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A Nice Optimization Problem From Santa Claus
Kaggle is a site that is most known for hosting machine learning competitions. However, once a year, Kaggle team runs an optimization competition on some problem Santa Claus could face. This year competition is a stochastic optimization problem: we...
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From the IBM Spectrum Control virtual mailbox: Can I get enhanced optimization results for storage tiering and pool balancing? Community Blog
bobby_g
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As a storage administrator, you want to improve your business agility and at the same time reduce your storage costs and meet service levels. You have workloads that vary throughout the workday, by the day of...
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Most Popular Posts Of 2016
I wish you, all my readers, your families, and your friends, all the best for 2017. Your renewed interest made me write 34 entries in 2016. This year I focused mostly on Python and Machine Learning, reflecting my role at IBM as the technical...
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Whatâ€™s in CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.7?
Here is a guest post by my colleague Paul Shaw on the latest release of CPLEX Optimization Studio. That release made some buzz at the latest INFORMS conference because of support for Benders Decomposition. However, Benders decomposition isn't...
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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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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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SDK 1.9: Using FDPR and SCA plugins to increase program performance Community Blog
The IBM Software Development Kit for Linux on Power (SDK) provides two related tools, Source Code Advisor (SCA) and the Feedback Directed Program Restructuring tool (FDPR), that implement feedbackdirected, postlink program...
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Top Posts For 2015
JeanFrancoisPuget
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I wish all my readers, their families, and their friends, all the best for 2016. May your dreams come true. I also want to warmly thank you, my readers, for your continued interest. This led me write more entries than ever, with 54 entries in...
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Perception Matters
I lenjoyed reading the following from Dear Mona, Which Is The Fastest CheckOut Lane At The Grocery Store? (You should read it all, as it provides an interesting crash course on queuing theory...
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Analysts Views On Optimization
According to leading analyst firms, the corporate world should invest more in advanced analytics in general, and optimization in particular. Here are few examples. Last week at IBM Insight conference, Forrester's Mike Gualtieri presented with my...
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Solving Sudoku In Python With DOcplex On DOcloud
Sudoku is a great example to introduce prescriptive analytics: it is well known, and it is not trivial to solve manually. I will use docplex Python api to implement a web application that solves Sudoku problems. The code is available in a notebook...
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Flexible tunings on IBM POWER8 for SPSS Modeler Premium Entity Analytics provides 2.5X performance gains Community Blog
Tom Tran  POWER Systems Perf
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Optimizing an application's performance will result in clients saving time and reducing costs by running the workload more efficiently and quicker. This effect is even more profound for applications which are deployed across multiple servers and a...
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How to enable autoSIMD optimization in XL compilers Community Blog
SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) parallelize loops. Other than threadlevel parallelism that runs certain loop iterations in parallel, SIMD takes advantage of vector instructions for processors that support them to execute operations on individual parts...
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Optimizing Car (And Cyclist) Speed
What is the optimal way to adjust one's car speed in order to minimize fuel consumption (or CO2 emission) while meeting desired travel time? The answer to that question came to me after I wrote my last blog entry on Predicting Cyclist Speed . In that...
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Predicting Cyclist Speed
I have been the 'data scientist' on the IBM team that helped Dave Haase run the Race Across America (RAAM) this year. This project exemplified quite a few of the classical tips of data science documents in The Inconvenient Truth&n...
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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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Where Is Operations Research In Social Media?
Michael Trick's State of Operations Research Blogging discusses the fact that OR blogging is vanishing while twitter activity around OR is increasing. As an example of the latter, look for #ismp2015 on twitter and...
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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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CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.6.2
We are proud to announce the latest CPLEX release. It will ship in electronic form on June 12 for commercial users. Academic users can get it from the Academic Initiative site . Improvements include: The ability to solve larger problems...
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Analytics For The Perfect Race
Big data analytics proponents keep saying that is can now be used to make better decisions in a whole set of new domains. Here is a great example we have been working on for the past few months. This example also touches topics like Internet...
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A Sudoku Web App Based On DOcloud And Python
In our previous posts ( here and here ) we have shown how to use Python and the DOcloud service for solving any Sudoku puzzle. This was nice but we had to manually modify our Python code each to time we wanted to solve a new grid. We present today...
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Frequency of price changes in your ecommerce site Community Blog
Anbu Ponniah
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The price pressure Twenty first century shopper has so many options. Unless a retailer is a niche player, it is a shopper's world. While retailer has many tricks up their sleeve to bring eyeballs to their ecommerce website, keep them there, convert into a...
from Blog: Commerce Lounge


Solving Optimization Problems On The Cloud With Python
The availability of an api for solving optimization problems via DOcloud is opening new ways to develop an application: you can use the implementation language of your choice. Granted, at the time of writing, we only provide a client api for Java. ...
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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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Computing The Longest Tour Across The USA
My previous post Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python generated some interest (like all answer's to Randy Olson's original article ). One reader asked a seemingly simple question that got my...
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