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Confusing Security Risks with Moral Judgments
From Schneier on Security

Confusing Security Risks with Moral Judgments

Interesting research that shows we exaggerate the risks of something when we find it morally objectionable. From an article about and interview with the researchers...

Report: Using HPC for Public Policy Analysis & Water Resource Management
From insideHPC

Report: Using HPC for Public Policy Analysis & Water Resource Management

Researchers from the RAND Corporation and LLNL have joined forces to combine HPC with innovative public policy analysis to improve planning for particularly complex...

Phytium from China Unveils 64-core ARM HPC Processor
From insideHPC

Phytium from China Unveils 64-core ARM HPC Processor

This week at the Hot Chips conference, Phytium Technology from China unveiled a 64-core CPU and a related prototype computer server. "Phytium says the new CPU chip...

Data Hackathons: Lessons Learned & Best Practices Workshop
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Data Hackathons: Lessons Learned & Best Practices Workshop

From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado for the first ever...

Nor-Tech to Offer Clusters with Intel HPC Orchestrator
From insideHPC

Nor-Tech to Offer Clusters with Intel HPC Orchestrator

Today Nor-Tech announced the imminent rollout of clusters integrated with the Intel HPC Orchestrator. HPC Orchestrator is a licensed, value-add version of OpenHPC...

Machine Learning and the Intel Xeon Phi Processor
From insideHPC

Machine Learning and the Intel Xeon Phi Processor

"The Intel Xeon Phi processor, together with tuned libraries, can accelerate the gains the ML applications promise. The second generation Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor...

From Computational Complexity

1956 Was a Fine Vintage

Bill sends me an email last week with the subject "Our field is getting old!" and talks about upcoming 60th birthday/retirement conferences he's invited to, all...

Language Modeling a Billion Words
From The Eponymous Pickle

Language Modeling a Billion Words

This is a technical, but interesting, tutorial on how to use noise-contrastive estimation (NCE) to train a multi-GPU recurrent neural network language model on...

Not all Data Created Equal
From The Eponymous Pickle

Not all Data Created Equal

Interesting piece that gets to my mantra of data assets.  And combining data for additional and profitable leverage. Requires free registration.Some of the most...

Macy's and Mall Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Macy's and Mall Intelligence

n CustomerThink.   Previously mentioned. " ... If you follow retail trends, you know that department stores are in trouble.As shoppers have headed online and to...

Internet IoT everywhere
From The Eponymous Pickle

Internet IoT everywhere

In ReadWrite:  Good review, nontechnical and even addressing part of the CPG space:" ... The Internet of Things is taking over the world. Well, maybe not in a literal...

One Click Product Placement
From The Eponymous Pickle

One Click Product Placement

When I first read this I was confused.  What does this mean?  We had studied product placement approaches since Soap Boxes in the silent era. And the general idea...

Spack Tool Eases Transition to Next-Gen Scientific Simulations
From insideHPC

Spack Tool Eases Transition to Next-Gen Scientific Simulations

"Spack is like an app store for HPC,” says Todd Gamblin, its creator and lead developer. “It’s a bit more complicated than that, but it simplifies life for users...

New Human Centred Design toolkit launched for African context
From Putting People First

New Human Centred Design toolkit launched for African context

Future by Design, a Human Centred Design (HCD) and customer-centricity consultancy focused on the African continent, has produced an HCD Toolkit (download link)...

[Book] The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography
From Putting People First

[Book] The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography

The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway, Genevieve Bell Routledge, December 2016 536 pages With the...

Video: Exploring I/O Challenges at Exascale
From insideHPC

Video: Exploring I/O Challenges at Exascale

"Clear trends in the past and current petascale systems (i.e., Jaguar and Titan) and the new generation of systems that will transition us toward exascale (i.e....

Finalists Announced for Gordon Bell Prize in HPC
From insideHPC

Finalists Announced for Gordon Bell Prize in HPC

"High performance computing continues to underwrite the progress of research using computational methods for the analysis and modeling of complex phenomena,” said...

Mellanox Open New Singapore Headquarters to Strengthen HPC in Asia
From insideHPC

Mellanox Open New Singapore Headquarters to Strengthen HPC in Asia

Today Mellanox announced the opening of its new APAC headquarters and solutions centre in Singapore. The Company’s new APAC headquarters will feature a technology...

Interesting Internet-Based Investigative Techniques
From Schneier on Security

Interesting Internet-Based Investigative Techniques

In this article, detailing the Australian and then worldwide investigation of a particularly heinous child-abuse ring, there are a lot of details of the pedophile...

The Evolution of HPC
From insideHPC

The Evolution of HPC

When the history of HPC is viewed in terms of technological approaches, three epochs emerge. The most recent epoch, that of co-design systems, is new and somewhat...
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