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July 2015


From The Eponymous Pickle

Strategies for Reaching the Chinese Consumer

Strategies for Reaching the Chinese Consumer

In the HBR:" ... Slowing Chinese economic growth coupled with confidence-sapping tumult on the stock market have set alarm bells ringing at companies about their future growth prospects in China. But they should not simply sit


From insideHPC

Fujitsu Teams with Asetek for Cool-Central Primergy Systems

Fujitsu Teams with Asetek for Cool-Central Primergy Systems

Last week at ISC 2015, Fujitsu rolled out new Primergy systems using the company's Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solution. Based on Asetek technology, Cool-Central reduces cooling costs by up to 50 percent.

The post Fujitsu Teams


From The Eponymous Pickle

Connecting Employees and Customer Experience

Connecting Employees and Customer Experience

In CWorld: " ... Improve outcomes by connecting the employee and customer experience ... " Absolutely, but what if your employees are several steps away from the customer?  A classic situation in CPG products and retail.  Mobile


From insideHPC

Video: Pathscale Compilers Power Cavium ThunderX Processor

Video: Pathscale Compilers Power Cavium ThunderX Processor

The EKOPath compiler for High Performance Computing supports advanced loop optimizations, SIMD vectorization and many-core support. This release of EKOPath includes optimizations specifically for the ThunderX microarchitecture


From The Eponymous Pickle

Tracking your Location Over Time

Tracking your Location Over Time

We could have used this for a plant maintenance application that required documenting location, issues and changes.  Thinking of other related applications.Tracking location and images on a map."  .... Have you ever wanted aWhich


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Alberto Apostolico, 1948–2015

Our condolences on the loss of a colleague Cropped from TCS journal source Alberto Apostolico was a Professor in the Georgia Tech College of Computing. He passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. Today Ken and I


From Schneier on Security

Preventing Book Theft in the Middle Ages

Preventing Book Theft in the Middle Ages

Interesting article....


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NTIA Invites Participation in a New Multistakeholder Process on Drones

NTIA Invites Participation in a New Multistakeholder Process on Drones

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to participate in a new multistakeholder process on drone privacy, transparency, and accountability. The


From insideHPC

Eurotech QPACE2 Supercomputer Ranks 379 on TOP500

Eurotech QPACE2 Supercomputer Ranks 379 on TOP500

Last week at ISC 2015, Eurotech announced that the company has completed the installation of a new supercomputer prototype at the University of Regensburg. With 15,872 compute cores, the QPACE2 supercomputer is ranked #370 on


From The Eponymous Pickle

A&P is Gone

A&P is Gone

One of the oldest and once largest US grocery store chains, with origins as far back as 1859, founded in NYC,  is in the final parts of  bankruptcy. Apparently the grand name of A&P: The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company,"


From Putting People First

How ethnographic research helped transform a US paint company

How ethnographic research helped transform a US paint company

Almost all business leaders now acknowledge that they would love to engage in the deep learning that long-term customer observation can foster, but in practice such endeavors are methodically undermined in the fast paced corporate


From Putting People First

The student experience and the future of the library

The student experience and the future of the library

Libraries have moved from being the location for search, access and advice to playing a much smaller role within a much larger information landscape, writes a researcher of JISC, the UK charity that champion the use of digital


From The Eponymous Pickle

Teradata Aster Videos on Advanced Analytics

Teradata Aster Videos on Advanced Analytics

Links to all videos  by John Thurma to document Teradata Aster analytics,.   Useful for training in this space.  He writes:  " ... Please see the following list of videos that I have created to document some of Asters 120+ Analytic


From The Eponymous Pickle

Integrating Supply and Demand

Integrating Supply and Demand

In the summer issue of SloanMIT:  This requires membership or sign up registration for the full article.Integrating Supply and Demand" ... At many companies, sales generation activities have become disconnected from the operational


From The Eponymous Pickle

Stolen Data Phones Home

Stolen Data Phones Home

In CSOonline:  " ... Digital ‘watermarking’ won’t prevent your data from being stolen, but it can let you find out about it much more quickly than the average of seven months it takes organizations to discover a breach  ... " 


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Charleston Teach Meet Day Two

Charleston Teach Meet Day Two

Today was the second day of a creative mini conference of educators. You can read about Charleston Teach Meet Day One here. We started off today a little differently. Doug Bergman showed off one of the Kinect games that one of


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Export Definitions Relevant to Cloud and Other Digital Services

U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Export Definitions Relevant to Cloud and Other Digital Services

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security is accepting public comments on proposed revisions to definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The proposed rules contain a new provision relevant


From Computational Complexity

Hartley Rogers, Author of the first Textbook on Recursion Theory, passes away

Hartley Rogers Jr passed away on July 17, 2015 (last week Friday as I write this).He was 89 and passed peacefully.For our community Rogers is probably best known for his textbook on Recursion Theory which I discuss below. Hehere


From insideHPC

Cycle Computing Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cycle Computing Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Today Cycle Computing announced its participation in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Through its membership, Cycle Computing will enable enterprise users with big compute problems to fully leverage the advantages of cloud


From insideHPC

EXTOLL Rolls Out TOURMALETT Network Chip at ISC 2015

EXTOLL Rolls Out TOURMALETT Network Chip at ISC 2015

Last week at ISC 2015, EXTOLL from Germany introduced its TOURMALET 100G network chip and PCIe Board.

The post EXTOLL Rolls Out TOURMALETT Network Chip at ISC 2015 appeared first on insideHPC.


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Washington News – Alerts and Updates

Washington News – Alerts and Updates

General Announcements * Nominations for ACM Distinguished Member are due by August 3. Security * The U.S. Department of Commerce is accepting public comments on proposed revisions to definitions in the Export Administration Regulations


From insideHPC

Transtec Powers Remote Visualization at ISC 2015

Transtec Powers Remote Visualization at ISC 2015

In this video from ISC 2015, Oliver Tennert from Transtec describes how the company's Remote Visualization solutions are empowering customers with flexibility for their computing workloads. "We have a lot of customers from the


From insideHPC

JMI Breaks LINPACK Record with CoolIT Systems

JMI Breaks LINPACK Record with CoolIT Systems

Today CoolIT Systems announced that the Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) of New Dehli has been awarded first place in the LINPACK test at the ISC Student Cluster Competition 2015 in Frankfurt using a liquid cooled configuration


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Enabling vs Controlling

On Enabling vs Controlling

In HBS Working Knowledge.  Thoughtful distinction.  Traditional v Platform mode.Enabling Versus Controllingby Andrei Hagiu and Julian WrightWidespread adoption of Internet and mobile technologies has made it possible to build


From insideHPC

Video: AMD Firepro S9170 GPU Speeds HPC Applications

Video: AMD Firepro S9170 GPU Speeds HPC Applications

"The AMD FirePro S9170 server GPU can accelerate complex workloads in scientific computing, data analytics, or seismic processing, wielding an industry-leading 32GB of memory. We designed the new offering for supercomputers to


From insideHPC

Univa Joins CNCF Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Univa Joins CNCF Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Today Univa joins Google, IBM, and other world-class companies founding members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The new CNCF organization will accelerate the development of cloud native applications and services


From insideHPC

Cray XC40 Coming to Bureau of Meteorology in Australia

Cray XC40 Coming to Bureau of Meteorology in Australia

Today Cray announced the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia has awarded the Company a contract worth up to $53 million to provide a Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. This further strengthens Cray’s


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

We need to go beyond the web

We need to go beyond the web

Cegłowski, a web designer, wrote a beautiful essay called “Web Design: The First 100 Years“. His essay starts with a review of the aerospace industry… Back in 1965, it looked like aerospace was the future. Each successive plane


From insideHPC

High Performance Computing in Defense Intelligence

High Performance Computing in Defense Intelligence

Technological advancements in hardware and software products allow analysts to process larger amounts of data rapidly, allowing them time to apply human judgment and experience to intelligence problems. This article examines


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 20

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 20

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Hearing: Protecting the Electric Grid from the Potential Threats of Solar Storms and Electromagnetic Pulse Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee 10 am | 342 Dirksen Senate Office

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