[Numpy-discussion] DARPA funding for Blaze and passing the NumPy torch

Dag Sverre Seljebotn d.s.seljebotn@astro.uio...
Tue Dec 18 01:06:35 CST 2012


On 12/18/2012 08:06 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
> On 12/18/2012 03:10 AM, Jason Grout wrote:
>> On 12/16/12 11:07 PM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> There is a lot happening in my life right now and I am spread quite
>>> thin among the various projects that I take an interest in.     In
>>> particular, I am thrilled to publicly announce on this list that
>>> Continuum Analytics has received DARPA funding (to the tune of at
>>> least $3 million) for Blaze, Numba, and Bokeh which we are writing to
>>> take NumPy, SciPy, and visualization into the domain of very large
>>> data sets.    This is part of the XDATA program, and I will be taking
>>> an active role in it.    You can read more about Blaze here:
>>> http://blaze.pydata.org.   You can read more about XDATA here:
>>> http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/I2O/Programs/XDATA.aspx
>>
>>
>> This is awesome.  As with the recent IPython grant, it would be great if
>> you guys got some good publicity from this.  For example, I see an
>> article up on Hacker News about blaze, but there doesn't seem to be a
>> mention of big funding.  Has someone written a press release?  Has
>> someone submitted the grant news to Hacker News or Slashdot, where you
>> might attract attention and mindshare?
>
> The IPython grant was on HN front page for a day.

Oh. Misread. Sorry.

DS

>
> Dag Sverre



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