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Primeur weekly 2017-11-06

Quantum computing

Researchers develop data bus for quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg 25th country to join PRACE ...

European Commission to invest 30 billion euro in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation ...

Middleware

3i partners with DDN Storage to deliver demanding microscopy workflow solutions and unmatched performance ...

A third of the Internet is under attack ...

University of Nevada Las Vegas selects winning combination of Bright Cluster Manager and Advanced HPC ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2017 financial results ...

Asetek announces OEM partnership with E4 Computer Engineering and installation at CINECA in Italy ...

Asetek announces NEC Corporation as new data centre OEM partner ...

NVIDIA announces new AI partners, courses, initiatives to deliver deep learning training worldwide ...

Canadian Minister Qualtrough unveils new supercomputers to help forecast Canada's weather ...

KAUST IT receives iCMG Enterprise Architecture Award ...

Pawsey's Zeus expands to fulfil researchers' needs ...

NCI supercharges Raijin, Australia's fastest supercomputer ...

Supermicro showcases deep learning optimized systems ...

Applications

Sherlock deploys UC's first HIPAA-compliant Hadoop based data management system ...

Yu Liu appointed assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering at Clarkson University ...

Cutting datasets down to size ...

University of Delaware professor wins IEEE award ...

A bit of a 'quantum magic trick' ...

From quantum physicist to quantum CEO ...

High-performance computing methods focus of new text ...

Students explore immigration through a Big Data lens ...

Bright Computing announces reseller agreement with HPE for high performance computing and AI ...

The Cloud

IBM brings Cloud-native environment to private Clouds ...

IBM expands Watson Data Platform to help unleash AI for professionals ...

UberCloud brings parallel MPI to Univa Grid Engine's Docker support ...

Huawei acquires a seat in the Kubernetes Steering Committee ...

Red Hat improves IT flexibility and reduces complexity with Linux containers in latest version of production-ready OpenStack platform ...

KAUST IT receives iCMG Enterprise Architecture Award


6 Nov 2017 Thuwal - KAUST IT has received the Architecture Excellence Award in the category "IT Infrastructure, (data centres, network, security)" from iCMG. The KAUST CIO also received an award as one of the top 20 Middle East Africa Business CIOs in 2017. KAUST is the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, located at Thuwal in Saudi Arabia.

The award committee is a global organisation, iCMG, specialized in information technology enterprise architecture. The jury reviewing the award proposals is composed of thought leaders in industry, academia, and government. In particular, John Zachman is the leading figure behind the awards and he is considered to be the inventor and father of enterprise architecture. He is an author and a pioneer in the field of IT.

When KAUST was started in 2009, one of the objectives was to set up IT in a sound way, so established standards were used to set up an Enterprise Architecture in order to support the strategic objectives of KAUST. The method used by KAUST consisted of building an architectural framework with data architecture, application architecture, and technology architecture, along with a governance structure to enhance its capability as per the growing need of the organisation. The primary focus was to have a well-defined service catalogue that addresses the academic, research, residential needs of the KAUST community.

KAUST IT used as much as possible the TOGAF standard to build the framework. This is an Enterprise Architecture standard, which covers how to set up the architecture of the business, the data, the applications, and the technology. Other standard approaches used are Business Process Management, Lean Six Sigma and ITIL.

The Framework Scuba tool was developed by KAUST IT, and this tool details the Enterprise Architecture. An Enterprise Architecture Board was set up. Members are CIO, IT managers, and team members.

KAUST IT is in the process of migrating some of the systems to the Cloud and the enterprise architecture framework is of immense help in ensuring a smooth transitioning of the systems and also in cataloging the newer systems and related components.
Source: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST

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Primeur weekly 2017-11-06

Quantum computing

Researchers develop data bus for quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg 25th country to join PRACE ...

European Commission to invest 30 billion euro in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation ...

Middleware

3i partners with DDN Storage to deliver demanding microscopy workflow solutions and unmatched performance ...

A third of the Internet is under attack ...

University of Nevada Las Vegas selects winning combination of Bright Cluster Manager and Advanced HPC ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2017 financial results ...

Asetek announces OEM partnership with E4 Computer Engineering and installation at CINECA in Italy ...

Asetek announces NEC Corporation as new data centre OEM partner ...

NVIDIA announces new AI partners, courses, initiatives to deliver deep learning training worldwide ...

Canadian Minister Qualtrough unveils new supercomputers to help forecast Canada's weather ...

KAUST IT receives iCMG Enterprise Architecture Award ...

Pawsey's Zeus expands to fulfil researchers' needs ...

NCI supercharges Raijin, Australia's fastest supercomputer ...

Supermicro showcases deep learning optimized systems ...

Applications

Sherlock deploys UC's first HIPAA-compliant Hadoop based data management system ...

Yu Liu appointed assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering at Clarkson University ...

Cutting datasets down to size ...

University of Delaware professor wins IEEE award ...

A bit of a 'quantum magic trick' ...

From quantum physicist to quantum CEO ...

High-performance computing methods focus of new text ...

Students explore immigration through a Big Data lens ...

Bright Computing announces reseller agreement with HPE for high performance computing and AI ...

The Cloud

IBM brings Cloud-native environment to private Clouds ...

IBM expands Watson Data Platform to help unleash AI for professionals ...

UberCloud brings parallel MPI to Univa Grid Engine's Docker support ...

Huawei acquires a seat in the Kubernetes Steering Committee ...

Red Hat improves IT flexibility and reduces complexity with Linux containers in latest version of production-ready OpenStack platform ...