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August 2016


From insideHPC

Students Learn Supercomputing at the Summer of HPC in Barcelona

Students Learn Supercomputing at the Summer of HPC in Barcelona

In this video, students describe their learning experience at the 2016 PRACE Summer of HPC program in Barcelona. "The PRACE Summer of HPC is a PRACE outreach and training program that offers summer placements at top HPC centers


From The Eponymous Pickle

Exploring the Uncanny Valley of Bots

Exploring the Uncanny Valley of Bots

Have long been a student and practitioner of engineering how people react to intelligent machines. And here we mean by a depth beyond just posing and answering questions, but how people actually engage, trust and build some relationship


From Geeking with Greg

More quick links

More quick links

A tightly curated list of what has caught my attention lately:

  • New Yorker on AI: "A lot of what people are calling 'artificial intelligence' is really data analytics -- in other words, business as usual. If the hype leaves[1]


From insideHPC

There’s Still Time to Show Why HPC Matters in the SC16 Impact Showcase

There’s Still Time to Show Why HPC Matters in the SC16 Impact Showcase

SC16 has extended the application deadline for its Impact Showcase, a forum designed to show attendees why HPC Matters in the real world. Submissions are now due Sept. 15.

The post There’s Still Time to Show Why HPC Matters in


From The Eponymous Pickle

Most Practical Big Data Uses

Most Practical Big Data Uses

Bernard Marr pushes his book 'Big Data in Practice: How 45 Successful Companies Used Big Data Analytics to Deliver Extraordinary Results'  in Forbes.   With real world examples. Non technical outline of big data analytics uses


From The Eponymous Pickle

Improved Analytics through Crowdsourcing

Improved Analytics through Crowdsourcing

In Sloan Review.      Requires registration.

" ... Syngenta developed an award-winning suite of analytics tools by tapping into expertise outside the organization — including talent available through open-innovation platforms.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Practical Predictive Analytics

Practical Predictive Analytics

Good non technical piece that takes you on a journey of useful thoughts.    Interesting infographics and statistics as well.


From The Eponymous Pickle

You Always Need more Data

You Always Need more Data

All the Data and Still Not Enough!Claudia Perlich discusses tricks to the art of predictive modeling in situations where the right data is scarce.  Video by Claudia Perlich August 2, 2016


From The Eponymous Pickle

Every Windows 10 PC can have Hololens

Every Windows 10 PC can have Hololens

Now calling it 'mixed reality', makes some sense, distinguishing the terms augmented versus virtual reality has sometimes been difficult, but trying to push another term is confusing too.  Mixed means what?  Recently saw a Hololens


From The Eponymous Pickle

Mood Science and the Internet of Things

Mood Science and the Internet of Things

Anyone who works with advertising and marketing ideas wants to measure and influence aspects of mood in  a number of context.   Much has been made of neuromarketing ideas in recent years.   'Things'  that can  influence moodlinks


From The Eponymous Pickle

Product Association Rules Using R

Product Association Rules Using R

Nice DSC article by Gregory Choi  that relates directly to retail purchasing. How do I mine for associations in purchasing based on past buying data?  Could be used to put together bundles for possible co marketing. This uses


From The Eponymous Pickle

Lineages of Creativity in Research

Lineages of Creativity in Research

Nature article looks at the 'Phd-Family' trees of scientists and in particularly mathematicians.  I don't find it too surprising that there are a small number of lineages.  Like the degrees of of separation findings.  But I do


From insideHPC

SCinet Preps World’s Fastest Network Infrastructure at SC16

SCinet Preps World’s Fastest Network Infrastructure at SC16

Over at the SC16 Blog, JP Vetters writes that planning for the SCinet high-bandwidth conference network is a multiyear process.

The post SCinet Preps World’s Fastest Network Infrastructure at SC16 appeared first on insideHPC.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Juno Skims Close for More Atmosphere Data

Juno Skims Close for More Atmosphere Data

Today the Juno probe skims close to Jupiter.  With an aim to get a much better understanding of its atmosphere.  Not the topic of this blog, but my earliest analytics dealt with modeling solar atmospheres,  so the topic of our


From insideHPC

Extreme-scale Graph Analysis on Blue Waters

Extreme-scale Graph Analysis on Blue Waters

George Slota presented this talk at the Blue Waters Symposium. "In recent years, many graph processing frameworks have been introduced with the goal to simplify analysis of real-world graphs on commodity hardware. However, these


From The Eponymous Pickle

Programmed for Procrastination?

Programmed for Procrastination?

We are programmed to delay work.   So what do we do?  See also the tag below on the topic, I have mentioned a number of other good pieces  on this topic.How to Hack Your Brain to Destroy Procrastination, According to HarvardElle


From The Eponymous Pickle

Following the Euro

Following the Euro

Long have been a follower of the EU and Euro and the implications of the union.  Especially how the regulatory structure influences innovation.  Newly published.  Podcast and text.The eurozone project was “flawed at birth” notes


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Self-Repairing Fabrics Based on Squid Teeth

Friday Squid Blogging: Self-Repairing Fabrics Based on Squid Teeth

Really: As shown in the video below, researchers at Pennsylvania State University recently developed a polyelectrolyte liquid solution made of bacteria and yeast that automatically mends clothes. It doesn't have a name yet, but


From Phys.org Technology News

Study provides voice for evacuation needs of mobility impaired

Study provides voice for evacuation needs of mobility impaired

A fire alarm sounds. An announcement comes over the office public address system: "A fire has been reported in the building. This is not a drill. Please move to the nearest stairwell and exit the building."


From The Eponymous Pickle

Beacon System for Push Notification

Beacon System for Push Notification

A very simple idea, a small device that can generate an alert for a push notification based on context and location. .  Note this is unrelated in function to the Amazon Dot, even though it looks similar.Seeing this more generally


From The Eponymous Pickle

Hacking the Turing Test

Hacking the Turing Test

The Turing test is a measure of 'intelligence'  which came out of the AI era, has a number of flaws.  In the CACM: " ... The test currently can't determine if a person is talking to another human being or a robot if the person


From Schneier on Security

Collision Attacks Against 64-Bit Block Ciphers

Collision Attacks Against 64-Bit Block Ciphers

We've long known that 64 bits is too small for a block cipher these days. That's why new block ciphers like AES have 128-bit, or larger, block sizes. The insecurity of the smaller block is nicely illustrated by a new attack called


From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Data Operations Specialist at the Simons Foundation

Job of the Week: Data Operations Specialist at the Simons Foundation

"The Simons Foundation is beginning a new computational science organization called the Flatiron Institute. Flatiron will seek to explore challenging science problems in astrophysics, biology and chemistry. Computational science


From insideHPC

Video: System Methodology—Holistic Performance Analysis on Modern Systems

Video: System Methodology—Holistic Performance Analysis on Modern Systems

"This talk will discuss various system performance issues, and the methodologies, tools, and processes used to solve them. The focus is on single systems (any operating system), including single cloud instances, and quickly locating


From insideHPC

ACM Announces George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships

ACM Announces George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships

Today ACM announced the recipients of the 2016 ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. The fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high performance computing applications


From insideHPC

Overview of the MVAPICH Project and Future Roadmap

Overview of the MVAPICH Project and Future Roadmap

In this video from the 4th Annual MVAPICH User Group, DK Panda from Ohio State University presents: Overview of the MVAPICH Project and Future Roadmap. "This talk will provide an overview of the MVAPICH project (past, present


From The Noisy Channel

Searching for Goldilocks

Searching for Goldilocks

Many search queries don’t have a single right answer or even an objective best answer. For example, if you’re looking for mailboxes or…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Triggers of Behavior

Triggers of Behavior

BJ Fogg worked with us in a number of projects in the enterprise.Why behavior matters more than thought leadershipTriggering habit-forming behavior Stanford University researcher BJ Fogg posited that you need three things for


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Analytics 360 Suite

Google Analytics 360 Suite

Screens and more screens, mobile and stationary.    How does this change the decision space?Marketing analytics for a multi-screen world.Say hi to the Google Analytics 360 Suite, built for the enterprise. It helps you better82


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

App Challenge! Enter to Win $20,000 for your School

App Challenge! Enter to Win $20,000 for your School

I had an email the other day about the Verizon app challenge. It looks interesting and I may have some students enter this year. The fact that coding IS NOT required opens the door to a lot more students. Anyone else using this

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