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Doug Black

In-memory Heap Size of 2TB Attacks ‘Garbage Time’ Jitter in Java Applications

January 29th, 2016 (0)
Targeting large in-memory Java computing implementations, Sunnyvale-based Azul Systems is releasing a new version of Zing, its scalable Java Virtual Machine for enterprise applications that includes a whopping in-memory heap size of 2TBs per Java instance, which Azul claims ...

Giving Businesses Access to the World’s No. 2 Supercomputer for ‘the Intractable Problem’

January 28th, 2016 (0)
If you’ve blown through the limitations of a cluster that can’t handle your modeling workloads, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan system is the stuff dreams are made of. Number two on the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful ...

Canada’s CPAC Leverages DDN Storage Tech for Ballooning Data and News Content

January 24th, 2016 (1)
For the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), the C-SPAN of Canada, 2015 posed two major challenges – one of them data intensive, the other operational. On the data side, CPAC’s data management and storage infrastructure was nearing capacity, in ...

Driverless Tractors, Drone Crop Dusters, Automated Milking: Agriculture Called the ‘Most Attractive’ Robotics Market Opportunity

January 21st, 2016 (2)
Just as we’re becoming acclimated to the brave new world of driverless cars, driverless tractors and other agricultural robots will, in the not too distant future, harvest the food we put on our kitchen tables. In fact, agricultural automation ...

Handicapping IBM/OpenPOWER’s Odds for Success

January 19th, 2016 (0)
2016 promises to be pivotal in the IBM/OpenPOWER effort to claim a non-trivial chunk of the Intel-dominated high-end server landscape. Big Blue’s stated goal of 20-to-30 percent market share is huge. Intel currently enjoys 90-plus percent share and has ...

Data Center Industry Seeing New Entrants, New Technology Designed to Save Energy Costs, Speed Provisioning

January 15th, 2016 (0)
Data center outsourcing means forecasting power requirements for the duration of a contract, which typically lasts five to 10 years. With the pace of change in IT, changing business conditions for individual companies and the overall economy, the volatility ...

HPC Budgets: Where is the Money Going?

January 14th, 2016 (0)
Perhaps not surprisingly hardware still accounts for the lion’s share (48%) of HPC budgets according to Intersect360 Research’s just released 2015 report – HPC Budget Allocation Map: HPC Budget Distribution. Server spending has been the top item the last ...

How NoSQL Maximizes Hardware and Enables Scale Like We’ve Never Seen

January 14th, 2016 (2)
We live in a time when a developer can build an app in six hours, release it to the world, do little to no marketing and still get 2.3 million downloads. We also live in a world where a ...

New Ranking of Public Cloud Providers Reveals Big Price/Performance Disparities

January 13th, 2016 (0)
As companies increasingly move portions of their advanced scale computing workloads to the cloud, at least one industry watcher warns that the lure of an instant, scalable virtual infrastructure with utility billing comes with plenty of caveat emptor price/performance variables. ...

Beware of Bias in Big Data, Feds Warn

January 8th, 2016 (0)
A new report issued this week by the Federal Trade Commission applauds big data practitioners for helping to increase access to goods, services, healthcare, education, and employment. But the FTC also warned businesses and organizations to be aware of ...
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