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Supercomputers Speed Research, Analysis, Time-to-Market

by   |    March 18, 2015

As supercomputers become more powerful, they enable data to be analyzed much more quickly, speeding research and allowing manufacturers to bring products to market faster. Researchers at the University of Toronto are using an IBM supercomputer to develop solar-powered energy cells that can be applied to surfaces with a simple spray bottle. Read More…


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Your NCAA Bracket: A Classic Big Data Problem

by   |    March 17, 2015

Even for serious college basketball fans who bring more insight to their NCAA basketball office pool than team colors or strength of mascot, producing an accurate bracket is essentially impossible. Dan Finkel of MIT explains the challenges in big data terms, discusses data sets that can help improve your bracket, and describes a bracket contest for data scientists. Read More…




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