Management Council - Ohio Education Computer Network www.mcoecn.org
Storage Backup and Virtualization Standardization
Project lead: Duane Baker, COO, Technology Solutions Group
Project description: The Ohio Education Computer Network standardized the backup, archive, and disaster recovery of 14 of its 23 IT centers using VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 and STORServer, protecting the data and continuity of IT operations of more than 400 Ohio school districts.
MasterCard Worldwide www.mastercard.com
Debit and Prepaid Platform for Financial Institutions
Project lead: George Spies, Group Executive, Global Debit Operations, MasterCard Global Technology and Operations
Project description: MasterCard brought previously outsourced debit capabilities in-house, integrating approximately 50 applications for debit and prepaid processing, ATM offerings, and a customer-facing interface into its Integrated Processing Solutions platform for providing a debit network and card issuer payment processing services to financial institutions.
Industry: Financial services
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) www.aei.mpg.de
Ethernet Compute Cluster
Project lead: Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen, Director
Project description: The Max Planck Institute built a 5,000-CPU Ethernet cluster, comprising 1,342 compute nodes, each with its own dedicated Ethernet connection to a Woven Ethernet switch. The Planck Institute's Atlas is the fastest Gigabit Ethernet cluster in the world, with a performance rating of 32.8 teraflops per second.
Miami-Dade County Public School District www2.dadeschools.net
Power Management Initiative
Project lead: Tom Sims, Director of Network Services
Project description: Miami-Dade Schools implemented BigFix power management technology to maximize the energy efficiency of 80,000 computers across 370 sites in its school system. Working together with the facilities group, Miami-Dade Schools IT also coordinated computer and HVAC electricity conservation programs to reduce the use of air conditioning during computer shutdown cycles.
Midland Memorial Hospital www.midland-memorial.com
Open Source E-Health Record System
Project lead: David Whiles, Director of IS
Project description: Midland Memorial implemented the Medsphere-backed open source OpenVista e-health records platform, integrating more than 10 critical health applications on a fully open source technology stack, resulting in a near-paperless operation, as well as an 88 percent reduction in infection rates and a 59 percent reduction in medication errors.
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Industry: Health care