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CCC Council Member Cynthia Dwork is One of the Recipients of the 2017 Gödel Prize
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Council Member Cynthia Dwork is One of the Recipients of the 2017 Gödel Prize

The Gödel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science...

Panel Discussion on How Europe Can Attain World Leadership in HPC
From insideHPC

Panel Discussion on How Europe Can Attain World Leadership in HPC

"HPC is moving towards its next frontier - more than 100 times faster than the fastest machines currently available in Europe," said Andrus Ansip, European Commission...

Megware to Install CooLMUC 3 Supercomputer at LRZ in Germany
From insideHPC

Megware to Install CooLMUC 3 Supercomputer at LRZ in Germany

"The new CooLMUC 3 system outperforms its predecessors in a number of respects, including its key feature of cooling in thermally insulated racks all compute and...

Hackers Threaten to Erase Apple Customer Data
From Schneier on Security

Hackers Threaten to Erase Apple Customer Data

Turkish hackers are threatening to erase millions of iCloud user accounts unless Apple pays a ransom. This is a weird story, and I'm skeptical of some of the details...

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...

On Embedded Blog Links
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Embedded Blog Links

I was reminded by a recent query that links that are embedded in posts in this blog may not always work. The history of this blog goes back to 2005, and so especially...

Miller Tries Voice/Push Button Beer Ordering
From The Eponymous Pickle

Miller Tries Voice/Push Button Beer Ordering

Voice and push-button ordering expands ...In Adage:  Push-Button Beer Ordering? Miller Lite Gives It a Try   By E.J. Schultz." ....  MillerCoors is giving lazyThe...

ACM and CSTA Announce Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

ACM and CSTA Announce Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners

Make no mistake I think the Cutler-Bell Prize is an outstanding award. I love that it recognizes early computer scientists (high school students!) for outstanding...

From Computational Complexity

The Dagstuhl Family

This week I'm at the Dagstuhl workshop on Computational Complexity of Discrete Problems. As you long time readers know Dagstuhl is a German center that hosts...

ISC 2017 Adds STEM Student Day
From insideHPC

ISC 2017 Adds STEM Student Day

Today ISC 2017 announced the inclusion of the STEM Student Day & Gala at this year’s conference. Taking place June 21 in Frankfurt, the new program aims to connect...

How Machine Learning is Used at Google
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Machine Learning is Used at Google

Video via O'Reilly:Machine learning at GoogleRob Craft shares some of the ways machine learning is being used inside of Google. ...  

NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition
From Schneier on Security

NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition

Every year, the NSA has a competition for the best cybersecurity paper. Winners get to go to the NSA to pick up the award. (Warning: you will almost certainly be...

Nest Protect Expands on IFTTT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nest Protect Expands on IFTTT

Today an update of IFTTT capabilities for interacting with Nest-Protect sensor devices in the home. IFTTT lets you add layers of simple intelligence to the smart...

Andrew Ng Leaving Baidu for Next Chapter in AI
From insideHPC

Andrew Ng Leaving Baidu for Next Chapter in AI

"As the founding lead of the Google Brain project, and more recently through my role at Baidu, I have played a role in the transformation of two leading technology...

NSF Announces Big Data Spokes Solicitation for 2018
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Announces Big Data Spokes Solicitation for 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently announced a new program solicitation for the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance...

1.5 Petaflop Supercomputer coming to IIT-Kharagpur in India
From insideHPC

1.5 Petaflop Supercomputer coming to IIT-Kharagpur in India

Today the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur announced that it will be the first academic institution to open a supercomputing facility under India's National...

Retail Implications for Alexa on iPhone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retail Implications for Alexa on iPhone

Seems it just increases choice and lets competition play out. May well drive Siri to more shopping options as well.  Asking for trivia does not pay out.   I would...

Penguin Computing Adds Omni-Path and Lustre to its HPC Cloud
From insideHPC

Penguin Computing Adds Omni-Path and Lustre to its HPC Cloud

Today Penguin Computing announced a significant expansion of their Penguin Computing On-Demand (POD) High Performance Computing Cloud. The new offering includes...

Rallying Around Common Goals
From The Eponymous Pickle

Rallying Around Common Goals

A most important topic,  even more so today in our heavily interacting world.   Focus.Podcast:   In Knowledge@WhartonMeaningful Work: What Leaders Can Learn from...

Scalable Informatics Closes Down their Shop
From insideHPC

Scalable Informatics Closes Down their Shop

We are sad to report that HPC vendor Scalable Informatics has gone out of business. Headed up by CEO Joe Landman, Scalable Informatics spent the last 12 years building...
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