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Best Practices in Evaluating Scholarship in Hiring, Tenure, and Promotion
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Best Practices in Evaluating Scholarship in Hiring, Tenure, and Promotion

A careful distinction between quality and quantity is key to promoting the future growth of the computing and information field. Toward that end, Batya Friedman...

insideHPC Guide to Open Computing
From insideHPC

insideHPC Guide to Open Computing

The Open Compute Project, initiated by Facebook as a way to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing, has gained a significant...

Video: Slim Fly – A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology
From insideHPC

Video: Slim Fly – A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology

"We introduce a high-performance cost-effective network topology called Slim Fly that approaches the theoretically optimal network diameter. Slim Fly is based on...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 23
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 23

March 24 Hearing: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on “Continuing America’s Leadership: Advancing Research and Development...

Juji: Behavior-based  Individuality Analysis
From The Eponymous Pickle

Juji: Behavior-based Individuality Analysis

Michelle Zhou brought to my attention their new personality analysis startup that creates people profiles from Twitter and Facebook streams.  I  gave it a try and...

Reforming the FISA Court
From Schneier on Security

Reforming the FISA Court

The Brennan Center has a long report on what's wrong with the FISA Court and how to fix it. At the time of its creation, many lawmakers saw constitutional problems...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Signs up for SGI ICE XA Supercomputer
From insideHPC

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Signs up for SGI ICE XA Supercomputer

Today SGI announced that the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will be one of the first customers to install SGI's record-breaking SGI ICE XA supercomputers...

Video: Lustre Based Enterprise Storage – Tuning Clients for Optimal Performance
From insideHPC

Video: Lustre Based Enterprise Storage – Tuning Clients for Optimal Performance

"The architecture of the ClusterStor product line builds on 25 years of experience with storage systems, Seagate (formerly Xyratex) and Lustre on a parallel open...

Microsoft Update on RDMA
From insideHPC

Microsoft Update on RDMA

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Tom Talpey from Microsoft presents: Microsoft Update on RDMA.The post Microsoft Update on RDMA appeared first...

Is Europe Leading the Energy Efficiency Race?
From insideHPC

Is Europe Leading the Energy Efficiency Race?

Europe is notorious for its high energy costs. In the first of three articles on energy efficiency in high-performance computing, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing...

Petroleum Geo-Services to Acquire 5 Petaflop Cray XC40
From insideHPC

Petroleum Geo-Services to Acquire 5 Petaflop Cray XC40

Today Cray announced a contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with a 5 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer. The system will be one of the largest supercomputers...

Ethnographic research drives IKEA’s global success
From Putting People First

Ethnographic research drives IKEA’s global success

In a long Fortune Magazine article on IKEA’s successful global expansion, author Beth Kowitt devotes quite a few paragraphs to the importance of qualitative, ethnographic...

Madeup: a Programming Language for Making Things Up
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Madeup: a Programming Language for Making Things Up

One of the things I have been wondering about is how to make a real connection between 3D printing and learning computer science. Sure most 3D printers are attached...

Presentations online of IEA energy efficiency behaviour workshop
From Putting People First

Presentations online of IEA energy efficiency behaviour workshop

The 11th and 12th of March, the International Energy Agency [IEA] in Paris hosted a workshop on energy efficiency and behaviour in the buildings sector. The goal...

Video: Dimensioning Data Centre Resiliency at CSCS
From insideHPC

Video: Dimensioning Data Centre Resiliency at CSCS

"The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) offers a range of computing and storage services to Swiss and international research communities. These services...

Video: Welcome to the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference
From insideHPC

Video: Welcome to the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference

In this video, Gilad Shainer and Hussein Harake kick off the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference. The event will focus on High-Performance Computing...

Computational Thinking With Wolfram Language
From The Eponymous Pickle

Computational Thinking With Wolfram Language

An excellent transcript (with pictures) of the talk and detailed demonstration given by Stephen Wolfram at the recent SXSW on their Wolfram Language.    We looked...

Leading with Strategic Thinking at Gillette
From The Eponymous Pickle

Leading with Strategic Thinking at Gillette

Via José Ignacio Sordo Galarza:I hope this note finds you in good health and spirits!  If you recall right, almost 10 years ago, in early 2005 P&G agreed to acquire...

Doctors are now inviting patients to help design their own medical treatment
From Putting People First

Doctors are now inviting patients to help design their own medical treatment

In many hospitals and clinics around the [USA], oncologists and surgeons simply tell cancer patients what treatments they should have, or at least give them strong...

Video: Adaptive Routing for Scalable Topologies
From insideHPC

Video: Adaptive Routing for Scalable Topologies

"Adaptive Routing has been added to the static routing capability available in previous switch families. InfiniBand supports moving traffic via multiple parallel...
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The Three Faces of Cyberwar
The Three Faces of Cyberwar
03.26.2015

The different aspects of cyberwar, and what can be done about them.

Agile Methods: A Follow-up ACM Webinar
Agile Methods: A Follow-up ACM Webinar
03.26.2015

A follow-up session to the ACM webinar Agile Methods: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly will take place on March …

Battling Bias
Battling Bias
03.20.2015

A regional Grace Hopper Celebration event this week focused on "advancing a gender diverse technology workforce in New York."

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