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IBM Issues Challenge to Make Watson Mobile

IBM Issues Challenge to Make Watson Mobile

February 28, 2014

Ever since Watson proved its mettle on the Jeopardy quiz show nearly three years ago, IBM has been actively working to commercialize the cognitive computing technology. Having just launched the IBM Watson Group as a separate unit inside of IBM last month, Big Blue now wants to put the power of Watson in the palm of your hand.Read more...

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Bright Computing Achieves Cloudera Certification for Bright Cluster Manager

April 9, 2014

Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced that Bright Cluster Manager is now certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5. Bright and Cloudera will continue to work together to enable enterprise customers to deploy and manage big data projects with ease.Read more...

Fujitsu to Upgrade JAXA’s Supercomputer System

April 7, 2014

Fujitsu announced that it has received an order for a new supercomputer system from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The core of the new system will be the successor model of the FUJITSU Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX10, which is currently under development. The new system will have an overall theoretical peak performance of 3.4 petaflops, or 24 times that of the current system, which will ensure that JAXA has the processing capacity needed to analyze enormous volumes of data.Read more...

Database 15 Released by Teradata

April 7, 2014

A seismic shift is moving the industry from a single data warehouse to a logical data warehouse with multiple systems, analytical techniques, programming languages, and diverse data types. Teradata, the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, today introduced the advanced Teradata Database 15, which delivers on the promise of a logical data warehouse.Read more...

Bright Computing Releases Bright Cluster Manager for Hadoop

April 3, 2014

Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced the release of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop. This add-on for Bright Cluster Manager 7 enables customers to deploy complete Hadoop clusters on bare metal servers, providing a single-pane-of-glass for managing both the physical cluster and the Hadoop software.Read more...

HP Unveils ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA

March 19, 2014

HP today unveiled HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, a portfolio of integrated systems that are purpose-built to deliver clients a fast path to value when using the SAP HANA platform.Read more...

SDSC Enables Large-Scale Data Sharing Using Globus

April 14, 2014

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has implemented a new feature of the Globus software that will allow researchers using the Center’s computational and storage resources to easily and securely access and share large data sets with colleagues.Read more...

PSC Developing Networking Tool to Speed Big Data Transfers

April 8, 2014

A new, $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable engineers at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), the National Institute for Computational Sciences, the Pennsylvania State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to create a new tool for high-volume scientific users to achieve faster data transfers over Internet2.Read more...

SDSC Establishes CoE for Data Science Workflows

April 3, 2014

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has formally established a new ‘center of excellence’ to assist researchers in creating workflows to better manage the tremendous amount of data being generated across a wide range of scientific disciplines, from natural sciences to marketing research.Read more...

Cluster 2014 Set for September

April 15, 2014

Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today's rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. The challenge to make them scalable, efficient, and more functional requires the joint effort of the cluster community in the areas of cluster system design, management and monitoring, at hardware, system, middleware, and application level.Read more...

 

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