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Allinea Software Powers Heart Simulation Framework
From insideHPC

Allinea Software Powers Heart Simulation Framework

The Allinea Forge parallel code development suite is helping to speed up exciting computational cardiology research at the Medical University of Graz. "Utilizing...

IBM Does Commercial Bockchains
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Does Commercial Bockchains

Broad group of uses for the enterprise.IBM Goes Live With First Commercial BlockchainsMichael del Castillo (@DelRayMan) |Tech giant IBM is set to unveil what it's...

Datasets For Use in Teaching Computer Science
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Datasets For Use in Teaching Computer Science

I found this thanks to the APCS A mailing list.  CORGIS Datasets Project The Collection of Really Great, Interesting, Situated Datasets “The CORGIS Datasets...

WikiLeaks Not Disclosing CIA-Hoarded Vulnerabilities to Companies
From Schneier on Security

WikiLeaks Not Disclosing CIA-Hoarded Vulnerabilities to Companies

WikiLeaks has started publishing a large collection of classified CIA documents, including information on several -- possibly many -- unpublished (i.e., zero-day)...

More on Samsung Bixby Assistants
From The Eponymous Pickle

More on Samsung Bixby Assistants

With backstory, and an indication of Samsung's considerable investment into AI.   Plus integration into more devices.  Seems a competitive position as advisoryGalaxy...

Stickers vs SnapChat
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stickers vs SnapChat

Can Apple’s new iMessage ad convince you that stickers are as cool as Snapchat?   There is a heavy history of the use of stickers, especially in Japan.   Difficult...

Does software performance still matter?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Does software performance still matter?

This morning, a reader asked me about the real-world relevance of software performance: I’m quite interested in your work on improving algorithm performance using...

Friedman Comments on Yardley
From Schneier on Security

Friedman Comments on Yardley

This is William Friedman's highly annotated copy of Herbert Yardley's book, The American Black Chamber....

Apple and Augmented Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apple and Augmented Reality

In CW: Some thoughts and speculations about how Apple might implement augmented reality.   Outside the obvious game spaces.  Apparently in evidence by their recent...

WHISPER: A New Persistent Memory Benchmark Suite
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

WHISPER: A New Persistent Memory Benchmark Suite

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While he is coauthor of the paper discussed...

Intel’s Diane Bryant on How AI Will Change Lives
From insideHPC

Intel’s Diane Bryant on How AI Will Change Lives

"Artificial Intelligence will deliver the next wave of societal transformation on parallel with the industrial, technical and internet revolutions that preceded...

Samsung Unveils Bixby as Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Samsung Unveils Bixby as Assistant

Another new virtual advisor emerges, competing it seems for now just for the S8 phone and competing with Siri.  and Google Assistant.  Can we also expect this on...

Mellanox Doubles Silicon Photonics Ethernet Transceiver Speeds to 200Gb/s
From insideHPC

Mellanox Doubles Silicon Photonics Ethernet Transceiver Speeds to 200Gb/s

Today Mellanox introduced a new line of 200Gb/s silicon photonics and VCSEL-based transceivers in the same QSFP28 package as today’s 100Gb/s products. These new...

PRACE 2 Adds Piz Daint Supercomputer
From insideHPC

PRACE 2 Adds Piz Daint Supercomputer

Earlier this month, the European PRACE initiative went into Phase 2, with Switzerland becoming a new Hosting Member. As a Hosting Member, Switzerland is now making...

Apply Now for the PEARC17 Student Program
From insideHPC

Apply Now for the PEARC17 Student Program

PEARC17 provides students with a range of opportunities in the Technical Program and in targeted student activities. For all student attendees, PEARC17 will include...

Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Report Calling for Aggressive Action to Compete with China in Supercomputing
From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Report Calling for Aggressive Action to Compete with China in Supercomputing

In this podcast, Radio Free HPC looks at a recent report that the USA needs to take aggresive action to keep up with China in High Performance Computing. Produced...

Alexa Delivers Medical Advice via WebMD
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa Delivers Medical Advice via WebMD

An example where an advisory system is essentially just replacing a long existing web service.  With the convenience of voice interaction. With no additional conversational...

Security Vulnerabilities in Mobile MAC Randomization
From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerabilities in Mobile MAC Randomization

Interesting research: "A Study of MAC Address Randomization in Mobile Devices When it Fails": Abstract: Media Access Control (MAC) address randomization is a privacy...

Interpreting Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Interpreting Machine Learning

By their nature the results from deep learning and neural methods can be non transparent. Via O'Reilly.Ideas on interpreting machine learningMix-and-match approaches...

From Computational Complexity

If you want to help your bad students DO NOT give an easy exam

1) When I was a grad student TAing Formal Lang Theory we had a final ready to give out but noticed that one problem was too hard. So we changed it. But we made...
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