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The NFL, Big Data, and HPC

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David Beer writes that the NFL plans to equip players on the field with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that will provide a flood of data for tracking and simulation. “HPC is also well suited to handle the different use cases that will arise from the different kinds of data analysis that people will want to run. For example, some people may well want to develop a simulation complete with graphics to represent what happened and to show different wrinkles on how the play might be run.”

IBM Powers Cancer Treatment Molecular Profiling for Caris Life Sciences

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Caris Life Sciences is using IBM technical computing and storage technology to accelerate molecular profiling services for cancer patients.

HPC at Paypal: Leveraging DSPs for Systems Intelligence

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“PayPal’s novel approach is to convert events represented in a plain text format into a numeric format which can be analyzed in real-time using mathematical techniques with hardware specifically designed to operate on such numeric data. The first instantiation of this approach uses ProLiant m800 cartridges powered by TI’s 66AK2Hx DSP processor.”

Intersect360 Research Report: HPC User Site Census for Applications

Chris Willard, Intersect360 Research

“This report is part of our HPC User Site Census series and provides an examination of the primary application software found at a sample of HPC user sites. We surveyed a broad range of users about their current computer system installations, storage systems, networks, middleware, and applications software supporting these computer installations. Our goal in this analysis of applications is to examine the suppliers, products, and primary usage of the application software packages in use at all HPC sites.”

Early Bird Rates End Sept. 19 for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data

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Early Bird registration rates are ending Sept. 19 for the ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data events. Just four weeks away, the sister events take place in Heidelberg, Germany.

Can IBM Succeed with Neurosynaptic Computing?

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In this Industry Perspective from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe considers the human challenges that must be overcome if IBM’s new neurosynaptic computing paradigm is to be successful. “IBM’s move reflects a growing understanding by hardware manufacturers that software is critical to the uptake of new chips and new architectures. Creating a new architecture, drastically different from those that preceded it, inexorably creates challenges and increases the complexity of generating code that will work for the new system.”

ISC Big Data Conference Offers Early Bird Discount

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ISC has announced an Early Bird discount for its second annual Big Data conference. The event will offer attendees insights into the latest developments in data-intensive computing from both industry players and researchers.

Video: For Big Data and Technical Computing, Infrastructure Matters

Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

In this video, Intersect360 Research CEO Addison Snell describes the dynamics unfolding in the technical computing market, and its convergence with big data analytics. “In their customer surveys on big data, Intersect360 finds that end users need to scale their environments from desktops to servers, to clusters of servers, to large supercomputers. Mr. Snell notes that IBM is a leader in HPC and Big Data that is making the investments to extend that leadership.”

TPC Council Launches First Vendor-Neutral Big Data Benchmark

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Today the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) today announced the immediate availability of TPCx-HS, developed to provide verifiable performance, price / performance, availability, and optional energy consumption metrics of big data systems.

Slidecast: Introducing the TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data

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In this slidecast, Raghu Nambiar from Cisco introduces the new TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data. “TPCx-HS is the first vendor-neutral benchmark focused on big data systems – which have become a critical part of the enterprise IT ecosystem. “