In this video from SC12, Steve Simms from Indiana University describes a recent upgrade to the Data Capacitor project, a high-speed, high-capacity storage facility for very large data sets. With 5 PB of storage, Data Capacitor II will support big data applications used in computational research. IU partnered with DataDirect Networks to develop Data Capacitor […]
In this video fro the Discovery Channel, Intel’s John Hengeveld describes how computers are replacing experimentation as a way to proceed down the scientific process of trial and error. Hengeveld wrote here recently about his experiences with a rare form of cancer and how researchers at Berkeley are using Big Data to save lives with […]
Stanford University spinoff NuMedii has landed a deal with Aptalis Pharma to apply its predictive “Big Data” technology. The companies aim to hunt down and advance drugs to combat gastrointestinal ailments and cystic fibrosis, which are two areas of focus at Aptalis. The deal boosts the commercial credentials of NuMedii, building on the startup’s role […]
Over at the New York Times, Quentin Hardy writes that biological sensor technology will bring the power of Big Data analytics to healthcare providers. Make no mistake about these companies’ ambitions. “Ultimately, we see ourselves as a part of the healthcare ecosystem,” Amar Kendale, MC10’s VP of market strategy and development, said in an e-mail. […]
Today Nvidia announced the world’s largest genomics institute is using GPUs in in pioneering work of affordable personalized medicine. According to the company, BGI has slashed the time to analyze batches of DNA sequencing data from nearly four days to just six hours using a Tesla GPU-based server farm. We are drowning in the genome […]
Juan Enriquez writes that the marriage Big Data and Biodata will enable a new kind of computing life form. AND BIG DATA is about to get much, much bigger, as we enter an era in which digital data merges with biology. This synthesis of codes takes the abstract world of digits and brings it back […]
In this video, UC Berkeley’s David Patterson presents: Big Data, HPC, and Cancer. The talk was recorded at IDF 2011 in San Francisco. Download the PDF.