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A New Business Intelligence Tool for Retailers

Jan 14, 2009 |

With retail sales in their biggest slump since record-keeping began in 1992, businesses are desperately looking for ways to boost the bottom line. Improving productivity in existing stores with technologies like video analytics may turn out to be one of the most effective ways to accomplish this.

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HPC in the Land of 24/7

Nov 23, 2007 |

More businesses than ever are employing high performance computing capabilities to fulfill their mission-critical needs. Here we take a look at three companies — NASDAQ, Wal-Mart and FedEx — that are using HPC assets to run their businesses.

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HPC and Supply Chain Management

Sep 15, 2006 |

Is supply chain management poised to become an important new application for HPC? At the Council on Competitiveness’ annual HPC Users Conference on September 7, panelists from commercial powerhouses Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Pratt & Whitney and Clopay Plastic Products described their experiences.

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High Performance (Potato) Chips

May 5, 2006 |

In this article, we focus on how Procter & Gamble is using high performance computing to create some common, everyday supermarket products. Tom Lange, a 27-year veteran of the company, tells us how P&G models products, processes and production systems for the betterment of consumer package goods.

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ARCHITECT OF I-WAY SAYS SCIENTIFIC SECTOR STILL DRIVES HPC

Dec 6, 1995 |

San Diego, Calif. — Despite what headlines may be screaming, it’s the scientific sector, not commercial applications that is the driving force behind high performance computing. Such was the message delivered by Rick Stevens, director of Argonne National Laboratory’s math and computer science division and the principal architect of the I-Way, during an interview with Read more…

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Short Takes

DDN Unveils WOS 2.0 and Details Technology Roadmap

Jun 30, 2015 |

Scalable storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN) is launching an aggressive technology roadmap built around software-defined storage, data analytics and other cloud-based services such as active archiving as enterprises cope with growing amounts unstructured data. DDN (Santa Clara, Calif.) led off its technology roadmap with the release Tuesday (June 30) of version 2.0 of its Web Read more…

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Taming the Long Tail of Science

Oct 15, 2012 |

University researchers look for more effective ways of extracting value from an ever-growing deluge of data.

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Predicting the Next Cloud Boom

Jul 24, 2012 |

According to a new report from Saugatuck Technology, cloud-based business analytics is poised for huge growth over the next two years.

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Is Retail Ready for Supercomputing?

Jan 7, 2010 |

Commodity HPC driving down costs of business intelligence.

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Sears, Seeking Competitive Edge, Joins NCSA Industrial Program

Jan 19, 1996 |

Champaign, Ill. — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced that Sears, Roebuck and Co. has joined the center’s Industrial Program. The initial 12-month agreement adds Sears to a group of 13 industry leaders partnering with NCSA to help increase U.S. industrial competitiveness. NCSA’s other industrial partners Read more…

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Off the Wire

IBM and Mubadala to Bring Watson to the Middle East and North Africa

Jul 14, 2015 |

ABU DHABI, UAE, July 14 — IBM and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, today announced an agreement to bring IBM Watson to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The companies will collaborate to deliver powerful Watson cloud-based cognitive computing to healthcare, retail, education, banking and finance organizations. The new joint venture will Read more…

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Mellanox, Supermicro Collaborate to Deliver CloudX-based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

May 19, 2015 |

VANCOUVER, CANADA – May 19, 2015 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance cloud networking solutions, today announced at OpenStack Summit 2015 that it has collaborated with Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) to provide hyper-converged OpenStack cloud-in-a-rack solutions based on the Mellanox CloudX reference architecture, Supermicro servers and storage, OpenStack cloud Read more…

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A*STAR and SMU to Establish CTSBI

Jun 18, 2014 |

June 18 — The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) will establish a Centre for Technology and Social-Behavioural Insights (CTSBI) to tap on high performance computing technology, big data analytics and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues and human behaviour including how people think, feel and act in Read more…

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