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Big Data (HTML)
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 13 no. 6)
pp. 10-13
Francis J. Alexander, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Adolfy Hoisie, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Alexander Szalay, The Johns Hopkins University

This introduction to the special issue on big data discusses the significant scientific opportunities offered by massive amounts of data, along with some directions for future research.

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Index Terms:
Data-intensive computing, petascale computing, petabyte computing, scientific computing
Citation:
Francis J. Alexander, Adolfy Hoisie, Alexander Szalay, "Big Data," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 10-13, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2011.99
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