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Mining for Shakespeare

Sep 13, 2013 |

Given sufficiently large data sets and suitable quantitative methods, subtle variations in writing style can be teased to reveal linguistic preferences, psychological issues and even authorship itself.

‘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.”

Post Office Mines Data to Fight Fraud

Mar 26, 2013 |

The US Postal Service relies on the power of big data to analyze over 528 million mail pieces per day for signs of fraud.

Supercomputers Study Singing Mice

Aug 14, 2012 |

Rodent vocalizations could be linked to speech disorders in humans.

The Genomics Conundrum

May 11, 2011 |

DNA sequencing technology outruns genomic analysis.

Cray Pushes XMT Supercomputer Into the Limelight

Jan 26, 2011 |

When announced in 2006, the Cray XMT supercomputer attracted little attention. The machine was originally targeted for high-end data mining and analysis for a particular set of government clients in the intelligence community. While the feds have given the XMT support over the past five years, Cray is now looking to move these machines into the commercial sphere. And with the next generation XMT-2 on the horizon, the company is gearing up to accelerate that strategy in 2011.

Convey Debuts Second-Generation Hybrid-Core Platform

Nov 9, 2010 |

In an HPC market that seems determined to go down the CPU-GPU path, upstart Convey Computer may yet offer a few surprises. The company today unveiled the sequel to its HC-1 platform it introduced in 2008. Called the HC-1ex, the new system adds a lot more performance and capability, but retains the original x86-FPGA co-processor design.

Web-based Tool Battles Dishonest Campaigning

Sep 28, 2010 |

Truthy.indiana.edu exposes dirty politics on the Web.

Data Mined for Love Connection

Sep 7, 2010 |

Clues left on social media sites help singles find love.

Startup Aims to Transform Computing with Probability Processing

Aug 16, 2010 |

MIT spin-out Lyric Semiconductor Inc. has launched a new breed of integrated circuits that replaces the binary logic of traditional computing with probabilistic logic. The aim is to deliver a much more efficient architecture for applications based on probability computing. For these types of workloads, the company is promising orders-of-magnitude improvement in energy efficiency, performance and cost.