Dragnet - Reboot

Jeffrey Hong | 2013-11-26 09:00:00.0 | 0 Comments

In this age where banks need to compete for customers, one of the banking industry’s key focus is to rebuild trust with its customers. One way is to understand the client more deeply to improve services and offerings. Firms are now looking at new big data technologies including Hadoop MapReduce (...)


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Update: Surveillance and Big D(ata) or Perhaps Big E(thics)

Jeffrey Hong | 2013-11-21 00:02:00.0 | 0 Comments

I was on my way back to New York from Europe when I heard about the Paris shooting and ensuing manhunt for the lone gunman.  The Paris police subsequently issued a request for public assistance to identify the suspected man in photos.  If the volume of response is similar to (...)


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Bernoulli Rues: Big Data & Small Pipes

Jeffrey Hong | 2013-11-19 09:00:00.0 | 0 Comments

In my last blog, I cited the data volume challenge faced by retailers like Walmart. For Walmart, 2.5 petabytes per hour is a lot of data that needs to be ingested by its infrastructure or any firm’s systems for that matter. Think of the systems and overhead needed to process, (...)


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HPC Infrastructure Management to the limit with IBM Platform HPC at Super Computing 2013

Gabor Samu | 2013-11-18 10:38:30.0 | Tags:  idataplex platformhpc intel lifesciences nextscale hpc sc13 conus x86 supercomputing technicalcomputing research xcat techincal weather ibm | 0 Comments

As sure as the arrival of the autumn colours, another Super Computing conference is upon us. This year happens to be the 25th anniversary of the event, and IBM will be running live demonstrations including recently launched IBM software and hardware products architected for technical computing. IBM Platform HPC is a (...)


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