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March 2015


From The Eponymous Pickle

Providing App Development Services for the Enterprise

Providing App Development Services for the Enterprise

In CWorld:  Which then makes me ask the question, what is the portfolio of services that are most important?  Again, I suggest that a form of business process modeling could be key." ... IBM has built a team of experts on "devops


From insideHPC

Podcast: Supercomputing BioFuels at TACC

Podcast: Supercomputing BioFuels at TACC

In this TACC podcast, Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describes the analysis and modeling of the cellulosome bond. The research could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production


From insideHPC

Video: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access

Video: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer's Workshop, Bernard Metzler presents: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Tibco Spotfire Review

Tibco Spotfire Review

We were early users of Spotfire, and ultimately it became the standard for BI and analytics on our delivered Business Sphere systems.   Was always impressed with the ease of use of their systems. Also how easily the analytics


From The Eponymous Pickle

Introduction: Neural Networks in Machine Learning

Introduction: Neural Networks in Machine Learning

We used neural networks for some classical needs in understanding customer data.  Now they have expanded in use, via advanced hardware, to provide much 'deeper' results.   Here an introduction, quite technical beyond the first


From The Eponymous Pickle

Memory Implants for the Brain via Advisory Systems

Memory Implants for the Brain via  Advisory Systems

I think we are some ways from being able to do this, at least in the sense it can be connected directly to the brain. Perhaps sooner as an external interface that forms a 'remembrance engine'.  Search engines by themselves already


From The Eponymous Pickle

Building User Models with Twitter

Building User Models with Twitter

Have recently had to look at how user models can be built from a Twitter stream.  In particular for retail interactions.  Took a look at some of IBM's Watson influenced services in Bluemix.  Here a non technical piece in the.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data Paying Off

Big Data Paying Off

In Innovation Excellence: The payoff from big data.  More clearly, it is the payoff from understanding your data and they using analytics to improve your process.


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Strange New Look at Time

A Strange New Look at Time

New, more accurate clock makes us revisit the concept of time"We can measure time much better than the weight of something or an electrical current," he says, "but what time really is, is a question that I can't answer for you


From insideHPC

Nimbis Services to Help Bolster Manufacturing with HPC

Nimbis Services to Help Bolster Manufacturing with HPC

Today Nimbis Services announced a collaboration with SMLC and UCLA on HPC to bolster modeling and simulation in manufacturing.


From insideHPC

Job of the Week: HPC Research Scientist at PNNL

Job of the Week: HPC Research Scientist at PNNL

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA is seeking an HPC Research Scientist in our Job of the Week.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

A reminder about the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI) , who we connected with from time to time via Peter Fader.   " .... the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI) is the preeminent academic research center


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Pen

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Pen

Neat. 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

Google and AI

Google and AI

In the CACM:  Google's Eric Schmidt downplays fear over AI.  " ... He also says machine learning has the potential to help solve every problem. "I can't think of a field of study, a field of research — whether it's English, soft


From The Eponymous Pickle

Tweets vs Blog Posts

Tweets vs Blog Posts

I blog first, and then write tweets (@FranzD) pointing to a select some of the blog entries.  Blogging itself is declining, because it is just easier to write little tweets.  Apparently Google has an algorithm where site posts


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CS Students will be Honored Guests at White House Science Fair

CS Students will be Honored Guests at White House Science Fair

Be sure to tune into the White House Science Fair on Monday to see future computer science researchers like Sreya Atluri, Maureen “Reeny” Botros, and Sophia Sánchez-Maes. They are honored guests at the fifth White House Science


From Schneier on Security

New Paper on Digital Intelligence

New Paper on Digital Intelligence

David Omand -- GCHQ director from 1996-1997, and the UK's security and intelligence coordinator from 2000-2005 -- has just published a new paper: "Understanding Digital Intelligence and the Norms That Might Govern It." Executive


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interview Questions for Computer Science Teachers

Interview Questions for Computer Science Teachers

As I looked into why several posts from a while back were getting so many page views lately I realized that search values similar to “interview questions for computer science teachers” were probably responsible. The two pages


From insideHPC

IBM’s Dave Turek on the First Look at OpenPOWER Hardware for HPC

IBM’s Dave Turek on the First Look at OpenPOWER Hardware for HPC

This week at the OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, the OpenPOWER Foundation showed off real hardware for the first time with 13 systems including a a prototype HPC server from IBM and new microprocessor customized for China. Built


From The Eponymous Pickle

TAG Heuer Competes with Apple Smart Watch

TAG Heuer Competes with Apple Smart Watch

Not unexpected.  Apple will sell many watches because it is Apple.  Then  It comes down to what the user experience will be like, which is where Google can provide value.  Is it a techno fashion statement or a UX statementTAG


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Peek at University Watson

A Peek at University Watson

A good slideshare on what Watson is all about. From the RPI University perspective. See also the Cognitive Systems Institute for many additional university and research resources.


From insideHPC

Nvidia Showcases Deep Learning Technology

Nvidia Showcases Deep Learning Technology


From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Wraps up the 2015 GPU Technology Conference

Radio Free HPC Wraps up the 2015 GPU Technology Conference

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the GPU Technology Conference. The theme of the show this year was Deep Learning, a topic that is heating up the market for GPUs with challenges like image recognition and self


From ACM News

Battling Bias

Battling Bias

A regional Grace Hopper Celebration event this week focused on "advancing a gender diverse technology workforce in New York."


From The Eponymous Pickle

Value and Risk of Data in Context. Open Group on Risk

Value and Risk of Data in Context.  Open Group on Risk

Open Group on Data Risk.  An notes on data asset/risk architecture.The broader task has been to look at both the VALUE and the RISK of data in CONTEXT Knowing that accurately would be very valuable. But further, it came to mind


From Schneier on Security

Cisco Shipping Equipment to Fake Addresses to Foil NSA Interception

Cisco Shipping Equipment to Fake Addresses to Foil NSA Interception

Last May, we learned that the NSA intercepts equipment being shipped around the world and installs eavesdropping implants. There were photos of NSA employees opening up a Cisco box. Cisco's CEO John Chambers personally complained


From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinfilm NFC Bottle Labels

Thinfilm NFC Bottle Labels

The use of RFID to replace bar codes always run into the fact that packaging form is so variable. Here is an interesting example.in RFID Journal.    " ... Printed electronics company Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced


From Schneier on Security

More Data and Goliath News

More Data and Goliath News

Right now, the book is #6 on the New York Times best-seller list in hardcover nonfiction, and #13 in combined print and e-book nonfiction. This is the March 22 list, and covers sales from the first week of March. The March 29


From The Eponymous Pickle

Book: Marketing Research Using R

Book:  Marketing Research Using R

Had not seen a book yet that looked at marketing research problems using the analytics language R, This is written by a Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI) fellow and colleague.  Plan to get a copy.R for Marketing Research


From insideHPC

Video: Tesla Model S Goes Driverless with Software Update

Video: Tesla Model S Goes Driverless with Software Update

In this video, Tesla does a field test of a software update that will bring powerful auto-steering functionality to its Model S fleet.

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