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computing, virtualization, on-demand computing, utility computing and related technologies.
Here you'll find podcasts and webcasts,
news, articles, white papers, and other research. You'll also find information about
security, training and useful resources.
Personal PBS Turns PCs into Compute Cluster
Altair Engineering has announced availability of the Personal
PBS application. The freely-downloadable Personal PBS application enables users to manage job
priorities and enqueue jobs for background processing.
RNA Networks Introduces Memory Virtualization Technology
RNA Networks is providing a "third wave" of virtualization with its Memory Virtualization Platform (MVP). RNA's products include
RNAcache, which caches data and metadata in an environment linked by high-speed fabric,
gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and InfiniBand connections. A second product, RNAmessenger, provides low latency and high throughput for applications such as electronic trading.
DataServices World Highlights SOA, WOA, Grid and Cloud Computing
The DataServices World Fall 2008 conference focused on data services for grid, cloud, SOA and WOA environments. Several
presentations, a workshop and a panel discussion explored services in distributed and cloud computing environments. The focus of Parand Darugar's presentation (video,
duration 49:44) was the Hadoop grid engine from the Apache Software Foundation.
White Paper: The Importance of Data Access Middleware in Distributed Computing
Ken North Computing LLC has released a 90-page white paper about the role and importance of data access middleware. "Middleware in Action: Industrial Strength Data Access"
discusses defining characteristics of best-of-breed data access middleware. The report describes performance and scalability scenarios, such as grid
data access, SOA, business intelligence, transaction processing, information integration and content management. An executive summary is available as a separate
Grid, Semantics and 5G networks
At a presentation during the LinkedData Planet conference in New York, m2mi CEO Geoff Brown discussed grid computing,
cloud computing and semantic technology as being enablers for (fifth-generation) 5G networks. He demonstrated
meshing two Apple iPhones running the m2mi software.
OGF DAIS-WG Specifications for RDF Data Access
The RDF activity in the Open Grid Forum Database Access and Integration
Services Working Group (OGF DAIS-WG) Group has released a
draft version of a paper about accessing RDF data sources in a grid services
environment. The RDF activity is working to produce two specifications for
accessing RDF data via SPARQL and RDF Schema ontology handling primitives.
OGSA-DAI 3.0 is Major Rewrite
The OGSA-DAI project announced the release of OGSA-DAI 3.0, a middleware product that provides web services to access SQL and XML databases. Ken North discusses the
highlights in "OGSA-DAI Grid Middleware Combines Data Access and Workflow".
GridGain and GigaSpaces Announce Java Grid Computing Partnership
GridGain Systems and GigaSpaces Technology announced a partnership to offer a grid computing platform for Java
computing. The companies will integrate the open source GridGain computation grid framework with the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP). GridGain will distribute GigaSpaces XAP Community Edition.
FSM Labs Announces Real-Time Networking Stack
FSMLabs released Enterprise Real-TimeNet which includes a networking stack that supports ICMP, IP, UDP and TCP. FSMLabs announced Enterprise Real-TimeNet will provide worst-case network round trip times of 50 microseconds using a fault-tolerant architect.
Google, IBM Partner on Internet-Scale Computing
IBM and Google announced an initiative to boost knowledge of large-scale distributed
computing among the academic community. The grid is expected to grow to more than 1,600 processors.
Open Grid Forum Releases Documents for Public Review
The Open Grid Forum has released a group of documents for public review. The group included a grid computing overview, a strategy
document and technical documents.
GridGain Systems Announces Release 1.5 of Open Source Java Platform
GridGain Systems announced the release of GridGain 1.5, an open source computational grid computing platform for Java developers. GridGain
operates with Java 5 or higher and Linux, Mac OS X, major Unix brands and Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista.
Univa and Sun Announce Agreement To Offer Sun Grid Engine to Open Source Cluster Users
Univa Corporation announced an agreement with Sun Microsystems. The agreement provides
for integration of the Sun Grid Engine into the
Univa Globus Cluster Edition software. Under
the agreement, Univa users will have access to Sun high performance computing (HPC) products and services, including HPC Cluster Tools.
3Tera and Layered Technologies Set Record in Linear Scalability Demonstration
Technologies and 3Tera achieved a score of 42,540 with the UnixBench benchmark using a virtual private data center. The demonstration comprised of 443 CPUs, 920GB RAM and 47 terabytes of mass storage.
The Virtual Private Data Center was showcased at HostingCon 2007 in Chicago.
Network Resonance CEO Discusses SSL Auditing and Security Taxonomy
In a podcast and videocast, Kevin Dick discusses a security taxonomy
of distributed systems and web services. Kevin Dick is CEO of Network Resonance, a company
that recently patented a technology for secure SSL auditing.
Persistent Security Flaws Undermine Authentication, Digital Certificates and Secure E-Mail
Recent announcements by cryptographers of efficient attacks on RSA encryption follow on the heals of cracks for MD5, SHA and SHA-1 and successful attacks on AES.
These security vulnerabilities heightens concerns about digital certificates used for authentication
and secure communications.
Security for Virtual Organizations: Federating Trust and Policy Domains
Read the first section of an excerpt about grid security from Grid 2: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure
The book is 30 chapters and it's a collection of writings by some of the
best of the grid community.
||Our Security topic
features papers, hardware and an excerpt about grid security from Grid 2: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure.
It also has links to podcasts, webcasts and presentations about security,
such as Ashraf Memon's GSI authentication presentation.
Federated Identities: Overlooked Threats
WebServicesSummit.com has released a podcast and webcast by security
researcher Thor Larholm. This conference presentation discusses the benefits and
risks of federated identities.
DataSynapse Releases GridServer 5.0
DataSynapse announced the release of GridServer 5.0, which enables organizations to build mega-grids with as many as 20,000 nodes. GridServer 5.0 can integrate with role-based security policies and authorization networks. It
also provides dynamic scaling and optimization capabilities that support preference-based workload scheduling.
Open Grid Forum Releases INFOD, WS-Naming and WS-Agreement Specifications
The Open Grid Forum (OGF) announced the publication of several OGF
specifications, including the Web Services Agreement Specification (WS-Agreement), Information Dissemination in the Grid Environment - Base Specifications (INFOD),
Interoperability Testing for The GridRPC API Specification and the WS-Naming Specification. The public comment period for two documents, JSDL HPC Profile Application Extension and JSDL SPMD Application Extension, closes 10 July 2007.
Oracle 11g Focuses on BI, VLDB, Unstructured Data
Oracle announced a new release of its flagship database product. Oracle 11g includes added features such as business
intelligence (BI), very large databases (VLDB), high availability applications and easy problem diagnosis. It also adds news compression technologies and capabilities for
rapid access to unstructured data.
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Parand Darugar discusses Hadoop and grids in this video.
This white paper (Adobe PDF) discusses the role and importance of middleware for accessing SQL databases.