Chip maker and GPU specialist Nvidia Corp said it expects cloud computing to generate over $1bn in revenues for the firm in the next few years, according to a report from Reuters.
Alibaba Cloud Computing (Alicloud) is to launch 20 new online services to the Chinese market under the brand name Big Data Platform.
IBM, Nvidia and Mellanox are setting up another OpenPower design centre in Europe to target development of high performance computing (HPC) apps based on the open source Power architecture.
VMware and Google announced the companies are making select Google Cloud Platform services available on VMware’s hybrid cloud service, vCloud Air, with the two cloud incumbents linking up their cloud datacentres.
Hosting provider OVH has launched a cloud service based on IBM’s Power8 processor architecture, an open source architecture tailored specifically for big data applications, and OpenStack.
VMware announced a collaboration with Google and Nvidia which will see the firms work towards delivering virtual desktops and graphically intensive applications to Chromebooks using complementary technologies developed by each firm. The move comes as the DaaS market continues to heat up.
Leading tech firms have teamed up with automotive manufacturers to create an industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to connected cars. Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia have joined Google to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA).
Amazon Web Services announced Tuesday that it has partnered with graphics processing specialist Nvidia to launch the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, a GPU-accelerated instance specifically designed for graphically intensive cloud-based services. The company says it will significantly lower the barriers to entry for both using and deploying the next breed of cloud services.
Despite the investments Intel has made in emerging datacentre technologies a research analyst with Macquarie Capital has lowered share price estimates ahead of its Q3 earnings report Tuesday, citing pressures in the PC market brought about in part by cloud computing.
Technology giant IBM announced plans this week to invest another $1bn into Linux technologies including a new Linux research centre for the company’s developers, clients and partners to collaborate on Linux projects tailored to the IBM’s Power Systems offerings.