Hitachi offers IGBT Module and gate drive subsystem with Amantys Power Insight performance monitoring. In data markets, Hitachi teams its NAS platform with Varonis to deliver data storage visibility and intelligence. Amantys and Fuji Electric also launch two new IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors0 Gate Drivers for High Power 2-pack modules, operating at 1200V and 1700V respectively, current ratings from 450A to 1400A.
The e-shelter data centre, Frankfurt 1, is now connected to the expansive network of IX Reach, colocation and remote peering specialists, while a telecoms consultancy Wik Consult Gmbh findings for TalkTalk in the UK result in Ofcom investigating a complaint against BT.
An acronym hunter's delight of a PDF, with its extensive glossary that runs from 4DVAR through Big-BOSS, CCAM and CERFACS, includes ORFEUS and OSIRIS, is also the PRACE Scientific Case for High Performance Computing in Europe, a collectable must for any acronym reference hunters, not to mention those who want to read the detail behind the seven executve recommendations.
One UK's best investigative writers in the field of broadband, Ian Grant, reports that the EU commission faces tough questions over its role and commitment to an open, transparent, competitive market for next generation broadband so probably be no answers. In the field of data protection, Dr Karen McCulage of University of East Anglia focuses on the regulator charged with overseeing data protection in the UK, that has been and will continue to be ineffective, lacking government action. The EU seems to be a reluctant enforcer in the game of 'Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?'
The Financial Conduct Authority has started to conduct an enforcement investigation into the IT failures at RBS which affected the bank’s customers in June and July 2012 and cost the RBS Group £125m both to fix and in compensation payment to affected customers. The later March 2013 meltdown however is not mentioned.
With an opening price of $61,875 for the enclosure, 45 HP ProLiant Moonshot servers and an integrated switch, HP =unveils its first commercially available Moonshot system with a claimed infrastructure economy using 89% less energy, 80% less space and costing 77% less than comparable traditional servers. It arrives in Europe in May.
What was once the world's fastest computer, nicknamed "Roadrunner," seen here in the IBM's Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. The $121 million supercomputer best known for breaking the then elusive petaflop barrier and housed at Los Alamos National Laboratory has now been decommissioned.
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers unveil a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish, the size and weight of a grown man, 5'7" length and weighing 170 pounds. Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish that the same team, led by Professor Shashank Priya head of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech – unveiled in 2012. The earlier RoboJelly, is roughly man's hand sized, and typical of jellyfish found along beaches.
Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company has acquired Exceptional Cloud Services to enhance its toolset for developers using and managing applications in the open cloud and will expand its portfolio of end-developer solutions to include error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service capabilities. These solutions from Exceptional Cloud Services are currently used by more than 50,000 application developers.
Amor Group has recently received global recognition for its Process Safety technology after picking up the award for ‘Innovation Through Technology’ at the inaugural Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Global Risk Awards, held in London. The award, won in partnership with ScottishPower, recognises exceptional Process Safety Management project. Meantime Entatech UK Ltd, IT distributors in the UK, achieved a double win at the PC Retail (PCR) Awards 2013,
As the USA maps that three-pound universe, the brain with a proposed Brain Activity Map (BAM) project; Europe's avowed goal is that neuro scientists can connecting the dots that lead from genes, molecules and cells to human cognition and behaviour; but "Think" IBM opts to look at brain neurone powering and cooling by blood and come up with the future for the cognitive computers that will be needed in the Square Kilometer Array challenge.
Voted "Sunday Times" Scottish Independent Secondary School of the Year 2012, Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools integrate best technology into everyday classes, to enhance education for both its pupils and staff and recently completely refurbished its data centre.
Today’s IT and business leaders recognise that technology disrupts the market (although sadly none of the top 50 MIT selected disrupters are based in the UK) and creates new opportunities. They know it is the time to seize the opportunity … as if they don’t do it, someone else will. But to realise this they must bridge the impasse between maintaining current systems which preserve the status quo, and seek IT approaches that enable innovation, greater productivity and facilitate new ways of working.
The latest British Standards ICT news for March 2013 is, not surprisingly, an amazingly fine endorsement for AVG Technologies, since the lead story is on "Clouded judgement holding back the SMB market."
A new technique pioneered by EcoCooling with its patented Computer Room Evaporative Cooling (CREC ) units, has been demonstrated to free-up space for an additional 200 revenue-generating racks in a typical 1000 rack large data centre, cutting energy requirement for cooling from over 1,700kW to 160kW.
As the Cloud Accounting Institute is now conducting its second annual cloud Benchmark Survey on Cloud/SaaS solutions software usage, another survey commissioned by managed data service provider, London-based Six Degrees Group, says growing discontent amongst both IT and business decision makers in relation to how technology service companies are promoting and selling cloud services.
One Scottish University player, Strathclyde, will be part of six research projects to be carried out by Nottingham, Brunel, Ashton, Sheffield, Bath and Coventry Universities to improve manufacturing competitiveness in UK and using the latest ICT developments have been awarded £12m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant funding as part of a £45m package of investments in manufacturing research announced by Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts.
St Andrews becomes the first UK university to receive a prestigious award for its IT provision in the form of Two-Star Service Desk accreditation from the Service Desk Institute (SDI) awarded only to only those organisations which demonstrate the best possible Information Technology Service.
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