Monday, November 25, 2013

SC13 Wrapup Show

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team discusses what was hot and trending at the SC13 conference in Denver. Big Data was everywhere on the exhibit floor, but the coming requirements of Exascale spurred a number of low-power supercomputing demonstrations that look to be the wave of the future.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Big Data Powers the Sports Prediction Machine

Over at The Register, Dan Olds writes that Big Data is powering amazing fortune-telling capabilities for sports at the Prediction Machine.
My pal Rich Brueckner and I had a chance to interview founder Paul Bessire as part of our Radio Free HPC podcast a few weeks ago. In the program, Paul discusses the genesis of the Predictalator and how he turned his master’s degree in quantitative analysis into a full-time business. Along the way, we talk about what’s involved in analysing sports and how they arrived at their winning formula. It’s interesting listening for anyone who has ever been curious about applying scientific methodology to sports.
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