BSC releases COMPSs version 1.2

Wednesday, 3 December, 2014 - 17:00

• The Grid Computing and Clusters team at Barcelona Supercomputing Center offers a set of tools to the HPC community that helps developers program and execute their applications efficiently on distributed computational infrastructures
• The new release includes features that benefit from multicore architectures and enable multiple task implementations

iSGTW on Second CloudWATCH Concertation Meeting

Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 11:30

iSGTW published an article on the second CloudWATCH Concertation Meeting:

The business value of cloud computing lies in developing new applications and the associated agility that comes with that. Cloud computing can also provide increased speed-to-market for businesses.

Cloud trends in key EU industries

Monday, 17 November, 2014 - 10:15

This Cloud Catalyst report aims to provide useful information that can help entrepreneurs, researchers, and software developers to create value - added cloud products and services.

Careless choice of cloud provider adds big costs later - New ECIS Report

Friday, 14 November, 2014 - 16:15

From the European Committee for Interoperability - Government and businesses should act with care in choosing a cloud provider or may face big switching costs, according to a report that was being released on Thursday by the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS). The report, “Ensuring a thriving cloud market: Why interoperability matters for business and government”, describes common pitfalls for businesses and governments trying to purchase cloud services, and suggests strategies to counteract potentially costly problems.

Cloud security fears subside once businesses get on board

Thursday, 13 November, 2014 - 09:15


Franklin D. Roosevelt once said: ‘The only thing we have to fear is...fear itself,’ and this certainly seems to be true in the case of cloud adoption.

New research from Databarracks found that the perceived security threats associated with cloud suddenly abate once an organisation adopts a couple of cloud-based services.

The Data Health Check report, which surveyed over 400 IT decision makers across the UK, found that 81% of organisations with no cloud services at all rated  security as a top factor to consider.

Cloud apps cost an average of $2.56 per hour

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 - 12:15

New data shows that cloud applications cost an average of $2.56 [£1.62] per hour with Amazon, Microsoft and Google all undercutting the remainder of the sector.

The MobiCloud Construction App Challenge

Wednesday, 5 November, 2014 - 11:00

MobiCloud is in its final stages and wants celebrating the end of the project by running an event to see who can come up with the best mobile solutions for construction. Ideas will be assessed by construction experts and could end up winning €1,000 and being tested on site by a sponsor.

In the spotlight: MobizzProject - A mobile cloud ecosystem for the rapid deployment of mobile services & applications

Tuesday, 4 November, 2014 - 11:00

Building an European cloud platform for business apps 

MO-BIZZ is an EU funded project under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) with the goal of developing a platform that will offer advanced mobile services and business applications to be tested in several pilots developed in partnerships with key European industries.