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Big Analog Data™—The Often Overlooked Big Data

DR.pngGuest blog written by By Tom Bradicich, PhD  Vice President, HP Server Engineering


Each year, in the heat of the Texas summer, several thousand geeks, engineers, and operations technology (OT) leaders gather in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, for NI Week, National Instruments’ annual conference and expo. While working at NI, during a past NI Week keynote, I introduced the theme of Big Analog Data™, or “BAD”, as I like to call it. In my current capacity in HP, I’ve had the privilege of speaking at several NI events, and during NI Week 2015, I joined a four member Industry Experts Panel (well, three experts and me). I picked up on the theme of big analog data because I’m quite enamored by data from the physical world and “things” (from the Internet of Things) that are derived from analog sources.


HP and Redfish: Modernizing Data Center Management

Guest blog by John Schmitz, Global Market Manager, HP Server Management and Options Portfolio


After a productive 12 months of collaboration, we’re thrilled that the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) is announcing the Redfish 1.0 standard for data center and systems management. The DMTF is a non-profit association comprised of industry members dedicating themselves to promoting enterprise and systems management and interoperability. The Redfish release introduces a capability sorely needed for today’s big data and cloud computing initiatives—scaling distributed computing, to large numbers of servers never seen in data centers in years past

Why You Must Transform Your IT Infrastructure

Over the last five years, the world of commerce has radically changed. Traditional infrastructure can’t keep up with current business demands. Changing customer behavior, growing operational costs, greater complexity, and the inability of traditional IT infrastructure to respond to new market trends is hampering business. Let's consider some examples.

Convergence or Disaggregation of IT infrastructures Doesn’t Have to Be The Choice

DR.pngGuest Blog by Dr. Tom Bradicich, VP Server Engineering



When I teach college engineering classes, I talk to my students about “mutually exclusive objectives”. This conflict arises when two objectives are opposing, and seemly cannot exist at the same time. For example, when I was a young engineer designing one of the industry’s first notebook computers, I was challenged with making it light weight AND making the battery last a long time. This was mutually exclusive objective because I could make the computer light weight, but the resulting light weight battery wouldn’t last long. Today these are no longer conflicting objectives. A solution to BOTH was discovered. So it is with many things in life. If you can solve mutually exclusive objectives, I’d say, you’ll advance your company and your career.

Expanding Ecosystem: HP Enhances High Performance Computing Innovation and Performance with Partners

The volume and velocity of data is growing exponentially across many industries. HP’s response? Develop an extensive ecosystem of HPC products and solutions supported by industry leading partners.

The HPC Partner Ecosystem is expanding—networking, storage, and accelerator options will allow customers purpose-built, optimized HPC solutions.

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