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July 2016


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Designers Guide to AI

A Designers Guide to AI

AI from a design perspective.   Most often these days see it from a engineers or data science view.   We should also consider it from the point of view of what the decision maker needs.   Good lengthy piece." ....  designersby


From insideHPC

Supercomputing and the Search for Dark Matter

Supercomputing and the Search for Dark Matter

Over at CSCS, Simone Ulmer writes that Particle physicists using the Piz Daint supercomputer have determined what is known as the scalar quark content of the proton. The research will help efforts to detect and research dark


From insideHPC

Video: Discovering the Origin of Stars Through 3D Visualization

Video: Discovering the Origin of Stars Through 3D Visualization

This visualization from David Ellsworth and Tim Sandstrom at NASA/AMES shows the evolution of a giant molecular cloud over 700,000 years. It ran on the Pleiades supercomputer using the ORION2 code developed at the University


From The Eponymous Pickle

Set Diversity Optimization

Set Diversity Optimization

A topic not often distinctly mentioned, but it is an element of many problems.  Should get more attention.  In Open Data Science.   Contains a number of good business examples.   A broad definition of decision success.  Might


From The Eponymous Pickle

Surfing Urban Winds

Surfing Urban Winds

In IEEE Spectrum:  Drones that can learn to surf the urban winds?    Brings to mind thoughts of hawks and pigeons.


From Phys.org Technology News

Tesla driver killed while using Autopilot loved fast cars

Tesla driver killed while using Autopilot loved fast cars

Joshua Brown, the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, had an adventurous streak with a "need for speed" but also was a brilliant innovator and beloved neighbor, say those who knew the Navy veteran


From The Eponymous Pickle

Empirical Creativity

Empirical Creativity

Imagination Man ...Scott Barry Kaufman has been called “the leading empirical creativity researcher of his generation.” Now he wants to use the tools he’s developed to unleash the “quiet potential” of vulnerable people—including


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Ink Cocktails

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Ink Cocktails

Here's a Corpse Reviver #2 variant with squid ink. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered....


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cooperation of Humans and AI

Cooperation of Humans and AI

A key element of neear future tech.   How do we work with AI?   Will it be able to solve 'societal' issues?    Or is that something we have to do ourselves?The Partnership of the FutureMicrosoft’s CEO explores how humans andSatya


From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Wants Linkedin's Algorithms?

Microsoft Wants Linkedin's Algorithms?

What is more important for Microsoft, the data from its huge member base, or the algorithms that Linkedin has developed to utilize that data?     Have never noticed anything particularly magic in Linkedin systems.  Except for


From The Eponymous Pickle

Being a Change Agent via Analytics

Being a Change Agent via Analytics

Like the simplicity angle ....How to be a change agent using analytics By Lisa BodellWhat does it mean to be a change agent in business today? When I spoke to the audience at IBM Vision 2016 in May 2016, the theme was from the


From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Client Service Specialist at Ohio State

Job of the Week: Client Service Specialist at Ohio State

Ohio State University is seeking a Client Service Specialist in our Job of the Week. "The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides high-performance computing (HPC) services for Ohio’s university researchers and industrial clients.


From insideHPC

LLNL Dedicates New Supercomputer Facility

LLNL Dedicates New Supercomputer Facility

Today officials from the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and government representatives today dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8


From insideHPC

Funding Cut for Bull Supercomputer Fighting Zika in Brazil

Funding Cut for Bull Supercomputer Fighting Zika in Brazil

Rodrigo Viga Gaier writes that scientists in Brazil will have to do without an ally in the race to combat the Zika virus. The Santos Dumont supercomputer has been partially switched off in Rio de Janeiro due to government spending


From insideHPC

Dell & OpenHPC at ISC 2016

Dell & OpenHPC at ISC 2016

In this video from ISC 2016, Onur Celebioglu from Dell describes how the company is working with the OpenHPC Community to ease the deployment of high performance computing solutions. “Community investment in open source frameworks


From insideHPC

NCAR Awards 42 Million Core Hours on Yellowstone Supercomputer

NCAR Awards 42 Million Core Hours on Yellowstone Supercomputer

The Wyoming-NCAR Allocations Panel evaluated a record-high nine requests,” says Bryan Shader, UW’s special assistant to the vice president for research and economic development, and professor of mathematics. “The projects were


From insideHPC

RSC Tornado with Intel Xeon Phi Sports 528 Teraflops Per Cabinet

RSC Tornado with Intel Xeon Phi Sports 528 Teraflops Per Cabinet

Today the RSC Group out of Russia announced a new generation of high-performance scalable and energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with direct liquid cooling based on the newest multi-core Intel Xeon Phi processor (previously


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Welcomes New Council Members and Leadership!

CCC Welcomes New Council Members and Leadership!

Today, July 1st, is the start of a new term at CCC! The new Computing Community Consortium (CCC) leadership, Elizabeth Mynatt and Mark Hill will assume their roles as Chair and Vice Chair respectively for two-years, while Greg


From Schneier on Security

Anti-Paparazzi Scarf

Anti-Paparazzi Scarf

It reflects light....

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