Something new from HP to kick off 2013 – HP Performance Advisor, designed to keep your harwdare performing… as seen in this fast paced overview of the benefits of HP PA for workstation’s performance. Performance Advisor notifies users when components like memory are not being used properly and offers suggestions to quickly improve the performance – see more details HERE
Archives for January 7, 2013
An interesting data visualization got my attention recently and I noticed it also got some nice traction on twitter via mentions and re-tweets… enter the Wal-Mart data visualization and growth video. This map shows the viral-like spread of Wal-Mart store locations over time, starting in the early 1960’s in Kansas and up to [almost] present day.
I did uncover some interesting tidbits on the history of this project, starting with an excellent blog post that provided a video describing the efforts to build the map using Freebase and authoring the animation using Modest Maps – See more about the map in this article and you can also download the raw wal-mart location data HERE
Direct link to GZ file here