In this video, Samplify CEO Alan Evans presents: APAX: Lowering the Cost of Big Science, Big Data, and Cloud Computing.
Multi-core CPUs are hitting the memory wall,” said Al Wegener, CTO and founder of Samplify. “With each new process node, the number of processor cores on a die can double with Moore’s Law, but the throughput of memory, I/O, and storage fails to keep up with this growth. Hence, the performance of multi-core applications is increasingly memory, I/O, and storage bound. APAX is the only solution that accelerates the throughput DDRx, SAS/SATA, SSD, PCIe, Ethernet, and Infiniband, by up to six times.”
Samplify will demonstrate the APAX profiler and hardware IP at the SC12 conference in booth #4151.
In this video, BonitaSoft CEO Miguel Valdés Faura describes what he sees the Business Process Management (BPM) trends will be for 2013.
Trend 1: BPM will extend the longevity of legacy systems
Enterprises have invested millions of dollars in critical infrastructures like IBM mainframes and SAP systems. The pace of change is only increasing so instead of gutting out these expensive legacy systems, we’re seeing BPM increasingly being used to provide a bridge between disparate systems that have traditionally been siloed.
Trend 2: BPM will help make sense of Big Data
The amount of data is ever increasing. Parsing and making sense of this data will be the next challenge. BPM systems can intelligently organize data based on predetermined rules to make Big Data more useful.
Trend 3: BPM will make inroads into new kinds of processes and services
The rise of new processes and services means another added layer of complexity as well as another opportunity for BPM systems to offer increased efficiency. New services are always being off-loaded to the cloud.
Trend 4: BPM is becoming more of a PaaS
Traditional thinking posits BPM is a SaaS, however, this is not what we’re seeing with our customers. BPM is increasingly becoming a strategic tool in aligning and making business processes more efficient based on hundreds of native connectors that can speak to a myriad of disparate systems that were once siloed.
In this video, panelists discuss how to build a business based on the Illumos software environment. Recorded at Illumos Day 2012 in San Francisco. Panelists: Rod Boothby, Joyent; Bill Roth, Nexenta; Richard Elling, DEY; moderated by Deirdré Straughan.
Today the Inktank Startup announced a partnership with Canonical to integrate Ceph distributed storage into the next version of Ubuntu 12.10 to be released on the 18th of October. According to the company, Ceph can now be quickly provisioned via a Charm in Juju, Canonical’s open-source service orchestration management tool, making it easier than ever for Ubuntu users to utilize Ceph storage.
The Ceph project combined with Ubuntu, the proven cloud OS, is helping solve one of the biggest challenges in computing today by delivering cloud storage that is infinitely scalable, while being flexible and self-managing,” commented Kyle MacDonald, VP of Cloud at Canonical. ”We see a lot of interest for Ceph, because as a storage backend for OpenStack Volume (Cinder) it can scale easily and provides the needed redundancy to keep the data safe. Canonical has partnered with Inktank to offer enterprise support for Ceph, as well as to provide multiple provisioning options to ensure the storage solution is easy to deploy across different environments.”
Read the Full Story. In related news, Inktank also announced a partnership to integrate Ceph with Metacloud’s enterprise-class OpenStack-based private clouds.
Stanford University spinoff NuMedii has landed a deal with Aptalis Pharma to apply its predictive “Big Data” technology. The companies aim to hunt down and advance drugs to combat gastrointestinal ailments and cystic fibrosis, which are two areas of focus at Aptalis. The deal boosts the commercial credentials of NuMedii, building on the startup’s role in a pair of papers last year that showed how its computational method could quickly pair approved and generic drugs with new potential uses against diseases.
NuMedii’s predictive Big Data discovery technology and its preclinical de-risking expertise are a great fit with Aptalis’ proven capabilities in formulation, clinical development and commercialization of new therapeutics,” said Gini Deshpande, PhD, NuMedii’s CEO and co-founder.
In an interview, Deshpande said that the company is hunting for additional deals with specialty pharma groups as well as partnerships that would enable the company to identify new uses for “shelved” compounds no longer in clinical development. Read the Full Story.
In this slidecast, Adapteva Founder & CEO Andreas Olofsson describes the new Parallella project, an open-source development platform for low-power parallel computing. In an attempt to finance the project, the company is launching Parallella as a Kickstarter campaign so that the development platform can be offered for only $99 dollars.
Ceph redefines storage as an open source service, meeting one of the key challenges for enterprises and cloud providers who need scalable and cost-effective storage,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical. “The distinctive architecture of Ceph gives it natural advantages over both proprietary and open source competitors. We found Ceph to be mature enough to warrant its inclusion in Ubuntu 12.10 as a storage option for our OpenStack reference architecture, widely deployed in both telco and corporate environments. I’m also delighted to support the team behind Ceph in their goal of building a commercial success story around this tremendous technology, as an investor in Inktank. Today Ceph is in the Linux kernel and Ubuntu, soon it will be everywhere.”
As a long-time champion of open source and industry-transforming technologies, Shuttleworth was eager to get involved with the Ceph storage platform and its worldwide community of developers. The Ceph project has been very active in the OpenStack community alongside Canonical, and the distributed storage system was integrated into the new version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, released in May 2012. Ubuntu is the popular Linux desktop distribution that was created by Shuttleworth and is backed by Canonical. Read the Full Story.
In this video, Sam Shank describes how his Startup HotelTonight brings heavily discounted room rates to mobile devices.
As the name suggests, the rooms are heavily discounted because they’re unsold inventory. For example, if you’re out with friends until all hours in New York City, you can pull up Hotel Tonight, find discounted room rates, and spend the night. Hotels would much rather you reserve rooms last minute than not at all.
In this video episode of Startup of the Week, Kevin Pollak sits down with William Sacks and Katherine Bicknell of Kindara. The company has developed a new, easy-to-use fertility charting app for iPhone.
One of the fun parts of my job is getting to test the wares of new Startups. This week I kicked the tires on Vizify.
Vizify helps you transform all those interesting impressions you make online into one definitive, multidimensional, graphical biography, without ever asking you to face a blank screen. It’s the easiest, most sophisticated tool for showing the best of you online, all in one place.
The process of developing my profile on Visify only took a couple of minutes as it pulled a lot of my information straight from Linkedin.
I really like the results. If you are like me and have more than one home on the web, Vizify is a great way to present yourself. Sign up for your own visual profile today.
Kira Newman writes that that the Vsnap Startup lets you embed short video messages in your emails that make your business more human. To learn more, she caught up with Vsnap CEO Dave McLaughlin.
Our greatest competitor is a thing called email. Most people kinda hate it, because they’re drowning in it and it’s pretty impersonal and it gets noisy very fast and it doesn’t capture feeling or tone, or any of the non-verbal stuff that really drives how we make all of our important decisions.
Vsnap makes it easy to send short video messages as a more personal alternative to email. A vsnap is 60 seconds, maximum. There’s nothing to download. All you need are an internet connection and a camera on your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can send vsnaps to any email address or group of email addresses, or directly to your Twitter feed. And you can add attachments to your vsnap, providing context that’s much richer than text. This helps recipients really understand – and act on – whatever you’re sending