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HP Labs at Discover Barcelona – Rycharde Hawkes examines management at scale for the New Style of IT



Rycharde-Hawkes_blog.jpg“Many senior enterprise managers don’t realize just how complex their businesses have become from an IT perspective,” suggests HP Labs Senior Research Scientist Rycharde Hawkes.


“Most enterprises today deploy numerous hardware and software solutions purchased from multiple vendors that interact in a dizzying number of ways,” he notes. “But that reality is often hidden by the incredible work of their operational teams, and that masks the risk enterprises face from having more moving parts in their IT system than they can easily keep track of.”


As Hawkes will outline in a presentation at HP Discover 2014 Barcelona on December 2nd, this trend is set to continue, as relatively discrete hybrid enterprise cloud systems evolve over the next 5 to 10 years into intersecting cloud networks that offer the flexibility that companies want, but bring with them massive additional increases in complexity.

Security research co-authored by HP Labs’ Liqun Chen stands the 'Test-of-Time’

Liqun.jpgA landmark research paper co-authored by Liqun Chen of HP Labs this week received the prestigious ‘Test-of-Time’ award at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). ACM CCS is the annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society.


The paper, which Chen wrote with co-authors Ernie Brickell of Intel and Jan Camenisch of IBM was presented at the 2004 ACM CCS Conference, introduced the concept of Direct Anonymous Attestation, which enables trusted computers to be securely linked together without compromising user privacy.

HP Labs at Discover Barcelona: Rob Schreiber on what happens when Big Data and energy limits collide




schreiber_web.jpg“By 2020, some 40 billion connected devices on the planet will be generating around 44 zetabytes of information annually,” notes HP Labs Senior Research Scientist Rob Schreiber.


“But we don’t need that raw data,” Schreiber adds. “We need information of value that is extracted from that data, and that poses a problem, because computers turn data into insight by using electricity as their fuel, and we’re running out of fuel.”


How we can best resolve this challenge is the subject of a talk Schreiber is presenting at HP Discover 2014 in Barcelona on Dec 3rd, titled “What happens when Big Data and energy limits collide?”


HP Labs at Discover Barcelona 2014 – Sujata Banerjee demystifies SDN for the enterprise



Sujata-Banerjee_web2.jpg“To remain competitive, modern businesses need to make decisions and then put them into practice ever faster – and they need their IT networks to be helping them deliver that agility,” observes Sujata Banerjee, a distinguished technologist and research manager at HP Labs. And yet, she points out, “the network is one of the last places in enterprise IT to respond to that need for change.”


It’s not hard to see why. As Banerjee will explain in a talk at HP Discover 2014 in Barcelona next month, enterprise networks have become hugely complex constructions that are both slow and difficult to change.

HP Labs at Discover Barcelona 2014 – Rethinking the Operating System with HP Fellow Tim Marsland



Tim-Marsland_web.jpgAs HP Labs re-envisions computing hardware, building on innovations in processing, connectivity, and memory to create The Machine, it is also undertaking a complete re-evaluation of operating system design.


Attendees of HP Discover 2014 Barcelona have the chance to discuss why such a fundamental rethink is necessary – and explore potential new application architectures that might be enabled by The Machine – in a wide-ranging discussion forum with one of the leaders of HP Labs’ OS research, HP Fellow Tim Marsland.

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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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