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July 2016


From Phys.org Technology News

Facebook films Muncie Animal Shelter's 'Pokemon Go' walks

Facebook films Muncie Animal Shelter's 'Pokemon Go' walks

The director of an Indiana animal shelter says Facebook has hired a production company to shoot video about its effort to encourage "Pokemon Go" players to walk an adoptable dog.


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Computing Research Symposium- Learning Health Systems and Successful Aging

CCC Computing Research Symposium- Learning Health Systems and Successful Aging

The following is a guest blog by Beth Mynatt, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair, Professor and Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.  Computing technology creates the core capabilities in many


From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

How to Be a Leader, Shopify Style

How to Be a Leader, Shopify Style

Self-actualization, that thing at the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: “what a person's full potential is and the realization of that potential.” Shopify cares deeply about growth, and aims to be a company where its people


From insideHPC

Spectra BlackPearl Offers Direct Archive to AWS

Spectra BlackPearl Offers Direct Archive to AWS

Private cloud storage enabled by BlackPearl provides the best option for balancing performance and cost; however, some customer workflows benefit greatly from incorporating a public cloud storage infrastructure,” said Matt Starr


From insideHPC

Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor—Highly Parallel Computing Engine for HPC

Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor—Highly Parallel Computing Engine for HPC

For decades, Intel has been enabling insight and discovery through its technologies and contributions to parallel computing and High Performance Computing (HPC). Central to the company’s most recent work in HPC is a new design


From insideHPC

Interview: Peter Bauer from ECMWF at PASC16

Interview: Peter Bauer from ECMWF at PASC16

In this video from PASC16, Peter Bauer from ECMWF shares his perspectives on the conference and his work with high performance computing for weather forecasting. "ECMWF specializes in global numerical weather prediction for the


From insideHPC

SC16 Exhibits Already Breaking Records

SC16 Exhibits Already Breaking Records

While SC16 isn't until November, the conference is already gaining momentum. There is already a record 188 organizations signed up to exhibit on the industry floor.

The post SC16 Exhibits Already Breaking Records appeared first


From insideHPC

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Program at Argonne

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Program at Argonne

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is now accepting proposals for its Aurora Early Science Program (ESP) through September 2, 2016. The program will award computing time to 10 science teams to pursue innovative


From The Eponymous Pickle

Nest Camera with AI

Nest Camera with AI

In CWorld:  Nest camera detects people in its images.  Continue to see more examples of the use of AI pattern matching methods in consumer systems, like face recognition for system access.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics

Brought to my attention for examination and review.   Microsoft Dynamics is an  amalgam of Microsoft's CRM and ERP offerings.  How will this ultimately be integrated to systems like Linkedin after acquisition? As a skill andVia


From BLOG@CACM

Meeting the Need for CSP at Georgia Tech

Meeting the Need for CSP at Georgia Tech

In November, I encouraged CS departments to create AP CS equivalent classes. I tried to make one at my institution, but realized that we were already there.


From Schneier on Security

Stealing Money from ISPs Through Premium Rate Calls

Stealing Money from ISPs Through Premium Rate Calls

I think the best hacks are the ones that are obvious once they're explained, but no one has thought of them before. Here's an example: Instagram ($2000), Google ($0) and Microsoft ($500) were vulnerable to direct money theft


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Useful Intelligence Augmentation

On Useful Intelligence Augmentation

A talk with Pattie Maes about Intelligence augmentation, a favorite topic,  We had been members of the Media lab years ago, and had been intrigued by her practical consumer applications of AI.   She continues to address useful


From The Eponymous Pickle

Another in Aisle Scanning Test

Another in Aisle Scanning Test

RetailWire contains a good piece on in aisle checkout, covering many of the impediments to its implementation. A long time retail tech subject here.   Tested it in many contexts:  by Tom Ryan:A new Sam’s Club opening on JulyThe


From insideHPC

Best In Class HPC Cloud Solutions

Best In Class HPC Cloud Solutions

Cloud computing is growing and replacing many data centers for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. However, the movement towards using a cloud infrastructure is not without challenges. This whitepaper discusses many


From Phys.org Technology News

New training videos leverage ESnet's expertise to improve network performance around the world

New training videos leverage ESnet's expertise to improve network performance around the world

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve


From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Looks at What Chip Architectures Need to Succeed

Radio Free HPC Looks at What Chip Architectures Need to Succeed

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team welcomes Shahin Khan from OrionX to a discussion on chip architectures for HPC. "More and more new alternative architectures were in evidence at ISC in Germany this year, but what does


From BLOG@CACM

Does Nature Use Data?

Does Nature Use Data?

Does nature use databases? Does nature use data structures?

 


From insideHPC

With China Kicking the FLOP Out of Us, the Gold Medal Prize is Future Prosperity

With China Kicking the FLOP Out of Us, the Gold Medal Prize is Future Prosperity

"Achieving the No. 1 ranking is significant for China’s economic and energy security, not to mention national security. With 125 petaFLOP/s (peak), China’s supercomputer is firmly on the path toward applying incredible modeling


From insideHPC

SC16 Best Paper Finalist Looks at Mont-Blanc Project

SC16 Best Paper Finalist Looks at Mont-Blanc Project

Now that ARM has been acquired, the big question is how much the Softbank investment firm will invest in bolstering their chips for HPC. Meanwhile, ARM continues to gain traction as evidenced by today's announcement that a paper


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advanced Wireless Research Initiative

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advanced Wireless Research Initiative

National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director for the Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) James Kurose has issued the following letter to the community to announce NSF’s  and CISE ‘s role


From insideHPC

Softbank to Acquire ARM

Softbank to Acquire ARM

The UK semiconductor company, ARM, may soon be acquired by Japan’s Softbank for £24.3 billion. The Cambridge-based firm is best known for designing microchips used in most smartphones, including Apple's and Samsung's. However


From insideHPC

One Stop Systems Merges with Magma

One Stop Systems Merges with Magma

Today One Stop Systems (OSS) announced that it has completed a merger with Magma, with OSS as the surviving entity. Both companies are market leaders in PCIe expansion technology used to create high-end compute accelerators and


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Augmented reality becomes mainstream

Augmented reality becomes mainstream

My go-to reference lately about the near future has been the 2006 novel Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. The novel is set in 2025 and the author depicts a world where augmented reality is ubiquitous. Kids still go to school, but


From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytics and Performance Management

Analytics and Performance Management

Good piece by John O'Rourke  because it addresses how analytics can be directly connected to business process.  Part of every business  process is to understand how and why things are operating now, and are likely to operate


From The Eponymous Pickle

More Virtual Humanity

More Virtual Humanity

In CNet: Justine Cassell has taken her virtual assistant Sara on a road trip.They're in Tianjin, China, where Carnegie Mellon University's associate dean of technology strategy and impact traveled to offer a glimpse of tomorrow


From Computational Complexity

Solution to the Alice-Bob-Box problem.

In my last blog I solved one problem and asked another (when will it end!).  Damien Roberts provided an answer in the comments to the last blog, so kudos to Damien! I summarize the question asked and answer it (same answer as


From Schneier on Security

Futuristic Cyberattack Scenario

Futuristic Cyberattack Scenario

This is a piece of near-future fiction about a cyberattack on New York, including hacking of cars, the water system, hospitals, elevators, and the power grid. Although it is definitely a movie-plot attack, all the individual


From Putting People First

Ethnographic research to improve the City of New York’s digital services

Ethnographic research to improve the City of New York’s digital services

A team including the Public Policy Lab (a New York City non-profit) worked with New York City’s Chief Digital Officer and her staff to use ethnographic research to develop the New York City Digital Playbook (available in 14 languages


From Putting People First

Design research at the New York Times

Design research at the New York Times

The pressure to anticipate an audience’s needs and desires is intense—no longer only of concern to business sides of media organizations but a part of the editorial mission, writes Heather Chaplin in the Columbia Journalism Review

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