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How to Speed Your Data Warehouse by 148x

How to Speed Your Data Warehouse by 148x

April 4, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Data analytic applications built on a combination of IBM's DB2 BLU column-oriented data store and servers equipped with Intel's latest Xeon E7 v2 processors can run up to 148 times faster than if they were running on the standard row-oriented DB2 engine and first-gen Xeon E7 processors, the companies announced last month.Read more...

These Cabbies Yield…for Big Data

These Cabbies Yield…for Big Data

February 28, 2014 |

Riding in a New York City cab can be a harrowing, life-or-death experience. But as the result of a recent study of taxi traffic patterns in the Big Apple, your wild urban adventure is helping to unearth clues about how best to crunch massive amounts of location data, and could pave the way for more elaborate ways that GPU computing can crunch big location data in the future.Read more...

MIT Spinout Exploits GPU Memory for Vast Visualization

MIT Spinout Exploits GPU Memory for Vast Visualization

January 29, 2014 | Alex Woodie

An MIT research project turned open source project dubbed the Massively Parallel Database (Map-D) is turning heads for its capability to generate visualizations on the fly from billions of data points. The software—an SQL-based, column-oriented database that runs in the memory of GPUs—can deliver interactive analysis of 10TB datasets with millisecond latencies. For this reason, its creator feels comfortable is calling it "the fastest database in the world."Read more...

Processors: News in Brief

Novel Storage Technique Speeds Big Data Processing

Novel Storage Technique Speeds Big Data Processing

February 4, 2014

Between the data deluge and the proliferation of uber-connected devices, the amount of data that must be stored and processed has exploded to a mind-boggling degree. One commonly cited statistic from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt holds that every two days humankind creates as much information as it did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.Read more...

Processors: This Just In

SGI Announces Partnership with GIS Federal and NVIDIA

April 16, 2014

SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today announced a partnership with GIS Federal, a supplier of high performing innovative solutions for big data, cloud computing and intuitive tools across all intelligence disciplines and NVIDIA, a pioneer in digital computing. The partnership will power a GAIA distributed database for the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), to rapidly render complicated geospatial features and heat maps, providing real-time actionable insights with the goal of saving lives during military operations. Read more...

Software AG Announces Results of BigMemory Testing on Intel Xeon E7 v2

March 7, 2014

Software AG today announced the results of joint testing of its Terracotta BigMemory platform on Intel’s new Xeon E7 v2 processor. The Intel Xeon E7 v2 processor in 8 socket configurations can address up to 12 terabytes (TB) of memory. When combined with BigMemory, enterprises can accelerate critical business applications with real-time in-memory access to ever-increasing volumes of fast Big Data.Read more...

ScaleMP Announces vSMP Foundation Version 5.5

February 26, 2014

ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced the release of its latest version of the patented vSMP Foundation software, Version 5.5. In addition, new pricing has been announced as well as an open, online configurator.Read more...

Altibase Utilizes Intel Xeon E7

February 19, 2014

Altibase is working with Intel to offer more innovative solutions featuring its in-memory databases with Intel Xeon E7 V2 and Intel SATA SSDs. These new breakthroughs enable enterprise customers to process and analyze mass volumes of data in real time.Read more...

AMD to Accelerate ARM Server Ecosystem

January 29, 2014

AMD has added a major new milestone to its list of seminal developments in server technology. The company displayed a comprehensive development platform for its first 64-bit ARM-based server CPU, fabricated using 28 nanometer process technology, the first from an established server vendor. AMD also announced the imminent sampling of the ARM-based processor, named the AMD Opteron A1100 Series, and a development platform, which includes an evaluation board and a comprehensive software suite. In addition, AMD announced that it would be contributing to the Open Compute Project a new micro-server design using the AMD Opteron A-Series, as part of the common slot architecture specification for motherboards dubbed “Group Hug.”Read more...

NVIDIA Launches Accelerator for Supercomputing and Big Data Analytics

November 18, 2013

NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator, the world's highest performance accelerator ever built, delivering extreme performance to a widening range of scientific, engineering, high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise applications.Read more...


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