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September 2016


From insideHPC

Funding Boosts Exascale Research at LANL

Funding Boosts Exascale Research at LANL

ECP1"Our collaborative role in these exascale applications projects stems from our laboratorys long-term strategy in co-design and our appreciation of the vital role of high-performance computing to address national security challenges…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Too Much Data? First Use Right Measures

Too Much Data?  First Use Right Measures

In era of hunger for bigger data, we can still get it wrong. Its more important to have the right metrics. Via Think with Google:

Weekly Thought-Starter
Too much data can make for muddled metrics. To drive business growth, focus…


From insideHPC

Radio Free Looks at Exascale Application Challenges in the Wake of XSEDE 2.0 Funding

Radio Free Looks at Exascale Application Challenges in the Wake of XSEDE 2.0 Funding

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the recent news that Intel has sold its controlling stake in McAfee and that NSF has funded the next generation of XSEDE.


The post Radio Free Looks at Exascale Application Challenges…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Preparing for More Computational Thinking

Preparing for More Computational Thinking

Never heard precisely of 'computational thinking' , but as an engineer have done it for years. Stephen Wolfram describes it in much detail using their systems. Our past has been computational still, but now many more people…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinking First Impressions

Thinking First Impressions

How to Make a Great First Impression by Rebecca Knight In the HBR

The saying You only have one chance to make a first impression holds true in many situations, from job interviews to sales calls. How can you make sure that you…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Road Map for Digital Sales Organizations

Road Map for Digital Sales Organizations

In McKinsey:
To realize the full value potential of digital, successful sales organizations reorganize top to bottom, front end to back end. Heres their road mapfor digital sales.


From Phys.org Technology News

New drone technology will uncover secrets of Amazonian tribes

New drone technology will uncover secrets of Amazonian tribes

Experts hope to uncover the hidden secrets of ancient Amazon tribes and their effect on modern vegetation using revolutionary new drone technology.


From Schneier on Security

Malware Infects Network Hard Drives

Malware Infects Network Hard Drives

The malware "Mal/Miner-C" infects Internet-exposed Seagate Central Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, and from there takes over connected computers to mine for cryptocurrency. About 77% of all drives have been infected.…


From Computer Science Teacher Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 12 September 2016

Interesting Links 12 September 2016

Is everyone back at school now? After a couple of short weeks school happens all five weekdays this week. I think Im ready for a full week. Getting back into the full swing of things takes me a while. Looking around school I …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cognitive Operational Systems, LLC

Cognitive Operational Systems, LLC

Brought to my attention for retail inventory applications.

" ... Cognitive Operational Systems, LLC (COSY) is a spinout of UPenn's GRASP Laboratory. The company focuses on leveraging University research for enabling industry

COSY…


From insideHPC

European SAVE Project Streamlines Data Intensive Computing

European SAVE Project Streamlines Data Intensive Computing

save2A consortium of European researchers and technology companies recently completed the EU-funded SAVE project, aimed at simplifying the execution data-intensive applications on complex hardware architectures. Funded by the European…


From insideHPC

EU HPC Strategy and the European Cloud Initiative

EU HPC Strategy and the European Cloud Initiative

Leornado Flores Aover, Senior Expert, DG Connect, European CommissionLeonardo Flores from the European Commission presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. "The Cloud Initiative will make it easier for researchers, businesses and public services to fully exploit the benefits of Big Data by making…


From The Eponymous Pickle

How Will Cognitive Tech Affect Your Organization?

How Will Cognitive Tech Affect Your Organization?

How Will Cognitive Technologies Affect Your Organization?
Big Idea: Data & AnalyticsBlog
Sam Ransbotham MIT Sloan

Our once-subservient machines are encroaching on tasks that have been firmly in the human domain.
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From The Eponymous Pickle

Algorithms Failing in Context

Algorithms Failing in Context

I have seen many articles lately saying our world is driven by algorithms. Algorithms have been my stock and trade, each constructed and employed for a particular purpose. To perform a task, and do it better, faster and cheaper…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Technology and Skills

Technology and Skills

In Medium: A look at how technology is influencing our skills. Technology has always moved skills to new places. Retraining takes time and experience. So there will always be be gaps for individuals to exploit.


From Phys.org Technology News

Emirates bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its planes

Emirates bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its planes

Civil aviation authorities in the Emirates have banned the use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 on all its national carriers because of the risk of batteries exploding in the "phablet" smartphone.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Layoffs Hurt Companies

Layoffs Hurt Companies

The cost of layoffs to companies. In Knowledge@Wharton:

' ... Contrary to popular belief, theres not much evidence that layoffs are a cure for weak profits, or, to use the current euphemism, that they reposition a firm for growth…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Complex Event Processing

Complex Event Processing

I was reminded of complex event processing (CEP). The WP has a good overview with resources:

" ... Event processing is a method of tracking and analyzing (processing) streams of information (data) about things that happen (events)…


From The Noisy Channel

No objection from me there.

No objection from me there.


From updated sporadically at best

A Small Reading List for New PhD Students

A Small Reading List for New PhD Students

It's my first semester being on the other side! Giving advice is so fun because it validates all of my life choices! I put together a list of reading for my own students and thought others might find it useful too.
You and Your…


From The Noisy Channel

Agreed. Perhaps my biggest take-away from this experience is to have a much stronger reaction to

Agreed. Perhaps my biggest take-away from this experience is to have a much stronger reaction to

any behavior that gives me a bad feeling and especially to make sure all such reactions are cumulative.


From insideHPC

Video: Japans Post K Computer

Video: Japans Post K Computer

Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa, Project Leader 
Development of Post K supercomputerYutaka Ishikawa from Riken AICS presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. "Slated for delivery sometime around 2022, the ARM-based Post-K Computer has a performance target of being 100 times faster than the original K computer…


From insideHPC

Lustre Training Day Coming to SC16 in Salt Lake City

Lustre Training Day Coming to SC16 in Salt Lake City

lustreComing to SC16? Intel is hosting a one-day Lustre training session on Friday November 18th, 2016 at the Sheraton in Salt Lake City. "You can expect the top Lustre experts to spend the day with on the training topics that you …


From Computational Complexity

Noam Nisan wins the Knuth Prize

Noam Nisan will receive the 2016 Donald E. Knuth Prize, the highest honor in theoretical computer science,for his work in computational complexity and algorithmic game theory. He'll receive the award at the upcoming FOCS.…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Does Open Source Deep Learning

Amazon Does Open Source Deep Learning

Good to see competition at play.

Amazon goes open source with machine-learning tech, competing with Googles TensorFlow
By James Risley

Amazon is making a bigger leap into open-source technology with the unveiling of its machine…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Detecting Review and Follower Fraud

Detecting Review and Follower Fraud

From CMU. Tested against some very large set of Twitter data. Uses a form of Graph Analytics. Python code is available as Open Source. Uses a form of Faloutsos' NetProbe (technical paper) for the analysis.

New algorithm…


From Phys.org Technology News

US Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer

US Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer

The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station.


From The Eponymous Pickle

What is R?

What is R?

Nicely done, non-technical. Check out some examples too.

What is R? R Explained in less than Two Minutes, to Absolutely Anyone
by Bernard Marr

If you're looking at ways you can harness the power of Big Data analytics in your business…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Intelligent Agents with Episodic Memories

Intelligent Agents with Episodic Memories

Enhancing Intelligent Agents with Episodic Memories - Dan Tecuci, IBM Watson NLP Engineer IBM Watson Health, gave a great presentation yesterday on Enhancing Intelligent Agents with Episodic Memories. as part of the Cognitive…


From The Noisy Channel

Fixed.

Fixed.

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