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July 2016


From The Eponymous Pickle

New: Digital Industry Insider

New: Digital Industry Insider

Digital Industry Insider:  "The future of industry is digital. GE and BI Studios have co-created Digital Industry Insider, dedicated to bringing you what you need to know about digital industrial news and events. .... Produced


From insideHPC

Allinea to Share Top Tips for Code Modernization at XSEDE16

Allinea to Share Top Tips for Code Modernization at XSEDE16

Today, Allinea announced that the company will be exhibiting at XSEDE16 July 17-21 in Miami. The conference will attract an audience across industry and academia to discuss the key themes of diversity, big data and science at


From insideHPC

Video: Dr. Zoe Cournia on the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

Video: Dr. Zoe Cournia on the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

As the first recipient of the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC, Dr Zoe Cournia was selected for her outstanding contributions and impact on HPC in Europe on a global level. "Using the PRACE HPC resources and recent advances in


From The Eponymous Pickle

Nielsen on CPG Innovation

Nielsen on CPG Innovation

In FoodNavigator:Nielsen unveils 2016 breakthrough innovation winners: There will be more change in CPG in the next five years than there was in the last 50In 2015, the top 25 food and beverage companies generated 45% of category


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Building a Matrix?

Google Building a Matrix?

In Adage:What could the Alphatrix look like?If Alphabet has its way, in a few years, we'll be living in connected homes intelligently powered by Google Home wearing Google VR headsets on our faces. We'll swap those out for Google


From The Eponymous Pickle

Semantic Ecosystems

Semantic Ecosystems

Continuing a look at modern ontology capabilities,  We did work with Stanford's KSL to build ontologies of corporate data.Semantic EcosystemsCreate a semantic ecosystem—evolve from disparate data to actionable knowledge.TopQuadrant’s


From insideHPC

Video: A NASA Perspective on El Niño

Video: A NASA Perspective on El Niño

In this video, Steven Pawson discussed how NASA uses computer models to build up a complete three-dimensional picture of El Niño in the ocean and atmosphere. Pawson is an atmospheric scientist and the chief of the Global Modeling


From insideHPC

Call for Proposals: Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC16

Call for Proposals: Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC16

The Intel HPC Developer Conference has issued its Call for Proposals. Held in conjunction with SC16, the event takes place Nov. 12-13 in Salt Lake City.

The post Call for Proposals: Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC16 appeared


From The Eponymous Pickle

Better Digital Work Methods Needed

Better Digital Work Methods Needed

Again, I would point to some of our work on this to first and foremost getting all the right data to people as they need it to both support decisions and make constraints clear.   Further supported by analytic/cognitive agents


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Importance of Carefully Considering Outliers

The Importance of Carefully Considering Outliers

Good short piece by Rick Delgado on the concept of outliers.  Very important that both the analyst and the decision maker understands this idea as it relates to collected data and decision problem.  Frequently brought up here


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Picking a Platform for Teaching Mobile App Development

Picking a Platform for Teaching Mobile App Development

Come late August I’ll be teaching a course in Mobile Application Development. It seemed like a great idea when we were discussing new courses to add to the program of studies. Now it appears to me that picking a development platform


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Stuffed Squid with Chard and Potatoes

Friday Squid Blogging: Stuffed Squid with Chard and Potatoes

Looks like a tasty recipe. 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

Predictive Models Improving Automated Decisions

Predictive Models Improving Automated Decisions

Useful points,   Though there is is the question on 'how predictive' and how precise such models can be.How Predictive Models Improve Automated DecisionsWritten by: Colleen McClintock   ... Agility is a key focus and benefitBeing


From The Eponymous Pickle

Using GPS Underwater

Using GPS Underwater

Had studied alternative to GPS for location in indoor spaces.   Had not realized the complexity of it working underwater.  Say for locating and directing underwater drones.   In the Atlantic.  ....


From The Eponymous Pickle

Towards Adaptable Leaders

Towards Adaptable Leaders

Could not be more correct, especially in the world of changing technology and business. But what do they look like, and what do they have to be adaptable to?    Admit to not knowing everything?  More.


From The Eponymous Pickle

A New Biology

A New Biology

Including the work of a biological game theorist. From matchbook-sized models of living human organs to the surprising alternative-energy implications of symbiotic giant clams, the work of three new faculty members represents


From Schneier on Security

I Have Joined the Board of Directors of the Tor Project

I Have Joined the Board of Directors of the Tor Project

This week, I have joined the board of directors of the Tor Project. Slashdot thread. Hacker News thread....


From insideHPC

Got Disruptive HPC Technology? Get Free Exhibit Space at SC16

Got Disruptive HPC Technology? Get Free Exhibit Space at SC16

Do you have new technology that could disrupt HPC in the near future? There's still time to get free exhibit space at SC16 in November. "At the SC16 Emerging Technologies Showcase, we invite submissions from industry, academia


From insideHPC

CloudLightning Project Seeks Your Input on New Survey

CloudLightning Project Seeks Your Input on New Survey

Are you looking at how to deliver HPC services through the Cloud? The CloudLightning Project in Europe is seeking your input on a new survey.

The post CloudLightning Project Seeks Your Input on New Survey appeared first on insideHPC


From insideHPC

DOE Awards 1.7 Billion Core-hours on Argonne Supercomputers

DOE Awards 1.7 Billion Core-hours on Argonne Supercomputers

The ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 26 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. The one-year awards began July


From insideHPC

Video: Profiling Genome Pipeline I/O with DDN and the Sanger Institute

Video: Profiling Genome Pipeline I/O with DDN and the Sanger Institute

"The data that I presented from the Sanger Institute is typical of the profiles that we come across: a mix of good streaming IO (ie the larger reads), but unexpectedly high numbers of small reads and writes. These small reads


From insideHPC

NASA Boosts Pleiades Supercomputer with Broadwell CPUs and LTO Tape

NASA Boosts Pleiades Supercomputer with Broadwell CPUs and LTO Tape

NASA Ames reports that SGI has completed an important upgrade to Pleiades supercomputer. "As of July 1, 2016, all of the remaining racks of Intel Xeon X5670 (Westmere) processors were removed from Pleiades to make room for an


From Phys.org Technology News

Airport app concept nets UNT students win in first contest

Airport app concept nets UNT students win in first contest

Ever been lost in an airport terminal or nearly miss a flight because you were late? An airport app concept created by University of North Texas students may provide the answer to these and other air travel issues. The concept


From Putting People First

Close to home

Close to home

So close to home. That is what we feel at Experientia when work calls us to France. Just a quick trip across the border, to a country at once reminiscent of, and delightfully different from, our home town of Turin. So when tragedy


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Problem with Thinking You Know

The Problem with Thinking You Know

Very key and interesting teaching conundrum.  I will be working with a varied group of students this fall, and the situation has come to mind.    by Bertand Meyer:" ... The human mind is flexible; when taught well, many people


From insideHPC

Video: 5-Minute Hadoop Cluster Setup using Bright Cluster Manager

Video: 5-Minute Hadoop Cluster Setup using Bright Cluster Manager

Hadoop has a reputation for being extremely difficult to install and configure, but that seems to be changing. In this video, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data is used to install Cloudera 5.3.1 with YARN failover in just five


From insideHPC

CocoLink Using Consumer GPUs for Deep Learning

CocoLink Using Consumer GPUs for Deep Learning

CocoLink, a subsidiary of Seoul National University, in collaboration with Orange Silicon Valley, has upgraded its KLIMAX 210 server with 20 of the latest GeForce 1080 GPUs – with the eventual goal of scaling the single 4U rack


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Change Makers

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Change Makers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued the following Dear Colleague Letter calling for proposals that will advance STEM learning and explore solutions to global challenges. Dear Colleague: The National Science Foundation


From insideHPC

Managing Critical Data with SGI’s New Zero Watt Storage

Managing Critical Data with SGI’s New Zero Watt Storage

Today SGI announced Zero Watt Storage, a powerful extension to its SGI DMF data management platform designed to meet growing customer demands for managing critical data. This solution was developed by SGI to offer its DMF customers


From The Eponymous Pickle

Twitter and other Social Connections

Twitter and other Social Connections

Many of the blog posts here are also on my twitter feed:  @FranzD    that feed also repeats information from other information streams I am connected to in Advanced Tech, Retail, AI, Analytics and Cognitive.   Follow me there

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