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Raijin at the NCI

New super maxed out on first day of operations

How long does it take to fill a supercomputer? A day, if you're the new Raijin machine at the National Computing Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University. Formally opened to user traffic on Monday, Raijin is a Fujitsu Primergy system with 57,472 SandyBridge cores, 160 TB of main memory, 10 PB of usable high- …
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UTAS 13,000 Gflop NECTAR node live

The University of Tasmania has flicked the switch on its new node of the national NECTAR research cloud, under an $8.75 million collaboration with the CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division. Its node, which has been progressively rolled out since May 2014, has 21 Dell AMD Opteron-based C6145 machines with a total 2,668 …
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Square kilometre array data heading for AWS cloud

Whether it's weather or Earth or whether an object exists in extra-galactic space, cloud computing disciplines are changing the face of research at facilities such as the National Computing Infrastructure (NCI) and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICAR). The National Computing Infrastructure, which during …
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Voller goes to NCI

Steve Voller, formerly MD of Netscape Emea, has become vice president of Network Computer Inc in Northern Europe. Voller, who before then, worked for IBM Emea in a role which included implementing Lou Gerstner’s channel strategy in Europe, is an industry veteran. He was formerly MD of distributor Macro Micro and had a previous …
Mike Magee, 21 Aug 1998
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Microsoft licensing hike sparks UK piracy, bankruptcy fears

Reseller NCI Technologies has urged Microsoft to shelve the planned pricing overhaul that could see UK customers paying between 20 to 35 per cent more for volume licences. Redmond will align volume licence pricing in the EU - except for academic programmes - to the euro currency from 1 July in a bid to drive some consistency …
Paul Kunert, 16 Feb 2012

Microsoft 'in talks' to recruit UK partners for Surface Pro biz sales

Secret squirrel conversations are taking place between Microsoft and five B2B resellers over flogging Surface Pro to corporate customers, The Channel can reveal. Up to now Microsoft has sold Surface Pro only via its webshop direct and through a few select UK retailers including PC World and John Lewis. The device launched in …
Paul Kunert, 01 Jul 2013
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NCI makes breakthrough into Web-enabled appliance market

Network Computer Inc (NCI) has made a crucial breakthrough into the embedded market with the release of eNavigator, software for embedded operating systems which allows low-resource hand-held devices and appliances to be used for email, general connectivity and Web access. Effectively, the move into embedded provides NCI with an …
John Lettice, 06 Oct 1998
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NCI dislikes proprietary standards

David Limp, the VP of marketing for Network Computers Inc, was subpoenaed by Microsoft and interrogated in July by Stephanie Wheeler for Microsoft. In effect, Limp gave her a brief tutorial, and in answer to a question made the case for a GUI being optionally part of an operating system, preferring himself to think of it being …
Graham Lea, 21 Dec 1998
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Think Xmas bashes in your biz are scary? Try partying with the Channel

Etiquette experts Debrett’s has extensive advice for how to negotiate the work Christmas party, including retaining one’s professional gloss and never doing anything one might regret in the morning. Debrett’s has never been to a channel Christmas party. But with a threatened Eurozone double-dip recession, limping distributor …
Steve Bell, 28 Nov 2012
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Australian ICT research spending surges

Sharp climb in Australian ICT research spending Supercomputer builds boost numbers Australian higher education organisations collectively spent AUD$358.5m researching what the Australian Bureau of Statistics calls “Information and computing sciences” in 2010, according to the Bureau's newly-released Research and Experimental …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2012
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Make it Intel: CSIRO needs new kit to replace supercomputer

Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation), has issued a tender to replace its Silicon Graphics Altix 4700 systems with Linux x86-based kit. The tender, which closes on 1 March, seeks a system with double the capacity of the Altix, compatibility with existing …
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Cool cars, cat-crushing chronometers, cashmere ... is this your IT boss?

The story goes that one day a printer vendor rep turned up at a distributor of IT gear. The rep had a message to deliver: “Your sales of our printers are not good enough". The MD took the rep out to the car park, opened the rear door of his motor and gestured to a high-end shotgun lying across the back seat. Message received and …
Steve Bell, 09 Aug 2013
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AOL trumps MS with Cyrix-based satellite Web/TV system

Now what did we tell you? (Why AOL doesn't need Linux - that much) AOL is bidding big in the interactive TV department, but is doing so with Cyrix hardware and NCI reference design and software. NCI will be providing "the complete software platform" for the new AOL TV service. The new system will provide a route for AOL to …
John Lettice, 11 May 1999
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Oracle NC outfit changes name, plans IPO

Isn't the Web wonderful? Go to NCI's Web site today, and you are automagically redirected from nc.com to liberate.com, because NCI has a new name, more backers, and an IPO on the boil. The IPO, provided it can hold onto existing customer commitments and maybe announce a couple more big deals like the AOL one, could be a runner. …
John Lettice, 20 May 1999
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US gov dangles $50bn IT pot over 29 companies

The US government has tapped 29 companies to be eligible for a $50bn, 10-year grab-bag of information technology contracts. The deal, known as Alliant, is a government-wide acquisition contract that provides agencies with a pool of IT providers to choose from. It's now up to the 29 contractors to compete amongst themselves to …
Austin Modine, 01 Aug 2007
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AOL targets kids, consumers with version 4.0

AOL is about to mail a million CD-ROMs a week containing version 4.0 of its software. It will not be AOL's most expensive campaign, however, as in the 1995 and 1996 marketing campaigns, as Abishek Gami, William Blair & Co's Internet analyst, estimates that 100 million disks were despatched. So far, some five million AOL users …
Graham Lea, 24 Sep 1998
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Microsoft's UK cable ‘ally’ joins rival camp via Liberate

UK cable operator Telewest Communications has executed a bizarre volte face, apparently hopping straight from the arms of Microsoft into those of Liberate Technologies. Telewest will now be using Liberate's TV Platform for the deployment of interactive TV services to its customers. Liberate is of course the company formerly …
John Lettice, 17 Feb 2000
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AOL chief bizarrely predicts MS trial memory lapse

AOL chairman Steve Case looks like rivaling Bill Gates in the stonewalling stakes when his deposition is taken by Microsoft lawyers tomorrow. Microsoft's defence reckons that AOL's takeover of Netscape is vital evidence (a lead lifebelt, we'd say), while Case yesterday maintained that he'd have nothing to contribute. Images of …
John Lettice, 20 May 1999
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Does Intel broadband sat deal cut out NatSemi?

Was that rending noise the sound of Chipzilla eating NatSemi's lunch? Earlier this year Hughes, AOL and friends announced AOL TV, and NatSemi happily announced that it would be supplying the MediaGX chips for the set-top boxes. Now Intel and Hughes Networks have announced that Intel will be supplying the Pentium chips for the, …
John Lettice, 22 Jun 1999
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MS to spend another $4bn on UK C&W deal?

Microsoft's spending spree is - believe it or not - accelerating, with the company now tipped to blow $4 billion on up to 30 per cent of UK cable TV operator CWC, a Cable & Wireless subsidiary. What with MS already having slices of Telewest and NTL, and sweethearts deals with British Telecom on the go, it's beginning to look …
John Lettice, 12 May 1999
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A year ago: Intel plans NC standard

A couple of years ago Intel and Oracle allied with the intention of accelerating development of Internet video, the general idea as expressed at the time by Andy Grove being that information was information, so if you were going to be looking for it via the Internet you'd be looking for video as well as words. The two companies …
John Lettice, 07 Dec 1998
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Europe unleashes second probe into MS

Microsoft has found itself on the receiving end of a second European Commission investigation, over its proposed purchase of a 29.9 per cent stake in UK cable company Telewest. The Commission already has an antitrust investigation of Microsoft building up steam, and earlier this week extended the deadline for Microsoft to supply …
John Lettice, 22 Mar 2000
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Oracle plans $150 Intel-Linux machine

Our department of strange coincidences can't help noticing that on the day Liberate Technologies went public, Larry Ellison was telling analysts about another Oracle low-cost hardware project. This beast is Linux-based, but is clearly an attempt by Oracle to have another crack at Ellison's old network computer concept. Liberate …
John Lettice, 29 Jul 1999
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Microsoft Trial: those depositions keep rolling in

With time on its hands, the court turned to videotapes to entertain itself for a couple of days until it could decently sneak away for the holiday season. A peculiarity of the US legal system is that by agreement both the plaintiffs (the DoJ or the states) and the defendant (Microsoft) can question a witness who is being deposed …
Graham Lea, 21 Dec 1998
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UK's Dixons plans £200 Web (non-MS?) PC

British retail giant Dixons seems poised to make the leap into the Internet appliance market with a £200 stripped-down PC - possibly even a minimalist Internet access machine. News of the company's plans in this direction were revealed by company chairman Stanley Kalms yesterday, and they would seem to bode ill for Microsoft. …
John Lettice, 08 Jul 1999

UPC follows Telewest in dropping Microsoft ‘Inactive TV’

Microsoft's costly investments in European cable companies don't seem to be paying off. The second largest cable company in Europe, UPC (United Pan Europe Communications), has officially chosen to base its interactive TV software on Liberate and OpenTV, in preference to its earlier preferred partner Microsoft. The move was …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Sep 2000
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Sucks.com issue rears ugly head again

Just when you thought commonsense had prevailed and ownership of "sucks" websites had been clarified, US mobile phone company Nextel and a media school in Florida have reopened the issue. Nextel has sent a legal letter to the owner of Nextelsucks.org, Ty Hiither of Michigan, threatening him over alleged trademark infringement …
Kieren McCarthy, 15 Jul 2003
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Can AOL beat MS and the cable pack to Web TV?

Yesterday's AOL TV announcement involved a quantity of smoke and mirrors. Apparently the move takes AOL into space, delivers on the company's long-telegraphed plan to meld the Web and interactive TV, and - more or less as an incidental - shuts the door on Microsoft, but in reality these are places AOL is heading towards. It hasn …
John Lettice, 12 May 1999
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MS denies it's buying users with its billions

In an analysts' conference call on Friday Microsoft CFO Greg Maffei denied that the company's current spending spree was intended to buy customers for Microsoft standards. The splurge count now stands somewhere in the region of $15 billion (we haven't added in any of Greg's weekend shopping yet), but it would seem that the loud …
John Lettice, 17 May 1999
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Microsoft on Trial: December 1998

Back to the main Microsoft on Trial page Stories from... January 1999 November 1998 October 1998 30 December 1998 Microsoft attacks Intuit exec's testimony But it hasn't actually been filed yet... 23 December 1998 DoJ says MS exec misled in his deposition Allchin's recall for further questioning is being sought 21 December 1998 …
Team Register, 03 Sep 1999