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Primeur weekly 2011-09-19

Exascale supercomputing

New IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer for Rensselaer ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops compact silicon photonics light source for high-bandwidth CPU interconnects ...

The future accelerated: multi-core goes mainstream, computing pushed to extremes ...

The Cloud

Cordys selected by Fujitsu as strategic platform to offer Cloud services globally ...

EMC's new Center of Excellence and Cloud Data Center powers company's Cloud computing vision ...

Two new publications provide a Cloud computing standards roadmap and reference architecture ...

Hitachi Data Systems announces acquisition of BlueArc ...

HP unveils expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the instant-on enterprise ...

Desktop Grids

TheSkyNet launched ...

IBM and University of Antioquia co-operate to seek drug for Leishmaniasis treatment ...

EuroFlash

Barcelona Supercomouting Center triples its calculation capacity ...

ADVA Optical Networking introduces industry's first 100G Metro solution ...

Registration open for the e-IRG open workshop in Poznań 12-13 October 2011 ...

Cracow Grid Workshop 2011 to issue Call for Papers ...

USFlash

Appro to deliver 800TFLOPs supercomputer to Japan's University of Tsukuba ...

NEC bundles TotalView as standard debugger for LX series HPC cluster solutions ...

WellPoint and IBM announce agreement to put Watson to work in health care ...

UC San Diego's HPWREN aids in recent supernova discovery ...

How the Milky Way got its spiral ...

Oracle sets new world-record result on SAP Sales and Distribution-Parallel standard application benchmark ...

$13-million NSF centre to explore new ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale ...

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine demonstrates extreme performance for utility bill processing ...

Ferro-electrics could pave way for ultra-low power computing ...

Oracle introduces Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software ...

Broadcom to acquire NetLogic Microsystems Inc., an expert in network communications processors ...

SDSC and SDSU receive NSF grant to expand computer science curriculum ...

Intel announces new SATA solid-state drive for the data centre ...

SDSC researcher co-authors new book on managing event data ...

Syncfusion Sponsoring High Performance Computing for Wall Street Conference ...

Oracle releases Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 ...

SDSC researcher co-authors new book on managing event data

16 Sep 2011 San Diego - A new book that focuses on how to create an information framework for managing a wide range of socially generated digital information has been co-authored by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, and UC Irvine.

The book, "Managing Event Information: Modeling, Retrieval, and Applications", was written by SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta; and Ramesh Jain, a Donald Bren Professor in Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine. The 141-page book is published by Morgan & Claypool, and is part of the publisher's Synthesis Lectures on Data Management series.

The book addresses the exponential increase in data generation, thanks to the proliferation of citizen reporting, smart mobile devices, and social media. A significant portion of this data, called "event information" by the authors, is comprised of multimedia data, through which users share their experiences with a wider audience.

"In this book we explore a systematic information modelling and management framework that is necessary to capture this widely heterogeneous, and potentially very large, outlay of information produced by many different people", stated Amarnath Gupta, who is currently studying emerging information systems, notably the impact of high-performance computing platforms such as the systems at SDSC to assist in solving information systems problems. "We attempt to examine the modelling, storage, querying, and applications of such an event management system in a holistic manner. Using a semantic-web style graph-based view of events, we show how such an event model, together with its query facility, can be used toward emerging applications such as semi-automated storytelling."

"Most data in early generations of information systems was related to objects", stated Ramesh Jain. "On the other hand, most data in emerging systems, particularly in social media, is related to events. There were no systematic approaches to represent all information related to events, as well as the relationships among them. Here we present approaches to represent, manage, and retrieve events and hope that these techniques will be very useful in emerging information systems."

The book, edited by M. Tamer Özsu, is available on-line free of charge to members of institutions that have licensed access to the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science. The use of this book as a course text is encouraged and its text may be downloaded without restriction at licensing institutions or after a one-time fee of $25.00 at non-licensing schools. You can visit http://www.morganclaypool.com/page/licensed for more information. "Managing Event Information: Modeling, Retrieval, and Applications" can also be purchased in print directly from the Morgan & Claypool Bookstore for $35.00, or from Amazon and other booksellers worldwide.
Source: University of California - San Diego

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-09-19

Exascale supercomputing

New IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer for Rensselaer ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops compact silicon photonics light source for high-bandwidth CPU interconnects ...

The future accelerated: multi-core goes mainstream, computing pushed to extremes ...

The Cloud

Cordys selected by Fujitsu as strategic platform to offer Cloud services globally ...

EMC's new Center of Excellence and Cloud Data Center powers company's Cloud computing vision ...

Two new publications provide a Cloud computing standards roadmap and reference architecture ...

Hitachi Data Systems announces acquisition of BlueArc ...

HP unveils expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the instant-on enterprise ...

Desktop Grids

TheSkyNet launched ...

IBM and University of Antioquia co-operate to seek drug for Leishmaniasis treatment ...

EuroFlash

Barcelona Supercomouting Center triples its calculation capacity ...

ADVA Optical Networking introduces industry's first 100G Metro solution ...

Registration open for the e-IRG open workshop in Poznań 12-13 October 2011 ...

Cracow Grid Workshop 2011 to issue Call for Papers ...

USFlash

Appro to deliver 800TFLOPs supercomputer to Japan's University of Tsukuba ...

NEC bundles TotalView as standard debugger for LX series HPC cluster solutions ...

WellPoint and IBM announce agreement to put Watson to work in health care ...

UC San Diego's HPWREN aids in recent supernova discovery ...

How the Milky Way got its spiral ...

Oracle sets new world-record result on SAP Sales and Distribution-Parallel standard application benchmark ...

$13-million NSF centre to explore new ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale ...

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine demonstrates extreme performance for utility bill processing ...

Ferro-electrics could pave way for ultra-low power computing ...

Oracle introduces Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software ...

Broadcom to acquire NetLogic Microsystems Inc., an expert in network communications processors ...

SDSC and SDSU receive NSF grant to expand computer science curriculum ...

Intel announces new SATA solid-state drive for the data centre ...

SDSC researcher co-authors new book on managing event data ...

Syncfusion Sponsoring High Performance Computing for Wall Street Conference ...

Oracle releases Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 ...