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Introducing the upcoming Biennial of Democracy in Turin
From Putting People First

Introducing the upcoming Biennial of Democracy in Turin

Every two years the city of Turin hosts the Biennial of Democracy, an event of conversation and debate, that seems to become more timely and necessary as yearsIntroducing...

Supermicro Rolls Out Intel Optane SSD Platforms
From insideHPC

Supermicro Rolls Out Intel Optane SSD Platforms

Today SuperMicro rolled out a wide range of NVMe Flash server and storage systems with support for the new Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X based on 3D XPoint technology...

SuperMUC Helps Discover New Species Critical to Rainforest Ecosystems
From insideHPC

SuperMUC Helps Discover New Species Critical to Rainforest Ecosystems

Researchers using the SuperMUC cluster in Germany have discovered a set of unknown species in rainforest soils. As described in a new paper published in NatureSuperMUC...

Issues of Face Recognition
From The Eponymous Pickle

Issues of Face Recognition

Had always thought that bio face recognition would make us more secure.  But improvements in AI based systems may change this.It's time to face the ugly reality...

Supercomputing the Black Hole Speed Limit
From insideHPC

Supercomputing the Black Hole Speed Limit

Supermassive black holes have a speed limit that governs how fast and how large they can grow,” said Joseph Smidt of the Theoretical Design Division at LANL. Using...

DDN Names Bret Costelow VP of Global Sales
From insideHPC

DDN Names Bret Costelow VP of Global Sales

“Bret Costelow is an inspiring sales leader with a clear understanding of our customers’ needs and a vision of how DDN’s technologies and solutions can best solve...

Walmart Incubates Buzzword Solutions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Walmart Incubates Buzzword Solutions

Giving it more direct access to rapidly emerging technologies.Walmart is opening its own tech incubator in Silicon ValleyThe retail giant wants to get a foothold...

Allinea Software Powers Heart Simulation Framework
From insideHPC

Allinea Software Powers Heart Simulation Framework

The Allinea Forge parallel code development suite is helping to speed up exciting computational cardiology research at the Medical University of Graz. "Utilizing...

IBM Does Commercial Bockchains
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM Does Commercial Bockchains

Broad group of uses for the enterprise.IBM Goes Live With First Commercial BlockchainsMichael del Castillo (@DelRayMan) |Tech giant IBM is set to unveil what it's...

Datasets For Use in Teaching Computer Science
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Datasets For Use in Teaching Computer Science

I found this thanks to the APCS A mailing list.  CORGIS Datasets Project The Collection of Really Great, Interesting, Situated Datasets “The CORGIS Datasets...

WikiLeaks Not Disclosing CIA-Hoarded Vulnerabilities to Companies
From Schneier on Security

WikiLeaks Not Disclosing CIA-Hoarded Vulnerabilities to Companies

WikiLeaks has started publishing a large collection of classified CIA documents, including information on several -- possibly many -- unpublished (i.e., zero-day)...

More on Samsung Bixby Assistants
From The Eponymous Pickle

More on Samsung Bixby Assistants

With backstory, and an indication of Samsung's considerable investment into AI.   Plus integration into more devices.  Seems a competitive position as advisoryGalaxy...

Stickers vs SnapChat
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stickers vs SnapChat

Can Apple’s new iMessage ad convince you that stickers are as cool as Snapchat?   There is a heavy history of the use of stickers, especially in Japan.   Difficult...

Does software performance still matter?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Does software performance still matter?

This morning, a reader asked me about the real-world relevance of software performance: I’m quite interested in your work on improving algorithm performance using...

Friedman Comments on Yardley
From Schneier on Security

Friedman Comments on Yardley

This is William Friedman's highly annotated copy of Herbert Yardley's book, The American Black Chamber....

Apple and Augmented Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apple and Augmented Reality

In CW: Some thoughts and speculations about how Apple might implement augmented reality.   Outside the obvious game spaces.  Apparently in evidence by their recent...

WHISPER: A New Persistent Memory Benchmark Suite
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

WHISPER: A New Persistent Memory Benchmark Suite

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While he is coauthor of the paper discussed...

Intel’s Diane Bryant on How AI Will Change Lives
From insideHPC

Intel’s Diane Bryant on How AI Will Change Lives

"Artificial Intelligence will deliver the next wave of societal transformation on parallel with the industrial, technical and internet revolutions that preceded...

Samsung Unveils Bixby as Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Samsung Unveils Bixby as Assistant

Another new virtual advisor emerges, competing it seems for now just for the S8 phone and competing with Siri.  and Google Assistant.  Can we also expect this on...

Mellanox Doubles Silicon Photonics Ethernet Transceiver Speeds to 200Gb/s
From insideHPC

Mellanox Doubles Silicon Photonics Ethernet Transceiver Speeds to 200Gb/s

Today Mellanox introduced a new line of 200Gb/s silicon photonics and VCSEL-based transceivers in the same QSFP28 package as today’s 100Gb/s products. These new...
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