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Configuring IBM Storwize V7000 and SVC for Optimal Performance Part 1
Configuring IBM Storwize V7000 and SVC for Optimal Performance Part 1 I've been involved in a quite a few presales, proof of concept and aftersales accounts where people have setup their V7000 and then wondered about the performance they are...
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No, The TSP Isn't NP Complete
Two recent blog posts discussing the Traveling Saleman Problem (TSP) led me to write this post. The two blog posts are What is Operations Research by Graham Kendall, and I’ve Been Everywhere (Optimally…) ...
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RVO V.S. std::move Community Blog
Return Value Optimization Return value optimization, simply RVO, is a compiler optimization technique that allows the compiler to construct the return value of a function at the call site. The technique is also named "elision". C++98/03...
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5 Biggest Challenges for Software and Systems Delivery Teams
MarcelSantilli
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by Walker Royce Chief Software Economist, IBM Rational software Innovation has become synonymous with software. It’s through software that businesses can create products, systems, and services that are increasingly “instrumented, interconnected, and...
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The Analytics Maturity Model
Update on Sept 21, 2015. An improved version of this model is presented in Analytics Maturity Models. Analytics can be defined in many ways, but what matters is the purpose of analytics. Most definitions agree on the following: analytics is...
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How Zara Really Grew Into the World s Largest Fashion Retailer
The New York Times recently published an interesting paper on How Zara Grew Into the World’s Largest Fashion Retailer . The paper describes the Fast Fashion business model that fuels Zara' growth. What the paper doesn't say is that mathematical optimization...
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Machine Learning As Prescriptive Analytics
I made a mistake about machine learning. Repeatedly. I said, and I wrote, that machine learning and predictive analytics were almost the same. To be more specific, my view was simple: analytics can be divided in four categories, exemplified below...
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Solving the hardest Sudoku  part 1
JeanFrancoisPuget
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constraint_programming
mathematical_optimization
optimization
analytics
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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...
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Simulation And Optimization Are Not The Same
Selling optimization to happy users of simulation technology can be a tough nut to crack. Here is an example I find quite effective at opening eyes. Before diving into it let me start with a disclaimer. I am not trying to show that optimization is superior...
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What's New In Machine Learning?
What has changed in Machine Learning in the past 25 years? You may not care about this question. You may even not realize that Machine Learning as a technical and scientific field is older than 25 years. But I do care about this...
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What Is The Difference Between SPSS And ILOG ?
JeanFrancoisPuget
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ilog
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analytics
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Sure, I would have preferred a more generic title, such as What is the difference between predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics? What is the right decision management technology I need? instead of the IBM specific What is the difference between...
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NP Or Not NP? That Is The Question
A recent blog entry on TSP and NP completeness made me write the long overdue entry I wanted to write about complexity of optimization problems. It comes in play when customers ask this simple question: My problem takes too long to solve, what can I do? ...
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IBM PureSystems: A game changer in the development, deployment, and management of IT applications
MarcelSantilli
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PureSystems: What does it mean for IT software development? Innovation and competitive strength go hand in hand. This means companies who can bring their products and services to market faster, cheaper, and with lower risk are almost always going to be the...
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CPLEX made easier for academics by removing licence key
Update on Dec 10, 2013 A more recent post on this topic can be found here . As part of our effort to make optimization pervasive we made our optimization products free for academic use two years ago. In order to do this we leveraged the IBM Academic...
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The Orange Juice Algorithm
Update on May 20. A recent Network World paper discloses that Coca Cola is indeed using our optimization software for the orange juice application I originally described in the blog entry below. A nice, recent, article in...
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DWave vs CPLEX Comparison. Part 2: QUBO
Can we improve CPLEX performance for yet another test series used in McGeoch&Wang paper , namely the native QUBO instances? According to the paper, these instances were random instances constructed to match what the DWave hardware can solve...
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Actionable Insights
JeanFrancoisPuget
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big_data
analytics
decision
data_science
optimization
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It is good practice to eat your own food. I should be no exception. In my post on the role of data science I was blaming data scientists who left business users without any clue about how to use the insights they produce. I...
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Solving The Hardest Sudoku In Python With DOcloud
The more I use Python, the more I like it. Here is yet another example of why. I looked for Sudoku solvers written in Python and found quite a few. I particularly like the one Peter Norvig describes in Solving Every Sudoku Puzz...
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Proactive Analytics
Why blog again about optimization and analytics? Because the current way of having optimization be part of analytics is a bit misleading. Let me first say I assume that optimization is part of analytics here. Granted, a previous post of...
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CPLEX 12.6 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 release 12.6 of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio. Planned release dates are December 6, 2013: Electronic...
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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....
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Prescriptive Analytics Is Easier And More Profitable Than Predictive Analytics
When you hear about algorithms these days, chances are that you hear about machine learning or predictive analytics. (Some make a distinction between machine learning and predictive analytics, but the distinction is not material for this post. ...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 4, Veracity
Big Data promise is to enable better decisions based on data. The idea seems appealing yet there is a caveat: is the data reliable enough to base decisions on it? Question is to what extent can we trust data? My experience shows that cleaning data...
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What Is The Gap?
My last blog entry triggered a discussion on twitter, where one said customers should not wait hours to get their problem solved. This made me think and I decided not to answer directly. Why? Because such discussion is meaningless until we agree on what...
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Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python
When Randy Olson's Computing the optimal road trip across the U.S. resulted in articles in the Washington Post , NY Daily News , Daily Mail , People Magazine , NY Times , NPR , and many other outlets, the...
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