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Primeur weekly 2017-02-20

Focus

HPC expert Genias Benelux to show its skillful expertise in brandnew website ...

Are billion Euro Flagships the right way to finance innovative areas like graphene, human brain research and quantum computing? ...

Exascale supercomputing

Advanced fusion code led by PPPL selected to participate in Early Science Programmes on three new DOE Office of Science pre-exascale supercomputers ...

Focus on Europe

From robotics to particle physics: Data analytics gets the spotlight in Distinguished Talk series at ISC 2017 ...

A new spin on electronics ...

Data mining tools for personalized cancer treatment ...

Why host HPC in Iceland to tackle Big Data for life sciences at Earlham Insititute ...

Biological experiments become transparent - anywhere, any time ...

Middleware

IBM delivers new platform to help clients address storage challenges at massive scale ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils most significant 3PAR Flash storage innovations to date ...

Hardware

Tokyo Institute of Technology partners with DDN on Tsubame3.0 to build forward-looking AI and Big Data computing infrastructure ...

Mellanox demonstrates four times improvement in crypto performance with Innova IPsec 40G Ethernet network adapter ...

Supermicro launches BigTwin - the industry's highest performing Twin multi-node system supporting the full range of CPUs, maximum memory and all-flash NVMe ...

Applications

Researchers catch extreme waves with higher-resolution modelling ...

Researchers are creating software to 'clean' large datasets, making it easier for scientists and the public to use Big Data ...

Designing new materials from 'small' data ...

Success by deception ...

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer ...

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices ...

Perimeter Institute researchers apply machine learning to condensed matter physics ...

When treating brain aneurysms, two isn't always better than one ...

Real-time MRI analysis powered by supercomputers ...

Analyzing data for transportation systems using TACC's Rustler, XSEDE ECSS support ...

NCSA facilitates performance comparisons with China's nr. 1 supercomputer ...

IBM delivers Watson for cyber security to power cognitive security operations centres ...

The Cloud

Optimizing data centre placement and network design to strengthen Cloud computing ...

Dutch start-up solution impacts data centres ...

OpenFog Consortium releases landmark reference architecture for Fog computing ...

IBM brings machine learning to the private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates hybrid Cloud adoption by enabling channel partners to offer VMware solutions ...

Oracle launches Cloud service to help organisations integrate disparate data and drive real-time analytics ...

IBM brings machine learning to the private Cloud

15 Feb 2017 Armonk - IBM has introduced IBM Machine Learning, the first cognitive platform for continuously creating, training and deploying a high volume of analytic models in the private Cloud at the source of vast corporate data stores. Even using the most advanced techniques, data scientists - in shortest supply among today's IT skills - might spend days or weeks developing, testing and retooling even a single analytic model one step at a time.

IBM has extracted the core machine learning technology from IBM Watson and will initially make it available where much of the world's enterprise data resides: the z System mainframe, the operational core of global organizations where billions of daily transactions are processed by banks, retailers, insurers, transportation firms and governments.

IBM Machine Learning allows data scientists to automate the creation, training and deployment of operational analytic models that will support:

  • Any language (eg. Scala, Java, Python),
  • Any popular Machine Learning framework like (eg. Apache SparkML, TensorFlow, H2O),
  • Any transactional data type,
  • Without the cost, latency or risk of moving data off premise.

IBM Machine Learning also for the first time deploys Cognitive Automation for Data Scientists from IBM Research to assist data scientists in choosing the right algorithm for the data by scoring their data against the available algorithms and providing the best match for their needs. The service also considers various circumstances - such as what the algorithm is needed to do and how fast it needs to produce results.

Clients are beginning to see the value in IBM Machine Learning for z/OS. Argus Health, a DST company, is evaluating this technology to help payers and providers better manage the increasing complexities and optimize outcomes. Argus is testing scenarios applying IBM Machine Learning for z/OS, while exploring creation, training and deployment of applications that can help them better manage pharmacy costs. By using this technology, Argus hopes to continue creating unique solutions that leverage insights from advanced analytics with members across various scenarios including the point of care in both, the doctor’s office and the pharmacy.

"Helping our health plan clients achieve the best clinical and financial outcomes by getting the best care delivered at the best price in the most appropriate place is the mission of Argus while focused on the vision of becoming preeminent in providing pharmacy and health care solutions", stated Marc Palmer, President of Argus Health. "We are excited about the possibilities and the potential we have seen from IBM Machine Learning working in concert with our RxNova claims processing platform, clinical solutions, and applied analytics in creating models that are constantly improving by using new data and enabling real-time results to the benefit of members, their caregivers and physicians."

"Machine Learning and deep learning represent new frontiers in analytics. These technologies will be foundational to automating insight at the scale of the world's critical systems and Cloud services", stated Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics. "IBM Machine Learning was designed leveraging our core Watson technologies to accelerate the adoption of machine learning where the majority of corporate data resides. As clients see business returns on private Cloud, they will expand for hybrid and public Cloud implementations."

IBM Machine Learning will create a unique opportunity across industries designed to help businesses address the fluid nature of these problems:

  • In retail, a sales forecasting system must take into account today's market trends, not just those from last month. And, for real-time personalization, it must account for what happened as recently as 1 hour ago.
  • In financial services, a product recommendation system for a financial advisor or broker must leverage current interests, trends, and market movements, not last months.
  • In health care, personalized health care offerings must be tailored to an individual and their unique circumstance. Health care and personal fitness devices connected via the Internet of Things (IoT), can be used to collect data on human and machine behaviour and interaction.

The IBM z Systems mainframe is capable of processing up to 2.5 billion transactions - the equivalent of roughly 100 Cyber Mondays - in a single day. IBM Machine Learning for z/OS helps extract greater value from z Systems data without moving the data off of the system for analysis - helping to minimize latency, costly processing and security risks associated with traditional ETL processes. It continuously analyzes the data and models to provide better predictions and optimization of behavioural models, speeding time to insights.

IBM Machine Learning will first be available on z/OS and will be available for other platforms in the future, including IBM POWER Systems. By deploying IBM Machine Learning on its POWER Systems, clients can leverage machine learning with greater efficiency, higher performance and cost effectiveness along with full data governance.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-02-20

Focus

HPC expert Genias Benelux to show its skillful expertise in brandnew website ...

Are billion Euro Flagships the right way to finance innovative areas like graphene, human brain research and quantum computing? ...

Exascale supercomputing

Advanced fusion code led by PPPL selected to participate in Early Science Programmes on three new DOE Office of Science pre-exascale supercomputers ...

Focus on Europe

From robotics to particle physics: Data analytics gets the spotlight in Distinguished Talk series at ISC 2017 ...

A new spin on electronics ...

Data mining tools for personalized cancer treatment ...

Why host HPC in Iceland to tackle Big Data for life sciences at Earlham Insititute ...

Biological experiments become transparent - anywhere, any time ...

Middleware

IBM delivers new platform to help clients address storage challenges at massive scale ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils most significant 3PAR Flash storage innovations to date ...

Hardware

Tokyo Institute of Technology partners with DDN on Tsubame3.0 to build forward-looking AI and Big Data computing infrastructure ...

Mellanox demonstrates four times improvement in crypto performance with Innova IPsec 40G Ethernet network adapter ...

Supermicro launches BigTwin - the industry's highest performing Twin multi-node system supporting the full range of CPUs, maximum memory and all-flash NVMe ...

Applications

Researchers catch extreme waves with higher-resolution modelling ...

Researchers are creating software to 'clean' large datasets, making it easier for scientists and the public to use Big Data ...

Designing new materials from 'small' data ...

Success by deception ...

DNA computer brings 'intelligent drugs' a step closer ...

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices ...

Perimeter Institute researchers apply machine learning to condensed matter physics ...

When treating brain aneurysms, two isn't always better than one ...

Real-time MRI analysis powered by supercomputers ...

Analyzing data for transportation systems using TACC's Rustler, XSEDE ECSS support ...

NCSA facilitates performance comparisons with China's nr. 1 supercomputer ...

IBM delivers Watson for cyber security to power cognitive security operations centres ...

The Cloud

Optimizing data centre placement and network design to strengthen Cloud computing ...

Dutch start-up solution impacts data centres ...

OpenFog Consortium releases landmark reference architecture for Fog computing ...

IBM brings machine learning to the private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates hybrid Cloud adoption by enabling channel partners to offer VMware solutions ...

Oracle launches Cloud service to help organisations integrate disparate data and drive real-time analytics ...