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2013 is the Year of Experimentation for Big Data

It’s not surprising that big data, data science and machine learning are hugely dominant topics in the IT and business world. For the past few years, it seems that there’s been more articles, blogs and op-ed pieces about big data than you could keep track of. And with good reason – plenty of organizations across […]

Video: Large Scale Storage for Data Intensive Science at KIT

In this video from the DDN User Group Meeting at ISC’13, Jos van Wezel from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) presents: Large Scale Storage for Data Intensive Science at KIT. In building a high-speed Big Data grid with other leading research institutions, we have demonstrated the power of leading-edge technologies including DDN | WOS […]

Video: Advancing Research at London's Global University

In this video from the DDN User Group Meeting at ISC’13, Dr. Daniel Hanlon from the University College of London presents: Advancing Research at London’s Global University. As UCL’s storage demands grow, the university expects to build a storage foundation that will scale up to 100PB. Looking for a storage solution that was massively scalable […]

TACC's Hadoop Cluster Makes Big Data Research More Accessible

Over at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, Aaron Dubrow writes that researchers are using a specialized cluster at TACC to do experimental Hadoop-style studies on a current production system. This system offers researchers a total of 48, eight-processor nodes on TACC’s Longhorn cluster to run Hadoop in a coordinated way with accompanying large-memory processors. A […]

Podcast: Radio Free HPC Looks at Holographic Storage

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at pending holographic storage technology. Henry Newman’s head is still spinning from the technology previews he saw at the recent IEEE Mass Data Storage Conference. Could this be a game-changer for the tape industry and archiving data? What are the specs, limitations, and most […]

Video: Big Data Science – The Algorithmic Advances that Lie Underneath

In this video, Alexander Gray from the Georgia Institute of Technology presents: Big Data Science – The Algorithmic Advances that Lie Underneath.

Gary King on Why Big Data is Not About The Data!

In this video from the NEAI Meetup Series, Gary King from Harvard presents: Big Data is Not About The Data!. King’s work is widely read across scholarly fields and beyond academia. He was listed as the most cited political scientist of his cohort; among the group of “political scientists who have made the most important […]

Is All Science Becoming Data Science?

Over at Science Magazine, Vijaysree Venkatraman writes that data-driven discovery may soon become the norm in science and that learning to code and becoming comfortable with large datasets may soon be a necessity in many traditional scientific fields. All science is fast becoming what is called data science,” says Bill Howe of UW’s eScience Institute. […]

Indiana University Helps NASA Manage Big Data

Indiana University has contributed Big Data expertise and infrastructure to NASA’s Operation IceBridge, a decade-long polar ice monitoring project. For the past four years, IU Research Technologies, a cyberinfrastructure and service center affiliated with the Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), has provided IT support for the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), a National […]

Big Data Upending H.R. Conventional Wisdom

For decades human resource management has been a field that relied on policies and procedures, leavened by healthy doses of intuition. But Big Data is standing H.R. on its head – many of the old assumptions are either being called into question or totally discarded. Writing in The New York Times, Steve Lohr chronicles a […]