The company's Amazon Web Services offering can now run HPC apps faster if they are compatible with Nvidia's CUDA architecture. Amazon added a new Cluster GPU instance to the Elastic Compute Cloud platform
Verizon Wireless is hip deep in a project to replace thousands of call center PCs with Sun Microsystems' thin client terminals. And the carrier is already counting up the savings. With about 5,000 Sun Ray terminals installed at three Western call centers, and a fourth in progress, Verizon has seen a 60 percent to 70 percent drop in desktop problems and a 30 percent decline in electrical use at each center.
Database problems at the Bacs clearing system have left up to 400,000 people awaiting their salary payments. Bacs provides a central clearing house for automated payments and clears 30 million a day. It is one of the largest automated payment systems in the world, processing more than 20 million salaries a month, 70 per cent of U.K. household bills and the majority of state benefits and pension payments.
Exchange clustering requires Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition or Datacenter Edition for each system in the cluster, as well as the more expensive Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. In addition, hardware choices are limited if you want Microsoft support.
In a sign that storage area networks (SANs) are extending their reach in to mid-tier enterprises, a Sydney high school has deployed 10TB of capacity for its data management and disaster recovery requirements.