Cray Bakes Big Data Software Framework Into Urika-GX Analytics Platform

May 24, 2016

Cray continued its courtship of the advanced scale enterprise market with today's launch of the Urika-GX, a system that integrates Cray supercomputing technologies with an agile big data platform designed to run multiple analytics workloads concurrently. While Cray has pre-installed analytics software in previous systems, the new system takes pre-configuration to a new level with an open software framework designed to eliminate installation, integration and update headaches that stymie big data implementations. Read more…

By Doug Black

Machine Learning Advances Fight Against Cancer

May 18, 2016

Developing effective tools against cancer has been a long, complicated endeavor with successes and disappointments. Despite all, cancer remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Now, machine learning and data analytics are being recruited as tools in the effort fight the disease and show significant promise according to two recent papers. In one paper – An Analytics Approach to Designing Combination Chemotherapy Regimens for Cancer – researchers from MIT and Stanford “propose models that use machine learning and optimization to suggest regimens to be tested in phase II and phase III trials.” Read more…

By John Russell

Cray Lays Out Vision for HPC-Big Data Convergence

December 3, 2015

Messaging around HPC-big data convergence which had been ramping up all year reached new heights at SC15 -- and you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger cham Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPC for Advanced Analytics at the USPS

May 5, 2015

Today, the United States Postal Service is on its third generation of supercomputers, with each generation more capable than its predecessor. IDC believes the U Read more…

By Steve Conway, Research Vice President in IDC’s High Performance Computing Group

IBM Launches $1 Billion Watson Supercomputer Division

January 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 supercompu Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

‘Sherlock’ Applies Problem Solving to Complex Challenges

August 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." Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

UCLA Uses Big Data to Prevent Brain Injuries

March 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. Read more…

By Ryan Hill

HPC Bolsters Life Sciences

March 14, 2013

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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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