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Running Hadoop Clusters on Supercomputers

Over at the San Diego Supercomputing Center, Glenn K. Lockwood writes that users of the Gordon supercomputer can use the myHadoop framework to dynamically provision Hadoop clusters within a traditional HPC cluster and run quick jobs. For the purposes of testing mappers and reducers, doing a lot of smaller analyses, and debugging issues, I found […]

Video: Big Data in a Small, Small World

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

Storage Products Association Launches to Spur Industry

In 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 promote the use of rotating media […]

NAND Flash, What Comes Next?

The 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 will be twice as fast as […]

1000 Universities Partner with IBM to Narrow Big Data Skills Gap

This 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 government must take action to foster […]

UK Fighting Child Abuse with Big Data

Over 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 blade servers and AccessData software. The […]

Visualizing Modern History with the SGI UV Supercomputer

In 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. The work was made possible by […]

Putting the Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

Over 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 best online learning resources, to collect […]

Developing a Big Data Strategy

Is 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. Gartner predicts that through 2015, eighty […]

CSC Continues to Build its Big Data Portfolio, Acquires Infochimps

Infochimps, 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 hybrid, private, virtual private, or public […]