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Dynamic Data Centers

Big Data and high performance computing (HPC) are on a collision course – from machine learning to business intelligence, the combined power of clustered servers, advanced networking and massive datasets are merging, and a new Big Data reality is on the rise. To leverage all this landscape has to offer, correctly selecting, implementing and managing […]

Optimizing HPC Program Performance with OpenMP and Reveal

What do you do when the performance of the MPI program that distributes your work across many cores and nodes starts to level off? Like any good programmer, you enlist the help of your favorite performance profiler to understand what’s going on. You find that you are now network bound, or that the MPI memory […]

Nlyte Software is the First to Address Federal DCOI Reporting and Validation

As federal budgets face tighter scrutiny, government agencies at all levels have been seeking innovative ways to operate more efficiently at lower cost without compromising security. Consolidating and optimizing government data centers is an important way to shift more IT resources from back-office activities to value-added services. In March 2016, the Federal CIO at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) […]

AWS ElasticSearch Setup

This is the first of a two-part post on getting Amazon’s version of ElasticSearch set up in AWS.  We go over the basics of setting up an AWS ES cluster and then tackle supplying the cluster with data via Logstash in our next post. Amazon has taken all the fun (read: difficulty) out of creating […]

The Art of the Possible: Meeting Innovation Demands in the Public Sector

Government agencies face increasing pressure to be “innovative,” but as is the case with most big ideas, defining exactly what that means is difficult, at best. Most don’t consider that innovation doesn’t necessarily mean creating something new, but can simply mean doing something you already do, differently. For most enterprises, innovation is really about increasing […]

Deep Learning and Its Role in the Advancement of Video Analytics

Video cameras are everywhere these days. Research from IHS Technology estimates that up to 245 million cameras were operational, and that was only at the end of 2014. That number has only increased since then. People and organizations have used video surveillance for many use cases, most of which we are all familiar with. Video […]