The 2009 International Supercomputing Conference ranked IBM Roadrunner as the fastest supercomputer followed by Cray’s Jaguar. The IBM supercomputer accounts 1.105 petaflops. The Cray XT5 Jaguar One comes with 1.059 petaflops. A petaflop is quadrillion floating point operations per second. There are two other systems that feature in the top 10 list. They are the IBM BlueGene/P called Jugene and the Juropa, which is built from Novascale and Sun Microsystems Sun Blade x6048 server. The two German based systems that belong to non-American category featured in the top 10 list.
You might be looking for a faster, jazzy PC. But, have you ever thought what good things you can do with the old PC rather than dismantling it totally. I have some ideas. May be that can help you out. I would like to share this with you, guys. Full article »
The server market regardless of x86 or Unix is impacted badly due to recession. The data shows that overall sales for Servers went down by 24% worldwide. It also says that the top 5 vendors witnessed double digit drop of server market during the same period. Additionally, the shipment dropped to 1.7 million units.
IBM today announced the availability of Smart Cube, an integrated hardware, software and services package that was targeted for small and medium businesses. The company claims that it is going to be easier to run and manage compared to traditional servers. Smart cube comes with Linux and IBM’s i operating system. The server starts at $8000 price tag. Smart Cube has the following components. Full article »
Freemium is a Business Model that offers basic services for free while charging premium for advanced features. Skype is a good example of Freemium Service. Any voice call within the network is free, but, there is a premium for call outside the network. The best part of this business model is that you, as a service provider, can make customer understand why they have to pay money for paid service. I think the business model that focuses on user value and monetize the value is very powerful compared to others.
Oracle is the leading Enterprise Application software (EAS)vendor in Middle East and North Africa. The company posted strong year-to-year revenue growth in those countries and its year-on-year EAS revenue was up by 43.1% in 2007. Oracle is the largest EAS vendor in UAE market in 2007, according to IDC, with 44.1% market share and revenues of $49.96 million.
Jive is going to release new social networking tool next week that will help Business collaboration and brainstorming session. Jive Social Business Software (SBS) 3.0 will mainly focus upon employee engagement, marketing and sales, customer support, and innovation. Jive features collaboration, community and social network on enterprise platform. The price of SBS 3.0 is $59 per user per year for four centers.
According to Gartner, Enterprise portals are the major applications of SOA concepts. Liferay Inc is an open source company who focuses mainly on Enterprise Portals. Liferay Portal 5.2 Enterprise edition was designed for building EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) and distributing the transactions across multiple servers. It is JSR 168 compliant and works on servlet containers such as Jetty and Tomcat and J2EE servers like WebLogic and WebSphere. The software is also bundled with Tomcat 6.0.
Salesforce.com launched SaaS model based Service Cloud which is the next generation platform for Customer Service Application. The Cloud gathers information from the knowledge resource from internet and uses it for commercial Customer service. The software comprises call-center features with aspects of search engine technology and social-networking sites like Facebook. You can get Service Cloud with the help of native cloud-computing power of salesforce.com. The price of Service Cloud starts at US $995 per month. Full article »