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Slidecast: Deep Learning – Unreasonably Effective

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“Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence. At the 2015 GPU Technology Conference, you can join the experts who are making groundbreaking improvements in a variety of deep learning applications, including image classification, video analytics, speech recognition, and natural language processing.”

Call for Papers: ISC Cloud & Big Data

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The inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference has announced its Call for Research Papers. The event takes place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany. The organizers are looking forward to welcoming international attendees – IT professionals, consultants and managers from organizations seeking information about the latest cloud and big data developments. Researchers in these two […]

Penguin Computing Launches Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop

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Today Penguin Computing announced Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop, adding greater capability to the company’s existing Scyld ClusterWare high performance computing cluster management solution.

Video: Introduction to Bridges Supercomputer at PSC

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Bridges is a uniquely capable supercomputer designed to help researchers facing challenges in Big Data to work more intuitively. Called Bridges, the new system will consist of tiered, large-shared-memory resources with nodes having 12TB, 3TB, and 128GB each, dedicated nodes for database, web, and data transfer, high-performance shared and distributed data storage, Hadoop acceleration, powerful new CPUs and GPUs, and a new, uniquely powerful interconnection network.

Video: SGI UV Finds the Needle in the Big Data Haystack

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According to IDC, SGI has shipped approximately 8 percent of of all the Hadoop servers in production today. In fact, did you know that SGI introduced the word “Big Data” to supercomputing in 1996? Jorge Titinger, SGI President and CEO, shares SGI’s history in helping to design, develop, and deploy Hadoop clusters. (NOTE: Straw was substituted for actual hay to avoid any potential allergic reactions.)

CloudyCluster Moves HPC out of the Data Center and Into the Cloud

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CloudyCluster allows you to quickly set up and configure a cluster on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to handle the most demanding HPC and Big Data tasks. You don’t need access to a data center and you don’t have to be an expert in the ins and outs of running computationally intensive workloads in a cloud environment.

Data Intensive Computing: The Gorilla behind the Computation

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In this video from the Dell booth at SC14, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderates a panel discussion on Data Intensive Computing panelists Ken Buetow (Arizona State University), Erik Deumens (University of Florida), Niall Gaffney (TACC), and William Law (Stanford University).

Five University Partners Line Up With Alan Turing Institute

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The universities of Cambridge Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick and UCL have been chosen to lead the Alan Turing Institute, which will promote advanced mathematics, computer science, and big data in the UK.

NextComputing Rolls Out Radius EDS Portable Workstation

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Today NextComputing announced their new Radius EDS portable workstation. With a small form factor and an innovative storage configuration, the Radius EDS provides up to 16 easy-access removable hard drives equaling 32TB of enterprise-class storage with RAID.

Seagate & Supermicro Optimize SQL Databases

This week Seagate and Supermicro announced a preconfigured SQL server reference architecture for data warehouse deployments, as part of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 Fast Track program.