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Goals for Thermostats in the Smart Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

Goals for Thermostats in the Smart Home

In the midst of putting together a 'practical smart home'.  We experimented with this idea at the innovation centers from 2000 on,  and I demonstrated the ideaIn...

New CFD and Geometry Interfaces in Pointwise Meshing Software
From insideHPC

New CFD and Geometry Interfaces in Pointwise Meshing Software

Today Pointwise announced the latest release of its meshing software featuring updated native interfaces to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and geometry codes...

Tom Davenport: Beyond Automation ...  CSIG Talk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tom Davenport: Beyond Automation ... CSIG Talk

" ... Cognitive Systems Institute Group Speaker Series call this week, on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:30 am ET (7:30 am PT).  Our presenter on Thursday will...

A Look at Less well Known Visual Tools
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Look at Less well Known Visual Tools

Visualization is a key way to understand your data.   I believe it is the key first step to any analytics problem.  Here a look at a number of tools, many of which...

SURFsara in the Netherlands Upgrades Bull Supercomputer to 1.8 Petaflops
From insideHPC

SURFsara in the Netherlands Upgrades Bull Supercomputer to 1.8 Petaflops

Today SURFsara in the Netherlands announced it will expand the capacity of their Cartesius national supercomputer in the second half of 2016. With an upgrade to...

Showing Computers a Better Way to Learn
From The Eponymous Pickle

Showing Computers a Better Way to Learn

Interesting view.    Still think there is a big gap understanding the hardware, software and algorithms used by the brain.  Yet this is a good first step, accurately...

HPE to Deliver SGI UV Technology for Mission Critical Solutions
From insideHPC

HPE to Deliver SGI UV Technology for Mission Critical Solutions

Today, SGI and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced an agreement in which HPE will OEM the SGI UV technology as the foundation for an 8-socket system – the HPEHPE...

Power of How to Videos
From The Eponymous Pickle

Power of How to Videos

Google on how to videos, pitching YouTube, with as always,  interesting stats.  I remember the family using a 'how to tie a necktie' in the early days of the Web...

Large-Scale FBI Hacking
From Schneier on Security

Large-Scale FBI Hacking

As part of a child pornography investigation, the FBI hacked into over 1,300 computers. But after Playpen was seized, it wasn't immediately closed down, unlike...

From Computational Complexity

The Moral Hazard of Avoiding Complexity Assumptions

Moshe Vardi's CACM editor letter The Moral Hazard of Complexity-Theoretic Assumptions practically begs a response from this blog. I also encourage you to read the...

L'Oreal and Programmatic Digital Advertising
From The Eponymous Pickle

L'Oreal and Programmatic Digital Advertising

We did early work in this area.  By analytically matching advertising to predicted outcomes based on costs.   Essentially a big data optimization problem.   This...

Data and Goliath Published in Paperback
From Schneier on Security

Data and Goliath Published in Paperback

Today, Data and Goliath is being published in paperback. Everyone tells me that the paperback version sells better than the hardcover, even though it's a year later...

Students: Apply for International Summer School on HPC Challenges by Feb. 15
From insideHPC

Students: Apply for International Summer School on HPC Challenges by Feb. 15

The deadline is just one week away for Students to apply for the International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences. "Graduate students and...

Call for Contributions: Hot Chips 2016
From insideHPC

Call for Contributions: Hot Chips 2016

hotchipsThe Hot Chips 2016 conference has issues its Call for Proposals. The event takes place August 21-23 in Cupertino, California. "Presentations at HOT CHIPS...

National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,275 and the number of foreign...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

New NAE Members

More computer scientists are elected to the academy Dan Mote, the President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), just announced this year’s class of members...

Watson for President Foundation Explores AI as Commander-in-Chief
From insideHPC

Watson for President Foundation Explores AI as Commander-in-Chief

If the current set of Presidential candidates has you down, the Watson for President Foundation may just have an answer for you. As an independent organizationWatson...

Imagining the future trumps intelligence…
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Imagining the future trumps intelligence…

Whenever I meet young people, I alway stress how their future will be very different from the present. To anyone who lived through the first Great War (1914-1918)...

Deepmind Navigates a 3D Maze
From The Eponymous Pickle

Deepmind Navigates a 3D Maze

In CACM:    Pointing to an article in New Scientist:  " ... Google DeepMind just entered the 90s. Fresh off their success in playing the ancient game of Go, DeepMind’s...

Algorithms and Amazon Workers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Algorithms and Amazon Workers

In the BBC:  Am particularly interested in how algorithms and workers interact.     There has always been an interpretation of the results provided by computing...
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