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.

Global PC shipments experienced a 3.6 percent decline in Q3, according to Gartner

PC makers ready for Windows 10

With Microsoft ready to ship Windows 10 on July 29, PC makers are disclosing their plans to make the OS available to customers in new laptops and desktops or as a free OS upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1.

Public progress

As a member of the company CEO office, HP’s Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector Programmes Suparno Banerjee is in the business of dealing with high-powered people. Recently in Dubai, he took time out to speak with CNME about his philosophy on transforming government through technology.


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