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Time to Unite Exascale and Big Data

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In this video, Dan Reed from the University of Iowa describes the era of Exascale Computing and Big Data. In a recent paper co-authored with Jack Dongarra, Reed makes an impassioned plea for hardware and software integration and cultural convergence.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

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Daniel Gutierrez, Managing Editor, of insideBIGDATA has put together a terrific Guide to Scientific Research. The goal of this paper is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

New HP Apollo 4000 Systems Fulfill Booming Big Data Analytics & Object Storage Requirements

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High Performance Computing and Big Data analytics touch us every day. We each rely on daily weather forecasts, banking and financial information, scientific and health analyses, and thousands of other activities that involve HPC and Big Data analysis.

SuperVessel Cloud to Boost OpenPOWER Ecosystem

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Today IBM announced SuperVessel, a first-of-its-kind initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development, and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem.

Bright Cluster Manager Speeds Deployment of Apache Hadoop

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Today Bright Computing announced a significant update to distribution-agnostic Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015.

Call for Posters: New York Scientific Data Summit

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“This annual meeting aims to accelerate data-driven discovery and innovation by bringing together researchers, developers and end-users from academia, industry, utilities and state and federal governments. Jointly organized by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Stony Brook University (SBU), and New York University (NYU) the theme of this year’s conference is “Frontiers in Scientific Data.”

UK Hartree Center Partners with IBM on Big Data

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Today the UK government announced a £313 million partnership with information technology leader IBM to boost Big Data research in the UK.

Registration Opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data

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Today ISC Events announced that registration is now open for the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference. The event will take place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Ren Wu Presents: Deep Learning at Scale

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“We present a state-of-the-art image recognition system, Deep Image, developed using end-to-end deep learning. The key components are a custom-built supercomputer dedicated to deep learning, a highly optimized parallel algorithm using new strategies for data partitioning and communication, larger deep neural network models, novel data augmentation approaches, and usage of multi-scale high-resolution images.”

Video: A Bioinformatics Pipeline for Analyzing Patient Tumours

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In this video from WestGrid in Canada, Dr. Yussanne Ma from the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre describes how high performance computing supports her research group’s work, highlighting a recent project where a bioinformatics pipeline was built for the personalized onco-genomics project (POG) at the BC Cancer Agency.