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Ineffectiveness of Time Management Training
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ineffectiveness of Time Management Training

In the HBR:   " ... The problem’s not just that we’re getting distracted from work; it’s that we’re getting distracted from important work by other work. How many...

From Computational Complexity

The New Oracle Result! The new circuit result! which do you care about?

You have likely heard of the new result by Ben Roco, and Li-Yang on random oracles (see here for preprint) from either Lance or Scott or some other source: Lance's...

"Hinky" in Action
From Schneier on Security

"Hinky" in Action

In Beyond Fear I wrote about trained officials recognizing "hinky" and how it differs from profiling: Ressam had to clear customs before boarding the ferry. He...

NERSC to Install Cori Phase 1 Supercomputer this Summer
From insideHPC

NERSC to Install Cori Phase 1 Supercomputer this Summer

Today NERSC announced that their Cori Phase 1 system will be the first supercomputer installed in the new Computational Research and Theory Facility, which is now...

Introduction to the Lustre File System
From insideHPC

Introduction to the Lustre File System

Although there are a number of truly huge implementations of Lustre today, the community is still far from reaching the maximum configurations that the Lustre architecture...

RCE Podcast Looks at SaltStack Scalable System Configuration Manager
From insideHPC

RCE Podcast Looks at SaltStack Scalable System Configuration Manager

In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Mike Place about SaltStack, a fast and scalable systems and configuration management software for predictive...

Supercomputing Challenge Winners Examine Nanotech for Fighting Cancer
From insideHPC

Supercomputing Challenge Winners Examine Nanotech for Fighting Cancer

This week LANL announced that high school students Meghan Hill and Katelynn James took the top prize in the 25th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge. Their research...

TACC’s “Wrangler” Uses DSSD Technology for Data-Intensive Computing
From insideHPC

TACC’s “Wrangler” Uses DSSD Technology for Data-Intensive Computing

Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that the Wrangler data analysis and management supercomputing system is now in early operations for the open...

Radio Free HPC Field Report from LUG2014
From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Field Report from LUG2014

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner reports back from the LUG 2015 Lustre User Group Meeting. With something like 188 attendees this year, LUG reflects a user community...

More HoloLens Intro
From The Eponymous Pickle

More HoloLens Intro

More on Microsoft HoloLens.  Impressive examples shown.  You can sign up for alerts.  Currently examining business and personal applications.  When will this come...

Hacking Airplanes
From Schneier on Security

Hacking Airplanes

Imagine this: A terrorist hacks into a commercial airplane from the ground, takes over the controls from the pilots and flies the plane into the ground. It sounds...

R  Clustering and Data Visualization Example
From The Eponymous Pickle

R Clustering and Data Visualization Example

Nice technical piece on advanced use of clustering and data visualization.    Gives you an example of the kinds of choices being made by data scientists, and their...

Promoting Grocer Loyalty
From The Eponymous Pickle

Promoting Grocer Loyalty

In Progressive Grocer:  Some of the classic concerns of retailers. Note the mention of fuel incentives, a popular recent loyalty component.  " ... Five Ways Grocers...

A Research Agenda for Intelligent Systems Will Result in Fundamental New Capabilities for Understanding the Earth System
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

A Research Agenda for Intelligent Systems Will Result in Fundamental New Capabilities for Understanding the Earth System

The following blog post is contributed by Dr. Yolanda Gil from the Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California and Dr. Suzanne A Pierce from...

Benefits of RackCDU D2C for High Performance Computing
From insideHPC

Benefits of RackCDU D2C for High Performance Computing

From bio-engineering and climate studies to big data and high frequency trading, HPC is playing an even greater role in today’s society. Without the power of HPC...

Supercomputing Sudden Firestorms
From insideHPC

Supercomputing Sudden Firestorms

Over at NICS, Scott Gibson writes that researchers are using supercomputers to model the spread of wildfires. The post Supercomputing Sudden Firestorms appeared...

Hacker Detained by FBI after Tweeting about Airplane Software Vulnerabilities
From Schneier on Security

Hacker Detained by FBI after Tweeting about Airplane Software Vulnerabilities

This is troubling: Chris Roberts was detained by FBI agents on Wednesday as he was deplaning his United flight, which had just flown from Denver to Syracuse, New...

Bright Partners with CVIS for Benelux HPC
From insideHPC

Bright Partners with CVIS for Benelux HPC

Today Bright Computing announced a partnership with CVIS, a Dutch-based company that delivers innovative HPC solutions to organizations in the Benelux region. The...

Company Culture
From The Eponymous Pickle

Company Culture

A misleading term, the HBR article says.    Ill defined, I agree, but it does define how companies are different, and similar.    " ... The problem with the term...

The High Performance Data Analytics Market
From insideHPC

The High Performance Data Analytics Market

As data analytics becomes more mission critical, hardware and software need to evolve to handle both historical data (batch) and real time streaming data. ThisThe...
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The Life of a Computer Pioneer
The Life of a Computer Pioneer
04.13.2015

Obituary of F.L. Bauer, German informatics pioneer.

Budget Beowulf Clusters
Budget Beowulf Clusters
04.02.2015

At SIGCSE 2015, five CS educators brought and live-demo'd the low-cost Beowulf clusters they had built for teaching parallel and …

Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting
Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting
04.02.2015

An election in Australia is the latest instance of discovering a security flaw in an online voting system, while it …

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