HPE recently announced at their Discover 2023 conference keynote an outpouring of GreenLake cloud-centered offerings, including a partnership with AWS that promises a more integrated hybrid cloud experience. The goal of the HPE GreenLake/AWS partnership is simplicity for users, provided through a seamless dashboard that offers control of both cloud and on-premises resources. The specifics include features such as increased security and expanded container deployment options for Kubernetes in hybrid environments. HPE emphasized that their partnership will support various users (enterprise and HPC alike), from consulting with new adopters to managing diverse applications and workloads.
Opportunity for DNA as a New Archive Storage Medium
Mark Nossokoff and Bob Sorensen
Using biological building blocks in place of traditional materials to assemble computers has been a research topic for many years, but recently the first potential commercial use cases have begun to emerge, centered on storage for large data sets. The DNA Storage Alliance, created to promote a storage ecosystem based on synthesized DNA strands, recently shared their aspirations for the emerging technology that offers significant promise in durability, simplicity, cost, and density over traditional magnetic counterparts. The initial goals of the alliance are to educate the public and raise awareness about DNA-based storage. Further out, the alliance may pursue the creation of specifications and standards, such as encoding, physical interfaces, retention, and file systems, to ensure that DNA-based solutions complement existing storage hierarchies. The alliance notes that expectations for the growth rate of current storage mechanisms cannot keep pace with the rising demand for data storage, particularly where growing data retention and related data mining efforts are driving the need to save increasingly larger data sets for longer periods of time. Such requirements are well suited to DNA-based archive storage characteristics in applications including digital content creation, robotics, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, healthcare, astronomy, and climate science.
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Japan Stands Up Quantum Technology Industry Group to Boost Commercial Quantum Prospects
Bob Sorensen and Earl Joseph
Japan's NTT, the fourth largest telecommunications company in the world, recently announced the formation of a cooperative organization of Japanese firms designed to promote Japan's technical position in quantum technologies and to help Japan complete globally with US and Chinese rivals in both quantum computing and quantum communications. The inaugural meeting of the group, held in late May 2021, was attended by 11 Japanese companies, including leading IT suppliers Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, and Toshiba as well as industrial partners including Toyota Motor, Mitsubishi Chemical, and the Mizuho Financial Group. More than 50 companies are ultimately expected to join the group.