Big Data Changes the Rules

HPC Wire’s Michael Feldman writes that enormous data sets are forcing us to rethink the way traditional science is performed:
“I suppose taking the human element out of problem-solving is the logical end to all science becoming computer science. And it certainly is a capitalist-friendly way of doing business. After all, why bother employing dozens of domain experts when you can just buy or rent some software in the cloud? But even if the petabyte age brings an end to theories and models, humans aren’t completely expendable. We still get to ask the interesting questions.” 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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