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Friday, October 18, 2013

Graphics Chips for High Speed Visualization

In Technology Review:  Work from MIT.  Reviewing.   See their public interface and demonstration which looks at Twitter data. Lets you look at a database of  11.6 million plus records, visualized instantly.

" ... Graphics Chips Help Process Big Data Sets in Milliseconds ...  A new database tool dramatically improves processing speeds using technology that’s already in your computer. ... " 

" .... Known as MapD, or massively parallel database, the new technology achieves big speed gains by storing the data in the onboard memory of graphics processing units (GPUs) instead of in central processing units (CPUs), as is conventional. Using a single high-performance GPU card can make data processing up to 70 times faster ... " 

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