Chinese supercomputer breaks ties to western technology

The supercomputer uses microprocessors, which have been developed solely within China and is said to demonstrate China’s growing strength and decreasing reliance, on western technological influences.

The supercomputer has a theoretical peak speed of 1.07 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point calculations per second), and a sustained performance of 0.79 petaflops when measured with the Linpack benchmark.

16,000 deaths a year could be prevented with improved IT

The University Hospitals Birmingham says it saw a 17% fall in deaths among emergency patients over 12 months, which would equate to 16,000 deaths prevented across England, due to its enhanced IT system.

The BBC Health correspondent, Adam Brimelow, reported that Information technology was utilised to prevent human error, promote efficiency and increase accountability.

Blackberry and our dependence on mobile devices

Customers of Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of Blackberry, have been left frustrated by the recent disruptions caused by a core switch failure within RIM's infrastructure.

As well as disruption to normal services, customers have felt they have been left in the dark, with many turning to social media sites to vent frustrations and learn more about when the services will be restored.

Scalable storage from HP responding to business growth

HP System Area Network (SAN) Virtualisation Services Platform (SVSP) enables enterprises to manage, pool, and share storage resources to improve efficiency, simplify operations, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

New features:

Simplify the management of heterogeneous deployments with the new Command View SVSP featuring greater automation, security and ease of use
New back-end LUN provisioning service for EVAs that automates the creation of storage pools optimized for either performance or capacity
Increase scalability and performance with support for up to (8) Data Path Modules per domain, and double the capacity, with numerous other scalability upgrades
Extended OS support with enhanced support for VMware v4.0, Open VMS and others
Extended third party array support including tier 1 storage arrays, like XP, DMX and many others

In terms of business benefits it creates ability to share information faster, reduce maintenance and quickly see a return on investment (ROI).

BCNS offer a range of storage platforms, as part of virtualisation solutions.