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Cloud Reigns in Spain for Supercomputing Apps

Open Nebula HPC.com Offered Up to Support the Very High End

A company in Spain called C12G Labs is working with Open Nebula to create very-high-end Cloud Computing support services. C12G Labs' initial offering "focuses on the specific demands of datacenters building clouds for performance computing environments, mostly in science and engineering," C12G spokesman Professor Ignacio M. Llorente told us.

(C12G is associated with the Scientific Park of Madrid. Its name is a "numeronym," beloved of geeks but less so of marketers perhaps. There are 12 letters between the "C" in Cloud and the "G" in computing; ergo C12G. Maybe I'll change my name to R12F.)

"OpenNebula is being used by many supercomputing and leading research centers to build private, public and hybrid clouds for hosting virtualized computational environments," explained Llorente, "such as batch farms and computing clusters. OpenNebula is the most advanced open-source platform for building IaaS clouds, offering unique features for cloud management and providing the integration capabilities that many enterprise IT shops need for internal cloud adoption."

OpenNebula is the result of many years of research and development in scalable management of virtual machines on large-scale distributed infrastructures in collaboration with leading IT companies, Llorente added.

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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