Leo BreimanStatistics Department, UCBleo@stat.berkeley.edu
The Data Avalanches and the Genesis of Smart Algorithms
Its hard to construct a terabyte database if each item has to beentered by hand.The avalanche was started by theadvent of high speed computingand electronic entering of data.Aided and assisted by technologygrowth such ashigh resolution and more bandwidth in satellite pictures.more weather stations gathering moredetailed information.centralized data warehousing forcommercial firms.
The Data Avalanche--A Small Example
San Francisco Chronicle-October 24,2002Since Neurome was founded three yearsago, its appetite for powerful computers andmore data storage has grown so rapidly thatit now uses over 100 gigabytes a week."And that's just taking it easy" said WarrenYoung, a co-founder of the biotech companythat processes data from digital images of thebrain for pharmaceutical research firms."otherwise we'll run out of space"