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AliCloud launches 20 services under brand name Big Data Platform

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Alibaba Cloud Computing (Alicloud) is to launch 20 new online services to the Chinese market under the brand name Big Data Platform.

IBM, Nvidia, Mellanox launch OpenPower design centre to target big data apps

IBM has set up another OpenPower design centre in Europe to target big data and HPC

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.

Nvidia: ‘Cloud to generate $1bn for the firm in a few years’

Nvidia's chief exec believes cloud will generate over $1bn for the firm in just a few years

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.

VMware, Google integrate clouds

VMware and Google plan to integrate their cloud platforms

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.

OVH taps open source Power8 architecture, OpenStack for cloud platform

OVH is using the Power8 architecture and OpenStack to stand up its public cloud service

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 flexes DaaS muscles with Google, Nvidia partnership

VMware, Google and Nvidia are teaming up to improve how graphically intense Windows applications are streamed to Chromebooks

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.

Google joins auto makers in connected car alliance

Google joins auto makers in connected car alliance

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).

AWS taps Nvidia for new G2 Elastic Compute instances

AWS says the new G2 instances will help SaaS developers deliver a new breed of applications and services via the cloud

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.

Cloud, sluggish PC market chipping away at Intel’s value, analysts say

Intel says it wants to dominate mobile computing, which may deliver volume critical to counter sluggish PC sales

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.

IBM invests $1bn in Linux to support cloud, big data

IBM is investing $1bn into Linux, tapping open source developers to enhance IBM's offerings in cloud and big data

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.

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