HPCC Systems Blog

HPCC Systems blog contributors are engineers and data scientists who for years have enabled LexisNexis customers to use big data to fulfill critical missions, gain competitive advantage, or unearth new discoveries. Check this blog regularly for insights into how HPCC Systems technology can put big data to work for your own organization.

by Lorraine Chapman
on 10/17/2016

Welcome to the second in a series of blogs about intern opportunities with LexisNexis. This blog focusses on the HPCC Systems intern program. 

Every year, HPCC Systems publishes a list of projects which are designed to be completed by students during our summer intern program. These projects cover a wide range of areas from Web Interfaces, Machine Learning, JAVA programming, Internet of Things, Compiler related projects and more. So if you are a would be software developer or data scientist, go and take a look at the list and the details of previously completed projects to see what being an HPCC Systems Intern involves.

by Lorraine Chapman
on 10/10/2016

To get the latest release candidate of our open source, high performance computing solution, go to the HPCC Systems Downloads page, select Candidate, the Operating System you require and click Apply. New to HPCC Systems? Find out more about how it works, our open souce community and how to get started.

by Lorraine Chapman
on 10/03/2016

Students are back in school and it's the right time to start thinking about how to use your time to full advantage next summer. If you’re already thinking about completing an internship in 2017, we have two internship programs for you to choose from. Read on to find out which is the best fit for you.

by Flavio Villanustre
on 09/07/2016

Let’s get one thing straight...

Evolution through natural selection is an incredibly slow process. As powerful a process as it is, it took millennia for dogs to evolve from wolves; it is undeniable that evolution in nature takes time.

Evolution through open source is, on the other hand, an incredibly accelerated process.

By openly working together as a community, humans have been able to pivot and change the way the software development process works, evolving software at a much more accelerated pace than its proprietary closed source alternatives. This communal approach really speeds up evolution in every aspect of a product, from development, to testing, to documentation, to deployment and everyone reaps the rewards. 

by Lorraine Chapman
on 08/09/2016

Visualizations are not just charts that are aesthtically pleasing to the eye, they often make it easier to recognise patterns and identify outliers in data which may not be easy to spot otherwise. Visualizing Big Data may provide answers to questions that we either didn't know to ask at all or help identify emerging trends faster because sometimes it's just easier to see them this way.