New tool to help analyse 'big data' faster

July 28, 2014 2:11 PM

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WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new tool that speeds the analysis of data sets that are so large and complex they would take days or weeks to analyse on a single workstation.

In an age of "big data," a single computer cannot always find the solution a user wants. Computational tasks must instead be distributed across a cluster of computers that analyse a massive data set together, researchers said.

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