Ben-Gurion University Delivers Data in the Desert
Intel worked with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to set up a Big Data Analytics Lab, enabling information systems engineering students to better understand and develop complex machine learning algorithms. The Lab is one of the first in the world running Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software together with Apache Spark*, on servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2630 v2 product family. By removing I/O bottlenecks with distributed RAM, Apache Spark offers much better utilization of the Intel® processors. This project showcases the performance gains enabled through these three elements working together.
• Peak performance. The Department of Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University wanted to roll out a more powerful computing cluster to enable its students to mine massive datasets and work on research projects akin to those faced in industry.
• Keeping pace. The Big Data Analytics Lab allows students to mine even larger datasets than before and develop more complex and distributed algorithms, enabling them to continue to work with industry in the resolution of real-world web mining and cyber security problems.
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