October 22, 2014, 11:03 pm GMT  

22 item(s) containing the term "systems"

Paper: Actor Model of Computation: Scalable Robust Information Systems

— With Reactive Systems becoming the new old hotness, it will help to have a thorough grounding in the Actor Model. Here's a good start. Carl Hewitt in Actor Model of Computation: Scalable Robust Information Systems gives a very thorough and relatively concise explanation of the Actor model. Here's the abstrac...
Oct 22 03:56:57 pm GMT / High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites.»

BP Selects IBM to Deliver Global SAP Application Development Services

— IBM today announced that BP (NYSE: BP) has selected IBM Global Business Services (GBS), to provide Application Development Services for global SAP project delivery. BP is tapping IBM’s globally integrated consulting models to develop and deploy an Enterprise Systems portfolio—including BP’s Upstream, Downst...
Oct 21 01:01:09 am GMT / IBM Press Releases - Services and solutions - United States»

With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

— IBM may have sold off its chip manufacturing business, but don't count it out as a hardware force to be reckoned with. It still plans to fight on, developing faster computers and cognitive computing systems like Watson.
Oct 20 05:23:00 pm GMT / Techworld.com Data Centre»

10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

—  When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air. The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information technology is changing dramatically. From cloud computing to big data analytics to ubiquitous mobile connectivity, corporate IT systems are getting faster, more efficient, cheaper to oper...
Oct 19 01:00:52 am GMT / TechCrunchIT»


— At VMworld Europe 2014 in Barcelona, VMware executives announced that Hitachi Data Systems has joined the EVO:RAIL partnership. EVO:RAIL is a hyper-converged, VMware powered appliance that is designed for low cost and out of the box deployment. It comes in a 2U, 4-node configuration with up to 16 TB of internal storage...
Oct 17 10:48:55 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Are the Barbarians at the Gate? By @EFeatherston | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

— Target. Home Depot. Community Health Systems. Nieman Marcus. Their names have been all in the news over the past year, though probably not in a way they would like. All have had very public data breaches affecting anywhere from 350,000 (Nieman Marcus) to 4.5 million (Community Health Systems) customers. Add the recent ...
Oct 16 06:30:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

The New Mobile-Cloud Enterprise

—  Enterprise IT is undergoing a platform shift from web-based, client-server systems to a mobile-cloud platform. This shift has caught the attention of all the major tech vendors who have either acquired or launched Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Backend as a Service (BaaS) technologies to address this growing op...
Oct 15 11:00:49 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Cloud Based Healthcare Records By @HarbingerSys | @CloudExpo

— Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performance. While applying cloud computi...
Oct 13 05:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

IBM Provides Clients Superior Alternative to x86-Based Commodity Servers

— IBM today introduced a new range of systems capable of handling massive amounts of computational data faster at nearly 20 percent better price/performance , than comparable Intel Xeon v3 Processor-based systems – providing clients a superior alternative to closed, commodity-based data center servers. ...
Oct 03 03:22:34 am GMT / IBM Press Releases - Servers - United States»

Bash Security Vulnerability Patch Instructions

— A new major security vulnerability impacting Linux customers who leverage Bash as their shell was announced yesterday. GoGrid strongly recommends customers exposed to this vulnerability apply the appropriate security patch as soon as possible. Below are instructions for patching your systems: For Debian, run the follo...
Sep 25 06:52:08 pm GMT / GoGrid Blog»

Hitachi LPARs Provide Safe Multi-Tenant Cloud With Intel E5v3

— Hitachi’s Intel Xeon based Compute Blade servers (CB 2000 and CB 500) feature an embedded logical partitioning (LPAR) capability implemented in the blade server firmware, based on technology originally developed for Hitachi mainframe and Unix systems to provide platform partitioning for reliability and quality of...
Sep 16 08:41:48 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Microsoft, Others Partner on Fuel Cell Research with $5 Million Awarded by ARPA-E

— Cross-posted from the Microsoft Green Blog Josh Henretig, Director, World Wide Environmental Sustainability Microsoft is once again partnering with others to further fuel cell innovations, with the goal of developing a very efficient, low-cost fuel cell system. Microsoft, Redox Power Systems LLC, the University o...
Jun 24 10:42:00 pm GMT / ms datacenters»

Air Traffic Control System Failure & Complex System Testing

— It’s difficult to adequately test complex systems. But what’s really difficult is keeping a system adequately tested. Creating systems that do what they are designed to do is hard but, even with the complexity of these systems, many life critical systems have the engineering and production testing investment behin...
May 14 01:05:57 am GMT / Perspectives»

Why user experience and ecosystem will rule the cloud

— It's easy enough to start offering a cloud platform, but doing so successfully is a lot more difficult. James Urquhart explains how Amazon Web Services, Cloud Foundry and others are capitalizing on great user experiences and great ecosystems. Why user experience and ecosystem will rule the cloud originally published ...
May 03 07:00:59 pm GMT / GigaOM iaas»

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

— It now appears that the 'Heartbleed' security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
Apr 11 10:52:40 pm GMT / Cisco»

UK radio consultancy creates Senaptic, a systems integrator for IoT

— As the internet of things heats up, so do the number of businesses hoping to claim a piece of the pie. Senaptics has launched to help municipalities connect their cities. UK radio consultancy creates Senaptic, a systems integrator for IoT originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading&...
Apr 03 02:51:26 pm GMT / GigaOM Cisco»

Updated Lampson's Hints for Computer Systems Design

— This year I have not been able to publish many back-to-basics readings, so I will not close the year with a recap of those. Instead I have a video of a wonderful presentation by Butler Lampson where he talks about the learnings of the past decades that helped him to update his excellent 1983 "Hints for computer system ...
Dec 23 08:00:00 pm GMT / All Things Distributed»

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - U-Net: A User-Level Network Interface

— Many of you know Thorsten von Eicken as the founder of Rightscale, the company that has helped numerous organizations find their way onto AWS. In what seems almost a previous life by now Thorsten was one of the top young professors in Distributed Systems and I had the great pleasure of working with him at Cornell in ...
Oct 25 11:00:00 am GMT / All Things Distributed»

µVM - A Kilowatt for the Cloud?

— It's been interesting getting settled into a new company, specially one that's not mine. From expense reports to new platforms and new systems to learn, I'm actually quite enjoying the change of pace and scenery. Over the last couple of weeks a big part of my job has been getting a feel for our Virtustream technology a...
Mar 13 12:24:00 pm GMT / ElasticVapor - Life in the cloud»

Observations on Errors, Corrections, & Trust of Dependent Systems

— Every couple of weeks I get questions along the lines of “should I checksum application files, given that the disk already has error correction?” or “given that TCP/IP has error correction on every communications packet, why do I need to have application level network error detection?” Another frequent quest...
Feb 26 06:48:54 pm GMT / Perspectives»

when architects worship the model and methodology

— In the last 4 years of IT architecture,  I’ve seen a movement to promote modeling and taxonomy discipline into the profession.    This has promoted consistency where more and more IT architects can model systems with less confusion...(read more)
Apr 29 05:36:39 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»

Silicon Architecture will change the way we work

— I've been exposed recently to some incredible developments in the silicon world. Some that I cannot mention. However, I do want to share with you an opinion about how this world will impact our world. Over the years, servers, storage and network systems...(read more)
Feb 26 09:10:00 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»