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20 Lessons Enterprise CIOs Can Learn from Supercomputing

Nov 12, 2012 |

This week the 24th annual Supercomputing Conference (SC12) kicks off in Salt Lake City, bringing together oer ten thousand of the top thinkers in high performance computing (HPC). Aside from the expected exascale and chip talk, however, are some compelling sessions and presentations on Hadoop, MapReduce, graph analytics, benchmarks to measure data-intensive performance and more. This means big opportunities for enterprise execs who…

This Week’s Big Data Big Ten

Apr 20, 2012 |

On tap for our summary of items this week we have details from the edges of genomics research, to the sad state of data protection, and the scoop on a new program that would make Stan Lee proud. We also address recent info about how to scrub dirty data, in addition to some recent big data IPO activity and new concepts that are reshaping data-intensive enterprise computing. Whew…

Graphing Genius and Giants

Dec 5, 2011 |

Cydney Stevens discusses Convey Computer’s approach to bridging the divide between high performance computing and data-intensive computing in the wake of the Graph500 list. She highlights the role of the company’s leader, Steve Wallach as the ecosystem evolves.

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Ex-Cons Convert for Big Data

Dec 10, 2012 |

Convex Computing Corporation was a major supercomputing vendor in the 80’s and early 90’s before getting bought out by HP in 1995. The company was founded in 1982 and took on the supercomputing giants of the time (who incidentally remain notable today) in Cray, IBM, and SGI. They really placed itself on the map when it built the world’s first supercomputers that cost less than a million dollars.

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