Saturday, December 5, 2009

Colocation Database

Despite the global capital crunch, colocation service providers globally have continued to invest in new capacity. Colocation service providers surveyed by TeleGeography have added 154,016 square meters (1.66 million square feet) of new space since the beginning of 2008, an increase of approximately 8.7 percent.

"Colocation expansion is not limited to any individual region or operator," said TeleGeography analyst Jonathan Hjembo. "Colocation service providers are adding meaningful new capacity in a wide range of markets, including Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, London, Singapore, and Hyderabad."

Nevertheless, colocation space is filling quickly. Half of the colo sites launched since the start of 2008 were more than 50 percent full by mid-year 2009. While ample capacity is available in aggregate, operators in some cities, such as London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, reported fill rates of more than 80 percent.

Space Available in Colocation Facilities, 2009

The The Colocation Database is TeleGeography’s comprehensive online guide to colocation service providers and sites around the world. The Colocation Database provides:

  • Profiles of 1,787 colocation sites throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Concise analysis based on input from 809 site surveys.
  • An intuitive search makes it easy to search by location, colo service provider or bandwidth provider

Network costs plague Asian bourses

from ZDnetasia:

>SINGAPORE--Stock exchanges in Asia are opening up the floodgates to allow foreign companies to trade on their systems, but are increasingly hampered by network and connectivity costs to cope with the transactional growth, according to an Equinix executive.

Key to the growth of bourses in the region is the ability of each exchange's network to connect to other exchanges in the world, John Knuff, Equinix's general manager for global financial markets, said Thursday in an interview.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Robotic system-based fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma

posted by yyy60 on the IV MB:

>>Robotic system-based fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Department of Radiation Oncology, Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, Republic of Korea.

PURPOSE: We reviewed survival, local control, and toxicity in patients with locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) who had been treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT).

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2002 and March 2008, we retrospectively reviewed 35 patients with locally recurrent NPC treated using FSRT with CyberKnife. Gross tumor volumes ranged from 2.6 to 64.0ml (median, 7.9ml). Radiation doses were prescribed at the isodose line (75-84% of the maximum dose; median, 80%). The prescribed dose of FSRT ranged from 24 to 45Gy (median, 33Gy) in three or five fractions.

RESULTS: The overall survival (OS) rate, local failure-free survival (LFFS) rate, and disease progression-free survival (DPFS) rate at 5years were 60%, 79%, and 74%, respectively. Twenty-three patients achieved complete response after FSRT. Only T stage at recurrence was an independent prognostic factor for OS and DPFS. Five patients exhibited severe late toxicity (Grade 4 or 5).

CONCLUSIONS: With regard to OS and LFFS, our study provided favorable outcomes. The incidence of severe late toxicities was acceptable in our study. FSRT would be considered as the alternative treatment of choice in re-irradiation for locally recurrent NPC.

Eze Castle Integration, RTS Realtime Systems & Equinix Host Seminar on the Strategies and Technology Powering High Frequency and Algorithmic Trading

Boston seminar provides expert Insight to help firms of all sizes build data center infrastructures and financial ecosystems that effectively support customized trading strategies. Join Eze Castle Integration, Aite Group, RTS Realtime Systems and Equinix on December 3, 2009.

Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) November 30, 2009 -- Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of technology and IT services to hedge funds and investment firms, today announced a Boston seminar to help firms of all sizes build data center infrastructures and financial ecosystems that effectively support customized trading strategies. Leading industry experts from Aite Group, RTS Realtime Systems, a leading global trading solutions provider, and Equinix will join Eze Castle on December 3, 2009 in Boston to provide industry insight and technology tips that will improve a firm’s bottom line by allowing it to harness the power of high frequency and algorithmic trading.

Demand for equal access to cutting-edge technology that puts investors and traders of all sizes on a level playing field continues to increase as firms seek to enhance their trading styles and win the battle for best execution. Given the increasing trend toward algorithmic trading, the panel of experts will address topics including advanced execution strategies, sponsored access, connectivity alternatives, proximity solutions and real-time risk management. Moderated by Paul Zubulake, senior analyst with Aite Group, the panel will feature Matt Bretan, senior technology consultant for Eze Castle Integration; Alex Lamb, executive board member for RTS; Stewart Orrell, senior manager of financial services for Equinix; and Praveen Garg, managing director for ConvergEx.

The “Strategies & Technology: Powering High Frequency & Algorithmic Trading” seminar will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at The Harvard Club of Boston (One Federal Street). Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. EST, and the panel starts at 5:20 p.m. EST. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues at a cocktail reception following the panel. This event is free to attend.

Samsung set to beat 2009 handset sales target

from Reuters:


Samsung said in a statement handsets adopting full touchscreens would account for about 20 percent of its mobile phone sales this year. In 2008, such phones made up only 5 percent of Samsung's total sales.

Samsung had sold around 40 million full touchscreen devices between January and November this year, compared with 10 million in 2008.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nokia focuses on the future

from the IV MB, by cellodude:

>>Nokia focuses on the future

[If Korkman's job [at Nokia] is to identify the yet-to-be-fulfilled wants and needs of users, then Henry Tirri's is finding the technological solutions that can realise these ambitions. Tirri is head of Nokia's Research Centre, and is breathlessly enthusiastic about the potential of mobile devices.

He's particularly excited about haptic interfaces, which provide physical "feedback" to users. "It's partly about fooling your senses," he says. Nokia is working on new forms of haptic technology that can help to provide an augmented sense of reality. "There's a lot of gesture-recognition, a lot of pressure sensing."]

Germany's 2nd and 3rd CKs

from two posts by yyy60 on the IV MB:

>>Tumor removal without cuts in the MVZ

Auf Tumoreingriffe spezialisiert sich ein Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Specializing in tumor surgery is a medical supply center in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Es ist das zweite dieser Art in Deutschland. It is the second of its kind in Germany.

Von Dirk Schnack By Dirk Schnack

Tumorentfernung ohne Schnitte im MVZ

Ein Roboter soll ab Mai 2010 im CyberKnife-Zentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tumor-Patienten behandeln. A robot is starting from May 2010 in the CyberKnife Center of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern treat cancer patients.

Foto: CyberKnife-Zentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Photo: CyberKnife Center of Mecklenburg-


The Cologne University Hospital is obtained from the second stimulus package further 3.3 million euros in funding. Mit dem Geld soll das Werkstattgebäude auf dem Campusgelände aufgestockt werden, meldete am heutigen Freitag das Landesministerium für Innovation und Forschung. The money will be raised, the workshop building on the campus, announced on Friday the country's Ministry for Innovation and Research. Die Bewilligung dieser Mittel ist bereits die dritte innerhalb weniger Wochen. The granting of these funds is the third within a few weeks. Insgesamt erhält die Kölner Uniklinik aus dem Fördertopf von 464 Millionen Euro für die Sanierung der Hochschulen des Landes alleine 24,8 Millionen Euro. Overall, the Cologne University Hospital receives funding from the pot of 464 million euros for the rehabilitation of the universities in the country alone, 24.8 million euros. Mit der Zuwendung können die Bauarbeiten bereits in Kürze beginnen. With the grant the construction work can begin shortly. Im Sommer soll das neue Werkstattgebäude dann bezugsfertig sein, hieß es dazu weiter. In summer, the new workshop building will then be ready for occupancy, said it all again.

Weitere Projekte an der Uniklinik sind der Bau eines neuen Cyberknife-Zentrums sowie die Sanierung und Erweiterung der Zahnklinik und der Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie. Other projects at the University Hospital are the construction of a new CyberKnife Center and the renovation and expansion of the dental clinic and child and adolescent psychiatry.