There’s an excellent discussion going on over on the Cloud Computing Google
Group about the pace of migration of traditional software to a SaaS model.
Here I recently went into some of the very real reasons why the migration is
slower than some would like, but didn’t really talk about the pace of
adoption. There are some numbers that make for some interesting analysis.
According to PwC, in 2009, the top 100 software vendors (traditional
non-SaaS) generated 3.7% of their revenues from SaaS in the US; and 1.1% of
their revenues from SaaS in Europe. In the same report, the US has a 44%
market share and Europe has 36% market share by revenue (License, Maintenance
According to Gartner, in 2010, the WW installed enterprise software market
grossed about $104 Billion. So, roughly, we could say that installed
software vendors (US & EU only) brought in nearly ... (more)
IDG just published a very concise summary of some of the myths about cloud
computing that regularly do the rounds. Written by HP and Intel, it’s a
very quick read, but useful reminder of some of the key topics related to the
adoption of cloud computing.
Here are the main points:
Myth #1: The public cloud is the most inexpensive way to procure IT services
As our own analysis has shown, when your workloads are running constantly and
you already have a private cloud or data center, you’re better sticking
with what you have than moving to the cloud. One of the key benefits of the
Recently Cadence Design Systems announced the availability of
their production-proven verification IP (VIP) for the new USB SuperSpeed
Inter-Chip (SSIC) specification.
We are very proud to announce that this advanced verification IP (VIP) is now
available for hands-on trials on the Xuropa Platform: HERE.
The VIP has a unique in that it combines MIPI Alliance physical interface
(M-PHY) with the upper layers of the USB protocol to enable USB 3.0 to
connect chips within a mobile device. This makes it easier for mobile device
manufacturers to leverage the large USB hardware and softw... (more)
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 1100 - 1230
Location / Room: Chartreuse
Automatically computing abstractions of large circuits combined with powerful
SAT and SMT solvers is key to the success of formal verification techniques.
The papers of this session present significant improvements in abstraction
techniques and SAT/SMT-based optimizations. SAT- and SMT-abstractions are
guided by unsatisfiable cores. Three papers address the issue of reducing the
size of interpolants generated during the construction of abstractions. The
second paper proposes a new abstraction technique d... (more)
Interlaken is the name of a very picturesque town in Switzerland (pictured),
but it’s also the name of the next communications protocol that will be
driving a cloud near you! Maybe the fact that Interlaken, the town, sits
between two huge lakes in the Alps is what inspired the name of the protocol.
Think of the lakes as huge pools of data that needs to move from one lake to
another. You get the idea.
Chip-to-chip bandwidth is one of the major bottlenecks in cloud computing as
the amount of data that needs to be moved around increases incessantly. Cisco
and Cortina Systems recog... (more)