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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...

Google Tango Location is Testing at Lowes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Tango Location is Testing at Lowes

Been a long time tester of retail location intelligence solutions.  Now news that Lowes is starting to test Google Tango location intelligence using augmented reality...

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…
From The Noisy Channel

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s experience. Indeed, I wrote a post about “The Hook-Up Economy” (https...

Will we be Dinosaurs in Three Years?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Will we be Dinosaurs in Three Years?

Reminds me of things said at the end of the last AI up tick ... Wildly exaggerated.   Most of us will use it rather than develop it. Mark Cuban via  Via O'Reilly...

Intel Rolls Out First Optane SSD with 3D XPoint Technology
From insideHPC

Intel Rolls Out First Optane SSD with 3D XPoint Technology

"Delivering an industry-leading combination of low latency, ultra endurance, high QoS, and high throughput, the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series is the most responsive...

Video Preview of the SC17 Student Cluster Competition
From insideHPC

Video Preview of the SC17 Student Cluster Competition

"SC17 is excited to hold another nail-biting Student Cluster Competition, or SCC, now in its eleventh year, as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a...

Gadget Earth Video
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gadget Earth Video

A video view of the personalities and capabilities of drones and other semi autonomous gadgets out of the recent CES conference.   From the Verge.     Impressive...

Smartphones Revolutionizing Medicine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smartphones Revolutionizing Medicine

In the CACM:  New details on gow smrtphone devices are changing medicine and health data.

Will AI Transform Retail Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Will AI Transform Retail Marketing

Will AI transform retail marketing?   by Tom Ryan In Retailwire:A survey from Sailthru finds more retailers using artificial intelligence (AI) to support marketing...

Alexa and Roomba in the Smart Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa and Roomba in the Smart Home

We worked with the Roomba concept.  Though I liked the idea, never found it useful enough to add to our smart home .... Will it be more useful enough when voice...

Intel MKL and Intel TBB Working Together for Performance
From insideHPC

Intel MKL and Intel TBB Working Together for Performance

When used in a TBB environment, Intel has demonstrated a many-fold performance improvement over the same parallelized code using Intel MKL in an OpenMP environment...

Cars Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cars Learning

 More broadly, what kinds of things can cars learn to make them better and cheaper?   Gets to better understanding the consumer needs and related processes.   Have...

RWTH Aachen University Deploys NEC LX Supercomputer
From insideHPC

RWTH Aachen University Deploys NEC LX Supercomputer

Today NEC Corporation announced the deployment of an LX supercomputer at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Featuring offering high performance computing services...

HPE Supercomputer to Power Chemical Research at BASF
From insideHPC

HPE Supercomputer to Power Chemical Research at BASF

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans to deploy one of the world’s largest supercomputers for industrial chemical research at BASF's Ludwigshafen headquarters...

Amazon Outfit Compare
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Outfit Compare

We worked on a number of related virtual comparison ideas over the years.    Aimed at things like eyeware and cosmetics.  None were completely successful.   Can...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Leprechauns are Multiplying

Littlewood’s Law and Big Data “Leprechaun-proofing” data source Neil L. is a leprechaun. He has visited Dick on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day many times. Up until...
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