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Video: Data-driven Education and the Quantified Student

In this video from the PyData Seattle Conference, Lorena Barba from George Washington University presents: Data-driven Education and the Quantified Student. “Education has seen the rise of a new trend in the last few years: Learning Analytics. This talk will weave through the complex interacting issues and concerns involving learning analytics, at a high level. The goal is to whet the appetite and motivate reflection on how data scientists can work with educators and learning scientists in this swelling field.”

Slidecast: Introducing the Seagate 1200.2 SAS SSD

“The Seagate 1200.2 SSD family includes the next-generation of high-capacity, high-performance SAS SSDs designed with multiple endurance offerings optimized for demanding enterprise applications and maximum TCO savings. The 1200.2 SAS SSD family delivers ultra-fast, consistent and easily scalable performance that exceeds 12Gb/s SAS single port bandwidth. By removing the storage bottleneck, it closes the gap between processor and data storage performance and significantly improves overall system and application responsiveness.”

Register Now for ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference

Registration is now open for the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference. The event will take place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany. Attended by CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects, directors of IT, and data scientists, the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference will give attendees a chance to discuss key challenges and opportunities with leading experts […]

Video: Cray Powered Analytics for Major League Baseball

In this video, Barry Bolding from Cray joins MLB Now to discuss how technology can benefit and enhance baseball. According to recent reports, at least one team in Major League Baseball is using a Cray Urika system in a bid to gain competitive advantage.

Podcast: New Xeons Power Cisco UCS Realtime Analytics

Jim McHugh from Cisco describes how the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 processor family will bring to Cisco UCS systems in the big data and analytics arena. He emphasizes how new insights driven by big-data can help businesses become intelligence-driven to create a perpetual and renewable competitive edge within their field.

SGI UV Appliance for SAP HANA Certified for up to 16 Sockets and 12 TB in-memory

Today SGI announced their SGI UV for SAP HANA appliance has been certified to run the SAP HANA platform on up to 16 sockets in controlled availability environments. With this extension of the SGI UV appliance, the SGI solution can provide up to 12 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node. SAP-certified at 4- and 8-sockets just last fall, the highly scalable and configurable architecture of the SGI appliance helps enable enterprises running SAP HANA to achieve real-time business at ever-greater scale and lower total cost of ownership.

GPUs Accelerate brytlyt Enterprise Data Platform

Today UK startup brytlyt announced an enterprise data platform using Nvidia’s Tegra K1 superchip that offers faster, more efficient and more flexible data processing and analytics.

Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached

In this video from the 2015 Stanford HPC Conference, DK Panda from Ohio State University presents: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached.

GPU Accelerated Platforms for Deep Learning

“NVIDIA will present an update on accelerated computing, in particular, the latest de- velopments in the platform. They will touch upon NVLink, OpenPOWER, ARM64, and new software updates and also cover the broad-sweeping impact that a new field of machine learning, called Deep Learning, is having on applications and domains.”

Interview: Dan Blaisdell of Manifest Insights Talks Big Data and Business Intelligence: Past, Present, Future

“Our analytics platform connects directly to SQL database and 3rd party APIs and exposes their data in an easy-to-use interface. It’s very powerful in that you can blend data from different sources in a single chart, yet you can build a chart with just a single click without browsing database schemas or writing code. Our unique separation of configuration and reporting building makes this user experience possible.”