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UPDATE: UT Austin’s TACC Launches Maverick Big Data Solution

UPDATE: UT Austin’s TACC Launches Maverick Big Data Solution

This month, The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC), along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, will deploy Maverick — a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. “Maverick will be deployed for open science research and is designed primarily for interactive, remote visualization and analytics,” says Dr. Kelly ...

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UNT Library Director Opens New CLIR Report On Research Data Management Best Practices

UNT Library Director Opens New CLIR Report On Research Data Management Best Practices

A new report published by The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), entitled, “Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects,” features an opening overview from University of North Texas (UNT) Library Director Dr. Martin Halbert. The report, which, according to the organization’s press release, “examines how research institutions are responding to data management requirements” of several major federally funded agencies that frequently collaborate ...

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UT Austin TACC to Deploy Maverick Supercomputer Resource For The Open Science And Engineering Community

UT Austin TACC to Deploy Maverick Supercomputer Resource For The Open Science And Engineering Community

The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced that along with technology partners Hewlett-Packard and NVIDIA, that they will deploy Maverick — a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource — for the open science and engineering community in January 2014. “Maverick will be deployed for open science research and is designed primarily for interactive, ...

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Team from Rice, BCM, And UT Austin Develop New Statistical Tools For Mining Cancer Data

Team from Rice, BCM, And UT Austin Develop New Statistical Tools For Mining Cancer Data

A team of researchers at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the University of Texas at Austin are working together to develop new statistical tools that can find clues about cancer that are hidden like needles in enormous haystacks of raw data. “The motivation for this is all of these new high-throughput medical technologies that allow clinicians to ...

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DNAnexus And Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center Collaborate To Advance Clinical Analysis of Genomic Data

DNAnexus And Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center Collaborate To Advance Clinical Analysis of Genomic Data

The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and Mountain View, California based biotech firm DNAnexus have announced a broad collaboration focused on achieving state-of-the-art advances in large-scale clinical analysis of genomic data. Through this collaboration, the HGSC has adopted the DNAnexus enterprise cloud platform to power its Mercury pipeline, a semi-automated and modular set of ...

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MD Anderson Selects IBM Watson Cognitive Computing System For “Moon Shots” Mission To End Cancer

MD Anderson Selects IBM Watson Cognitive Computing System For “Moon Shots” Mission To End Cancer

Ushering in a new era of computing in support of medical research and patient treatment, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and IBM jointly announced on Friday that MD Anderson is using the IBM Watson cognitive computing system as a key tool in its mission to eradicate cancer. Following a year-long collaboration, IBM and MD Anderson showcased a ...

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UT Austin’s TACC Receives NSF Grant to Deploy “Wrangler” Data Resource

UT Austin’s TACC Receives NSF Grant to Deploy “Wrangler” Data Resource

A $6 million dollar grant has been awarded to The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to build and design Wrangler – a system for groundbreaking analytical data management. The funding has been initiated by National Science Foundation for the science community. TACC is a part of University of Texas at Austin and is already known for hosting supercomputer — Ranger. ...

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Dell Inc. Fights Childhood Cancer With Big Data And Cloud Computing

Dell Inc. Fights Childhood Cancer With Big Data And Cloud Computing

Computer technology (especially big data and cloud computing), and biotechnology are, respectively, disruptive disciplines and especially complimentary synergistic fields of scientific research and endeavor. It’s likely no coincidence that one tech company with a major focus on health is based in biotech-leading Texas — computer maker Dell Inc. of Round Rock, which has more than 13,000 employees devoted to the ...

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