1Big Data Science and Machine Intelligence

1.1 Enabling Technologies for Big Data Computing

Over the past three decades, the state of high technology has gone through major changes in computing and communication platforms. In particular, we benefit greatly from the upgraded performance of the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW). We examine here the evolutional changes in platform architecture, deployed infrastructures, network connectivity and application variations. Instead of using desktop or personal computers to solve computational problems, the clouds appear as cost-efficient platforms to perform large-scale ...

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