Big Data and Nomadic Computing: Speeding up Analytics of Complex Data Sets

Home › Big Data › Big Data and Nomadic Computing: Speeding up Analytics of Complex Data Sets By Dick Weisinger Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are developing ways to speed up analytics processing of massive data sets.  One of the techniques developed by the university team is called nomadic computing. Nomadic computing has nothing to do with bedouins or gypsies.  Actually, the tool developed by the researchers is called NOMAD, which stands for “non-locking, stochastic multi-machine algorithm for asynchronous and decentralized matrix completion.”  Data analysis using NOMAD is significantly faster than by using other techniques that are considered to be state-of-the-art.  The tool enables analysis on data sets so large that most other analytic tools are just not able to handle them. The…


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