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December 2016


From insideHPC

Video: Behind the Machine at HPE

Video: Behind the Machine at HPE

machineHow is Hewlett Packard Enterprise reinventing the fundamental architecture on which all computers have been built for the past 60 years? In this video, HPC describes the evolution of The Machine research project - one of the …


From insideHPC

Call for Papers: EuroPar 2017 in Santiago de Compostela

Call for Papers: EuroPar 2017 in Santiago de Compostela

Catedral in Santiago de CompostelaThe Euro-Par 2017 conference has issued its Call for Papers. The conference takes place Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Euro-Par is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and …


From insideHPC

HIP and CAFFE Porting and Profiling with AMD’s ROCm

HIP and CAFFE Porting and Profiling with AMD’s ROCm

Ben Sander, Senior AMD FellowIn this video from SC16, Ben Sander from AMD presents: HIP and CAFFE Porting and Profiling with AMD's ROCm. "We are excited to present ROCm, the first open-source HPC/Hyperscale-class platform for GPU computing that’s also programming…


From Schneier on Security

Auditing Elections for Signs of Hacking

Auditing Elections for Signs of Hacking

Excellent essay pointing out that election security is a national security issue, and that we need to perform random ballot audits on every future election: The good news is that we know how to solve this problem. We need to…


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Map of What's Connected to the Internet

A Map of What's Connected to the Internet

I remember when the Internet predecessor was just connected to the Pentagon, defense contractors and some bases.   In Gizmodo: 

" .... This map was made on August 2 by John Matherly, the founder of Shodan, a search engine for

That…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Analytics Tutorials

Watson Analytics Tutorials

Of interest.  Good tutorial demonstration of the application of Watson to 'automated'  analytics that I am investigating further.   This or something like it, may be the future of analytics.

Watson Analytics for Students How
The…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Research Data Exchange (RDE) Adds More Data Environments for Download!

Research Data Exchange (RDE) Adds More Data Environments for Download!

The Research Data Exchange (RDE) is a web-based data resource provided by the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program. It collects, manages, and provides access to archived and real-time multi-source and multi-modal…


From insideHPC

RAID Inc. Steps up with ZFS on Lustre at SC16

RAID Inc. Steps up with ZFS on Lustre at SC16

bradIn this video from SC16, Brad Merchant from RAID Inc. describes the company's new Lustre ZFS Building Block. "RAID Inc. offers a suite of building block product families that can be purchased individually or in conjunction with…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Asia's AI Agenda

Asia's AI Agenda

My recent interaction with the Asian components of this have left me impressed.  The below is an abstract with links to the complete report.  And beyond to link to managing change in the analytics and machine learning  world,…


From insideHPC

DDN IME Burst Buffer Exceeds 1 TB/s for Japan’s Fastest Supercomputer

DDN IME Burst Buffer Exceeds 1 TB/s for Japan’s Fastest Supercomputer

6-oakforest-pacs"Storage performance has been one of the biggest challenges in developing supercomputers. To meet the demands for storage performance, IME was introduced to the Oakforest-PACS on a massive scale, the first such introduction in…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Digimarc

Digimarc

My former colleague and leader, Andy Walter, is now on the board of Digimarc,  a company we talked to for advanced digital watermarking ideas.   More on Digimarc. 


From insideHPC

Best Threads Per Core with Intel Xeon Phi

Best Threads Per Core with Intel Xeon Phi

phi"When designing an application that contains many threads and less cores than threads, it is important to understand what is the optimal number of threads that should be assigned to a core. This value should be parameterized,…


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

CS Education Week School/District Pledge

CS Education Week School/District Pledge

Does your school believe in Computer Science for All? Take the @CSforAll #CSEdWeekpledge to show your support and be included in announcement!


Our economy is rapidly shifting, and families, educators and business leaders are…


From insideHPC

Silicon Mechanics: HPC Built for You at SC16

Silicon Mechanics: HPC Built for You at SC16

Daniel Chow, CTO, Silicon MechanicsIn this video from SC16, Silicon Mechanics CTO Daniel Chow describes how the company brings value and performance to its HPC customers. "When looking for a leading solutions integrator to couple disparate hardware and software…


From Schneier on Security

Analyzing WeChat

Analyzing WeChat

Citizen Lab has analyzed how censorship works in the Chinese chat app WeChat: Key Findings: Keyword filtering on WeChat is only enabled for users with accounts registered to mainland China phone numbers, and persists even if…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Linking Echo to Business Data Queries

Linking Echo to Business Data Queries

Does get back to when is a voice interaction with your data most useful?  An added human channel to data.    Another means to deliver business intelligence beyond the dashboard.

Sisense-Amazon Echo integration lets you ask Alexa…


From insideHPC

SGI UV as a Converged Compute and Data Management Platform

SGI UV as a Converged Compute and Data Management Platform

guide-to-personalized-medicine-genomics-1In life sciences, perhaps more than any other HPC discipline, simplicity is key. The SGI solution meets this requirement by delivering a single system that scales to huge capabilities by unifying compute, memory, and storage…


From The Eponymous Pickle

World Needs Smart Cities

World Needs Smart Cities

A good article by a former collaborator  of Enterra Solutions.

The World Needs Smart Cities    by Stephen DeAngelis 


From The Eponymous Pickle

Where Big Data Projects Fail

Where Big Data Projects Fail

A now somewhat dated, but useful piece in Forbes by Bernard Marr,  useful for any analytics project, big or small.    Bottom line, its about the business, and communicating the solution to the decision makers involved.    Before…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Arup on Robotic Coworkers

Arup on Robotic Coworkers

What will it be like to work with robotic co-worker?  UK engineering design firm Arup talks about it.


From Putting People First

More on upcoming conference on design & sustainable innovation for smart cities

More on upcoming conference on design & sustainable innovation for smart cities

cityoptLast month Putting People First announced the upcoming conference on design & sustainable innovation for smart cities in Nice France. Meanwhile we are pleased to announce the full event agenda (see below). This event will feature…

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