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the SAP and Intel Collaboratory

by on Oct.19, 2009, under Uncategorized

Driving Enterprise R&D: the SAP and Intel Collaboratory

I was in Northern Ireland today to announce the opening of a new joint laboratory with SAP focused on Cloud Computing and Sustainable IT. The SAP and Intel Collaboratory, as it’s called, will be located at SAP’s research center at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.

The Collaboratory builds upon a history of very successful collaborations between the two companies, including the Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) in Palo Alto, California, the LinuxLab in Walldorf, Germany, and the Innovation Value Institute at the National University of Ireland. Intel and SAP are also partners on various European Framework 7 projects. The Collaboratory represents the natural progression of the research relationship between SAP and Intel. Its charter is to understand and drive enterprise computing in Europe such as Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. Using cloud-based services, businesses are beginning to “rent” IT, shifting capital expenditures on hardware to scalable, “pay-as-you-go” services. The implications of this shift touch almost every aspect of our products from the silicon microarchitecture through the software/solution stacks. The work at the Collaboratory will complement our internal research efforts in Cloud and Data Rich Computing, such as the Open Cirrus test bed.

Cloud computing is also driving up the size of datacenters which is leading to increased focus on energy efficiency and greater interest in sustainable IT. Beyond simply reducing the energy consumption of computing, sustainable IT applies the latest information and communication technologies to more efficiently manage the power grid, water supplies, and other large-scale resource management systems. The Collaboratory will be studying both: green “for” IT, and green “by” IT.

Additionally, through the Collaboratory we will work with academic institutions such as Queens University & University of Ulster to help develop more relevant research projects in these areas. I expect that as we build a network of industrial and academic research partners around the Collaboratory, it will emerge a leader in enterprise thinking in Europe.

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Intel Academic Community. July 2009 Update.

by on Jul.23, 2009, under Storage

Intel Academic Community. July 2009 Update.

The Academic Community team together with Brooklyn Technical High School launched a Parallelism Curriculum Pilot, there have been a number of interesting blog posts on the Academic Community website, and, of key importance, we have a number of new parallel programming teaching modules on our Moodle.  Finally, be sure to visit the newly redesigned Visual Computing Developer site, check out some great source code and let us know what you think.

In this Bulletin:

·         Parallel Programming Boot Camp

·         Center of Excellence, MSRIT

·         Academic Blogs

·         Course Materials

·         Threading Challenge

·         Teach Parallel! Discussion Series

·         Trainings and Events

Are High School Whiz Kids Ready to "Think Parallel?"

“If you are introducing parallelism at the college level, you are already too late.”  An overstatement?  Perhaps, but there is some truth to it.  Parallelism in particular, and computational thinking more broadly, are disciplines that need to inform the curriculum from the earliest years.  It is extremely difficult to teach students to unlearn outmoded ways of thinking; it is far better to teach set the stage properly to begin with.

In this light, the Intel Academic Community, Jeffrey Birnbaum, Managing Director, Global Head of Platform Solutions, Bank of America, and Randy Asher, principal of Brooklyn Technical High School have launched a pilot Parallel Programming Boot Camp to test a curriculum for high school that encompasses computational thinking and parallelism.  Learn more about the Parallelism Boot Camp.

Go to Teach Parallel to watch an interview with the Jeffrey Birnbaum, Randy Asher and Jossue Vicioso, a BTHS student attending the boot camp.

New Center of Excellence in India

The Intel® Academic Community announced the launch of its Center of Excellence for faculty training at M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.This Center of Excellence at the MSRIT campus, which is fully equipped with latest Intel® hardware and software, aims to train 300 faculties from 155 institutes of the Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU) on Parallel Programming for the Undergraduate curriculum.  


Read more .

New and Notable Academic Blogs

A number of bloggers comment on the Brooklyn Technical High School Parallelism Boot Camp.  Of particular note are the blogs by Bob Chesebrough and Dr. James Reinders.

Chesebrough writes: “Now I can add orchestra leader to my list of job roles at Intel. I’ve been conducting an ensemble of talented players from across industry, education and within Intel to orchestrate the first High School Parallelism Boot-camp. . . “.Read more.

Dr. Reinders writes: “Teaching programming and teaching parallel programming – should they be different?  I don&apost think so . . .”  Read more.

Aaron Tersteeg writes an interesting post on his visit to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign&aposs Universal Parallel Computing Research Center Summer School for Multicore ProgrammingRead more.

 Last, but certainly not least, Professor Tom Murphy continues his series of blogs on teaching structure and projects for Computer Science in When is a Case Study not a case Study?

New Course material

We continue our work updating our Courseware.  The Intel Academic Community Moodle is in place and we are beginning to populate it with some of our existing course components, as well as new material.  Two notable additions are Program Optimization for Multicore Architectures from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and Programming for Multicore Processors from Cairo University.

Threading Challenge

Interested in putting your students’ threading skills to the test?  Or finding a challenge for yourself? Take a look at Intel’s ongoing Threading Challenge Contest.

Teach Parallel!

The Teach Parallel show is available live and on demand via Intel Software Network TV Your humble Community Manager and Professor Tom Murphy of Contra Costa College co-host a weekly discussion on parallel computing and the undergraduate curriculum with academic Community members.  Join us live, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM PDT.  Go here for the complete schedule and to register for events.

Training and Events

August 11-12, 2009 Parallelism Workshop. Portland State University, OR. Sign up now for hands-on training on parallelism conducted by Intel and colleagues from the Academic Community. Find out more.  

Supercomputing Education Summer 2009 Workshops. The Education Program is a multi-year, year-round program primarily designed to teach undergraduate faculty from a broad range of disciplines about high performance computing and computational methods.

August 3-7, 2009 SIGGRAPH,New Orleans, LA, USA.

August 17-19, 2009 GDC Europe. Cologne, Germany.

August 22-24, 2009 Intel Developer Forum. San Francisco, CA, USA.

September 15-18, 2009 Austin Game Developer&aposs Conference. Austin, TX, USA.


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Vizioncore vRanger Pro 4.0 DPP ist ab sofort verfugbar

by on Jul.10, 2009, under Storage

07/10/2009: Vizioncore vRanger Pro 4.0 DPP ist ab sofort verfugbar

Vizioncore, führender Anbieter von Lösungen für das Management und die Sicherheit virtueller Infrastrukturen, gab heute die allgemeine Verfügbarkeit von vRanger Pro 4.0 DPP (Data P


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