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Amazon Web Services buys HPC management specialist Nice

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced its intention to acquire high performance and grid computer boosting specialist Nice.

Red Hat helps eMedlab share supercomputer in the cloud

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A cloud of bioinformatics intelligence has been harmonised by Red Hat to create ‘virtual supercomputers’ that can be shared by the eMedlab collective of research institutes.

IBM to create HPC and big data centre of excellence in UK

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IBM and the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have jointly announced they will create a centre that tests how to use high performance computing (HPC) for big data analytics.

Atos acquires Bull for $844m in cloud, cybersecurity and big data play

Atos acquired IT services specialist Bull Group for $844m and intends to consolidate cloud, cybersecurity and big data services under the Bull brand

Software, consulting and hosting firm Atos announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire French-owned IT service provider Bull Group. Atos said the acquisition will help bolster its capabilities around cloud services, cybersecurity and big data.

Baylor College of Medicine shifts human genome sequencing project to public cloud

Baylor College of Medicine is partnering with DNAnexus and AWS to move its genomic analysis platform to the cloud.

Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC), working in partnership with scientific cloud platform integrator DNAnexus and Amazon Web Services have deployed its large-scale genomic analysis platform on AWS. The organisations say it is the largest public cloud-based analysis of genomic data to date.

Microsoft Research launches Azure initiative for scientists

Microsoft wants to learn more about how well scientific applications work on Azure

Microsoft Research has launched a programme delivering the Windows Azure platform to research scientists to run experiments and big data tasks in the cloud, giving the company more insight into the cloud needs of the broader scientific community.

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