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Announcing AWS Educate: a Free Resource for Cloud Learning
From insideHPC

Announcing AWS Educate: a Free Resource for Cloud Learning

With more and more enterprises moving to the cloud, there is a growing demand for developers, information technology professionals, and forward-thinking business...

Use Cases for an Internet of Many Things
From The Eponymous Pickle

Use Cases for an Internet of Many Things

Initial post in the Cisco Blog that looks at use cases for IOT.  An excellent start to address things like applications, security and standards.  What Cisco calls...

Linking Eye Tracking to VR Headsets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Linking Eye Tracking to VR Headsets

In CWorld: Makes sense to link the two.  It means that we can accurately understand how people's eyes move in given contexts.   Now virtually constructed.   It...

Black Swans and Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Black Swans and Big Data

In TeraData Mag:  Good piece that looks at the inevitability of these events, and how Data can still help. Leads to the suggestion that predictive analytics will...

Spy Dust
From Schneier on Security

Spy Dust

Used by the Soviet Union during the Cold War: A defecting agent revealed that powder containing both luminol and a substance called nitrophenyl pentadien (NPPD)...

Brainlike AI Circuits
From The Eponymous Pickle

Brainlike AI Circuits

In CWorld: My contention  is still that we do not know enough about the operation of the brain for this to be AI. Neural nets, which only roughly mimic the brain...

UPC and OpenSHMEM PGAS Models on GPU Clusters
From insideHPC

UPC and OpenSHMEM PGAS Models on GPU Clusters

"Learn about extensions that enable efficient use of Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) Models like OpenSHMEM and UPC on supercomputing clusters with NVIDIA...

The Hilltop Coke Ad
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Hilltop Coke Ad

I am a bit of an advertising and marketing history buff.  Met a few Mad Men era people while working at the world's largest marketer.  One told me that the series...

Skin Biophysics Surgical Simulator: A Computing Research in Action Showcase
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Skin Biophysics Surgical Simulator: A Computing Research in Action Showcase

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is releasing its fifth segment in the Computing Research in Action Series.  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are...

Google to Update its Cardboard VR
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google to Update its Cardboard VR

This experiment showed how very simple Virtual Reality (VR)  could be be delivered very cheaply and simply, even with a cardboard device.  The approach works, demonstrates...

What Eighth Graders Think About Women and Computer Science
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

What Eighth Graders Think About Women and Computer Science

On the last day of the 2015 edition of my week-long mini-course (Computer Science and Games: Just for Girls!), I held a discussion about women in computer science...

Digitally Connected Grocer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digitally Connected Grocer

In Progressive Grocer:  Fairly obvious points, now how do we respond?   " ... Defining the 'Connected' Consumer ....  Grocery industry being pushed into the future...

Advanced Clustering Builds 32 Teraflop “Buddy” Supercomputer
From insideHPC

Advanced Clustering Builds 32 Teraflop “Buddy” Supercomputer

Today Advanced Clustering Technologies announced that the University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC)...

Two More Steps Towards Quantum Computing
From insideHPC

Two More Steps Towards Quantum Computing

Quantum computing has taken a step closer with two recent announcements demonstrating methods for error correction in addition to a new scalable design for quantum...

L'Oreal 3D Printing Skin
From The Eponymous Pickle

L'Oreal 3D Printing Skin

In BBC Tech:French cosmetics firm L'Oreal is teaming up with bio-engineering start-up Organovo to 3D-print human skin. ... It said the printed skin would be used...

High Precision 3D Printers
From The Eponymous Pickle

High Precision 3D Printers

I have looked at several 3D printers now, mostly on the consumer end, and their precision was poor. Now new printer examples are emerging, with higher precision...

Apps Emerging to Get Car Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apps Emerging to Get Car Data

In Technology Review:   " ... Courting App Makers to Unlock Your Car’s Powerful Data Trove Startups like Automatic are trying to interest developers in gadgets...

More on Chris Roberts and Avionics Security
From Schneier on Security

More on Chris Roberts and Avionics Security

Last month ago I blogged aboutsecurity researcher Chris Roberts being detained by the FBI after tweeting about avionics security while on a United flight: But to...

HPC Appliance Computing Goes Virtual
From insideHPC

HPC Appliance Computing Goes Virtual

Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance goes fully into the cloud with an Amazon-hosted option that lets users get started with HPC in just minutes. The...

Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning

A technical look, by David Barber,  A free online version. Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning by David Barber is an ebook that is designed for final-year undergraduates...
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