Let’s just suppose that computing queries of 10 million to 100 million reads that should take 27 hours can now be completed in a brain numbing three seconds. Further, suppose this speed advantage would cost half a million dollars. Finally, suppose IBM donated a machine to the University of Florida that gives the university such computing capability. What would that mean for UF?
IBM donated its half million dollar PureData system to UF. As part of the UF Rising preeminence initiative, UF is making efforts to improve its information technology system. UF has seen a 275 percent increase in information technology research faculty, and a 616 percent increase in related grant awards. PureData will be used at UF for exploratory analytics, high-performance computing, data analytics, consulting and data transfers.