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Major NSA/Equation Group Leak
From Schneier on Security

Major NSA/Equation Group Leak

The NSA was badly hacked in 2013, and we're just now learning about it. A group of hackers called "The Shadow Brokers" claim to have hacked the NSA, and are posting...

NASA Optimizes Climate Impact Research with Cycle Computing
From insideHPC

NASA Optimizes Climate Impact Research with Cycle Computing

Today Cycle Computing announced its continued involvement in optimizing research spearheaded by NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and the University of...

TYAN Showcases NVMe Servers and Storage Platforms at IDF 2016
From insideHPC

TYAN Showcases NVMe Servers and Storage Platforms at IDF 2016

"In order to address data intensive workloads in need of higher performance for storage, TYAN takes full advantage of Intel NVMe technology to highlight hybridTYAN...

Making it Easy to Introduce Liquid Cooling to the Data Center
From insideHPC

Making it Easy to Introduce Liquid Cooling to the Data Center

With the release of high wattage processors liquid cooling is becoming a necessity for HPC data centers. Liquid cooling’s ability to provide the direct removalMaking...

Professors see a positive relationship between gaming and human behavior
From Phys.org Technology News

Professors see a positive relationship between gaming and human behavior

You are a gamer. The majority of us are and might not realize it. Your participation was subtly recruited by purchasing a soda with a twist top, signing up for...

Powerful Bit-Flipping Attack
From Schneier on Security

Powerful Bit-Flipping Attack

New research: "Flip Feng Shui: Hammering a Needle in the Software Stack," by Kaveh Razavi, Ben Gras, Erik Bosman Bart Preneel, Cristiano Giuffrida, and Herbert...

From Computational Complexity

Is the examiner being pedantic? Whats really going on here?

The following are two real conversations.  For each one: (1) Is the examiner correct?, and (2) Where and when do you think this conversation took place? I give...

Yet Another Government-Sponsored Malware
From Schneier on Security

Yet Another Government-Sponsored Malware

Both Kaspersky and Symantec have uncovered another piece of malware that seems to be a government design: The malware -- known alternatively as "ProjectSauron"...

Monetizing Data, Considering Risk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Monetizing Data, Considering Risk

Data as an asset is a continued exploration, mentioned many times here.  Our original view also looked at the risk of capturing and holding assets.  Negative valued...

An Open Data Board Game
From The Eponymous Pickle

An Open Data Board Game

I like the idea of using games to show how systems work.  We used it to teach corporate and supply chain economics.  But it does not often work very well.   Not...

Upcoming NIST Deadlines and Events
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Upcoming NIST Deadlines and Events

NIST Seeks Grant Proposals for Disaster Resilience Research Studies National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a Federal Funding Opportunity...

Trinity Supercomputer Wiring Reconfiguration Saves Millions
From insideHPC

Trinity Supercomputer Wiring Reconfiguration Saves Millions

LANL reports that a moment of inspiration during a wiring diagram review has saved more than $2 million in material and labor costs for the Trinity supercomputer...

Podcast: Intel Steps Up to Machine Learning with Nervana Systems Acquisition
From insideHPC

Podcast: Intel Steps Up to Machine Learning with Nervana Systems Acquisition

In this Intel Chip Chat Podcast, Nidhi Chappell, the Director of Machine Learning Strategy at Intel discusses the company's planned acquisition of Nervana Systems...

Medical Systems are not Written from a Cognitive Perspective
From The Eponymous Pickle

Medical Systems are not Written from a Cognitive Perspective

Via Larry Smith in Cognitive Systems Institute.     Gets to how these systems need to be written to augment, hopefully improving the systems that they model" .....

Pete Ungaro Presents: Blue Waters & the Cray Roadmap
From insideHPC

Pete Ungaro Presents: Blue Waters & the Cray Roadmap

Peter Ungaro presented this talk at the 2016 Blue Waters Symposium. "Built by Cray, Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and is...

My Robot Wants Your Job—No
From Blog@Ubiquity

My Robot Wants Your Job—No

Although AI technology is posed to disrupt jobs, there isn't any real cause for alarm. The future of work doesn't mean we will be ruled by robot overlords. The...

My Robot Wants Your Job—YES
From Blog@Ubiquity

My Robot Wants Your Job—YES

Robots could redefine the future of work, but what does that mean for the jobs that are displaced? Could a tax on labor-replacing technology be the answer? TheMy...

Bill Gropp Named Acting Director of NCSA
From insideHPC

Bill Gropp Named Acting Director of NCSA

"I am honored to have been asked to drive NCSA’s continuing mission as a world-class, integrative center for transdisciplinary convergent research, education, and...

University of Oxford Develops Logic Gate for Quantum Computing
From insideHPC

University of Oxford Develops Logic Gate for Quantum Computing

Researchers at the University of Oxford have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to...

Game Transfer Phenomenon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Game Transfer Phenomenon

A new term for me.  Essentially means addictive engagement with games or even any computer screen activity.   To the agree they transfer out of reality.    NowOn...
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