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For Big Data, It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times
eWeek reported last week on a study commissioned by Snowflake Computing, a developer of data warehouse solutions for structured and semi-structured data, reported that big data is “hyped, but not deployed.” Its survey of more than 300 technology and …
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MIT paints grim picture for future of US tech research
2014 was a year of notable scientific highlights: the first landing on a comet, discovery of a new fundamental particle that sheds light on the origin of the universe, development of the world's fastest supercomputer, and research uncovering new ways …
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Seeing Stars Through The Cloud
"Through our Scientific Computing program, our grants and our public datasets, we've found that when researchers have access to the tools and data they need, they find innovative ways of solving big data challenges," said Jamie Kinney, senior manager …
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Posted by gildenshelton565 January - 3 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Times they are a changing – data analytics in the new era of capital markets
In 2015, organisations in the business finance solutions space are likely to spend significantly on business intelligence and analytics. This data goldmine can help organisations unlock hidden opportunities and insights, writes Gaurav Johri. In today's …
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74% of biz decision-makers recognise the value data and analytics brings
For example, only around a quarter of all respondents were able to confirm that their organisations were executing against a formal strategy for data governance and processes. Respondents were also more likely to say that their D&A strategy was driven …
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Using Data Analytics to Improve Water Management
Data analytics allows water managers to determine in nearly real-time when, how much and where water is being used. An abrupt change in water consumption — such as a sudden spike in usage — can be quickly investigated for possible leaks and repair …
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Posted by mod198 February - 2 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Question by joku: Where can I sell my CPU cycle times?
I have a very powerful computer.
I am looking for a website or something that will pay for my CPU cycles. i.e. I will “sell” my free CPU cycles to them to do their work.

Best answer:

Answer by Terryc
Have you tried a google for
“selling cpu cycles” or “distributed computing” ?

Despite this being talked about for the last 10-20 years, there hasn’t been any system around that has lasted. Usually the pay/renummeration is less that the cost of running the computer 24×365.

The idea came from the mainframe era and received a boost when the internet provided cheap international communications. The idea looked good compared to pruchasing super computers like mega-million $ $ $ Crays, etc.

The killer blow to super computers was when methods were developed to build “super computers” from cheap PC hardware.

What also killed of the idea of distributed computer cycles was cycle theft and hackers. So apart from developing the software to do distributed calculations, the programmers also have to fight pirates and hackers.

There was also the danger of loss of security. Movie animation houses didn’t like the fact that people might be able to leak images and scenes from the upcoming movies. Nuclear contractors didn’t like the fact that their design and structural details might be gleamed from it. Government would dread “terrorists” providing the computers that carried out “security” calculations. The list of problems just kept growing.

So, movie house, research institutes, defence, goverment, etc with a real need for super computers just found it easier to develop their own computer farms.

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