Category Archives: Big Data

Disruptive technologies to unlock the power of Big Data

This week’s announcement by Intel that it’s expanding the availability of the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software to the US market is seriously exciting for the employees of this semiconductor giant, especially researchers like me.  Why?  Why would I … Read more >

Moving massive data efficiently between chips

As more and more aspects of life become digital, humankind is evolving into a data society where information is king. Technology trends including social media, e-commerce, e-science, Big Data and Exascale Computing are driving a need to dramatically increase computational … Read more >

Revealing the Earth (Intel Labs@SC12)

Satellite photography enables earth-mapping applications such as Google Earth to pull together vast amounts of imagery to provide high resolution views of the planet for a spectrum of personal, business, and government applications. However, satellites have two fundamental limitations: they … Read more >

A “Best Paper” on Big Data Signal Processing (Intel Labs@SC12)

It was just announced at the awards session at SC12 that Intel has won “best paper” for research into more efficient processing for a fundamental calculation in high performance computing, entitled “A Framework for Low-Communication 1-D FFT.” Numerous wave applications (e.g. … Read more >

Finding Meaning Among Billions of Galaxies (Intel Labs@SC12)

As we speak, scientists are racing to apply Big Data computation techniques to help answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origin, composition, and evolution of the universe. A large part of this is the quest to understand … Read more >

The Future of Knowledge Work

The world is changing dramatically, both expanding and contracting in ways that will have a significant impact on everyday life.  Old models of work already in flux will seemingly dissolve as new models rise in their place.   People working in … Read more >

Mining Big Data on Big Clusters (Intel Labs@SC12)

Many of the most promising applications of Big Data, the vast and growing data repositories accumulating across the world, work by scouring millions or billions of interrelated things to discover interesting new relationships. The result could be a new scientific … Read more >