Blog – Big Data

Engineering 101: Why You’d Love Software Engineering

I love working in the field of software engineering and I want to share some points on why. It’s Diverse When you are working as a software engineer you can be working in any industry in the world with many different kinds of company cultures. In addition to the many, many software companies which exist, […]

Big Data Challenge: Data Wrangling

One of the well-known difficulties for data analytics is data wrangling. Essentially, the process of “data wrangling”—sometimes lovingly referred to as janitor work—is transforming raw data into something that can actually be analyzed by algorithms and data scientists. When you have totally raw data it is very difficult to process, especially with natural language. Think […]

Predicting the Big Data Landscape

In the time since I co-wrote Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), there has been an explosion in the interest around big data (and big analytics and big workflow). While the interest, and concomitant marketing, has been exploding, big data implementations have proceeded at a relatively normal pace. Now that we are closing out 2014, I […]

Custom Workflows for Oil and Gas

There are only a few industries as renowned for massive investments in the highest end of computing technology as the oil and gas sector. High performance computing capabilities, matched with sophisticated modeling and simulation codes, and increasingly, top of the line tools to ingest, manage and analyze unprecedented amounts of diverse data mean that infrastructure […]

HPC Node Orchestration

Note – This article, along with others from the Adaptive Computing DevOps team continues its focus on the emerging tools and practices of DevOps and their direct ability to provide measured value to HPC clusters and admins alike. The job of the HPC systems administrations continues to get more and more difficult. We see new clusters of […]

“I like to break things” and Other Reasons for a Career in QA

When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I work in Software QA.   Unless they also work in software or IT, they usually give me an odd look, as though I told them I make porcupine hats. My response to that look or the follow-up question is “I break […]

The NFL, HPC, and Big Data

On July 30th the NFL announced a partnership with Zebra Technologies with the mission to get more advanced, precise tickets for each player in a game, and to log this information in real-time. These advanced statistics will then be made available almost immediately for the purpose–at least for the 2014-2015 season–of enhancing the viewing experience. To […]

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Here at Adaptive Computing, we power many of the world’s largest private/hybrid cloud and technical computing environments with our award-winning Moab optimization and scheduling software. Moab enables large enterprises in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and research as well as academic and government to perform simulations and analyze Big Data faster, more accurately and most cost […]

Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Once in a while we get lucky with the ordering of technology trends. In this instance, I am referring to the ordering of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Without question, IoT is going to cause all sorts of interesting challenges with respect to data. If the big data trend had not emerged […]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women to Blaze Trails & Embrace STEM Careers

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Women in STEM

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Women in STEMI recently returned from vacation in Orlando, Fla. where I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center for the first time. It was exciting to see our customers and partners’ logos lining the walls as reminders of what HPC has helped create. […]