IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA, Mellanox (ethernet meets the unbelievable!) and the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre announce plans for the UK's first PADC (POWER Acceleration and Design Centre) designed to help UK businesses exploit high performance computing on OpenPOWER systems for MSBD (Modelling & Simulation and Big Data Analytics).
The enterprise mobility market (EMM) is expected to nearly triple from $3.1 billion in 2014 to $9.2 billion in 2018 (according to 451 Research), and it is a major growth area that many corporations are still trying to get their heads around. Back in June this year Gartner mapped out a dozen Challengers, Leaders, Niche players and Visionaries. Now its time for Enablers.
A meteoric event developing in the equator is causing bookmakers to slash odds on a white Christmas. ‘El Niño’ on the way makes UK forecasters predict the harshest winter in 50 years. Leading Cloud IT experts NSE (Net Solutions Europe) comments on the importance of resilient IT systems to mitigate crisis management during the harsh coming months.
Back in 2010 Alchemy Plus submitted a £20m Data Centre proposal for Inverness that did not mature. In February 2011, Lloyds Banking Group suspended plans for its £250m datafarm investment in Ecclefechan and a Lockerbie Data Centre plans were never realised. Now a team comprised of West Coast Energy and US DataVita will break the jinx and raise the Fortis Data Centre in Lanarkshire.
A survey of IT security professionals examines attitudes to threat-sharing in different scenarios. If security researchers get no response from manufacturers when disclosing vulnerabilities with life-threatening implications, the majority of IT security professionals (64%) believe the information should then be made public,
University of Dundee researchers have been awarded funding for a project worth more than £1.1million by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) ) to develop new tools to carry out arguement mining, a relatively new field of AI and one regarded as having exceptional academic, commercial and cultural potential.
UK businesses are warned about the growing risk of cyber attacks as Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, urges businesses across the country to protect themselves by taking up the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme
The internet could be on the brink of a ‘capacity crunch’ within eight years and that would force us to rethink the way we use it, warns Professor Andrew Ellis of Aston University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
IT contracts expert David McIlwaine of law firm Pinsent Masons, is quoted that "Contracts really serve two principal purposes. One is to make clear parties' rights and obligations, and the other is to serve to protect the parties. That protection element is of critical importance and may necessitate a degree of complexity in the drafting, for example when specifying the parties' liabilities under the contract. It is important that contracts do not compromise protection for parties in a search for simplicity and clarity."
It may not look like much at first glance, but a map created by University of Wisconsin computer science professor Paul Barford and about a dozen colleagues took around four years to produce. He believes it could make the Internet more resilient to accidents, disasters, or intentional attacks.
Universiteit Twente has emerged with a photonic communication chip. In Edinburgh
University some six LiFi experiments are underway, while in Glasgow on October 12th, "LiFi Technologies and their Appreciation" will be a workshop study, aired by University of Strathclyde Engineering to provide basic technical information about emerging Li-Fi technology.
Researchers at University of Helsinki have developed a scaleable and secure cloud computing infrastructure for CMS data analysis at Cern. The solution is hybrid, combining advantages and disadvantages of grid and cloud systems. The infrastructure is also expected to support other scientific applications.
Biotechnology business Xgenex LLC bsiness at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, now has a commercial agreement with AquaBella Organic Solutions micro-organism innovation for the North America sales of AquaBella, the bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella, an organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant that improves produce quality, increases yield in a variety of soils and climates, and relieves drought pressure in hard-hit areas of North America. Here in the UK the already valuable Farm Machinery locator is now offering an intriguing, online, UPDATING (!) infographic.
If ever Gaberlunzie longed to be a fly on the wall, the 3rd HLF (Heidelberg Laureate Forum), from August 23-28 is where scientists and the ethical challenges of computational science will be aired at the multi-faceted discussion on Big Data and resolving challenges produced by computational science.
Seven out of ten CIOs are budgeting for cloud initiatives today. Nine out of ten are getting ready to spend more on private and hybrid clouds. The Infoblox Infographic shows you at a glance the Who, How Much, and Why of cloud adoption.
IBM move to acquire Merge sas as it vision that organisations could use the Watson Health Cloud to surface new insights from a consolidated, patient-centric view of current and historical images, electronic health records, data from wearable devices and other related medical data, in a HIPAA-enabled environment. (Photo Credit: IBM)
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