August 2016

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Andy Murray has just conquered the grass courts of Wimbledon for the second time in his career, emulating the last British player to win consecutive Wimbledon titles – Fred Perry in 1936. Of course, in the interim 80 years the game has evolved dramatically. However, the biggest recent change has arguably been around data. These days, players step out onto the court after analysing opponents’ data...

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The recent International Supercomputing Conference offered delegates an exciting look at what’s coming up in the world of supercomputers. The annual event attracts thousands of delegates, vendors, universities and research organisations. All showcase the latest technologies, services and advancements in this most specialised field of computing. And Frankfurt 2016 was no exception. Cray hinted at offering a “Supercomputer-As-A-Service” in the future. The supercomputer company sees this as a way to give customers...

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