Pulse

Pulse

  • Benchmark compares Hadoop systems

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council's TPCx-HS benchmark was developed to provide performance, availability and energy consumption metrics of big data systems.

  • DARPA challenges teams to predict virus spread

    Teams will build models that predict the spread of the Chikungunya virus in the Americas; the tools could be applied to other diseases and inform responses to emergencies.

  • Commerce plans database of state business incentives

    SelectUSA, a Commerce Department effort to encourage business investment in the United States, wants to build a database of business incentives offered by states.

  • Satellite Internet coming to small public sector offices in Texas

    Texas will offer satellite-based broadband Internet access to government councils, school boards and other publicly funded affiliates.

  • Texas towns consolidate 911 services, boost response times

    The newly formed North Texas Emergency Communications Center will dispatch emergency support for Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and Addison communities.

  • National lab shops for wearable gear for first responders

    The Pacific Northwest National Lab is looking for organizations to partner with to create wearable advanced communications devices for emergency responders.

  • Autonomic Resources offers agencies a self-service cloud platform

    ARC-P On Premise provides departments and agencies a self-service cloud platform for infrastructure management inside the agency security boundary.

  • FCC sets timetable for text-to-911

    The Federal Communication Commission’s new rules will ensure that all remaining wireless carriers and certain IP-based text application providers are prepared to support text-to-911 by the end of the year.

  • Ohio moves on statewide IT consolidation

    The state has funded a governmentwide IT consolidation that would centralize 9,000 servers and 30 smaller data centers across 26 state agencies

  • University of Maryland opens UAS test site

    The University of Maryland has launched an unmanned aircraft systems test site in southern Maryland that will bring together leaders in academia, industry and government to accelerate UAS research.