Peering into Neural Networks

Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing large sets of training data, are responsible for today’s best-performing artificial intelligence systems, from speech recognition systems, to automatic translators, to self-driving cars. But neural nets are black boxes. Once they’ve been trained, even their designers rarely have any idea what they’re doing — what data elements they’re processing and how.

Slidecast: The Rise of Embedded Analytics

In this slidecast, Mike Boyarski from Jaspersoft presents: The Rise of Embedded Analytics. Jaspersoft empowers millions of people every day to make decisions faster by bringing them timely, actionable data inside their apps and business processes. Its embeddable, cost-effective reporting and analytics platform allows anyone to quickly self serve and get the answers they need […]

CRU Introduces an 8 bay 32 TB Thunderbolt RAID System

Nothing consumes Big Data storage resources quite like today’s high definition video. Now CRU, a manufacturer of ruggedized removable storage products, has introduced a portable 32 TB storage enclosure for the media and entertainment market. The new RTX800-TR has several advanced features and supports Windows and Mac environments, and uses the very fast Thunderbolt interface. […]

Big Data Answers, But Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Making business decisions requires more than just Big Data analytics.

Twitter Hashtags Predicted Rising Egyptian Tensions

Hal Hodson over at The New Scientist reports that rising tensions in Egypt were predicted by analyzing Twitter feeds.  Ingmar Weber at the Qatar Computing Research Institute had created the Political Polarization Index to measure the level of tension on Twitter.  Looking at Egyptian tweets between March 2012 and June 2013, a value of 0 […]

Conway: To Meet Big Data Markets, HPC Architectures Need to Balance Out

Over at Scientific Computing, IDC’s Steve Conway writes that the rise of high-performance data analysis (HPDA) Big Data applications will require unprecedented memory and I/O capabilities. To address this market opportunity, vendors will need to return to their roots and architect more balanced supercomputing systems. The questions is: Have we seen the end of machines […]

Hiring for Big Data? Build Diverse Teams

Over at Information Week, Doug Henschen writes that diversity is the watchword for Big Data hiring. Building a data science team? As a first step, swap in subject-matter experts from the business to help you formulate the right questions. Next, consider hiring physicists and music majors as well as statisticians and computer scientists. These are […]

Skyera Unveils skyEagle All-Flash Array, Breaks $2/GB Price

Last week Skyera, a make of all flash array storage announced the skyEagle Series. Available in the first half of 2014, this product is notable for breaking the $2/GB barrier for an all-flash array. The product boasts an impressive 500 TB of capacity in a 1 U form factor. In contrast, the largest capacity available […]

SDSC Launches ‘Sherlock’ To Fight Healthcare Fraud

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has partnered with SD Technology and Chickasaw Nation Industries for the new ‘Sherlock’ project, an effort to serve federal, state, and local governments as well as universities nationwide. We wanted to find a way to more clearly communicate our capabilities to potential partners, because we realize that the data […]

Job of the Week: Big Data Scientist at ATT

ATT in Dallas is seeking a Big Data Scientist in our Job of the Week. The Data Scientist will be responsible for designing and implementing processes and layouts for complex, large-scale data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes. The Sr. Data Scientist position will perform data analysis, develop algorithms and predictive models, […]