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Exploiting z/Architecture HGPRs with COBOL Community Blog
Enterprise COBOL V5 provides increased exploitation of the latest z/Architecture processors, as well as new levels of optimization, to improve the performance of z/OS COBOL applications. To that effect, several new compiler options are introduced in V5,...
from Blog: COBOL Cafe
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Decision Optimization In The Cloud at INFORMS Annual Meeting
Update on Jan 10, 2015. Decision Optimization on Cloud open beta is now available. I documented step by step on boarding here, but you can also try by yourself here . Trying Decision Optimization on Cloud beta: part 1, Demo Trying Decision Optimization...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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CPLEX 12.6.1 Announce
Update on June 28 2015. A more recent release of CPLEX is now available, namely CPLEX 12.6.2 . We are proud to announce a new release of CPLEX that will be available on December 5 for electronic delivery for paying customers. Date for...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Optimization in Retail: Bringing Innovation to Users that are Not Early Adopters
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: September 24, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


I Want The Best Solution
Who among optimization practitioners hasn't heard at least one customer saying "I want the best solution" ? I certainly did. When that happens one has to manage expectations because solving real problems to optimality may not be possible in a...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Convex Optimization
I had the pleasure to be invited to attend the German OR conference last week in Aachen. There were many highlights at this conference beside the great venue and excellent organization led by Marco Lübbecke, see for instance Mike Trick...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Machine Learning and Optimization
The view that Machine Learning is tightly linked to optimization is becoming common knowledge. There are training courses ( Stephen Boyd's and Steve Wright's ) mixing the two. The Data Smart book by John Foreman...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Price Optimization
Did you know that the price at which you buy your Coke bottle (pick any brand you'd like here) at your nearest retail store was probably set by a process that involved mathematical optimization? If not, then learn how it was probably done. Let...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Benefits of Huge Pages Community Blog
Introduction If you read my recent post, Backing Your Guests With Huge Pages , you might remember me mentioning that the ability to back your KVM guests with hugepages is on its way to OpenStack. This functionality is planned for the...
from Blog: News around the Linux on Power Community
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Query Optimization class  which one is in effect? explain_from_section tells it ! Community Blog
NishantSinha
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A query optimization class is a set of query rewrite rules and optimization techniques for compiling queries. It is one of the most important determinants in the evaluation and selection of an access plan for a particular query. DB2 provides multiple ways to...
from Blog: DB2 Problem Troubleshooting and Tips


Use Optimization Techniques for Complex Decision Support: A DecisionBrain Case Study in Container Terminal Logistics
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: June 25, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Common Sense Operations
Is Optimization the tool of choice for improving operations? I tend to say yes, because we can be proud of the impact of optimization on various businesses and industries. See for instance the Franz Edelman Award finalists for examples...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Customizing Optimized Jobname Community Blog
Overview Currently when a job is optimized using InfoSphere Balanced Optimization and saved, by default it saves as <job name>_Optimized1. But if a user would like to save job with customized name, for example <job name>_Picasso to every optimized...
from Blog: InformationServer Balanced Optimization


Optimizing job with MapReduce Connector or JDBC Connector Community Blog
Overview: From InfoSphere InformationServer 9.1.2 onwards when a job is optimized using InfoSphere Balanced Optimization by default we get JDBC Connector either at source or target after optimization. If JAQL Connector is required as optimized job then...
from Blog: IBM Big Data India
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Learn about Modeling and Solving Scheduling Problems with CP Optimizer
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: May 28, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Is your processor functioning at its potential?
KarenLawrence
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The effective use of processor cores and threads is a critically important element in capitalizing on the performance potential of a modern processor. Makes sense. But what new technologies are available to make processors soar? In this blog, I describe...
from Blog: Power Systems IBM Redbooks
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The IBM POWER8 processor: The hype is worth a look
KarenLawrence
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The newest IBM® processor makes it’s debut in April, 2014. The IBM POWER8™ processor supersedes the IBM POWER7® and IBM POWER7+™ processors, and is the most powerful, reliable, accessible, and secure processor from IBM todate....
from Blog: Power Systems IBM Redbooks
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Learn about Efficient modeling with OPL  Optimization Programming Language Tips and Tricks
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: April 23, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET Speaker: &n...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization
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The Analytics Maturity Model
Analytics can be defined in many ways, but what matters is the purpose of analytics. Most definitions agree on the following: analytics is used to gain insights from data in order to make better decisions, see for instance INFORMS definition :...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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What's New in IBM Decision Optimization Center 3.8
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: March 26, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Learn about Optimizing Replenishment Processes in the Fashion Retail Industry in our next Virtual User Group session
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: February 26, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Solving the hardest Sudoku  part 1
JeanFrancoisPuget
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Do you know the hardest Sudoku problem? Do you know the best way to solve it? Before answering these questions, let me remind you of what the Sudoku puzzle is about in case you haven't read a newspaper in the last decade (adapted from wikipedia...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Tower of Hanoi at Large
Did you know that the Tower of Hanoi puzzle had real world applications? I was lucky enough to be involved with one such application . Before describing the application, let me recap briefly what the puzzle is about. I'll borrow the definition...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Centers of Polygons in OPL
Ryan J. O'Neil has written an interesting post on centers of polygons . Reason I'm blogging here is that he also asks an interesting question for the case where the polygon is a rectangle. Before looking at rectangles,...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Constraint Programming History
Paul Shaw and I were invited by John Poppelaars to give talks at the Back to School seminar of Dutch ORMS society. Part of our presentation was a brief history of constraint programming. We drafted this slide to summarize it. We certainly left out...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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