China takes top supercomputing title; Verecloud expands management team

> Glimmerglass Networks, a supplier of optical layer management platforms, has struck an agreement with Exallis, a telecom system solutions provider, to market and sell Glimmerglass products across Southern and Southeastern Europe. Release

> UAE telecom service provider Du is getting into the multimedia service game by deploying GENBAND's IP switching solutions. By deploying GENBAND's products, Du will be able to evolve its network to IP by consolidating all of its Class 5 traffic onto one platform, while providing new SIP-based consumer and business voice multimedia services. Article

> As Verecloud looks to grow its position as a cloud services broker, it has added two service provider veterans to its management roster. It has promoted Brad Hoffman to VP of business development and Russell Wurth to VP of product management, effective immediately. Release

> Sigma Systems, a provider of OSS and related software solutions to the telecom and cable industries, has been named to FierceCable's inaugural Fierce15 list. Release

> New Zealand government is putting more fiber into its schools diet so they can connect to its soon to be built Ultra-Fast Broadband network. Before this new initiative, schools that connected to a fiber network had to pay a fee for a fiber drop cost, which in some cases could be thousands of dollars they could not really afford. Article

> Calix's management will be coming to the speaking podium in November. The last mile access vendor's management will present at the Needham & Co. Annual "Broadband Technology Day" Conference on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Release

And finally... China has taken the world's fastest supercomputer title away from the U.S. According to Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings, the Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee. Now that's fast. Article