Category Archives: Cloud OS

XenServer 7 released

XenServer 7 was released earlier this week bringing improvements in performance, scalability and security. Most significant capabilities introduced: Direct Inspect: takes full advantage of the Intel EPT virtualization extensions to permit a true agentless anti-malware solution GPU support for NVIDIA … Continue reading

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Google Cloud Platform price reductions

Google announced this week that following last year’s commitment that Google Cloud Platform prices will follow Moore’s Law, will reduce prices of virtual machines by 5 to 30%. Under the new pricing model, cloud compute instances will be cut anywhere … Continue reading

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IBM shows PowerPC microserver for Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope

IBM has revealed more about a PowerPC microserver that will help to analyze data gathered by the square kilometre array (SKA), the colossal radio telescope to be built across South Africa and Australia. Once operational, the SKA is expected to … Continue reading

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Amazon launches new compute intesive C4 Instances

Amazon announced the availability of C4 instances type, announced since last November. Interestingly, the new C4 instances are based on a Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (code name Haswell) processor custom optimized for EC2, that runs at a base speed of … Continue reading

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Apache Mesos becoming a commercial Datacenter Operating System through Mesosphere

Mesosphere, a startup building a “data centre operating system” based on Apache Mesos, has landed $36m in funding in a round led by Khosla Ventures with backing from others including Andreessen Horowitz. The cash brings Mesosphere’s total funding to approximately … Continue reading

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729 TeraFLOPS cluster on AWS in 60 minutes

Cycle Computing which specializes in technical and high-performance cloud computing, and Western Digital’s HGST unit ran the largest Fortune 500 production workload and went from zero to 50,000 cores in 23 minutes. The cloud computing run utilized various regions on … Continue reading

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Dell lauched PowerEdge FX server building blocks

Dell lauched on Wednesday Today Dell announced a new server architecture that combines characteristics of both rack servers and blade servers into a new architecture, known as PowerEdge FX. The base of the architecture is the 2U PowerEdge FX2 enclosure … Continue reading

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