN WOS Software on OCP Storage Hardware to Enable Hyperscale Storage Clouds

In this podcast, Jeff Denworth from DDN provides details on the company’s recent announcement that their Web Object Scaler (WOS) will support Open Compute server and storage platforms in cooperation with the Open Compute Project.
Historically, there has not been an industry movement around standardizing and driving the adoption of mass-market hyperscale hardware technology,” said Jean-Luc Chatelain, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Technology, DDN. “With the new OCP storage hardware specification, DDN is able to focus its cloud storage efforts and investments on the software intelligence that drives today’s business and social connection. The Open Compute movement allows us to harness the power of crowd-sourced hardware design and a highly optimized supply chain to drive the best value for our customers.”
Learn more at http://datadirectnetworks.com

Spectra to Deliver 380 Petabytes of Tape Storage to Blue Waters

In this podcast, Michelle Butler from NCSA and Molly Rector from Spectra Logic discuss the massive tape storage system that is being deployed for the 10 Petaflop Blue Waters supercomputer. As announced this week, the Blue Waters system will be one of the world’s largest active file repositories stored on tape media and will scale to a capacity of 380 raw petabytes within the first two years of operation.
NCSA designed Blue Waters to be one of the largest, most powerful supercomputing ecosystems in the world,” said Bill Kramer deputy director of the Blue Waters project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “The Spectra Logic T-Finity met our rigorous requirements with its high enterprise-level performance, ready data accessibility and massively scalable capacity. We are confident it will provide our user community with fast, reliable access to the massive volumes of critical data stored within Blue Waters’ Petascale near-line file repository.”
Spectra T-Finity tape libraries will provide the Blue Waters project with the ability to keep all near-line data accessible in an active repository, perform automated data integrity verification for the data store, and deliver high performance read/write rates of up to 2.2 PBs per hour utilizing enterprise TS1140 Technology tape drives.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Allinea Software - Meeting the Quest to Run Applications Faster

In this podcast, Patrick Wohlschlegel from Allinea Software describes the company's advanced parallel debugging capabilities.
Our mission is to make it easier for software developers and scientists to make their software scale up to take full advantage of current and emerging parallel computer systems. We do this by developing innovative tools that ensure correctness and optimization of parallel codes, and we are recognized as a leader and innovator in our market. We created the world's first petascale debugger - allowing users for the first time to debug at any scale. We also developed the first hybrid GPU debugger - enabling simultaneous debugging across multiple architectures in the same tool."
Learn more at: http://allinea.com.

Friday, May 11, 2012

In this podcast, Patrick Geoffray and Torsten Hoefler from the Hot Interconnects Conference lay out thier final Call for Papers. Conference themes include cross-cutting issues spanning computer systems, networking technologies, and communication protocols for high-performance interconnection networks. This conference is directed particularly at new and exciting technology and product innovations in these areas. Contributions should focus on real experimental systems, prototypes, or leading-edge products and their performance evaluation. Submissions are due May 20. Learn more at: http://hoti.org

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

High Performance Networking Solutions from Emulex & Myricom

In this podcast, Seth Walsh from Emulex and Nan Bodin from Myricom present: High Performance Networking Solutions. Today Emulex announced its bringing its new family of OneConnect 10Gb Ethernet Network Xceleration solutions to market in partnership with Myricom.

Partnering with Emulex allows Myricom to bring its unique high performance networking software solutions for specific vertical market applications to a broader market,” said Dr. Nan Boden, chief executive officer, Myricom. “Emulex’s market strength and industry-leading Ethernet road map combined with Myricom’s ultra-low latency performance, lossless packet capture/injection and traffic shaping technology enables the two companies to provide best-of-breed HPC networking.”

Learn more at: http://emulex.com.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Scalable HPC New Accelerations for Parallel Programming Languages over InfiniBand

In this slidecast, Todd Wilde from Mellanox presents: Scalable HPC New Accelerations for Parallel Programming Languages over InfiniBand.

This presentation will explore new advancements Mellanox has developed in increasing the performance and scalability of parallel programs over InfiniBand. These include Fabric Collectives Accelerator (FCA), and Mellanox Messaging Accelerations (MXM). In addition, the webinar will provide an overview of the parallel programming libraries that are using these accelerations, including the new ScalableSHMEM and ScalableUPC PGAS libraries that Mellanox has recently introduced to run over InfiniBand."

Learn more at: http://mellanox.com.

Startup Offers Crowd-sourced "Call to Action" Engagements

In this podcast, Seth Elliott from Engagement Media Technologies presents: Crowd-sourced "Call to Action" Engagements.

"Engage.Me™ technology enables clients to create engaging and actionable experiences for consumers to participate in that help build brand ambassadors. Brands can activate a vast user base to perform tasks that result in gained insight for the brand plus increased brand awareness. The tasks can be "gamified" to create a more enticing experience for the consumer. Additionally, Engage.Me Live! technology enables organizations to create rich community experiences around live events involving celebrities, musicians, sports, and more. By using the StringFly™ mobile application, tech-savvy entertainment enthusiasts can engage with their friends, by streaming and uploading text, photos, and videos to branded entertainment channels in real-time."

Learn more at: http://www.emt.tv.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Newvem - Know Your Cloud

In this podcast, Zev Laderman from Newvem presents: Newvem - Know Your Cloud. "Newvem is the leader in enhancing cloud usage effectiveness through data analytics. Newvem's suite of tools utilize both cloud data analysis and crowd sourcing to enable DevOps, IT Managers and other Cloud Stakeholders to get to the bottom of their cloud faster by operating more efficient, secure, and cost effective clouds." Learn more at http://newvem.com.

Convey Computer Introduces Next-generation Hybrid-core: the HC-2

In this podcast, Convey CEO Bruce Toal presents: Convey Computer Introduces Next-generation Hybrid-core: the HC-2.
The Convey HC-2 systems increase application performance 2-3 times over previous generations of Convey servers and orders of magnitude over commodity servers. Earlier versions of the Convey systems allow the performance-critical portions of applications to achieve significant acceleration on the coprocessor. Convey's latest hybrid-core systems attain even greater acceleration by vastly increasing performance for the entire application — even those portions not assigned to the coprocessor.
Learn more at: http://conveycomputer.com/convey-hc2-hybrid-core.html

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Overview of Univa Grid Engine

In this podcast, Gary Tyreman from Univa presents an overview of Univa Grid Engine.
Univa Grid Engine is the next generation product that Sun Grid Engine users have been waiting for. Our customers save time and money through increased uptime, and with our innovative feature and product evolution they can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of running Grid Engine.”
Learn more at: http://univa.com.

Bina - Accelerating Data-Driven Healthcare

In this slidecast, Narges Bani Asadi from a new Startup called Bina presents: Bina - Accelerating Data-Driven Healthcare.
In 2008, a renowned team of researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley came together to solve a critical problem for cancer researchers who were severely constrained by their existing computing capabilities for large-scale data analysis. Through this work they created a new approach to the integrated co-development of statistical algorithms, software and hardware for high performance data analysis. The result was a dramatic improvement in the accuracy, computational efficiency and cost of data analysis. The team founded Bina Technologies in 2010 to bring this approach to market.”
Learn more at: http://binatechnologies.com.

How to Best Align Your Big Data Strategy: Start at the End

In this podcast, Mike Boyarski from Jaspersoft presents: How to Best Align Your Big Data Strategy: Start at the End. Jaspersoft provides the most cost effective and widely deployed business intelligence software in the world, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Learn more at: http://jaspersoft.com.

TPC - Creating Benchmarks to Meet Changing Industry Demands

In this podcast, Michael Poess from the TPC Transaction Processing Council presents: Creating Benchmarks to Meet Changing Industry Demands. Learn more at http://tpc.org