Byte Sized – III (DNA Storage)

A DNA based archival storage system is in the works, thanks to research at Microsoft and the University of Washington! DNA seems to fit in very nicely at the bottom of the memory hierarchy, with an access time stretching into tens of hours, but durability extending into centuries. It is also extremely dense, with over…

Byte Sized – II (Data Science at Ola)

A few weeks ago, I attended a talk by P. Swaminathan, the head of data science at Ola Cabs, who did his M. Tech in CSE, at IIT Madras. The talk was part of a new IIT Madras technology lecture series called Tech Saloon. It was an interesting talk, which covered the data which is available…

Byte Sized – I (SciTech in Big Hero 6)

I haven’t posted for a long time…it was about time I started a new series of short articles, which I will call Byte Sized. Anything new and interesting which I learn and can be featured in a few paragraphs will be covered in this series. It should be a quick and painless way to get your…