November / December 2016

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I just returned from an inspiring conference in San Diego: IEEE Technology Time Machine. And not surprising, many of the talks were related to Cloud Computing. Panel discussions on IoT, big data, and security found me confirming that cloud computing is the basis for how we do computing today. If you are interested in learning about all the facets of cloud computing, I encourage you to look at the education modules in IEEE Education. Our volunteers went through all the modules as a team earlier this year and we were impressed by both the breadth and depth. If you want to learn more, subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes. I am starting a series on Entrepreneurs in the Cloud. If you are a start up and want to discuss the technical aspects of your product, please contact me at First up is Taiga Tower, a growing system that uses IoT to optimize a home garden.

Chris Miyachi, Chair, IEEE Cloud Computing Community

IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets

The 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets (CCEM) was held October 19th until 21st in Bangalore, India. The event includes invited talks, tutorials, peer reviewed paper presentation, and a technology showcase. Attendees at this conference were given a chance to explore the design of services with a focus on emerging technologies, management and analytics of big data, advances in virtualization, and more.

International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) 2017

The next International Conference on Consumer Electronics will be held the 8th to 11th January 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IEEE Cloud Computing community will host a track at this conference with both academic and industry sessions. In this track, the researchers and practitioners will present their cutting-edge research that applies to consumer electronics. It will be a fantastic opportunity to get exposed to new ideas and share yours.

IEEE Cloud Computing Podcasts

Did you know about IEEE Cloud Computing podcasts? Click on this link to get directed to our list of podcasts on iTunes. The most recent one is an interview with the editor in chief of IEEE Cloud Computing magazine.

Featured Blog Posts

Data Center Total Cost of Ownership: Buyer Beware! Memory Errors Add Up

Cloud computing has brought rise to the commodity, ‘white box server,’ which is no frills, low cost and uses commodity hardware. The higher volume and lower margins has pushed many server vendors to ship a quality of system that they would not have shipped in the past. Validation budgets have been slashed and as a result data centers are seeing increases in memory failures. Case in point is a recent study about the Facebook fleet of servers. This study revealed that if a Facebook DIMM receives 100 soft errors (single bit correctable) in a week’s time it is replaced. A quick calculation of the error rates and the number of servers shows that DIMMs are being replaced every hour at Facebook! Clearly memory errors are not scaling well. If the memory fails it can cause corruption resulting in data loss or a server crash.

Visit The Clear Cloud to read more.

Windows Server Containers Are Here !!

With the release of Windows Server 2016 this October, we finally have the much awaited feature of being able to launch Windows Containers and deploy Windows native applications on these containers. This journey started a few years back where Microsoft had partnered with Docker to start this project to bring windows containers support that was to be based on open standards and compliant with the Docker API specifications.

Visit The Clear Cloud to read more.

Have your blog post featured on The Clear Cloud. To learn more visit Call for Blog Writers.

IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine News

IEEE Cloud Computing magazine is now indexed by following sources:

1. Web of Science through its Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) coverage. More details are here. As a new index in the Web of Science Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) expands the citation universe and reflects the growing global body of science and scholarly activity. ESCI complements the highly selective indexes by providing earlier visibility for sources under evaluation as part of SCIE, SSCI, and AHCI’s rigorous journal selection process. Inclusion in ESCI provides greater discoverability which leads to measurable citations and more transparency in the selection process.

2. ResearchGate reports the impact factor for IEEE Cloud Computing as 1.86. (This value is calculated using ResearchGate data and is based on average citation counts from work published in this journal. The data used in the calculation may not be exhaustive.)

3. IEEE Cloud Computing also seems to be indexed by Scimago Journal and Country Rank, however its h-index (2) is still pretty low as compared to other established journals. SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.

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