Security issues, data privacy, the acquisition process, standards and service level agreements were among the chief issues that feds grapple with.
The 2,048-core system, nicknamed Longhorn, will be capable of 20.7 trillion floating-point operations per second, will help researchers keep pace with the explosive rate of data production, TACC officials said.
Agencies running stand-alone Fibre Channel-based Storage Area Networks may be able to reduce the amount of cabling snaking through their data centers, thanks to an emerging converged network protocol named Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
The fusion center approach used in antiterrorism operations could also be applied to other civilian uses, such as bridge and road monitoring and electronic business reporting.
If the latest semiannual round of security advisories from Cisco are any indication, DOS attacks continue to be a serious — and largely unsolvable — problem for networks.
The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to bolster security features embedded in its far-flung networks and data centers via several acquisition projects planned for the twilight of fiscal 2009.
A storefront for the federal government will let agencies acquire cloud computing technology as easily as consumers can sign up for Gmail accounts.
Defense Department officials want to know whether virtualization technology can make DOD’s networks more secure and easier to manage.
Microsoft's Ron Markezich talks about what federal CIOs should keep in mind as they weigh the merits of a future in the cloud, including which applications are suitable for the cloud and the importance of identity management.
After a crashed RAID storage unit threatened to disrupt life at Shaw Air Force Base, DriveSavers was able to resurrect data from the failed system.
Application provider Partnet helped with transition to .mil address.
Several new products also introduced under the company's Open Network Systems initiative.
DOE's Berkeley National Laboratory is engaged in several projects to demonstrate how cooling and technology can more effectively manage air flow in data centers, thus improving energy efficiency.
The Environmental Protection Agency and industry partners are moving closer to an Energy Star specification for enterprise servers that will help government agencies identify systems that deliver performance while reducing energy consumption.