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Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s moon landing

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An effort to build a radio telescope that can see back 13 billion years to the creation of the universe is prompting a five-year €32 million ($42.7 million) effort to create a low-power supercomputer and networks to handle the data the new radio telescope will generate. The DOME project, named...
Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s moon landing

Why Google worries utility companies

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The search giant will soon be in a position to provide powerful predictive models aggregating and connecting informationIf we factor Google's geospatial applications + its unique data-processing infrastructure + Android tracking, etc, we're seeing the potential for absolute power over the economy. Large utility companies worry about Google. Why? Unlike...
Why Google worries utility companies

External disk storage shipments surpass 7 exabytes in Q3

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IDC today released its Disk Storage Tracker, showing steady growth in external storage systems worldwide for the third quarter....
External disk storage shipments surpass 7 exabytes in Q3
Big Data Be Damned, The Web Still Needs a Human Touch

IBM to build exascale supercomputer for the world’s largest, million-antennae telescope

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IBM and ASTRON, the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, have announced that they have begun work on building an exascale supercomputer that will collect data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a 3,000km-wide telescope that will have millions of antennae. The current world’s fastest supercomputer, the K, has 700,000...
IBM to build exascale supercomputer for the world’s largest, million-antennae telescope

DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Some folks will always predict doom and gloom, but we say, "The Sky Is Rising!" (loud and proud -- and again with sequel The Sky Is Rising 2). The advent of digital information has created an enormous wealth...
DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

The GigaOM Quiz: test your tech knowledge

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Think you know your stuff when it comes to the fast-changing worlds of technology and media? Try your hand at our GigaOM Quiz below. In the age of Google, finding the answers to these questions is child’s play, but avoid the temptation of the search field and see if you...
The GigaOM Quiz: test your tech knowledge
IBM and ASTRON's DOME project takes on the vast data of space
Bandwidth explosion: As Internet use soars, can bottlenecks be averted?
Peta, Exa, Yotta And Beyond: Big Data Reaches Cosmic Proportions [Infographic]

10 Fun Facts About How The Internet REALLY Works

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Since you're reading this online, it's safe to assume you use the Internet every day. But does that mean you really know the Internet? We bet not. Because the Internet is a great big place. Do you know how big the Internet is? Who's building the biggest data center? Who...
10 Fun Facts About How The Internet REALLY Works
Online video will be more popular than Facebook and Twitter by 2017

Kotura: A startup betting on the speed of light in the data center

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When we talk about the flood of data and digital information on the internet, we spend a lot of time thinking about the bytes — as in how much can we store and where can we put those exabytes of data we create every day. But of increasing importance will...
Kotura: A startup betting on the speed of light in the data center

The Coming Data Explosion

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One of the key aspects of the emerging Internet of Things - where real-world objects are connected to the Internet - is the massive amount of new data on the Web that will result. As more and more 'things' in the world are connected to the Internet, it follows that...
The Coming Data Explosion
Despite critics, Cisco stands by its data deluge

Mobile data growth rate to decrease by 2015? Doubtful.

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The mobile data tsunami we’ve watched build over the past five years will crest in 2015 and the world will consume a whopping 107 exabytes through mobile networks in 2017. But the demand wave will grow slower in 2015, ABI research said on Wednesday, because “needless burden” on cellular networks...
Mobile data growth rate to decrease by 2015? Doubtful.

MIT crowdsources and gamifies brain analysis

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There are around 100 billion neurons in a human brain, forming up to 100 trillion synaptic interconnections. Neuroscientists believe that these synapses are the key to almost every one of your unique, identifiable features: Memories, mental disorders, and even your personality are encoded in the wiring of your brain.Understandably, neuroscientists...
MIT crowdsources and gamifies brain analysis
Cisco predicts mobile data traffic to increase 18-fold over next five years

EMC Donates Big Storage to a Library Like No Other, the Vatican's

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Storage giant EMC is often the company you call when your digital storage needs are atypical. It’s also a company that prides itself on certain “big thought” projects around the otherwise unglamorous world of data storage. For one thing, it has regularly sponsored an annual “Digital Universe” study that...
EMC Donates Big Storage to a Library Like No Other, the Vatican's

WiFi, cellular data to account for 60% all Internet traffic by 2016

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WiFi will account for more than half of all Internet traffic by 2016, and cellular data will grow by leaps and bounds to take a 10 percent share, according to Cisco. Cisco today is releasing the latest version of its Visual Networking Index, which measures global Internet usage and predicts...
WiFi, cellular data to account for 60% all Internet traffic by 2016

4G Will Make Up Just 10 Percent Of Global Connections in 2017

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It looks like just 10 percent of mobile data traffic will be based on 4G networks in 2017, according to Cisco Systems’ annual mobile forecast. It’s significant growth from the extent of today’s 4G deployments, which make up just 1 percent of global connections. But with 4G LTE devices like...
4G Will Make Up Just 10 Percent Of Global Connections in 2017
Intel expands in all directions where computing can be found

Quantcast releases bigger, faster, stronger Hadoop file system

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The Quantcast File System is like the Six-Million Dollar Man of distributed data stores for Hadoop. An implementation of the erstwhile Kosmix File System (aka CloudStore) that had largely been written off as dead, Quantcast has built QFS to be bigger, faster and stronger than the Hadoop Distributed File System...
Quantcast releases bigger, faster, stronger Hadoop file system

Guess What? This Mobile Internet Thing Just Might Be A Big Deal

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Networking giant Cisco Systems today revealed the latest version of its Visual Networking Index, its regularly updated look ahead and how big the Internet is going to be someday — the bigger the better because Cisco hopes to sell the gear to enable it, natch — and, well, there’s really...
Guess What? This Mobile Internet Thing Just Might Be A Big Deal

Rise Of The Machines: IP Traffic Is Poised To Quadruple By 2016, Driven By An Influx Of New Devices

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Every year, Cisco issues its Visual Networking Index (VNI) to forecast the amount of data traffic will be used worldwide. The latest VNI forecast shows a massive uptick in data usage, from the 369 Exabytes of IP traffic used worldwide in 2011 to approximately 1.3 zettabytes in 2016. According to...
Rise Of The Machines: IP Traffic Is Poised To Quadruple By 2016, Driven By An Influx Of New Devices

IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

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So remember last month how I told you about Project Sparta? That would be the IBM project aimed at simplifying how companies attack their big data problems. So anyway, it has a name now, and like I suspected, it’s part of the growing Pure line. It’s been dubbed the PureData...
IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

Citigroup’s massive scalability challenges, by the numbers

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The concept of webscale computing gets a lot of attention thanks to the impressive scope of operations at companies like Google and Facebook, but one could argue there’s an even more-impressive tier of IT infrastructure: bank-scale. It’s not because banks are necessarily operating larger infrastructures than Google, or that they’re...
Citigroup’s massive scalability challenges, by the numbers
Here’s what our web addiction looks like in 2016
Big data and in-memory processing: kaizen for the data center
The Surround Computing era is just around the corner
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