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Aframe Goes After Avid With A Fresh $7 Million And A Very Big Cloud

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Pop quiz! How much is spent on making Television shows in the US annually? It’s $300 billion or there-abouts. That’s a lot of video. Petabytes of data and more. Next question! How are all those shows edited and produced? Well, it’s almost all put though big-ass editing suites and in-office...
Aframe Goes After Avid With A Fresh $7 Million And A Very Big Cloud
With 16 petaflops and 1.6M cores, DOE supercomputer is world’s fastest
Nirvanix nabs $25M from Khosla, others to perfect enterprise cloud storage

Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'

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Undeterred by the fact that even humans struggle to interpret certain gestures, Huawei says it's allocating a chunk of its growing R&D budget to new motion-sensing technology for smartphones and tablets. The company's North American research chief, John Roese, told Computerworld that he wants to allow "three-dimensional interaction" with...
Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'
Autonomy explains just how large ‘big data’ is (infographic)

Feature: Coolest jobs in tech (literally): running a South Pole data center

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Steve Barnet is hiring, but not for an ordinary IT job. His ideal candidate "will be willing to travel to Polar and high altitude sites." Barnet, interim Computing Facilities Manager for the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin, is looking to fill what may...
Feature: Coolest jobs in tech (literally): running a South Pole data center

Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round

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Cloud storage company Bitcasa today announced that it’s now opening its beta to the public. The service, which says that it will offer its users unlimited cloud storage, is currently available for free, but the company plans to charge $10/month after the beta period. In addition, the company also announced...
Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round

NNSA Sequoia supercomputer takes worlds fastest title, prevents nuclear testing

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Fujitsu's 10.51 petaflop K supercomputer is pretty fast, but does it pack enough computational oomph to stave off underground nuclear testing? Probably -- but the NNSA's new sixteen petaflop rig does it better. According to the National Nuclear Security Administration, a supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, dubbed Sequoia,...
NNSA Sequoia supercomputer takes worlds fastest title, prevents nuclear testing

Bing is made up of 300 petabytes of data, adds one new terabyte daily

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According to Microsoft this morning at its TechEd event, as reported by NeoWin, the Bing search engine is comprised of some 300 petabytes of data, or 2.4*10^18 bits, and is currently packing on a terabyte of fresh information each day. A terabyte may not sound like too much, but it is certainly...
Bing is made up of 300 petabytes of data, adds one new terabyte daily

Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation

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Facebook is about to hit the stock exchange - valued today at anywhere between $93 and $104bn. But just how big is it and how has it grown so massive? This video by our animator Mariana Santos, shows you exactly how the Facebook became the world's biggest social network. This...
Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation

Google Maps For Mobile Gets Offline Maps

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At a press event in San Francisco this morning, Google announced that Google Maps for mobile will soon feature offline caching. This feature will come to Google Maps to Android soon. Users will be able to download parts of a map to their devices and then use them when they...
Google Maps For Mobile Gets Offline Maps
Exclusive: The brains behind Hive launch on-demand Hadoop service

Pogoplug now powers 1M personal clouds, announces retail expansion and Softbank mobile partnership

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Who needs Amazon’s cloud storage when you can just turn your own hard into a cloud-enabled device? That’s the question Pogoplug has been asking consumers with its family of personal cloud devices, which can make any hard drive accessible from the web, and it seems the company has struck a...
Pogoplug now powers 1M personal clouds, announces retail expansion and Softbank mobile partnership

Google Street View cars have driven 5 million unique miles, collected 20 petabytes of images

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Regardless of how you may feel about Google Street View cars and what kind of effect it may have on your privacy, they're still on the roads on nearly every continent in the world. According to Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps, the fleet of camera-topped vehicles have driven...
Google Street View cars have driven 5 million unique miles, collected 20 petabytes of images
IBM NNSA Sequoia brings the 'world's fastest supercomputer' title back to the US
Facebook Opens Up Hardware World With Magic Hinge

Sponsor post: A new era at Go Daddy

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While we do have fun with our marketing, when it comes to taking care of our customers, we are very serious. There are few Internet companies playing to the scale we do. Millions of Internet users depend on our technical reliability. We handle more than 10 billion DNS queries per...
Sponsor post: A new era at Go Daddy

The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures)

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Despite its long and boring name, Cisco’s “Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update” is one of the more fascinating data-filled reports you’ll read this year. The report examines the dramatic growth we’re seeing in the mobile Internet space, including the massive demands for mobile data, the growth...
The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures)
Seagate Stuffs One Trillion Bits Into Square-Inch Hard Disk
Super science cloud coming to Europe

Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s moon landing

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An effort to build a radio telescope that can see back 13 billion years to the creation of the universe is prompting a five-year €32 million ($42.7 million) effort to create a low-power supercomputer and networks to handle the data the new radio telescope will generate. The DOME project, named...
Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s moon landing
Autonomy’s private cloud, the largest of its kind, surpasses 50 petabytes

Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa

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The number of mobile phone users that use the Opera Mini browser has topped 200 million per month for the first time, that’s up 47 percent from last year, the Norwegian company has today revealed. Launching its latest State of the Mobile Web report that looks at usage of its...
Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa

How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

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It’s no secret that Facebook stores a lot of data — 100 petabytes, in fact — in Hadoop, but how it keeps that data available whenever it needs it isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Today at the Hadoop Summit, however, Facebook Engineer Andrew Ryan highlighted that solution, which Facebook calls AvatarNode....
How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

The Anatomy of Search Technology: blekko’s NoSQL database

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This is a guest post by Greg Lindahl, CTO of blekko, the spam free search engine that had over 3.5 million unique visitors in March. Greg Lindahl was Founder and Distinguished Engineer at PathScale, at which he was the architect of the InfiniPath low-latency InfiniBand HCA, used to build...
The Anatomy of Search Technology: blekko’s NoSQL database

Citrix buys Bytemobile, targets mobile operators

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Desktop virtualization and cloud computing vendor Citrix Systems is expanding into the mobile infrastructure market, announcing on Thursday it plans to acquire mobile traffic optimization company Bytemobile. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but they expect it to close in the third quarter. Bytemobile has two core...
Citrix buys Bytemobile, targets mobile operators

Introducing the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program: Helping businesses move to the cloud

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Posted by Eric Morse, Head of Sales and Business Development, Google Cloud PlatformCloud is core to everything we do here at Google. In the last decade, we’ve invested in building an infrastructure that can serve 4 billion hours of video every month, support 425 million Gmail users and store 100...
Introducing the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program: Helping businesses move to the cloud
ISP: Storing 25 petabytes of Megaupload data costs us $9,000 a day

Netflix introduces its own CDN, Open Connect Network, to give ISPs more control

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It's not often that we touch on subjects surrounding content infrastructure -- lectures revolving around AWS, Level 3 and Limelight give most of us the creeps -- but that stuff is absolutely vital to keep petabytes of content flowing to our retinas. As the company's business shifts from by-mail...
Netflix introduces its own CDN, Open Connect Network, to give ISPs more control
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