Data Access: Are Your Systems Still Operating in a Data Island Mode?
Last year the company I’m working for decided to move to another city. Not really far away, but for me too far to drive the distance every single day. Since I like the job and the colleagues I work with, my wife and I decided to move to a...
CERN and Kontron: When Matter matters
The European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN is a place of which many people dream, not only the protagonists of TV soap “Big Bang Theory”. After all, the research institution operates the largest particle physics labor...
At Any Time, at any Place: Hardware Remote Management for ‘Wartungsfrei’ Systems
Operators need to be able to rely on the functionality of their system. Because of that, it is a necessity that an industrial computer platform has networked remote management capabilities, so that all the relevant parameters, the ‘big da...
#HM15: Go Industry 4.0, Go!
From April 13th until 17th Hannover is once again the center for the world of modern manufacturing. Industry innovations are often shown first on the “HANNOVER MESSE 2015” (#HM15) and this year especially will bring new techno...
IoT for Horticulture/Hydroponics: Real Science Fiction
When I was still young, science fiction books and films were my favorite way to spend time. So I more or less grew up by reading books from authors like Robert A. Heinlein or watching films with Captain Kirk, Bones and Spock. One of the coo...
High Performance Computing (HPC): Hard to Define…
Our customers continually demand greater computational power, because they want to reduce the execution time of their applications and overcome the limitations of desktop computing architectures. But what are we able to offer them? You may ...
Technology Revolution at Oilfields: Which Systems Requirements are Essential?
Using the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), more systems and processes are being connected on the oilfield; the industry itself is making monumental progress by incorporating computers and sensors that take equipment control and...
Ten Reasons why Data Drives the Oilfield
Oil and gas exploration has always been difficult, complex and costly—recognized as a process that depends upon vast amounts of data to guide decisions, processes and production. Today new supply sources, such as deep water wells, shale b...
Intelligent Energy Analytics Software: A good way to optimize Energy Flows?
Although reducing energy use is on everyone’s agenda, organizations face difficulties in identifying saving opportunities. With increasing energy costs, companies need to significantly reduce their energy consumption and find solutions to...
Computer Health Management: How do we maintain Control over our Devices?
With the mind boggling number of intelligent devices announced to deploy in the coming years, the limit of the PC architecture as a baseline becomes more and more acute. Personal computers have been created and further refined during almost...
I saw Big Data
Like the lone intrepid hikers who make it their business to track down the ever-elusive and folkloric Bigfoot creature of the West Coast, the IoT (Internet of Things) market is equally hot on the trail for something rather shadowy – “Bi...
The Digital Oil Field – Times are changing
I grew up with my Dad working as a company man for Diamond Shamrock and one of my first jobs was roughnecking off the coast of Louisiana.  It was a good job that offered hard dangerous work for good pay.  After more than two decad...

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