Tag Archive for Cray

The Return of the Supercomputer

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by Angela Guess Bill Rigby of Reuters reports, “Big data means big computers, and good news for Cray Inc. The pioneer of supercomputers in the 1970s stood on the brink of obscurity 20 years ago but is now surging back to prominence. Its shares have almost doubled over the past 12 months. The explosion of data -…

YarcData Software Update Points Out That The Sphere Of Semantic Influence Is Growing

Recent updates to YarcData’s software for its Urika analytics appliance reflect the fact that the enterprise is starting to understand the impact that semantic technology has on turning Big Data into actual insights. The latest update includes integration with more enterprise data discovery tools, including the visualization and business intelligence tools Centrifuge Visual Network Analytics…

A Look Into Learning SPARQL With Author Bob DuCharme

The second edition of Bob DuCharme’s Learning SPARQL debuted this summer. The Semantic Web Blog connected with DuCharme – who is director of digital media solutions at TopQuadrant, the author of other works including XML: The Annotated Specification, and also a welcome speaker both at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference and our Semantic Web Blog…

Helping Autism Researchers, And Others, With Some SPARQL Savvy

One in 50 American children have autism, according to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in March. One of the winners of the YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge, announced in April, can make a difference in better understanding the causes of the disease. Taking second place in the competition, the…

Adaptive Computing Partners with Cray

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by Angela Guess An article out of the company reports, “Adaptive Computing, the largest provider of High-Performance Computing (HPC) workload management and private cloud management software, today announced that it will work with Cray Inc. to manage computing workloads for the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN). Using its Moab HPC Suite, Adaptive Computing is managing HLRN’s…

Cray spin-off YarcData betting $100,000 on the power of graph data

Early in 2011, I wrote a piece here on SemanticWeb.com which explored the relationship between Semantic Technologies and super-computing’s venerable rock star, Cray. Then, earlier this year, Cray spun out a new division to focus upon exploring massive graph databases; something which should resonate with the semantic technology community. The new division — YarcData — differentiates itself…

The Semantic Web Has Gone Mainstream! Wanna Bet?

In 2005, I started learning about the so-called Semantic Web. It wasn’t till 2008, the same year I started my PhD, that I finally understood what the Semantic Web was really about. At the time, I made a $1000 bet with 3 college buddies that the Semantic Web would be mainstream by the time I…