Transforming Big Data

In this HPC Wire story, John E. West writes that the dramatic growth in data we humans collect needs better data-intensive computing schemes:
“As Grosh pointed out, the shift that is needed goes to the core of system design. Disk vendors have largely focused on capacity rather than bandwidth, and many supercomputing applications avoid I/O as much as possible. In data intensive applications, this view is turned on its head: it’s all about moving stored data in for processing, and pushing transformed data out. According to Grosh, NVRAM technology may be very important on the hardware front in the future of data intensive supercomputing. It offers an architecturally “clean slate” that doesn’t carry any of the design culture of disk storage along with it, and it may be able to fill the gap between DRAM and disk with respect to both price per capacity and access speed.” Full Story.


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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