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IBM Launches $1 Billion Watson Supercomputer Division

Jan 9, 2014 |

Tech giant IBM announced it will invest one billion dollars in a new Watson-based business unit to promote sales of Watson-powered technologies. The supercomputer, named after former IBM president Thomas Watson, sprung to fame when it bested reining game show champions on an episode of Jeopardy in 2011. The two-day tournament was a proving ground for Read more…

‘Sherlock’ Applies Problem Solving to Complex Challenges

Aug 21, 2013 |

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is announcing a bold new cloud and analytics-based initiative, called Sherlock. Established by SDSC with the assistance of SD Technology and Chickasaw Nation Industries, the Sherlock-branded project represents an “extensive portfolio of information technology services for healthcare and government.”

UCLA Uses Big Data to Prevent Brain Injuries

Mar 27, 2013 |

One of the biggest areas of concern with brain trauma is swelling, which can become life threatening if it’s not caught in time. UCLA, with the help of Excel Medical Electronics and IBM, is turning to big data to proactively prevent this problem.

HPC Bolsters Life Sciences

Mar 14, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/DNA_sequencing_image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”66″ />HPC, cloud and big data are experiencing this rich synergy, and it seems nowhere is this more evident than in life sciences. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a new state-of-the-art facility in Western Mass., just received more than $4.5 million in funding for a cloud-based system for computational biology that will tap into this union.

HPC Bolsters Life Sciences

Mar 14, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/DNA_sequencing_image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”66″ />HPC, cloud and big data are experiencing this rich synergy, and it seems nowhere is this more evident than in life sciences. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a new state-of-the-art facility in Western Mass., just received more than $4.5 million in funding for a cloud-based system for computational biology that will tap into this union.

Student Competition Fuels Watson Innovation

Mar 12, 2013 |

University of Southern California students compete to identify Watson’s next gig.

Make That Dr. Watson – IBM’s AI Darling Grows Up

Feb 21, 2013 |

AI prodigy and former Jeopardy champion Watson is ready for a career in medicine.

Convey Cooks Personality into New MX Line

Nov 21, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Convey_boards.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”85″ />Last week at SC12 in Salt Lake Convey pulled the lid off its MX big data-driven architecture designed to shine against graph analytics problems, which were at the heart of the show’s unmistakable data-intensive computing thrust this year. The new MX line is designed to exploit massive degrees of parallelism while efficiently handling hard-to-partition big data applications.

Big Data Is HPC – Let’s Embrace It

Oct 25, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/bigdatagraphic_132x.jpg” alt=”” width=”75″ height=”105″ />Big data is all the rage these days. It is the subject of a recent Presidential Initiative, has its own news portal, and, in the guise of Watson, is a game show celebrity. Big data has also caused concern in some circles that it might sap interest and funding from the exascale computing initiative. So, is big data distinct from HPC – or is it just a new aspect of our evolving world of high-performance computing?

Panasas Unveils New Storage Appliance with SSD Acceleration

Sep 17, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Panasas_on_background.bmp” alt=”” width=”120″ height=”79″ />Panasas has launched ActiveStor 14, the company’s fifth-generation storage applicance aimed at high performance computing. The new offering adds solid state drives (SSDs) to what has been almost exclusively a hard disk-based (HDD) NAS storage line-up. The inclusion of SSDs into the company’s flagship offering is further proof that flash memory has become a mainstream storage technology for accelerating HPC workloads.

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