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IBM's Watson supercomputer has been riding high for the past couple of years. It won a game of Jeopardy , went to university and did a stint at a cancer lab .
A news release from Sandia National Labs discusses the fall and rise of the human brain as a model for computers.
Nvidia's GPGPU development has been largely aimed at the high performance computing and academic markets, however the firm is promoting it for the enterprise with its Grid GPU virtualisation technology.
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NOVA takes a thrilling ride with tornado hunters investigating ingenious new approaches that will one day help forecasters stay one step ahead of devastating twisters.
The Genome Sciences Centre is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow for the Bioinformatics Technology Lab to conduct scientific research in the areas of bioinformatics and genomics, specifically related to biological sequence assembly, analysis and annotation in cancer research.
In my last post, "Mining for Digital Gold ," I gave a brief primer on the concept of digital mining and Bitcoins, and talked about the quickly growing digital community of Bitcoin entrepreneurs who are building supercomputers to mine Bitcoin information from around the web and make a profit from it.
The European Commission funded project CoolEmAll has released the first prototypes of advanced tools designed to help improve the efficiency and sustainability of datacentres.
The University of Iowa's vice president for research and economic development will urge congressional lawmakers to support exascale computing, the next generation of supercomputers designed to tackle complex societal questions, from climate change to the human mind.
Fresh out of medical school, Big Blue's smart supercomputer pivots to marketing -- and takes up residence inside the customer service call center.
IBM's question-answering Watson supercomputer is building quite the rsum. First it won a much-publicized showdown against the two greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time, then it went to medical school and emerged as a budding oncologist .
With hurricane season less than two weeks away, and meteorologists predicting a very active season, all thoughts are on what happened last year, when a tropical cyclone named Sandy raced north from the Caribbean, hung a sharp left off the Mid-Atlantic coast and smashed into New Jersey and New York, killing 147 people, flooding some of the most ... (more)
My new book, Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything , is derived directly from my experience as a performance and platform architect in the old enterprise world and the new, Internet-scale world.
Supplying energy to the American people is an increasingly complex task. These complexities include not just the conversion of the various forms of energy into useful forms but also moving the more useful form to where it can be used .
The NWS announced that their main forecasting computer will be upgraded from the current 213 TeraFlops to 2,600 TFlops by fiscal year 2015, over a twelve-fold increase.