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Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions

March 31, 2014 5:35 pm | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions - even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as “happily disgusted” or “sadly angry.”               

How the Flu Bug Bit Google: Where Big Data Analysis Can Go Wrong

March 14, 2014 3:19 pm | by Marisa Ramirez, University of Houston | News | Comments

Ryan Kennedy, University of Houston political science professor, and his co-researchers detail...

Simplifying Data Analysis and Making Sense of Big Data

March 14, 2014 2:25 pm | by Wallace Ravven, University of California, Berkeley | News | Comments

Ben Recht is looking for problems. He develops mathematical strategies to help researchers, from...

Streamlining Big Data Analysis Improves Accuracy and Performance

March 12, 2014 3:57 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

Next week, Scientific Computing will host a live panel discussion that looks at how a...

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Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA's First Asteroid Grand Challenge

March 11, 2014 11:18 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids. This contest is being conducted in partnership with Planetary Resources of Bellevue, WA.

Big Workflow: The Future of Big Data Computing

March 7, 2014 4:04 pm | by Robert Clyde, Adaptive Computing | Blogs | Comments

How can organizations embrace — instead of brace for v the rapidly intensifying collision of public and private clouds, HPC environments and Big Data? The current go-to solution for many organizations is to run these technology assets in siloed, specialized environments. This approach falls short, however, typically taxing one datacenter area while others remain underutilized, functioning as little more than expensive storage space.

Big Compute: The Collision of where HPC is Meeting the Challenges of Big Data

March 7, 2014 3:59 pm | by Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing | Blogs | Comments

At Cycle Computing we’re seeing several large trends as it relates to Big Data and Analytics. We started talking about this concept of Big Compute back in Oct. 2012. In many ways, it’s the collision of where HPC is meeting the challenges of Big Data. As our technical capabilities continue to expand in the ways we can collect and store data, the problem of how we access and use data is only growing.

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Scalable Productivity and the Ever-Increasing Tie between Data Analytics, Data Management and Computation

March 7, 2014 3:52 pm | by Barry Bolding, Cray | Blogs | Comments

Cray continues to see an increasing trend in the HPC marketplace that we are calling “data-intensive” supercomputing.  The dramatic growth in scientific, commercial and social data is resulting in an expanded customer base that is asking for much more complex analysis and simulation.

Big Data & HPC: The Modern Crystal Ball for 2014

March 7, 2014 3:41 pm | by Jorge Titinger, SGI | Blogs | Comments

In 2013, the term big data continued to dominate as a source of technology challenges, experimentation and innovation. It’s no surprise then that many business and IT executives are suffering from big data exhaustion, causing Gartner to deem 2013 as the year the technology entered the “Trough of Disillusionment.”

High Performance Data Analysis: Big Data Meets HPC

March 7, 2014 3:33 pm | by Steve Conway, IDC | Blogs | Comments

From the start of the supercomputer era in the 1960s — and even earlier —an important subset of HPC jobs has involved analytics — attempts to uncover useful information and patterns in the data itself. Cryptography, one of the original scientific-technical computing applications, falls predominantly into this category.

Big Data Meets HPC

March 7, 2014 2:49 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Articles | Comments

Steve Conway, IDC VP HPC explains that, to date, most data-intensive HPC jobs in the government, academic and industrial sectors have involved the modeling and simulation of complex physical and quasi-physical systems. However, he notes that from the start of the supercomputer era in the 1960s — and even earlier — an important subset of HPC jobs has involved analytics, attempts to uncover useful information and patterns in the data itself.

Big Data Analytics Continues to Evolve

February 28, 2014 12:29 pm | by Mark Anawis | Blogs | Comments

Size alone does not define big data — it is best defined as a combination of volume, velocity, variety and value.Kevin Geraghty, head of Analytics 360i defined the goal of big data analytics well when he said: “We are trying to listen to what the customer is telling us through their behavior.” The goal of big data analytics is to make the best business decisions possible.

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NASA Turns Research to California Drought

February 26, 2014 1:05 pm | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said February 25, 2104. The California Department of Water Resources has partnered with NASA to use the space agency's satellite data and other airborne technology to better measure the snowpack, groundwater levels and predict storms.

AT&T and IBM Join Forces on Big Data Analytics, Cloud, Security Technologies

February 20, 2014 12:23 pm | by AT&T | News | Comments

AT&T and IBM have announced a new global alliance agreement to develop solutions that help support the "Internet of Things." The companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies with privacy in mind to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries.

Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 Family

February 18, 2014 4:41 pm | Intel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family delivers capabilities to process and analyze large, diverse amounts of data to unlock information that was previously inaccessible. The processor family has triple the memory capacity of the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and thorough data analysis.

High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) 2014

February 7, 2014 9:39 am | Events

HPCS is a multi-disciplinary conference, considered Canada's premier advanced computing forum. Each year, Canadian researchers, analysts, and IT professionals from academia and industry gather to exchange the ideas, tools, and new discoveries that are driving today's innovations in computational research.

IBM Brings Watson to Africa with $100M Project Lucy

February 6, 2014 9:59 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world's fastest growing continent. Dubbed "Project Lucy" after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative

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MIT Big Data Storage System Dramatically Speeds Information Access

January 30, 2014 2:39 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

As computers enter ever more areas of our daily lives, the amount of data they produce has grown enormously. But for this “big data” to be useful it must first be analyzed, meaning it needs to be stored in such a way that it can be accessed quickly when required.

Texas A&M System Teams with IBM to Drive Computational Sciences Research through Big Data and Analytics

January 29, 2014 1:38 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

Texas A&M University System and IBM announced an agreement that is the beginning of a broad research collaboration supported by one of the largest computational sciences infrastructures dedicated to advances in agriculture, geosciences and engineering.

Computing with Silicon Neurons: Artificial Nerve Cells Help Classify Data

January 29, 2014 12:30 pm | News | Comments

Inspired by nature, scientists from Berlin and Heidelberg use artifical nerve cells to classify different types of data. A bakery assistant who takes the bread from the shelf just to give it to his boss who then hands it over to the customer? Rather unlikely. Instead, both work at the same time to sell the baked goods.

Bright Idea: Let There Be Light. How Much Is Up to You and Your Data

January 29, 2014 5:45 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Millions of American families have already embraced connected devices like smart meters to control their electricity bills. Now San Diego will soon become the first U.S. city to link its street lights to the Industrial Internet via an “intelligent” lighting system called LightGrid. The new system, which was developed by GE Lighting, will replace 3,000 city lamps with LED lights equipped with...

analytica 2014

January 23, 2014 9:41 am | by analytica | Events

From April 1 – 4, the International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology will be a center for key players in science and industry. This year’s analytica will revolve around three main themes — i.e. food analysis, plastics analysis and genetic and bioanalysis—whether in the exhibition, the Live Labs and the program of related events.

CERN Openlab Summer Student Program Invites 2014 Applications

January 20, 2014 12:49 pm | by CERN | News | Comments

Are you a B.Sc. or M.Sc. student in computer science, mathematics, engineering or physics, interested in working on advanced IT projects at CERN for two full months during the summer? CERN openlab has R&D activities on multithreaded programming, data acquisition systems, large scale databases, data analytics, and cloud computing that are open to students who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies.

New Accelerated Visualization, Data Analytics Resources for Open Science

January 17, 2014 12:48 pm | by iSGTW | News | Comments

This month, the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, US, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, will deploy Maverick — a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community.

US Air Force Research Laboratory Orders 20 Teraflop Rugged Computer System

January 14, 2014 2:49 pm | by GE Intelligent Platforms | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms announced that it has received an order from the High Performance Systems Branch (RITB) of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate (RI) for a HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) system that will enable the development and deployment of advanced neuromorphic architectures and algorithms for adaptive learning, large-scale dynamic data analytics and reasoning.

IBM Watson Group Unveils Cloud Services to Visualize Big Data Insights, Fuel Analytics Exploration

January 10, 2014 8:49 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has unveiled three new Watson services delivered over the cloud. The first, Watson Discovery Advisor, is designed to accelerate and strengthen R&D projects in industries such as pharmaceutical, publishing and biotech. The second, Watson Analytics, delivers visualized Big Data insights, based on questions posed in natural language. The third, Watson Explorer, helps users across an enterprise uncover and share data-driven insights

UCD Honors Big Data Company with 2013 Innovation Award

December 18, 2013 9:57 am | by University College Dublin | News | Comments

University College Dublin has honored the co-founders of Logentries, a UCD 'big data' spin-out company by presenting them with the NovaUCD 2013 Innovation Award.                          

Mellanox and Dell to Deliver 10/40GbE for Mainstream Servers and Networking Solutions

December 17, 2013 9:25 am | by Mellanox Technologies | News | Comments

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its dual port ConnectX-3 10/40GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) are now fully compatible with qualified Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell networking solutions, providing improved performance at higher efficiency and lower latency with reduced application costs.

TACC Serves Up Rodeo

December 4, 2013 3:48 pm | by TACC | News | Comments

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the addition of Rodeo, the center's new cloud computing offering that will provide a variety of cloud services to its comprehensive set of advanced computing systems. The system is available for researchers that need large-scale resources, but prefer a virtualized, on-demand environment.

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