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Announcing the COMPSs 1.4 Programming Environment from BSC
From insideHPC

Announcing the COMPSs 1.4 Programming Environment from BSC

Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center released version 1.4 of the COMPSs programming environment. COMPSs includes new features that improves runtime performance...

Video: SGI Production Supercomputing
From insideHPC

Video: SGI Production Supercomputing

Mark Seamans from SGI presented this talk at the HPC User Forum in Tucson. "As the trusted leader in high performance computing, SGI helps companies find answers...

Dr Zoe Cournia to Receive 1st PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC
From insideHPC

Dr Zoe Cournia to Receive 1st PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

Today PRACE announced that Dr Zoe Cournia is the recipient of the 1st PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC. As a Computational Chemist, Investigator – Assistant Professor...

Vulnerabilities in Samsung's SmartThings
From Schneier on Security

Vulnerabilities in Samsung's SmartThings

Interesting research: Earlence Fernandes, Jaeyeon Jung, and Atul Prakash, "Security Analysis of Emerging Smart Home Applications": Abstract: Recently, several competing...

My Take on a Year with Amazon Echo
From The Eponymous Pickle

My Take on a Year with Amazon Echo

Is Amazon Alexa good at understanding your needs vocally?   Is it a good assistant?  For very narrrow but also useful domains, Yes.  For general understanding that...

Interesting Links 2 May 2016
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 2 May 2016

Back to school today after a week of vacation. I’m rested and ready for the final stretch of the school year. About seven weeks left. I spent a lot less time on...

Myth: "CS Researchers Don't Publish Code or Data"
From updated sporadically at best

Myth: "CS Researchers Don't Publish Code or Data"

A collaboration with Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Assistant Professor at Indiana University.There has been some buzz on social media about this "Extremely Angry" Twitter...

From Computational Complexity

Some more bits from the Gathering for Gardner

I posted about the Gathering for Gardner conference and about some of the talks I saw here. Today I continue with a few more talks. Playing Penney's game with...

Innovating and Building the Amazon Echo
From The Eponymous Pickle

Innovating and Building the Amazon Echo

Behind the building of the Amazon Echo, and a look at how Amazon builds big innovations.  Luck or creativity?  " ....  The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo...

Look at the SAP IOT Platform
From The Eponymous Pickle

Look at the SAP IOT Platform

In Medium:  " ... As an emerging backbone to Internet of Things (IoT) deployment, SAP’s IoT platform is the key for the future development and scalability of IoT...

From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time
From Phys.org Technology News

From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time

Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit...

Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers
From Phys.org Technology News

Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

An outdoor advertising company that owns thousands of billboards across the country, including in Times Square, and around the world, is using mobile phone data...

Report: User Experience and Usability in Complex Systems
From Putting People First

Report: User Experience and Usability in Complex Systems

User Experience and Usability in Complex Systems Final Report 1/2015 FIMECC (Finnish Metals and Engineering Competence Cluster) November 2015, 225 pages Five years...

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun
From Phys.org Technology News

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that...

GPU-Powered Systems Take Top Spot & Set Performance Records at ASC16
From insideHPC

GPU-Powered Systems Take Top Spot & Set Performance Records at ASC16

Over at the Nvidia Blog, George Millington writes that, the fourth consecutive year, the Nvidia Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform helped set new milestones in...

Building Efficient HPC Clouds with MVAPICH2 and OpenStack over SR-IOV Enabled InfiniBand Clusters
From insideHPC

Building Efficient HPC Clouds with MVAPICH2 and OpenStack over SR-IOV Enabled InfiniBand Clusters

"Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) technology has been steadily gaining momentum for high-performance interconnects such as InfiniBand. SR-IOV can deliver...

AI and Human Values
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI and Human Values

Just this week looked back again at the work by Cyc to understand human common sense.    But that is only part of the challenge.   We will need to address values...

Quantum Advances
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Advances

Some additional quantum computing advances.  Some worry that these methods will make encryption less secure.

Driving Innovation at the Hartree Centre with the OpenPOWER Architecture
From insideHPC

Driving Innovation at the Hartree Centre with the OpenPOWER Architecture

In this video from the OpenPOWER Summit, Dr. Mike Ashworth from the STFC Hartree Centre presents: Driving Innovation at the Hartree Centre with the OpenPOWER Architecture...

Internet of Things Needs Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

Internet of Things Needs Design

Well, yes, have been saying this for decades, even when the 'thing' was only an attached RFID strip. Classic architecture and standards argument.  Make it 'Open'...
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