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Supercomputing 2009 kicked off today, and some of the announcements coming out of the show are quite relevant to the scale-out world outside of research centers. For example, HP rolled out some new blade-server and storage products designed to increase density while decreasing power consumption, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is using IBM’s ultra-dense iDataPlex servers as the foundation for its own cloud-computing testbed program. Elsewhere, IBM announced its private analytics cloud solution, AT&T launched its infrastructure-as-service offering, and Appirio created a chart of the cloud-computing ecosystem that will help customers keep track of which providers do what across public, private and SaaS environments.