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May 2015


From insideHPC

Thomas Lippert Elected Chairman of Gauss Supercomputing Centre

Thomas Lippert Elected Chairman of Gauss Supercomputing Centre

Today GCS announced that Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. Professor Lippert also serves as Director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation


From The Eponymous Pickle

Tesla Home Battery Systems

Tesla Home Battery Systems

Tesla Battery Systems.  Announced yesterday. We looked at the basic idea here for enterprise commercial manufacturing applications.  Buy cheaper power and store it.   Relatively inexpensive.  With the intention to link to sources


From The Eponymous Pickle

HTML5 Browser Adoption

HTML5 Browser Adoption

For a while we were looking at the HTML5 standard for use as a means to deliver interactive visualizations online.  A number of new embedded environments made this less useful for our applications.  You can follow that on the


From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft and Big Data via Azure

Microsoft and Big Data via Azure

More on how MS is addressing Big Data via Azure.     Interesting hints on direction.  " .... At Build 2015 yesterday, Microsoft unveiled three new ways it's making Azure into a haven for big data, whether it was born in one's


From insideHPC

Video: HPC Transforms Parkinson’s Disease

Video: HPC Transforms Parkinson’s Disease

"By using high performance visualization systems, researchers at the Scientific Computing and Research Institute are using deep brain stimulation to treat several disabling neurological symptoms—most commonly the debilitating


From insideHPC

Video: Growth of Lustre Adoption and Intel’s Continued Commitment

Video: Growth of Lustre Adoption and Intel’s Continued Commitment

"We are now working with over 100 channel partners globally. You can get access to Intel Lustre from almost everyone who sells storage or compute worldwide. We're expanding this to include software partners, cloud partners. We


From Putting People First

The most important part of self-driving cars will be human control

The most important part of self-driving cars will be human control

Until now, the public dialogue about self-driving cars has centered mostly on technology, writes Michael Nees, Assistant professor, Lafayette College. The public’s been led to believe that engineers will soon remove humans from


From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Science Shortage?

Data Science Shortage?

In Retailwire.   I don't think so.  Saw this claim in the AI days as well.  An outgrowth of the over expectations of hype.  Properly trained to deal with methods and real business problems, supported with context data experts

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