Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017-05-16 Tuesday - HPE News: The Machine

https://news.hpe.com/a-new-computer-built-for-the-big-data-era/ 
 
"The prototype unveiled today contains 160 terabytes (TB) of memory, capable of simultaneously working with the data held in every book in the Library of Congress five times over—or approximately 160 million books."

"Based on the current prototype, HPE expects the architecture could easily scale to an exabyte-scale single-memory system and, beyond that, to a nearly-limitless pool of memory—4,096 yottabytes. For context, that is 250,000 times the entire digital universe today."

 *   160 TB of shared memory spread across 40 physical nodes, interconnected using a high-performance fabric protocol.
 *   An optimized Linux-based operating system (OS) running on ThunderX2, Cavium’s flagship second generation dual socket capable ARMv8-A workload optimized System on a Chip.
 *   Photonics/Optical communication links, including the new X1 photonics module, are online and operational.
 *   Software programming tools designed to take advantage of abundant persistent memory.






Friday, April 07, 2017

2017-04-07 Friday - O'Reilly Early Release - Learning TensorFlow


New O'Reilly early release book on TensorFlow
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920063698.do

2017-04-07 Friday - R and Plotly for Enterprise Architecture Heat Maps


I'm experimenting with v4.5.6 of the R library - working with that latest version of R v3.3.3 - crafting some Enterprise Architecture executive reporting views.https://plot.ly/ 


This weekend I will explore Shiny as well 
"A web application framework for R Turn your analyses into interactive web applications" http://shiny.rstudio.com/gallery/

http://zevross.com/blog/2016/04/19/r-powered-web-applications-with-shiny-a-tutorial-and-cheat-sheet-with-40-example-apps/ 



Thursday, February 23, 2017

2017-02-23 Thursday - Flow and Deep Work

A thought-provoking article on the concepts of Flow and Deep Work - well worth the time spent to read it.
https://www.robinwieruch.de/lessons-learned-deep-work-flow/

Saturday, December 03, 2016

2016-12-03 Saturday - Vulkan 3D Programming

There are some interesting practical applications of 3D visualization technologies to many commercial businesses - if you have heard of OpenGL  - you might want to keep an eye on Vulkan as it continues to mature. Note the CPU and Memory utilization and lag differences in this side-by-side comparison

https://www.khronos.org/ 
https://www.toptal.com/api-developers/a-brief-overview-of-vulkan-api

https://vulkan-tutorial.com/

 
https://github.com/GPUOpen-Tools/CodeXL

Friday, November 04, 2016

2016-11-05 Saturday - Enterprise Search

I'm doing a bit of a refresh on the latest Enterprise Search options that are out there - and will use this blog post as my placeholder for my notes. Hopefully this will become a useful resource for others too.

Initially, I intend to examine the following (but may add others as time permits):

General Search Articles


 Apache Solr Related Articles

Apache Lucene Related Articles

Elasticsearch Related Articles

 

Comparison Articles



Search Related Books