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10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy our photo album of the show - we'll be adding new images all week. ... (more)

Define Mass Market

Cray Inc says it's going to productize the $90 million Opteron-based HPC supercomputer it sold to Sandia National Lab or at least sell systems based on the massively parallel processing single-image Red Storm technology. The Red Storm system, which isn't completely up and running yet and runs Linux as well as Sandia's own Catamount lightweight kernel, is spec'd for something like 10,000 Opterons. Cray uses conventional boards but its communications chips, based on AMD's HyperTransport widgetry, exchange data at close to Opteron's peak speed of 6.4 billion bytes a second, 20 times your average cluster rate. ... (more)

McObject & Sysgo Tie Up

McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database, has teamed up with Germany's embedded house Sysgo on a development package for embedded Linux applications. A development copy of eXtremeDB-XML Shared Memory Edition for x86 platforms will be bundled with Sysgo's ElinOS Basic Toolbox. The pairing creates a $1,175 kit with a graphical configuration environment, an embedded Linux distribution with real-time extensions, an XML-enabled real-time database that should build industrial-grade data-intensive embedded Linux software. The 100K-or-less footprint of the McObject database, which is used by Boeing and in digital TVs, is reckons to be sparing of RAM and CPU resources. ... (more)

PolyServe Goes to Press

PolyServe is providing its Matrix Server shared data clustering software to a scale-out Oracle9i RAC-on-HP installation at Classified Ventures LLC, a joint venture of six big media houses, to wit, the Washington Post Company, the Tribune Company, Knight Ridder Inc, the Gannett Company, Belo Corporation and the McClatchy Company. Classified Venture, which provides online classified ads for cars, apartments and real estate nation-wide to newspapers, is replacing a Unix installation with Red Hat to save 60% of its capital costs over the next three years. PolyServer has just announced Oracle 10g support. ... (more)

GTC East 2007 – Business & Technology for Government

It’s been awhile since I traveled to Albany. And, this time of the year, seeing the leaves changing colors along the Hudson was absolutely spectacular. This is the 19th year for the event, obviously highlighting New York’s leading-edge efforts at studying emerging technology and its implication for government. I had the honor of presenting a seminar session entitled “Open Source – Ready for Prime Time?” I co-presented with Ross Brunson, one of the solutions experts at Novell. My pitch focused on how big open source has grown in government, how we got here, and what hurdles remain impeding even faster growth ... including discussing how the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) is working to drive interoperability standards across open solutions. If you’d like a copy of my presentation, just comment here and I’ll send it to you. As I walked the show floor, it seemed like all... (more)

Re: XML Schema: "Best used with the ______ tool"

Hi Michael, Michael Kay writes: > Yes, I'll be happy to run this. 25seconds for a simple search of 800Kb > sounds very slow indeed. Well, it is 100 searches. > One question though, it's not clear to me whether you are measuring > the time taken to load the XML, or only the time taken to query it. Only the time it takes to query it (100 times). The XML document is pre-loaded in both tests. > My instinct would be to have the query return a sequence of nodes to > the calling application, and have the calling application extract the > attributes that it wants from those nodes. That sounds fair. I just did what seemed easiest with the API I had. If you think that returning something like DOM nodes would be better, then I see no problem with it since that would result in the equivalent functionality that is probably also less complex. Boris -- Boris Kolpackov,... (more)

Red Hat Announces Broad ISV Ecosystem is Virtualization-Ready

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its virtualization agenda and roadmap for 2009, including... Read more at VMblog.com. ... (more)

XBRL Blog Magazine: XBRL US to Testify to Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on March 11

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XBRL US will report to the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a hearing on “Assessing Treasury’s Efforts at Preventing Waste and Abuse of TARP Funds”. The hearing will assess Treasury’s oversight of the use of funds by financial institutions under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), including data collection procedures to monitor the use of funds and the ability of Treasury to detect and prevent waste and misuse of funds. Prepared remarks given by Mark Bolgiano, President and CEO, XBRL US will describe how the use of XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) a free, open-source technology standard can be used to provide government and investors consistent, comparable reporting on the existing pool of securitized assets, help regulators track the disbursement and use of TARP funds and... (more)

Application compatibility and open source rendering issues

In my ongoing quest to examine web developer and web designer touch points, I have been getting my hands pleasantly dirty with both Quark’s latest iteration and the all-consuming box that is Creative Suite 4 (CS4). Both the new products have been consi... ... (more)

Cellcrypt Launches Encrypted Voice Calling for Android Smartphones

Adds to Nokia and BlackBerry smartphone support for government-grade voice call security on commercial off-the-shelf smartphones London, UK - June 14th, 2011: Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com), the leading provider of encrypted voice calling on mobile phones, today announced that it has launched Cellcrypt Mobile™ for Android™, a version of its encrypted voice calling application that runs on Android devices operating over Wi-Fi™, GSM and CDMA wireless networks. Cellcrypt Mobile provides encrypted voice calling for off-the-shelf cell phones using government-certified security in an easy-to-use downloadable application that makes highly secure calling as easy as making or placing a normal phone call. It is a software-only solution that uses the IP data channel of cellular (2G, 3G, 4G), Wi-Fi and satellite networks and can be deployed to personnel anywhere in the world in ... (more)

What’s the Big Deal with DVCS?

Over the past five years or so, a new class of SCM tools have been becoming more and more popular. Distributed version control systems (DVCS) don’t rely on central servers to store all the versions of a repository’s files. Because of the non-centralized architecture, developers are able to pull down the entire repository on their local machine. While this may be great, I often feel like there is a disconnect between what people view DVCS to be and why developers like it so much. Much of it is in the name – the word “distributed” immediately makes people think that DVCS is good for teams that are located in multiple locations, and this is what makes it popular. While this is absolutely a truth, the real significant value to developers is control and speed. Using a Git example, developers can “clone” a copy of a repository that has the full history of the source code... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in development and launches of disruptive technologies to create new market opportunities as well as enhance enterprise product portfolios with emerging technologies. His most recent venture was Octoblu, a cross-protocol Internet of Things (IoT) mesh network platform, acquired by Citrix. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...