With Appy Pie, Anyone Can Build Mobile Apps

Do you want a mobil app for your enterprise, but don’t know where to start? Enter Appy Pie, a rapidly growing Cloud based Mobile Apps Builder Software company that allows nearly anyone to create basic applications for mobiles and smartphones.

Appy Pie allows users to create fully functional and customized apps in a wide variety of unique categories that range from mobile games and navigational tools, to e-book readers and business utilities on today’s most popular mobile operating systems. Through Appy Pie’s App Builder Platform, users can access various app building tools, and begin the process of bringing their application to life through an easy, step-by-step set of instructions that guides consumers with interactive directions right on the screen. Once completed, users are able to upload their mobile creation onto Android, iTunes, and very soon, to Blackberry and Windows operating systems, allowing for additional exposure, sharing, and even monetization upon approval.

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Video: Nebula One Brings the Cloud to You

In this video, Nebula CEO Chris Kemp discusses his new prodcut called the Nebula One and the future of cloud computing with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television. Kemp was formerly the CTO of NASA IT and is one of the proponents behind the OpenStack project, which powers the Nebula One appliance.

Nebula One brings the cloud to you, under your control, behind your firewall. It is an integrated hardware and software appliance providing distributed compute, storage, and network services in a unified system.

The Nebula One has to be cool — they’ve got Patrick Stewart and Andy Bechtolsheim in their launch video!

Slidecast: SPM.Python Expoits Parallelism with Fault Tolerance


In this slidecast, Minesh Amin from MBA Sciences presents on the latest release of SPM.Python. Amin was recently awarded a patent for the technology, which now includes support for exploiting parallelism using GPUs by way of PyCuda. With this new feature in place, SPM.Python enables programmers to exploit parallelism in a fault tolerant manner across all three levels of abstraction: servers, cores, and GPUs.

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Silicon Informatics Startup to Commercialize New Ways to Model Complex Phenomena

This week Minnesota Startup Silicon Informatics has been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the U.S. Army Research Office to advance scalable parallel random number generation technology into products for HPC applications. Scholars from The University of Texas at San Antonio and Florida State University will participate in the research, which will ultimately lead to the development and commercialization of software tools that can help software applications realistically mimic complex phenomena.

The extent to which computer modeling can reflect reality is often limited by the quality and scalability of the random number generation methods. The random number generator and the quality evaluation tool developed in this project will help remove this limitation,” said Boppana. “We feel very privileged to be selected by Silicon Informatics for this research and expect the methods we create to be applicable to a wide range of industries that model complex behaviors, from entertainment and finance to science and engineering.”

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Rite Tag Finds Hashtags that Work

In this video, Saul Fleischman from Rite Tag shows how the software helps you tag your tweets in a way that attracts new followers.

Discover the hashtags/tags/categories/topics to associate created content with – all on one page, based on the no. of times the tags (and “topics,” etc.) have been used. Registered users select to see tags, users and content only for the networks they share content for or wish to discover content in. RiteTag streamlines the process of finding the best tags to go with content to be shared, embracing the unique tagging constraints of numerous important content-sharing networks, including Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Flickr… and many more.

Video: Inktank Startup Boosts Open Source Ceph File System for HPC


In this video from SC12, Neil Levine from Inktank describes the company’s efforts to commercialize and support the Ceph open source file system. With high reliability and nearly unlimited scalability, Ceph has great potential for Big Data applications as well as an enabling technology for Exascale computing.

Slidecast: Samplify Startup Lowers Cost of Big Science


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.

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BonitaSoft CEO on 2013 Business Process Management (BPM) Trends


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.