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SAS Global Forum is taking place this year in my home town -- San Francisco.  I feel especially proud and moved by the words of Dr. Jim Goodnight, SAS CEO, who spoke at the event last night, telling customer attendees: "Our mission is to keep innovating to support the great […]

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Imagine HPA in an exascale world!

I will be sharing thoughts about high-performance analytics (HPA) next week in Southfield Michigan at the Great Lakes BI & Big Data Summit.  In particular, I will point to advances in computing technology that offer opportunities to re-think how people, processes, data, and systems can combine to create better outcomes for […]

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What does high performance analytics mean to CEOs?

CEOs are confronted with all sorts of issues day-in and day-out.  They must deal with an ever-increasing: 1) pace of change, 2) volume of data, 3) degree of complexity, 4) technological advances, 5) globalization, 6) regulations, 7) competition, and frequent shifts in: 1) market and economic forces, 2) customer preferences, 3) board and shareholder […]

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What does high performance analytics (HPA) mean to modelers?!

Interpretation:  Subscripts on decision variables are getting cheaper !! Gains in performance boost computer-based modeling capabilities We have witnessed a 1,000 times improvement in peak flops (floating point operations per second) every ten years for the past three decades.  For those unfamiliar with Moore's Law postulated by Gordon Moore, fellow […]

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High-performance analytics is opening new frontiers

Last week I traveled to Orlando to attend the 20th High-Performance Computing Symposia (HPC), part of the SCS Spring Simulation Multi-conference (SpringSim'12) in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM.  This HPC track was organized by General Chair Dr. Gary Howell, NC State University and Program Chair Dr. Steven Seidel, Michigan Technological University.  It […]

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