Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 8

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Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

Industrial Engineer's quarterly column about systems engineering (August 2013)

The cloud systems

The current excitement behind big data has tremendous promise for our ability to store, access and analyze large amounts of data efficiently. In order to leverage smart analytics of such data, a corresponding evolution must take place in high performance computing. The scale and size of such opportunities cannot be handled by a single human or a single computer. Therefore distributed computing, commonly known as cloud computing, is needed to create opportunities for shared services that leverage economies of scale.


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