Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us back

Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us backBy Mark Pomerleau Nov 05, 2015 While advancements in big data analytics are becoming increasingly important in helping humans understand vast quantities of data, there are fundamental challenges that could limit future development to only incremental advancements. Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, outlined three areas that need further development before they can make a difference in big data analytics: high-performance computing, machine learning and causality. The ability to analyze increasingly large datasets is currently restricted by computational limits. The usual way to boost computing power is to string machines together, but beyond a certain point, that solution will not scale.  “To power a machine that runs at exaflops, which is a national goal – that’s about…


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