The powerhouse

King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah has a vital new research tool. Not just any new system, its High Performance Computer has been rated as the 360th most powerful supercomputer in the world. Dr Iyad Katib, Director of the High Performance Computing Centre, discusses the current and future uses of the behemoth.

Open for business

IT is heading towards being something more akin to a utility service, transformed by OpenStack’s open standardised cloud architecture, which will improve interoperability and render vendor lock-in a thing of the past.