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Watson-based Tool Automates Discovery

Aug 28, 2014 |

The HPC community has been following IBM’s Watson technology since a semi-personified version of the analytics machine became a winning Jeopardy contestant in 2011. Since then Watson has been SaaS-ified, cloud-enabled, and sent to medical school. Most recently the technology popped up in a tool called KnIT (Knowledge Integration Toolkit). Developed by IBM in partnership with Read more…

HPC Aids Fight Against Toxic Bacteria

May 13, 2014 |

A group of researchers at the University of South Wales’ Genomics and Computational Biology lab are using supercomputing to help solve a critical public health issue. With antibiotic resistance a growing concern and drug resistant infections, such as MRSA and tuberculosis, on the rise, scientists are keen to understand how bacteria evolve into deadly strains. The University of South Wales project, Read more…

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.

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