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March 2017


From insideHPC

Altair Releases HyperWorks 2017 Comprehensive Simulation Platform

Altair Releases HyperWorks 2017 Comprehensive Simulation Platform

Altair just released HyperWorks 2017, the "most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative…


From Schneier on Security

Ransomware for Sale

Ransomware for Sale

Brian Krebs posts a video advertisement for Philadelphia, a ransomware package that you can purchase....


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Stable Priority Queues?

Stable Priority Queues?

A priority queue is a data structure that holds a set of elements and can return quickly the smallest (or alternatively the largest) element. It is usually implemented using a binary heap. So you “add” elements to the priority…


From insideHPC

Women in IT: Apply for WINS Program at SC17

Women in IT: Apply for WINS Program at SC17

Applications are now being accepted for the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program at SC17. The conference takes place Nov. 12-17 in Denver. "The WINS program seeks qualified female U.S. candidates in their early to mid-career…


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Quantum Computer Sees Trees

A Quantum Computer Sees Trees

In Science via CACM:   Quantum Computer Learns to See Trees:

" ... St. Mary's College researchers trained a quantum computer to recognize trees, a breakthrough they say could help scientists use other quantum systems for complicated…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa and Cortana in the Office

Alexa and Cortana in the Office

In the WSJ.   How elements of Alexa and Cortana may be heading towards the office.   Thinking about this now in terms of how it connects business process and deeper computing technologies, like AI and analytics.  Article may

Alexa…


From insideHPC

GTC to Feature 90 Sessions on HPC and Supercomputing

GTC to Feature 90 Sessions on HPC and Supercomputing

Accelerated computing continues to gain momentum. This year the GPU Technology Conference will feature 90 sessions on HPC and Supercomputing. "Sessions will focus on how computational and data science are used to solve traditional…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Merging Brains and Machines

Merging Brains and Machines

An odd debate.  But regardless we will have to collaborate.   We have been doing this for some time, but the the details of how this is done is getting more important. ....

Merging our brains with machines won’t stop the rise
February…


From Schneier on Security

The CIA's "Development Tradecraft DOs and DON'Ts"

The CIA's "Development Tradecraft DOs and DON'Ts"

Useful best practices for malware writers, courtesy of the CIA. Seems like a lot of good advice. General: DO obfuscate or encrypt all strings and configuration data that directly relate to tool functionality. Consideration should…


From insideHPC

RIKEN AIP-Fujitsu Collaboration Center to Focus on Next-Gen AI

RIKEN AIP-Fujitsu Collaboration Center to Focus on Next-Gen AI

Today Fujitsu announced plans to establish a coordination center within the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP). Scheduled to open April 1, the RIKEN AIP-Fujitsu Collaboration Center will combine RIKEN AIP’s …


From insideHPC

Call for Abstracts: FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference

Call for Abstracts: FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference

The 2017 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference has issued its Call for Abstracts. The event takes place Sept. 20-21 in Santa Fe, NM. "The call for abstracts for is now open. Share your experiences, present your success stories and…


From Computational Complexity

Other fields of math don't prove barrier results- why do we?

Before FLT was solved did some people prove theorems like:



FLT cannot be proven using techniques BLAH. This is important since all current proofs use BLAH.



I do not believe so.



Replace FLT with Goldbach's conjectures or others…


From insideHPC

Future Technologies on the Rise for HPC

Future Technologies on the Rise for HPC

"2017 will see the introduction of many technologies that will help shape the future of HPC systems. Production-scale ARM supercomputers, advancements in memory and storage technology such as DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME)…


From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Looks at Azure’s Move to GPUs and OCP for Deep Learning

Radio Free HPC Looks at Azure’s Move to GPUs and OCP for Deep Learning

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a set of IT and Science stories. Microsoft Azure is making a big move to GPUs and the OCP Platform as part of their Project Olympus. Meanwhile, Huawei is gaining market share …


From The Noisy Channel

Query Expansion

Query Expansion

A key application of query rewriting is increasing recall — that is, matching a larger set of relevant results. In extreme cases…


From BLOG@CACM

Just Press Reboot

Just Press Reboot

Why does the press continue to talk about "computer problems"?


From Schneier on Security

FBI's Exploit Against Tor

FBI's Exploit Against Tor

The Department of Justice is dropping all charges in a child-porn case rather than release the details of a hack against Tor....


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

March Madness and Programming Projects

March Madness and Programming Projects

Yesterday was selection Sunday and the NCAA announced the teams entering the 2017 basketball championships. So of course I thought about programming projects. I mean there is data and something a lot of my students are interested…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Zipf's Law

Zipf's Law

A favorite topic of interest: Zipf's Law.  by Vincent Granville.  Great topic for kids with an interest in numbers and patterns in data,


From The Eponymous Pickle

Sports Decision Making

Sports Decision Making

Have seen lots of examples addressing patterns of athletic data, but not specifically decision making.  Makes this interesting.  Deep learning Techniques and athletic decision making.  Via the CACM.


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Conferences for K-12 Computer Science Educators

Conferences for K-12 Computer Science Educators

If you are a K-12 teacher looking for conferences about using technology in education there are many conferences one can go to. If you are a post secondary school computer science educator there are a good number of conferences…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Healthcare and IOT

Healthcare and IOT

From IOTCentral:  a set of useful articles for healthcare applications regarding the internet of things.


From The Eponymous Pickle

G Suite Aims at Enterprise Business Chat

G Suite Aims at Enterprise Business Chat

More bots and enterprise oriented chat delivery.

G Suite Wants To Be Your Business Meeting Chat System


" ... Support for Chat Bots, Gmail Add-Ons  in CIO-Today: 

Meanwhile, the new Hangouts Chat app was created to "reflect the way…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Bots as the Next User Interface

Bots as the Next User Interface

Good thoughts on thinking of coneversation as iterface.   Is a challenge to do it well.   In Adage:

SXSW: 4 Best Practices to Make Bots the Next Big User Interface
By Nat Ives

People spend more and more time on their smartphones…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Data Studio is Now Free

Google Data Studio is Now Free

Have not examined this directly, but worth a look.

Making Google Data Studio Free for Everyone
February 2, 2017

Today, Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful is even more…


From insideHPC

Podcast: Using GPUs and AI to Fight Cybercrime

Podcast: Using GPUs and AI to Fight Cybercrime

"Cybersecurity is a cat-and-mouse game where the mouse always has long had the upper hand because it’s so easy for new malware to go undetected. Dr. Eli David, an expert in computational intelligence and CTO of Deep Instinct,…


From insideHPC

Video: Overview of Scientific Workflows

Video: Overview of Scientific Workflows

Scott Callaghan from the Southern California Earthquake Center presented this talk as part of the Blue Waters Webinar Series. "I will present an overview of scientific workflows. I'll discuss what the community means by "workflows"…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – March 2017

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – March 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public about public policy issues, as drawn from the deep technical expertise…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Examining Facebook Messenger Bots

Examining Facebook Messenger Bots

Had a number of times mentioned our experiments with chatbots here.  Illuminating approaches, but too early.  In a recent conversation I was told I really needed to look at the offering through Facebook Messenger.     Although…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Overview of Data Governance

Overview of Data Governance

I'With a long time involvement in the big enterprise ... this was always being tested.  Later much more metadata considerations were considered.  Good overview here via O'Reilly..

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