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SGI Deploys over 200 Terabytes in Total Systems Running SAP HANA

Today SGI announced that global deployments of the SGI UV 300H single-node system provide in total over 200 Terabytes of in-memory computing capacity to organizations running the SAP HANA platform. Introduced just one year ago, more than 50 SGI UV 300H systems have been installed in organizations to run a variety of applications on SAP HANA, including the SAP ERP, SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP Bank Analyzer, and SAP Business Warehouse applications, as well as advanced analytics.

Video: Challenging Analytics Architectures from HP

Joseph George from HP presented this talk at the recent HPC User Forum. “This paper describes the HP Big Data Reference Architecture (BDRA) solution and outlines how a modern architectural approach to Hadoop provides the basis for consolidating multiple big data projects while, at the same time, enhancing price/performance, density, and agility. HP BDRA is a modern, flexible architecture for the deployment of big data solutions; it is designed to improve access to big data, rapidly deploy big data solutions, and provide the flexibility needed to optimize the infrastructure in response to the ever-changing requirements in a Hadoop ecosystem.”

Video: Barry Bolding from Cray Presents: HPC + D + A = HPDA?

“Pre-integrated with the Hadoop and Spark frameworks, the Urika-XA system combines the benefits of a turnkey analytics appliance with a flexible, open platform that you can modify for future analytics workloads. This single-platform consolidation of workloads reduces your analytics footprint and total cost of ownership.”

Video: Fast, Beautiful and Easy Bayesian Modeling

“There are a number of Bayesian modelling packages available, but how do you know which one to use? This talk will take you through the positives and negatives of the major packages, focusing on the specifics of my work in health statistics, as well as providing a general overview of what these packages can do.”

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.