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HPCC Systems blog contributors are engineers, data scientists, and fellow community members who want to share knowledge, tips, and other helpful information happening in the HPCC Systems community. Check this blog regularly for insights into how HPCC Systems technology can put big data analytics to work for your own needs.

Lorraine Chapman on 06/24/2020
CodeDay is a 24 hour, hackathon type event specifically for high school children. It's an interesting event primarily because of what the children achieve during the short timescale, but also because of the way it works. It is held 3 times a year simultaneously across 50 states in the USA, as well as Mexico and Kenya. Learn more about our involvement in this program and find out about the latest event.
Lorraine Chapman on 06/18/2020
We are more pleased than ever to announce that the 2020 HPCC Systems Intern Program is underway. All students have now joined and we also are hearing about other students working on HPCC Systems related projects. Let's meet them all and hear about their projects.
Cassandra Walker on 06/11/2020
This is the first installment of the summer series of The Download: Tech Talks by HPCC Systems. This series focuses on information about the latest developments within HPCC Systems related to the cloud. HPCC Systems has been very active with projects over the past few months, getting better support for dynamic environments via container orchestration and other capabilities.  This interview features Richard Chapman (VP Technology, HPCC Systems Development), and Flavio Villanustre (VP and Chief Security Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions). 
Gavin Halliday on 06/10/2020
This is the third blog in our series focusing on using our new HPCC Systems Cloud native platform. The previous two blogs track our Path to the Cloud and provide details of how to setup a default system using a Helm chart and Microsoft Azure using Kubernetes. Our Cloud development project is ongoing, so keep checking the blogs in this series for updates. This blog covers how to persist your data in an HPCC Systems cloud native environment.
Lorraine Chapman on 06/08/2020
The HPCC Systems Academic Program supports a number of educational establishments in the US, Asia and Europe whose research projects use data for good, find sustainable solutions and provide answers to questions relevant to today's world in industry and beyond. This spotlight series is designed to introduce our academic partners and their research projects to our open source community. This blog reviews a new project at Oxford University which is focusing on the analysis of stock market values and trader behaviour.
Cassandra Walker on 05/28/2020
Natural language processing (NLP) research has progressed rapidly in the last year, with significant performance improvement in a variety of NLP tasks. Yet, the research of NLP techniques in the biomedical domain has not progressed much. The advantage of the biomedical domain is that it has a high-quality human curated knowledge base and large-scale literature, both of which contain rich prior knowledge.
Cassandra Walker on 05/26/2020
Audio forensics is the field of forensic science relating to the acquisition, analysis, and evaluation of sound recordings. These recordings are normally used as evidence in an official venue. In this blog, we discuss a modern approach to forensic audio analysis, using artificial neural networks, digital signal processing, and big data.
Cassandra Walker on 05/06/2020
Enterprise Control Language (ECL) Workunit Services standard library functions can be used to capture details about workunits running on Thor including processing time, errors, current state, and more. Capturing these details allows for monitoring, trending, error analysis, degradation, and other data points that can help improve the efficiency of Thor environments.  In this blog, we will look at how to use this information to monitor the system with visualizations in Power BI.
Richard Chapman on 04/21/2020
This is the first in a series of blogs about the new development work in progress to provide a Cloud native version of our platform. Our latest release series, HPCC Systems 7.8.x, includes the first wave of changes. In this blog, Richard Chapman talks about our journey to the Cloud and demonstrates how to setup a simple test cluster using a default helm chart.
Jake Smith on 04/21/2020
In this blog, Jake Smith walks through the steps required to setup a default HPCC Systems cluster on Microsoft Azure using HPCC Systems 7.10.x. This is the second in a series of blogs designed to support and encourage our community users to test and provide feedback about using our new Cloud native HPCC Systems platform.