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July 2015


From The Eponymous Pickle

Dark Data Repository

Dark Data Repository

In the Chronicle: An example of clearly sourced dark data" .... Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading an effort to create a one-stop shop for data sets that would otherwise be lost to theThe


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon as an Internet of Things Superpower

Amazon as an Internet of Things Superpower

In the Motley  Fool:  Very good piece on a number of Amazon IOT dimensions I am currently following.   In particular I am looking forward to trying the Amazon Dash Button idea, which essentially attaches a buy button to the 'things'


From The Eponymous Pickle

Data about China

Data about China

Was involved in the early examination of available data about China, driving retail models.   See Simulex and Agent Models tag.In Clickz:The way data is collected, shared and used by marketers in China is still evolving, as agencies


From The Eponymous Pickle

Creating A Marketing Persona

Creating A Marketing Persona

Market equity in a persona, simplified.  " ... The foundation of marketing is the process of identifying, meeting, and satisfying customer wants and needs.  In order to meet their needs you must have a true understanding of your


From insideHPC

Tsinghua in China Makes $23 billion Bid for Micron

Tsinghua in China Makes $23 billion Bid for Micron

In what could be one of the biggest acquisitions of a US company by a Chinese firm, China’s state owned Tsinghua Unigroup has made an bid to acquire US semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology for $23 billion.

The post Tsinghua


From insideHPC

Job of the Week: HPC Software Product Manager at Intel

Job of the Week: HPC Software Product Manager at Intel

Intel is seeking an HPC Software Product Manager in our Job of the Week.

The post Job of the Week: HPC Software Product Manager at Intel appeared first on insideHPC.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Phone an Expert Friend. Past and Future

Phone an Expert Friend.  Past and Future

Has been very interesting to be part of this evolution over the years.Jim Spohrer of CSIG writes. The Future of Phone-a-Friend  (Discussion) The evolution of "Phone-a-Friend/Expert" is explored in twenty year time steps fromThe


From The Eponymous Pickle

Tracking Job Loss Through SmartPhone Data

Tracking Job Loss Through SmartPhone Data

With the use of a Bayesian model.  Via O'ReillyCan mobile phone data predict economic change?This paper describes a structural break model to correctly detect the date of a mass layoff; a Bayesian classification model to identify


From The Eponymous Pickle

Mapping Math onto the Real World

Mapping Math onto the Real World

My entire career has been about applying math to real world problems.   This Quanta article in Wired tracks the dilemma.  It remains to be a hard thing to do.  Even worse, the majority of people, including some very smart decision


From The Eponymous Pickle

Jeep Hack Causes 1.4 Million Vehicle Recall

Jeep Hack Causes 1.4 Million Vehicle Recall

Overview of the Crysler recall.  Amazing and frightening look at the future of transportation.  Crysler knew of the possibility long before the hack was demonstrated.  The digital complexity of the modern vehicle is here already


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: How a Squid Changes Color

Friday Squid Blogging: How a Squid Changes Color

The California market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, can manipulate its color in a variety of ways: Reflectins are aptly-named proteins unique to the light-sensing tissue of cephalopods like squid. Their skin contains specialized


From insideHPC

Allinea Training Coming to XSEDE15 Conference

Allinea Training Coming to XSEDE15 Conference

Training on Allinea Software will be a featured segment at the XSEDE15 conference in St. Louis next week. The event is designed to help scientists and developers make more efficient use of their time and system allocations.

The


From insideHPC

Inova Powers Genomics with SGI

Inova Powers Genomics with SGI

Today SGI announced that Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) has selected the company's supercomputing solutions to enable researchers to obtain insights from its premier genomic databases. With the ability to diagnose


From Schneier on Security

How an Amazon Worker Stole iPads

How an Amazon Worker Stole iPads

A worker in Amazon's packaging department figured out how to deliver electronics to himself: Since he was employed with the packaging department, he had easy access to order numbers. Using the order numbers, he packed his order


From insideHPC

HPC Gets Boost in Milwaukee with $750,000 WEDC Grant

HPC Gets Boost in Milwaukee with $750,000 WEDC Grant

In case you didn't know, insideHPC President Rich Brueckner has his roots in Wisconsin, and it was great to see this news today that the Milwaukee Institute has received $750K grant to greatly expand its HPC offerings for use


From insideHPC

Fujitsu Launches HPC Gateway Web Software

Fujitsu Launches HPC Gateway Web Software

Today Fujitsu announced plans to make HPC more accessible to a wider customer base with the FUJITSU Software HPC Gateway. The company said it wants to simplify High Performance Computing with this new approach to web-enabling


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Business

Amazon Business

Some of the details here are interesting, like including procurement expertise.   See my other posts here on market based procurement and the application of analytics, which we made much value leverage of in the enterpriseAmazon


From insideHPC

Gauss Centre in Germany Shows Strong in TOP500

Gauss Centre in Germany Shows Strong in TOP500

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany writes that the most recent TOP500 list reflects its status of a global heavyweight in HPC.

The post Gauss Centre in Germany Shows Strong in TOP500 appeared first on insideHPC


From The Eponymous Pickle

Innovation Environments

Innovation Environments

Have worked in strong physical, and in virtual innovation environments.  Still work in the latter.  In fact this blog, its thousands of readers and correspondents is an example.   In the enterprise a similar blog tried the same


From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Looks Back at ISC 2015

Radio Free HPC Looks Back at ISC 2015

In this video, Dan Olds and Rich Brueckner from Radio Free HPC discuss the latest news in High Performance Computing from the ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

The post Radio Free HPC Looks Back at ISC 2015 appearedinsideHPC


From The Eponymous Pickle

Sony Drones for Enterprises

Sony Drones for Enterprises

In CIO,   Mobile in three dimensions. Expect a further dimensionalizing of data acquisition. " ... Drones are officially taking over. Not content to cede the market for autonomous vehicles to Amazon and Google, Sony announced


From The Eponymous Pickle

Dispel Fear of Data

Dispel Fear of Data

Dispel the fear of data, in the HBR.  Despite what we may call data, we all use it, every day, all the time.  So fear is not the problem, a cautious respect for its value and proper application would be better put.  It is always


From The Eponymous Pickle

Statistical Significance

Statistical Significance

Kaiser Fung takes a core value principle look at the meaning of statistical significance.  His statement is very true, but is it actually useful in practice, except as a general caution?   What does it tell me to do with the


From insideHPC

Speeding Up CFD Codes with Allinea Performance Reports

Speeding Up CFD Codes with Allinea Performance Reports

In this video from ISC 2015, Mark O'Connor demonstrates how the Allinea Performance Reports tool enables coders to speed up hydro, a real-world CFD code. "Allinea Performance Reports are the most effective way to characterize


From BLOG@CACM

What It's Like to Win the Turing Award

What It's Like to Win the Turing Award

Michael Stonebraker is an adjunct professor in the Massachussetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award.


From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Open Sourcing 50 Projects

IBM Open Sourcing 50 Projects

More movement to Open Source:" ...  IBM has announced a new web portal called developerWorks Open, bringing together various projects they are open sourcing. The projects cover many domains including Analytics, Cloud, IoT, Mobile


From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of the Chief Data Officer

Future of the Chief Data Officer

In SiliconAngle:  Don't in particular like the idea of labeling things with 'Chief', better to have a team of experts, closely connected.  Its the Information - Data - Knowledge progression.  Everyone should understand that.


From The Eponymous Pickle

New Features in Polinode Networks

New Features in Polinode Networks

A number of new features have been added to the evolving Polinode network analysis system.  The home link has an introductory video and application examples.   Has a good freemium model for testing.  Helps cut through the complexity


From The Eponymous Pickle

Mobile Apps and in-store Impulse Buys

Mobile Apps and in-store Impulse Buys

Time in store is the most influential driver for sales.   Well known.  Now can a mobile App keep them in the store longer? And is that extra time also increase buying? Are mobile apps the key to driving in-store impulse sales


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cognitive Analytics

Cognitive Analytics

In AnalyticBridge: Some good fundamental lectures on the foundations of cognitive systems.   "... An introduction to Cognitive Analysis, by Scott Mongeau - Deloitte ... "

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