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Real-Time Search and GPU’s

October 23, 2009

I’d like to share this article I found: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8310716.stm It basically tells about how Google will be implementing real-time updates from Twitter tweets. So any public tweet will be searchable almost as soon as the tweet is posted. I find it interesting because now brand new information will be searchable immediately. Although certainly not everything coming from a Twitter tweet is useful (note in the “See Also” section there is an article titled “Twitter Tweets are 40% Babble”), but this can extend out into other forms of information retrieval as well. The end of this article mentions some other companies that have real-time search. Also, as a side note, I also found this article interesting: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8300310.stm It’s about how GPU’s (graphic processing units) are being used for special effects in films instead of CPU. Even though this article connects the technology to the film industry, I can see it moving beyond the film industry as well (if it already hasn’t).

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  1. clementmunns permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:35 pm

    Mark me in the column of those who think the tweet is overrated. But a great article nevertheless.

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