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Europe plans high-performance 'science cloud'

CERN, the European Space Agency and European Molecular Biology Laboratory have partnered up to launch a joint cloud computing platform called Helix Nebula.The 'science cloud' is designed for the large-scale data-crunching that Europe's scientists need to do.

March 2, 2012 by

Zimory Public Cloud

There are several issues inhibiting the growth of cloud computing including a lack of accepted international standards, concerns about security, concerns about audit ability, concerns about performance and the fact that many workloads are made up of components that would be difficult to re-host.It appears that Zimory has thought deeply about these issues and has patents pending on solutions to many of these issues. Some issues, on the other hand, such as automatically re-hosting ill-behaved, badly designed components will require some re-coding.

January 26, 2009 by

Linux faster, more reliable than Microsoft IIS

In a test of over a thousand Web sites in Europe, Linux-based servers were found to be faster and more reliable than sites based on Microsoft's IIS Web server software.WatchMouse, a Dutch firm that monitors server performance, based its research on a survey of over 1,500 European Web sites.

June 20, 2007 by

Software patents and the dependency problem

I've long taken a dim view of software patents. I wrote this piece as far back as 2003, arguing that Europe should avoid copying the American approach to software patents, both because they are unnecessary to spur innovation and because it would be useful for Europe to demonstrate why.

February 23, 2007 by

Europe: No patents for software

Software patent campaigners have reacted with surprise to an apparent change in the European Commission's stance on those patents.The Commission said last week that computer programs will be excluded from patentability in the upcoming Community Patent legislation and that the European Patent Office will be bound by this law.

May 24, 2006 by

An Apple supercluster for Europe

A U.K. startup company, Omneta plc, is about to build a distributed supercluster able to reach a peak performance of 120 teraflops for a sustained performance of about 70 teraflops. This supercomputer, which would become the most powerful in Europe, will be made of several thousands of Apple Xserve G5 servers and should be commercially available next year.

October 6, 2005 by

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