DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real
time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors,
log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of
vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware,
software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further
expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually
accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for
acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between
IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)
In response to Intel's ViiV digital home platform, AMD unveiled a chip called
AMD Live, saying that it plans a full-featured Athlon 64 X2 dual-core-based
consumer multimedia desktop PC and AMD dual-core mobile-based notebook PCs to
be delivered mid-year using Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
and later its Vista operating system.
With a Live-branded desktop or notebook PC, consumers are supposed to be able
to extend their PCs to stream music through their entertainment center, view
and share photos on the TV, burn recorded TV shows, videos, music and
pictures to a DVD or CD, or transfer this same content to a notebook, MP3,
portable media player or PDA.
In conjunction with the announcement, AMD launched a new LIVE web site in
collaboration with Microsoft featuring artists and producers who are supposed
to have experienced creative breakthroughs using AM... (more)
Armed with an Intel government presentation critical of the One Laptop Per
Child box, OLTC dream spinner Nicholas Negroponte accused Intel on "60
Minutes" of dumping ~$200 Classmate PC laptops on the third-world markets
where he's trying to sell his $176 AMD-based widgets - currently in minimum
quantities of 250,000.
Chalking it up to the Intel-AMD feud, he said Intel was hurting his "mission
enormously" and called it "shameless." He needs three million pre-paid orders
for Quanta to start volume production.
Intel's unabashed chairman Craig Barrett, speaking of the Intel marketing
document, said, "That's just the way our business works." Intel isn't "trying
to drive him out of business. We've trying to bring capability to young
people." And according to Barrett, "There are lots of opportunities for us to
Meanwhile, in the states, some schools have sta... (more)
Being held for the first time at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, on
November 19, 2008, the Cloud Computing Bootcamp will show you how to take
advantage of the cloud.
Cloud computing is an opportunity for businesses to implement low-cost,
low-power and high-efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But
moving to a cloud infrastructure is not necessarily as nice and clean as the
providers would want you to think. With cloud infrastructures problems don't
magically go away; they just shift: you don't have scalability or storage
problems any more, but you need to constantly monitor the cloud and your
application in it.
Led by Alan Williamson, the Cloud Computing Bootcamp will illustrate all the
major players and provide a hands-on program with configuration samples, live
demos and working setups you can further adapt and play with.
Jeremy Geelan, confe... (more)
Um, something happened this week you ought to know about.
Facebook blew up the traditional monolithic server - and lit charges under
the entire $55 billion-a-year server industry.
GigaOm was first to say it that way and it may turn out to be true so it
Facebook, along with its user-leaning Open Compute contingent, is bent on
redesigning servers to suit themselves using interchangeable, disaggregated,
independently upgradeable parts.
Ultimately it's supposed to free the customer from the tyranny of the vendor
To advance this crusade, Facebook released a Common Slot architecture
specification for data center motherboards at the Open Compute Summit
The thing is nicknamed "Group Hug" and it's supposed to produce boards that
are completely vendor-neutral and last through multiple generations of
processors from multiple vendors.
(LinuxWorld) -- Part 1 in this series showed:
The high-end z900 lists for around $5 million to start Offers a maximum of 64
gigabytes of real memory and 16 CPUs running at 770-MHz Is designed for
high-speed batch processing, not interactive user support.
There seem to be no clearly defined, third party, audited benchmarks giving
the price performance ratio of the zSeries relative to conventional Unix
A view from outside the box The dominance of the better solution is an
important issue at both technical and business levels. A solution may be the
best choice in its own context and still be a poor choice when viewed from
outside that context.
Consider an exaggerated example: Imagine arriving at an airport 50 miles from
your final destination and being offered three choices for covering the
A unicycle rental counter offers wheels at $10 p... (more)
Einux, a LA-based white box maker, is taking pre-orders - on a first come,
first served basis, it says - for the two AMD Opteron 1U servers it's cooked
up reportedly using boards from MSI, the Taiwanese motherboard maker, the
first indication that Newisys won't have the field to itself, as it feared.
Einux says "several" Fortune 500s, universities and research places are
validating the things, which are supposed to ship when AMD gets its act
together starting the end of next month.
Einux says it's managed to stick two Opterons in the skinny little 1U and
credits what it calls its patent-pending ServerKool technology for it. The
technique reportedly allows the company's Acceleron64 family to perform in as
hot an environment as 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).
It's apparently got two configurations: an A1840 that it reckons is an
enterprise server and an A18... (more)
Linux is rapidly becoming a household name. More and more people are aware of
the various distributions that make up the Linux scene - but until now the
vaguely science-fictionish sounding Debian has not entered the public
consciousness in the way of names like Red Hat or SUSE. Through this article
I hope to help LinuxWorld Magazine readers enter the world of what many
consider to be Linux in its purest form. The Debian Project: History and
AimsIf you think Linux is hard to install today, pity the poor pioneers of
the early '90s. They had to scour the Internet to find software to run,
porting and integrating it themselves. There were a few fledgling
distributions that made the task easier, but Linux was still only for the
most dedicated and knowledgeable.
In 1993, an Indiana college student named Ian Murdock became dissatisfied
with the existing Linux offerings and... (more)
Transmeta, Intel, and AMD have already started supporting "No eXecute" (NX)
technology in their next core revisions, and now comes an announcement from
Red Hat that it will be adding NX support to Linux.
Specifically, Red Hat has just announced the availability of the following
kernel patch, which makes use of the "NX" x86 feature pioneered in AMD64
Windows support for NX has also been announced by Microsoft, for their next
The NX feature is also being marketed as "Enhanced Virus Protection" and this
patch, says Red Hat, makes sure Linux has full support for this hardware
feature on x86 too.
Red Hat engineer Ingo Molnar explains:
What does this patch do? The pagetable format of current x86 CPUs does not
have an "execute'" bit. This means that even if an application maps a memory
area without PROT_EXEC, the CPU will still allow code to be executed i... (more)
Linux.SYS-CON.com's senior contributing analyst, Bill Claybrook, spoke with
John Loiacono, executive vice president of Sun Microsystem's Software Group
about his new job, and what he has in store for Sun's Linux strategy.
You replaced Jonathan Schwartz several months ago as Sun's software leader.
Jonathan was very visible. Is this the way you are going to do it?
In my previous job as VP of Sun's operating platforms group, I was more
visible than over the past few months simply because we were making some
changes internally regarding implementation strategy. Not the strategy
itself, but how we were going to get things done, and how we were going to
deploy some of the things that we had been talking about.
Jonathan is a great visionary and paints a good picture, and he hired me to
make sure that things happen. Now we are making some course corrections, not
changes. Cour... (more)
Maureen O'Gara reports: AMD came in Wednesday with a Q1 loss of $17 million,
or four cents a share, on sales of $1.2 billion, down 1% year-over-year, and
to balance the unhappy tidings said that its loss-making Flash joint venture
with Fujitsu, Spansion, was going to be spun off in a $600 million IPO.
Spansion will keep the money, but then AMD won't have to keep funding it and
will get to lighten its debt load.
AMD said its MPU business delivered record sales of $750 million, up 31%
year-over-year despite the seasonally down quarter, but that its Flash
business was worse than expected with depressed ASPs. It lost $30 million, or
eight cents a share in Q4.
Chips generated an operating profit of $92 million, but AMD's overall
operating loss amounted to $46 million and its gross margin worked out to
34%, down seven points sequentially, which it blamed on Flash.
The com... (more)