REvolution Computing Featured at Major Open Source, Genomic and Statistical Conferences
REvo Experts to Demonstrate R Language’s Expanding Production Capabilities in Risk Analytics, Genomics and Statistical Computation at OSCON, BioC and JSM
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--REvolution Computing, the leading commercial provider of software and support for the “R” statistical computing language, announced its participation in 3 major American conferences this summer: The Open Source Convention (OSCON) July 20-24 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose; Bioconductor (BioC 2009) July 27-28 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle; and The 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) August 1-6 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. REvolution also will offer a training course in high performance computing with R prior to JSM on Jul 31st.
“Why We Don’t Understand Risk and How it Dooms Us All”
At OSCON, the top open source technology conference sponsored by O’Reilly, Danese Cooper, REvolution’s Open Source Diva, and David Smith, REvolution’s Director of Community, will give a presentation on open source predictive analytics titled “Why We Don’t Understand Risk and How it Dooms Us All,” July 22 at 4:30 pm in Ballroom A8. Cooper, Smith and other REvo representatives will be on hand throughout the convention in booth 405.
BioC is the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s annual conference highlighting developments within Bioconductor, a global open source software development project for genomic data. On July 28 from 1-3 pm, REvolution’s Director of Community David Smith will give a workshop titled “Parallel Computing in R.” Smith will demonstrate how to deploy R programming across multiple workstations and clusters to dramatically speed computations, including the use of the new “iterator” and “foreach” packages from CRAN recently developed and released by REvolution Computing.
Three of REvolution’s senior team leaders – Vice President of Engineering Lee Edlefsen Ph.D., Senior Software Engineer William Constantine Ph.D. and Director of Engineering Bryan Lewis Ph.D., will take part in JSM, the largest gathering of statisticians in North America. JSM is held jointly by the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, The Statistical Society of Canada, the International Chinese Statistical Association and the International Indian Statistical Association.
On July 31st, REvolution will offer a training course in high performance computing with R in DC at the Intel Government Affairs Office, 1634 Eye Street NW, Suite 300. The course is intended as an overview of available HPC technologies for the R language to enable faster, scalable analytics that can take advantage of multiprocessor capability will be presented in a one-day course. It will include a comprehensive overview of REvolution's recently released R packages foreach and iterators, making parallel programming easier than ever before for R programmers, as well as other available technologies such as RMPI, SNOW and many more. Each technology will be demonstrated with simple examples that can be used as starting points for more sophisticated work.
Special rates are available for government employees and students. To learn more about the training session please see REvolution Computing’s website, http://www.revolution-computing.com/services/training.
REvolution’s participation in the 3 conferences caps an especially active summer for the company, following participation in major conferences in Europe, including use R, and the release of several important new open source contributions and commercial products including REvolution R Enterprise with parallel processing for 64-bit Windows and new “iterator,” “foreach,” and “doMC.”
About REvolution Computing
New Haven, Connecticut-based REvolution Computing is the leading commercial provider of software and support for the “R” statistical computing language. Our products, including REvolution R and REvolution R Enterprise, enable statisticians, scientists and others to create superior predictive models and derive meaning from large sets of mission-critical data in record time. REvolution Computing works closely with the R community to incorporate the latest developments in open source R, and with our clients to support their efforts to produce groundbreaking innovations in life sciences, financial services, defense technology and other industries where high-level analytics are crucial to success. At REvolution Computing, “We do the math.”
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