February 25, 2011
By: Ahmar AbbasVC legend John Doerr recently coined the term SoLoMo, referring to the emergence and collision of social, local and mobile technologies. I think he left a key component out - which is social, local and mobile are only being successful because access to those technologies / apps is available anywhere and everywhere due to the cloud technologies. So I am now referring to the next decade as the SoLoMoCo decade!
December 24, 2009
By: Ahmar AbbasMore small and medium sized businesses are turning to cloud computing to handle a broader range of IT processes previously managed in house. For organizations now considering cloud computing, the technological terminology can be a bit confusing if not daunting. This brief review of different cloud computing options and trends will help IT decision-makers at small and medium sized companies make th right choice for their enterprises.
The key accomplishment for 2009 is that we finally were able to get a workable taxonomy for cloud computing. Read rest of Article at Fresh Business Thinking website.
December 01, 2003
By: Ahmar AbbasA large-scale Grid environment built using GPFS was named Best Commercial Application in the Fourth Annual High Performance Bandwidth Challenge at last week's Supercomputing Conference 2003.
GPFS is a high-performance shared-disk file system that provides data access from all nodes in a Linux or UNIX cluster environment. Parallel and serial applications can readily access shared files using standard UNIX file system interfaces, and the same file can be accessed concurrently from multiple nodes. GPFS provides high availability through logging and replication, and can be configured for failover from both disk and server malfunctions. GPFS is currently deployed in clusters for applications like weather simulations, engineering design, seismic analysis, digital content creation and distribution, and financial modeling.
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October 06, 2003
By: Ahmar AbbasDr. Dan Greer, the [former] chief technical officer of @stake, a computer security consulting firm lost his job recently because he co-authored a study titled CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly -- How the Dominance of Microsoft's Products Poses a Risk to Security - which as it appears from its title is critical of Microsoft. Apparently, @stake didn't want to risk getting into trouble with Microsoft - so they Dixie Chixed him last week. Given his credentials and experience as a security expert, I doubt Dan will have a problem finding gainful employment - I wish him luck.
His work however, is still available for all of us to study. He argues Read Full Article...
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August 05, 2003
By: Ahmar Abbas
Computer scientists and technologists have long recognized that we stand to learn an enormous amount from biological 'natural' systems. In fact, today's enormous communications technology is really primitive compared to the more intricate and complex biological systems of human beings.
I recorded a webcast for IT World that discusses how the results and knowledge acquired from studying complex systems influences the design and management of information technology - both of hardware and software systems.
Please check out the webcast here and let me know what you think! The webcast presentation is 8 minutes long.
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August 04, 2003
By: Ahmar AbbasIBM has announced that it will build an Opteron-based computer that will have 116 more processors than the 2000 to be used to contruct the Chinese Dawning 400A. Let the race begin!
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