HP's Vertica adds developer-level access

Hewlett-Packard's Vertica has updated its flagship parallel columnar database so other programs can instigate analysis directly on its database clusters.

By Joab Jackson | 21 June, 2011 05:40

Tags: applications, software, Hewlett-Packard, business intelligence

Researchers: AWS users are leaving security holes

Researchers in Germany have found abundant security problems within Amazon's cloud-computing services due to its customers either ignoring or forgetting published security tips.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 June, 2011 04:59

Tags: Amazon Web Services, security, development platforms, data breach, web services, cloud computing, Exploits / vulnerabilities, internet, data protection

Mellanox demos souped-up version of Infiniband

Networking company Mellanox Technologies, along with Hewlett-Packard and Dell, is demonstrating a next-generation FDR Infiniband network running at 56G bps (bits per second) at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 June, 2011 04:08

Tags: Mellanox Technologies, High performance, servers, storage, High-end servers, hardware systems, Blades

SAP's HANA in-memory analytics engine now available

SAP's HANA (high performance analytic appliance) in-memory computing engine went into general availability on Monday, giving the vendor a flashy new weapon against the likes of Oracle's Exadata data-processing machine and others in a highly competitive market.

By Chris Kanaracus | 21 June, 2011 03:06

Tags: Vishal Sikka, Charmer Sunbelt, business issues, applications, IBM, hardware systems, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, data warehousing, Dell, databases, SAP, cisco, Lenovo, software

FCC to attack phone cramming charges

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will consider new rules to help telephone service customers decipher their phone bills and guard against unwanted charges, the agency's chairman said Monday.

By Grant Gross | 21 June, 2011 02:24

Tags: telecommunication, Julius Genachowski, regulation, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Center for American Progress, government

IDC: High-performance computing poses challenges for SMBs

Cloud computing could help boost the use of high-performance computing (HPC) among small and medium-size businesses, but there are hurdles that have to be overcome before that can happen, IDC said on Monday during a presentation at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 June, 2011 02:22

Tags: Amazon Web Services, supercomputers, IDC, High performance, hardware systems

Google Street View blocked in Bangalore

Google's Street View has got off to a bad start in Bangalore, with the city police objecting to the collection of data by Google's cars.

By John Ribeiro | 21 June, 2011 01:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, regulation, government, internet, Internet service providers

Behind the Finance-Hiring Pickup

With the recession's accounting and finance staff reductions now potentially jeopardizing their operations, CFOs seem ready to <a href="">restore some of those jobs</a> in the third quarter.

By Fred O'Connor | 21 June, 2011 00:18

Tags: business issues, personnel, Robert Half International

Skype executives depart after Microsoft buyout

Eight Skype executives have departed the company following Microsoft's $8.5 billion buyout in May, a Skype spokeswoman confirmed on Monday.

By Jeremy Kirk | 20 June, 2011 22:08

Tags: business issues, personnel, telecommunication, skype, Mergers / acquisitions, Microsoft, voip, layoffs, restructuring

SGI, Intel plan to speed up supercomputers 500 times by 2018

Silicon Graphics International hopes by 2018 to build supercomputers 500 times faster than the most powerful today, using specially designed accelerator chips made by Intel, SGI's chief technology officer said.

By Agam Shah | 20 June, 2011 22:09

Tags: supercomputers, High performance, hardware systems, Silicon Graphics International, Components, processors, intel

Huawei unveils 7-inch tablet running Android 3.2

Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei unveiled a 7-inch tablet running version 3.2 of Google's Android mobile OS on Monday. It plans to sell the device in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and some European countries in the third quarter.

By Michael Kan | 20 June, 2011 21:27

Tags: Huawei Technologies, hardware systems, tablet PCs, laptops

Japan takes back first place on Top 500 supercomputer list

A Japanese computer has taken first place on the Top 500 supercomputer list, ending China's reign at the top after just six months. At 8.16 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point calculations per second), the K computer is more powerful than the next five systems combined.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 June, 2011 18:05

Tags: Clusters, supercomputers, High performance, IBM, Bull, hardware systems, Cray, Fujitsu, Oracle

ICANN approves change to Internet domain name system

The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved an increase in the number of Internet domain name endings, known as generic top-level domains (gTLDs), from the current 22.

By John Ribeiro | 20 June, 2011 16:19

Tags: ICANN, legal, ISPAI, internet

Seven fibre carriers confirmed for NextDC's B1 centre

Melbourne-based data centre provider, NextDC (ASX:NXT), has signed up seven fibre carriers for its Brisbane co-location data centre, B1, in a bid to offer its customers more services including internet transit and interstate capacity.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 June, 2011 15:45

Tags: data centres, Data Centre, NextDC

US declaration of cyberwar coming: FBI InfraGard president

Countries will continue to press the envelope to determine how much damage can be inflicted before the United States declares a cyberwar according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) associate.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 June, 2011 15:39

Tags: security, fbi, cyberwar

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