Power Demand Decreases Substantially in Cloud Environment, US Government Says

The power demand is anticipated to stand at a flat rate by 2020 due to the anticipated ‘hyperscale data center’ implementation.

cloud computing and electric powerGreatResponder.com  Lawrence Berkely National Labs, a reputed research institute of the US department of Energy, conducted a nationwide survey regarding the status of the demand for electric power in the domain of cloud computing industry. The survey found amazing trends pertaining to the power demand in the survey.

According to the survey, a substantial decrease in the demand of electric power has been noticed during the past six years. The current consumption of electric power across the industry in 2014 stood at about 70 billion kilowatt hours (kWh). This power was consumed in maintaining all types of cloud infrastructure, like servers, air conditioning systems, heaters, storage equipment, networking and other devices along with the lighting and other systems associated with the security and safety measures.

The study compares the electricity demand during 2005 to 2010 with the existing one. The demand for power during 2005-10 was quite high. The increase in the rate of demand during that period of time was recorded at about 24% per annum. The main reason for that high growth in demand was due to low adoption of cloud computing data centers.

With the increase in the adoption of the cloud based data centers in the industry, the demand decreased to just a single digit. The study forecasts that the demand for electric power is going to stand at about 4% during 2014 to 2020. It is also anticipated that the demand at the end of 2020 will become static in the cloud computing industry. The concept of hyperscale data center is being considered as the major driver behind this huge decline in the power demand. With the implementation of hyperscale data centers based on cloud computing will provide more energy efficiency for the companies across the USA.

Meanwhile, the study revealed that the current rate of increase in the server shipment stands at about 3% in 2015, which is driving the growth of the power at almost the same level.

This is important to note that a hyperscale data center is the one that has 400,000 square feet or above covered area with huge scale cloud integration. The new concept of data centers will prove to be very beneficial for both the companies as well as the government bodies to decrease the energy cost and reduce the carbon footprints.

IBM Launches Quantum Computing Service for Cloud Users

The Quantum Experience that is quantum computing platform of IBM is available now to the general public through the cloud platform of the company to access and run experiment on it.

IBM QuantemGreatResponder.com  IBM announces the launch of IBM Quantum Experience a platform that will be delivered to any desktop and mobile device. It will drive IBM’s hard work to redefine its view in the business. The company trusts that quantum computing is the future of computing and has the possibilities to resolve certain troubles that are not possible to resolve on today’s supercomputers.

Qubits are a quantum bit, the fundamental unit of quantum computing, different from classical computing. Qubits can be zero or one or both. The chance for superposition, being both a one and a zero, means that quantum computers can execute some workloads significantly more rapidly than classical computers.

“Quantum computers are very different from today’s computers, not only in what they look like and are made of, but more importantly in what they can do. Quantum computing is becoming a reality and it will extend the computation far beyond what is imaginable with today’s computers,” said Arvind Krishna, SVP at IBM Research. “This moment represents the birth of quantum cloud computing.”

IBM is permitting concerned clients to access a 5 qubit quantum computer, it’s called IBM Quantum Experience. The real hardware is in the IBM Research Lab in New York State. IBM is given a programming interface and the capability to run trial programs on a real quantum computer. IBM has produced its own quantum chip running at 5 qubits.  It is estimated that it could take a machine running between 50 and 100 qubits to surpass the potentials of today’s fastest supercomputers.

“By giving hands-on access to IBM’s experimental quantum systems, the IBM Quantum Experience will make it easier for researchers and the scientific community to accelerate innovations in the quantum field, and help discover new applications for this technology.”

IBM’s step to present the service is attractive because it permits common people to try out infrastructure that has usually been limited to highly confined research labs. Though researchers expand more powerful quantum computers, IBM wishes to know which applications and algorithms will be significant and useful to businesses, using what’s accessible now. IBM planned an arrangement system that allows tests run in sequence. After a job is executed, the service sends out the outcome of the trial in an email.

AWS Launches Lumberyard and Gamelift to Attract Game Developers in Its Cloud

The Lumberyard is a new game engine that will help developers to build high quality cloud connected game play features and Gamelift will allow them to quickly scale their multi-player games.

AWS LumberyardGreatResponder.com  Amazon Web Service announces the launch of the Lumberyard, which is a free service. This cross platform 3D game engine will enable the game developers to build high quality games and these games can be connected to the huge computing and storage of the AWS cloud, it will also engage fans of Twitch. One of the main benefits of the Lumberyard is that with the help of this service even non technical game developers will be able to connect their games with cloud in no time with the user friendly interface.

“Many of the world’s most popular games are powered by AWS’s technology infrastructure platform,” said Mike Frazzini, Vice President of Amazon Games. “When we’ve talked to game developers, they’ve asked for a game engine with the power and capability of leading commercial engines, but that’s significantly less expensive and deeply integrated with AWS for the back-end and Twitch for the gamer community.”

Amazon Web Service also announces the Amazon Gamelift. This new service is for installing, working, and scaling session-based multiplayer games. With Amazon GameLift, Amazon Lumberyard developers can speedily scale, high performance game servers up and down to meet player demand, without any extra engineering attempt or upfront expenses.

“Amazon has been a great partner and we are deeply excited about both Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift,” said Josh Atkins, Vice President of Creative Development, 2K Games. “The integration of a fantastic game engine with amazing cloud services presents a wonderful opportunity for both independent developers and established publishers.”

Amazon Lumberyard is free of charge and accessible today in beta for developers creating PC and console games. An edition for mobile and virtual reality (VR) platforms will be coming soon. GameLift is charged on a per-player basis, with fees at present $1.50 per 1,000 every day active users on top of the normal AWS service fees.

Amazon Lumberyard is the single game engine that provides developers a blend of free, feature-rich advanced technology, native integration with the AWS Cloud to formulate it easier for developers to build live and multiplayer online games, and native integration of Twitch features that assist developers join their games to the world’s most important social video stages and society for the gamers.