Friday, December 15, 2017

BIG DATA

BIG DATA
Big data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. wikipedia

For children with speech and language disorders, early-childhood intervention can make a great difference in their later academic and social success. But many such children — one study estimates 60 percent — go undiagnosed...

H V Jagadish, University of Michigan | Police departments, like everyone else, would like to be more effective while spending less. Given the tremendous attention to big data in recent years, and the value it has...

by Cade Metz, courtesy wired.com, Google bought one. So did Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s largest defense contractors. But we still can’t agree on what it is they bought.D-Wave, the company that built the...

by Rich Miller, courtesy datacenterknowledge.com For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Top 10 Supercomputers, Illustrated (June 2013) – The Top 500 list documents...

Dell Committee Slams Icahn’s Latest Offer, Saying It Falls Short by Arik Hesseldahl, courtesy AllThingsD The special committee of Dell’s board of directors overseeing its go-private process fired back at activist investor Carl Icahn’s latest proposal today...

A once-mighty search engine is about to become history. Again. By Harry McCracken

Microsoft hopes to improve on Windows 8's lackluster first year with Windows 8.1. But is Microsoft's new OS right for you? Since debuting last fall, Windows 8 has attracted criticism arguably faster than it's accrued...
Analog Computing

A transistor, conceived of in digital terms, has two states: on and off, which can represent the 1s and 0s of binary arithmetic. But in analog terms, the transistor has an infinite number of states,...

Hard to unwind like knots in a rope, magnetic skyrmions are stable magnetic whirls that behave like tiny particles in magnetic thin films. These whirls, only a few nanometers in size offer great potential...

courtesy ScienceDaily - Aug. 31, 2013 — Operating a hard disk drive is as complex as keeping a superfast car on the road. Read/write heads within the hard disk must process a huge amount of data...

by Vincent Granville , initially published in IBM Data Magazine. Both data warehouse managers and data scientists should jointly evaluate these potential sources of useful predictors Most companies collect data from several sources, such as past...
Quants

From Wall Street to politics, quantitative analysts (or quants) are revolutionizing much of the world. Nowadays, that even includes horse racing. By using computers to identify hidden patterns in past racing data and arcane mathematics...