Reinventing Enterprise Techology
Academic and commercial research communities are addressing system and data challenges with innovations on every level of enterprise stack. What are the current theories in academic papers that will make their way into your data center?Enterprise and academic systems are equally challenged by thickening jungles of system complexity and massive flows of data. Research communities in both worlds are responding with innovative efforts aimed at every level of the IT stackfrom the lowest level of logic and memory hardware to the most abstract models of application function and user interaction. Research facilities are also IT customers as well as innovators, with technical sophistication that often leads to early adoption and provides potential lessons learned that may benefit less aggressive sites. In this report, eWEEK Labs examines some of the opportunities and challenges that invite a growing exchange of insightsnot just a trickle-down from theory to practicebetween researchers and users in industry and academia.
This report is based on a series of conversations that took place this summer with researchers and managers at four key centers of commercial IT innovationIBM, Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.and at two academic hot spotsthe San Diego Supercomputer Center, or SDSC, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.