Finding patterns using raw computational power
October 27, 2010 10:14 AM Subscribe
Looking for examples where large amounts of data + large amount of computer processing power = discovering unexpected patterns.
posted by flashboy to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Essentially, Google-type stuff - finding patterns in massive datasets data and turning that into predictive tools. So, obviously, you've got everything from massively complex stuff like trying to predict earthquakes or weather, to (seemingly) simple stuff like Amazon-style customer taste predictions.
It's a big subject, of course - I'm just interested in fun examples of what this approach of throwing computational power at datasets has thrown up recently, and exciting areas where it's being used now...