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The Big Data Paradox: More Data, Less Confidence - IBM Data Magazine

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In 2011, when IBM’s Watson supercomputer defeated the reigning champions of the Jeopardy game, confidence was a critical factor. Watson’s success—like the success of human winners at Jeopardy—depended on not only an ability to process enormous volumes of information to find potential answers, but also an ability to assess confidence with both accuracy and speed. - See more at: http://ibmdatamag.com/2013/06/the-big-data-paradox-more-data-less-confidence/#sthash.TgEtzFOa.dpuf


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How I Taught Myself To Code In Eight Weeks

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To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have recently...
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Good links for Pyhton, Google coding

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PiCloud Is A Model Cloud Made Of Raspberry Pi & LEGO For Teaching Students About Web Platforms | TechCrunch

PiCloud Is A Model Cloud Made Of Raspberry Pi & LEGO For Teaching Students About Web Platforms | TechCrunch | Powerful economical computing | Scoop.it
Here's another interesting implementation of the $35 Raspberry Pi microcromputer -- or rather a stack of 56 Pis, linked together to form a model web platform called PiCloud, using LEGO bricks as bespoke racks for the Pi stacks.
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Similar to Southampton Lego RPi (64 pis) but with 56 pis.

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Cray integrates Hadoop Big Data analytics with supercomputers - ComputerworldUK

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Cray is bringing integrated open source Hadoop Big Data analytics software to its supercomputing platforms.

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Hadoop now covers big and small.

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