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The safety of storage in the cloud

The cloud has become an extremely useful and influential tool in modern computing.  Storage is becoming a service that is most prominently used by users of the cloud.  Storing data in the cloud is a new concept that puts the … Continue reading

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25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in <6 hours

In an article titled as above, a cluster was discussed that is able to brute-force guess any possible eight-character password containing upper- and lower-case letters, digits, and symbols, a total of 95^8 total possible combinations.  It does this by guessing at … Continue reading

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Data Center Power Usage

In one of the final classes, Professor Gus discussed the problems in scaling up power costs at the same rate that data centers are scaling up to meet the demands of computing power and storage.  One measure that was discussed … Continue reading

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IT infrastructure in Presidential Campaigns

The leveraging of data and technology played a larger role than ever in the presidential campaigns of Romney and Obama in the recent election. The campaigns worked to target the right people with the right information, especially in the swing … Continue reading

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Data analytics in higher education

Data analytics in higher education have gained the attention of Huffington Post and are discussed in a recent article detailing the advancements in how data can be used in universities. The data can be useful in predicting whether students are … Continue reading

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Processing Lab

The initial sketch we decided to attempt was one of a football player being chased by another player or multiple players that were moving at a constant speed toward a player controlled by the mouse.  We then found an example … Continue reading

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Middleware in the health infrastructure

The infrastructure of the health system is comprised of both physical and knowledge-based components. The physical components include hospitals, schools, research facilities, medical equipment, and doctors. The knowledge component deals with the teaching of students, research, and education of patients. … Continue reading

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