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HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – Sharing HP’s strategic vision for open source software development

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“Establishing and maintaining a strong strategic commitment to open source software used to be just an option for major technology companies,” suggests Bdale Garbee, an HP Fellow in the office of HP CTO and HP Labs director, Martin Fink.. “But today, it’s a business imperative.”


Companies are currently looking to develop faster-paced, ever more responsive ways of working, notes Garbee. “And because almost no one can afford to write all the code required to create these dynamic new IT infrastructures from scratch,” he says, “very often the only way we can develop them is via a commons of collaboratively developed and maintained software components from which we can pick and choose what we need.”


In a talk next week at HP Discover 2015, Garbee and Paul Holland, Director of HP’s Open Source Program Office, will jointly outline HP’s current approach to, and future plans for, this increasingly important model of software development.





Above the Clouds: What Modern IT Portends



The explosion in Cloud computing threatens to make traditional business models and practices in information technology obsolete.


What once was only available to large sophisticated businesses is now accessible to many with a connection to a cloud service and access to open source software.


These shifts imply that value cannot only come from building and selling large complex systems and computing resources. Increasingly, value is being generated from novel mechanisms and business models that are built around this rapidly commoditizing information technology rather than the machines themselves. Chiefly among them, we envision the rise of outcome-based services, i.e. services that can be purchased at different price points depending on the output quality-level selected.


HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – HP Labs Pavilion to showcase new technologies for The Machine

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The HP Labs Pavilion at HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas will feature many of the technologies set to power The Machine, HP’s ambitious research project to radically rethink computing.


Located in the Discover Zone expo area, the pavilion will offer demos, prototypes, mock-ups, and simulators showcasing some of the novel hardware and software innovations being developed by HP researchers to enable the collection, processing, storage, and analysis of data at unprecedented scale and speed.


“We’re excited to be sharing some of the real progress that we’ve made in the year since we announced The Machine,” says HP Labs strategy and communications manager Martina Trucco, who will also moderate a discussion panel offering ‘A Peek Under the Hood of The Machine’ in the Innovation Theater on Discover’s opening day.

HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – Jeongkeun Lee leads a conversation on automating network policy



Jeongkeun-Lee_thumbnail.jpg“Software Defined Networking (SDN) gives us the framework we’ve long needed for dynamically  managing large enterprise networks, but simplifying and automating that management remains a huge challenge,” suggests HP Labs researcher Jeongkeun Lee.


At HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas on June 3rd, Lee will lead a discussion of this issue (titled “Simplify and automate policy management – a conversation with HP Labs”) and share new research from HP’s Networking and Mobility Lab that points to a modularized and distributed approach to network control.


“With the success of the Internet, and its increased use in a variety of applications, networking has gotten more complex in recent years and requires automation to run at scale,” Lee notes.  “Yet, some tasks such as network policy management is still largely manual.”

HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – Senior researchers to offer “a peek under the hood of The Machine”

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The opening Innovation Theatre session at HP Discover 2015 will take a “peek under the hood” of The Machine, HP Labs’ biggest research project that is radically rethinking computing for the age of massive data flows.


The June 2nd event brings together a panel of distinguished researchers to discuss how new technologies being developed in HP Labs promise to fuse memory and storage, flatten data hierarchies, bring processing closer to data, embed security throughout the hardware and software stacks, and enable system management at massive scale.


“Last year we gave people a first look at the Machine; this year we’re sharing the progress that we’ve made toward making it a reality,” says HP Labs strategy and communications manager, Martina Trucco, who will moderate the discussion.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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