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Ayasdi Seeks to Simplify Topological Data Analysis

Jun 21, 2017 |

As the only commercial provider of topological data analysis (TDA) software, Ayasdi is not inclined to share exactly how its powerful technology works. But the company is working to make the TDA application development process easier and more transparent with a pair of new offerings unveiled today. Read more…

Breaking Down the Seven Tenets of Data Unification

Jun 15, 2017 |

One of the longstanding challenges in analytics is data unification. While federated approaches are gaining some favor, the vast majority of analytic practitioners want the data to be present in one place before analyzing it. Read more…

Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge

Jun 13, 2017 |

When James Cooley and John Tukey introduced the Fast Fourier transform in 1965, it revolutionized signal processing and set us on course to an array of technological breakthroughs. But today’s overwhelming data sets require a new approach. Read more…

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

May 11, 2017 |

At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., yesterday morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an approximate development cost of $3 billion. Read more…

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and AI: What’s the Difference?

May 10, 2017 |

You hear a lot of different terms bandied about these days when it comes to new data processing techniques. One person says they’re using machine learning, while another calls it artificial intelligence. Read more…

News In Brief

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

Jun 15, 2017 |

Microsoft used its data insights summit to tout the progress of its flagship business intelligence offering introduced two years ago as a cloud-based platform that provides connectivity to critical enterprise data stored on-premise. Read more…

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

May 18, 2017 |

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

Musk’s Latest Startup Eyes Brain-Computer Links

Apr 21, 2017 |

Elon Musk, the auto and space entrepreneur and severe critic of artificial intelligence, is forming a new venture that reportedly will seek to develop an interface between the human brain and computers. Read more…

This Just In

Fourth Annual MongoDB Innovation Award Winners Announced

Jun 1, 2017 |

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 — MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced the 13 winners of the fourth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. Read more…

IBM and the tranSMART Foundation Bring Translational Medicine Data to Scientists

May 23, 2017 |

BOSTON, Mass., May 23, 2017 —  (Bio-IT World Conference & Expo booth #232) – The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source, open-data knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, and IBM (NYSE: Read more…

Life Sciences and Medical Research Turn to Qumulo for Scale-Out Storage

May 23, 2017 |

SEATTLE, Wash., May 23, 2017 — Qumulo, the leader in modern scale-out storage, today announced that leading life sciences and medical research institutions are choosing Qumulo to accelerate their data-intensive workflows, including cancer and infectious disease research, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, microscopy and big data. Read more…

Zettaset Boosts Big Data Protection for IBM Power Systems servers with Enterprise-Class Encryption for Hadoop and NoSQL Databases

May 20, 2015 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, – Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it has successfully completed integration of Zettaset’s Big Data Encryption software solution, BDEncrypt™, with IBM’s Power Systems scale-out servers running Linux. Read more…

PSC to Provide HPC Resources for Pitt Big Data Project

Oct 9, 2014 |

Oct. 9 — The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh an $11 million, four-year grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, an initiative that will help scientists capitalize more fully on large amounts of available data and to make data science a more prominent component of biomedical research. Read more…