Big Data – A Hype?

Almost uncanny, this thought coming from Jim Davis, around the same time as this post from me.

Here’s how I like to look at it: High-performance computing is, simply, an enabler. Most importantly, it enables you to get answers faster than before. But – and this is important – high performance computing is only as good as what you’re computing.

No matter how fast you go with summary statistics, you’re never going to get to the future.

At its most basic level, high-performance computing reduces the time dimension.

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