Category Archives: UTSA

Servergy Partners with University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Cloud and Big Data Lab to Create First Open Compute Lab for Power8

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Servergy and University of Texas, San Antonio announced an open innovation bridge and new lab, between IBM’s OpenPOWER and the Open Compute community, to accelerate the pace of open innovation for the benefit of both communities and the industry at large. Servergy, a Texas-based Cleantech IT Innovations and Design Firm, announced with the University of Texas San Antonio’s Cloud, Big Data Lab – the only Open Compute Lab for North America – that they would be partnering together to create the world’s first lab to focus on accelerating the development of OpenPOWER for the Open Compute community.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140522005286/en/Servergy-Partners-University-Texas-San-Antonio-UTSA#.U4yB5JS1ZCM

UTSA unveils Open Cloud network

The University of Texas at San Antonio is launching one of the largest Open Cloud networks in academia. The network utilizes OpenStack software, co-founded by Rackspace, and Open Compute hardware, founded by Facebook, and will support advanced computing and big data analytics research. The UTSA Cloud and BigData Laboratory, with more than 20 doctoral students, will utilize the network to research new technologies and innovations in various areas of computing. The laboratory was built in collaboration with industry partners such as Rackspace, Open Compute Project Communities, Mellanox, Internet2, ZeroVM and many others.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/morning-edition/2014/05/utsa-unveils-open-cloud-network.html

Certification Lab to Be a Focus at Open Compute Symposium

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The Open Compute Project, the Facebook-led open-source effort to develop highly energy-efficient data center equipment, is hosting its first annual Open BigCloud Symposium and OCP Workshop May 7-8 here on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The topics include Open Compute hardware and OpenStack software, software-defined networking and cloud computing. The symposium will give attendees a chance to see the Open Computer certification lab at the university’s Cloud and Big Data Laboratory.

http://www.eweek.com/servers/slideshows/certification-lab-to-be-a-focus-at-open-compute-symposium.html

UTSA Open Compute Lab

ImageLast week, as part of my Web-scale IT research, I visited the Cloud and Big Data Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). I met with Paul Rad (Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio Cloud and Big Data Laboratory and Vice President of Open Research at Rackspace), Professor Rajendra Boppana (Interim Chair of Computer Science Department), Carlos Cardenas (Manager at Cloud and Big Data Laboratory, CS Dept at UTSA) and Joel Wineland (Chief Technologist, IT infrastructure and Open Compute Solutions, RGS).

http://blogs.gartner.com/cameron_haight/2014/02/28/utsa-open-compute-lab/