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Video: Big Data in a Small, Small World

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0In this TEDx video, Dr. Kirk Borne from George Mason University describes Big Data in terms of the “small world” phenomenon. Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0

Storage Products Association Launches to Spur Industry

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0In other news from the Flash Memory Summit, Seagate, Western Digital, HGST, and Toshiba have formed the Storage Products Association. The charter of the SPA is to help storage manufacturers and users understand and support current and future storage needs, including the key role of hard disk drives, and […]

NAND Flash, What Comes Next?

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0The Flash Memory Summit this week in Santa Clara included some notable announcements. Samsung introduced the first solid-state drive employing the 3D flash memory. This technology involves turning the chip on its side and moves from today’s 2D flash technology to 3D. This technology is also known as V-NAND, and it […]

1000 Universities Partner with IBM to Narrow Big Data Skills Gap

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0This week IBM announced that the company is continuing to expand its Big Data partnership 9 additional universities, bringing the total roster to over 1000. The program is designed to prepare students for the estimated 4.4 million Big Data jobs that will be created by 2015. Leaders in business, education and […]

UK Fighting Child Abuse with Big Data

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0Over at the The Guardian, Owen Bowcott reports that software developed for the British Army to analyze human rights abuses in Iraq is now being used in the UK to fight child abuse, hate crimes, and cybercrime. Originally developed for the Royal Military Police, the Ares system uses Dell […]

Visualizing Modern History with the SGI UV Supercomputer

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0In this video, Kalev Leetaru from the University of Illinois discusses the creation of the first-ever historical mapping and exploration of the fulltext contents of the English-language edition of Wikipedia, in time and space, with visualization of modern history captured in its four million pages, in under a day. […]

Putting the Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0Over at Forbes, Gordon Shapiro writes that the Gooru Startup harnesses the power of data to enable personalized learning. Founded by former head of R&D for Google Prasad Ram, Gooru has a mission to honor the human right to education. Imagine if search algorithms were built to find the […]

Developing a Big Data Strategy

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0Is Big Data mostly an undiscovered country? Over at Forbes, Natasha Baker reports that a 2012 IDC study indicates that there will be 40 zettabytes of data on the planet by 2020. Meanwhile, the same IDC study says that only one half of one percent of 2012’s data was analyzed. […]

CSC Continues to Build its Big Data Portfolio, Acquires Infochimps

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0Infochimps, an open source provider of big data PaaS for the enterprise has been acquired by CSC. Infochimps Cloud for Big Data is a set of cloud services that offer real-time processing and streaming, batch Hadoop, and ad hoc queries for actionable analytics. It can be deployed either in […]

HPC User Forum Comes to Boston With an Eye on Big Data Sept. 9-11

Tweet Share Share +1 Share EmailShares 0The HPC User Forum has released their Final Agenda for their next event in Boston Sept. 9-11. This event will be the 50th HPC User Forum and will feature focus topics on Big Data, life sciences, and quantum computing. With a mission promote the health of the global HPC […]