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Over the past decade, my colleagues in Zurich have built several computing clusters dedicated to performing cosmological simulations. Here’s a video showing how their latest cluster, the zBox4, was put together in just a couple of days.
The UM Center for the Study of Complex Systems is hosting a talk on “a new approach to the science of science” tomorrow by a postdoctoral scholar at Chicago. 13 Nov 2012, 411 West Hall, 12-1pm Title: Toward an ecology of … Continue reading
Our second, class-wide post assignment focuses on the concept of middleware. From middleware.org, a source cited by the wikipedia entry on the term, middleware is defined as “software that mediates between an application program and a network”. There are many … Continue reading
In this post from 8 Sept., Steve Lohr of the NY Times talks about an emerging focus on fast data analysis among tech companies, brought about in large part by implementing flash drives rather than spinning disk as a storage solution. … Continue reading