Businesses, schools or individuals encouraged to search in the gaps between
known prime numbers
LONDON, 6th December 2013: The search for prime numbers has always been an
important challenge for mathematicians, but now it is being opened up to all.
Launched on 29th November (291113) by Microsoft Windows Azure the Prime
Challenge invites businesses, schools, universities, clubs or individuals to
search for 'hidden' primes.
"The biggest prime number ever discovered is 17 million decimal digits long.
Previously, the biggest prime number was 12 million digits long. It's a lot
of digits, but there is also a big gap between those two. Potentially there
are a lot of "lost primes" waiting to be discovered," said Steve Plank, Cloud
Computing and STEM Evangelist at Microsoft.
Prime numbers, defined as those that have no factors besides one and
themselves, are at the heart of... (more)
IBM has signed an agreement with Dexia and several major financial
institutions in Europe to build and manage their IT infrastructure previously
managed by Associated Dexia Technology Services (ADTS). As a result of this
agreement, IBM takes a controlling share in ADTS establishing an IBM company,
renamed as Innovative Solutions for Finance (ISFF), with signed sourcing
contracts at a total value of 1.3 billion US Dollars over seven years. With
this agreement, IBM will implement a cloud infrastructure to expand ISFF
services into new markets and optimize the efficiency of its exis... (more)
WorkSpace 365 iQ enables informed decision making and productivity software
cost-savings for migration to Microsoft® Office 365
Centrix Software forges global partnerships to deliver WorkSpace 365 iQ
Centrix Software, workspace management solutions expert, has announced the
latest addition to its WorkSpace iQ suite; WorkSpace 365 iQ. This option has
been developed in response to the overwhelming demand from organizations
looking to migrate their office suites to Office 365, and also from Microsoft
partners managing the projects. They all want a usage analytics solution that
OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it
has secured a $13 million round of Series B venture capital from lead
investor The Social+Capital Partnership alongside returning investor Charles
River Ventures. OneLogin will use the funds to continue its expansion in the
United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and to accelerate talent acquisition
in these markets.
OneLogin provides a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution,
which enables enterprises to easily manage employee and external user
identities and control their access to applic... (more)
In my previous post http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2978 I showed you
how to import your Windows Azure account information, also known as your
publishing settings, using the Windows Azure command line tools. In this post
I’ll show you how to set the context of a Azure command line session to use
a specific subscription. Note, if you only have a single Windows Azure
subscription you don’t need to follow the steps in this post.
Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a
MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome