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Big Paring – Data Center Journal

David Beer September 2, 2014 I think a lot about big data and the challenges it proposes. I guess I started thinking about big data a long time before I ever heard the term. I began to think about it when I heard and read one of the conclusions of the postmortem for the events […]

Women in Computer Science: My Mother’s Experience

In 1971, Congress designated today, August 26th, as National Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Ammendment prohibited any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote based on gender; in other words, it gave women the right to vote. In honor of this day I wanted to […]

Reviewing The Gauntlet – The Impact of New Standards Developing Code

Previously, I introduced The Gauntlet to you explaining some of our new standards for developing code. As we have now been through our first release using The Gauntlet it seems appropriate to review the changes and discuss how its affected our development. For those that haven’t read the prior piece, essentially we have started following […]

HPC and Summer Blockbusters

More and more, any summer blockbuster—probably any movie in general—owes a lot to High Performance Computing (HPC). As I watch more and more movies I notice how much more convincing CGI is becoming, and this is largely due to the amount of computational power used to render the films. We’ve seen several examples over the […]

OpenStack Summit – An Adaptive Computing Report

Adaptive Computing was on site at this year’s OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. By the time this post arrives on Adaptive Computing’s blog, many will have read all the juicy details, but we wanted to point out a few items from this year’s summit that we believe are indicators to OpenStack’s permanent success. Number of Conference Attendees – […]

Engineering 101: The Importance of CCM

What is this Acronym?  Cyclomatic Complexity Metric (CCM) is an extremely important number for code management.  Basically, CCM is the count of the number of paths through a function or method. Practically, the CCM of code would be a good indicator of how easy the code is to understand and maintain, with higher numbers being harder […]

The Next Big Data Challenge: Data Paring – insideBIGDATA

I think a lot about big data and the challenges it proposes. I guess I started thinking about big data a long time before I ever heard the term. I began to think about it when I heard and read one of the conclusions of the post-mortem for the events on and around September 11th, […]

Big Data Challenge: Data Paring

I think a lot about Big Data and the challenges it proposes. I guess I started thinking about Big Data a long time before I ever heard the term. I began to think about it when I heard and read one of the conclusions of the post-mortem for the events on and around September 11th, […]

The Gauntlet – Standards for Writing Code

As some may already know, we’ve begun using a stable branching model for development; the basic idea is that master (git’s equivalent of trunk) is always kept stable, while development happens on different branches. There are several benefits to developing this way, but I’ll mention two: You have the flexibility to release when you need […]

Big Data Challenge: Data Paring

I think a lot about Big Data and the challenges it proposes. I guess I started thinking about Big Data a long time before I ever heard the term. I began to think about it when I heard and read one of the conclusions of the post-mortem for the events on and around September 11th, […]