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HP Launches Cloud Lab In Singapore

The third HP research lab in the Asia-Pacific region will participate in cloud and collaborative computing research.

Part of that research will focus on how to keep the hybrid cloud operations safe when operations are moving outside the protective perimeter of the enterprise firewall and into a public cloud and back again. "You have to allow computations across the cloud ... you need to keep attackers outside the enterprise," he noted.

The research on Cirious will also include how to keep the data center cool in energy efficient ways and how to hold down the overall consumption of energy by deriving power in a variety of ways from one site. "A very big part of the project's goal is to reduce the total cost of ownership by 75% and reduce the consumption of power resources by 25%," Banerjee continued. "We're taking a holistic view. We're looking to bring down the total cost of ownership."

In response to a question from InformationWeek, he said Cirious will be built on standard x86 servers with CPUs containing a total of 1,000 to 4,000 cores. Singapore lends itself to conducting research on more efficient data centers because it is a location that is hot and humid, with a premium on the cost of space, he added.

HP wants a worldwide distribution of its labs to take advantage of different talent centers around the globe. The Singapore facility is its third in Asia-Pacific and seventh globally. Use of different talent centers for the labs will promote greater cross fertilization of ideas and knowledge of collaboration, he predicted.

No estimate of the investment needed to open the lab was offered.

Singapore enjoyed a 15% annual growth rate in spending on R&D in the period between 1996 and 2007; the number of researchers there grew at a rate of the 11% per year for the same period, HP said. Its revenues from the Asia-Pacific region grew at a rate of 26% in its recently reported first fiscal quarter.

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