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May 2022


From The Eponymous Pickle

Call for a Cyber Secure Tech NATO

Call for a Cyber Secure Tech NATO

May make sense, but should it be connected to a largely military alliance?    Create incentives for cooperative cybersecure regulation and behavior. 

AI News

Darktrace CEO calls for a ‘Tech NATO’ amid growing cyber threats  ByThe…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Coding and Software in Quanta Mag

On Coding and Software in Quanta Mag

On a  Coding Guru of note, I used his LaTex system.

How to Write Software With Mathematical Perfection   by Sheon Han

Leslie Lamport revolutionized how computers talk to each other. Now he’s working on how engineers talk to their…


From The Eponymous Pickle

NFTs to Create Lodging Reservations

NFTs to Create Lodging Reservations

Unusual Application for NFTs

 Hotels Using NFTs to Create ‘StubHub’ for Lodging Reservations

The Wall Street Journal, Peter Grant, May 24, 2022

Some hotels are wagering they can reduce excess inventory from sudden cancellations…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Approach May Help Clear Hurdle to Large-Scale Quantum Computing

Approach May Help Clear Hurdle to Large-Scale Quantum Computing

 Efforts continue to address Quantum state error correction. 

Approach May Help Clear Hurdle to Large-Scale Quantum Computing

Harvard Gazette, Juan Siliezar, May 3, 2022

Researchers at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

CCC 2022 Conference

I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences—Arnold Schwarzenegger Computational Complexity Conference CCC is about to happen: July 20—23, Philadelphia, PA, USA It is an annual conference…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Internet Getting Closer

Quantum Internet Getting Closer

 Advances in Data Teleportation indicated.

'Quantum Internet' Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation  By The New York Times, May 26, 2022

From Santa Barbara, CA, to Hefei, China, scientists are developing a new kind of…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Screws

Smart Screws

 Interesting application to link manufacturing elements (here screws) with specifications to determine their proper application or condition.    Very useful application it seems. 

Smart Screws Keep Bridges, Machines, Wind Turbines…


From insideHPC

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interview: TSMC Explains Why HPC Is Its Fastest Growing Market, the Path to 3nm Chips and What’s Coming up from the Company

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interview: TSMC Explains Why HPC Is Its Fastest Growing Market, the Path to 3nm Chips and What’s Coming up from the Company

In this exclusive interview, conducted on behalf of HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, we talk with Yujun Li, director of HPC business development for the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Being Different

In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them—John von Neumann. Harvey Friedman is a famous mathematical logician who spent most of his career at Ohio State University. He worked not on proving new theorems…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Algorithm Optimally Divvies up Tasks for Human-Robot Teams

Algorithm Optimally Divvies up Tasks for Human-Robot Teams

Good look at the cooperative issue. 

 ACM NEWS

Algorithm Optimally Divvies up Tasks for Human-Robot Teams  By SciTechDaily, May 26, 2022

As robots increasingly join people working on the factory floor, in warehouses, and elsewhere…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Lumos can Find Hidden Cameras and IOT

Lumos can Find Hidden Cameras and IOT

 Means for checking for hidden cameras and IOT.

Lumos System Can Find Hidden Cameras and IoT Devices in Your Airbnb or Hotel Room

 By May 25, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan in HackerNews

A group of academics has devised a system that can…


From The Eponymous Pickle

New Qubits More Stable?

New Qubits More Stable?

Advances in stable solutions.

Frozen Neon Invention Jolts Quantum Computer Race,  Single electrons trapped on solid neon could serve as highly stable qubits     CHARLES Q. CHOI  in Spectrum IEEE

A superconducting microwave resonator…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter&Gamble Bets on a BeautySphere Metaverse

Procter&Gamble Bets on a BeautySphere Metaverse

My long-ago employer.  We played with early capabilities like the metaverse then, but not strongly consumer facing ones.   Much of that experiment was recorded here.  Yes I am surprised. it is unexpected.  Not really the world…


From BLOG@CACM

Rethinking the CS Curriculum

Rethinking the CS Curriculum

I have noticed that there is a growing trend to dumb down the CS curriculum by removing mathematical topics.


From insideHPC

ISC 2022: HPC Experts Share Thoughts on Making the Most of Next Week’s Conference

ISC 2022: HPC Experts Share Thoughts on Making the Most of Next Week’s Conference

ISC 2022, one of the biggest HPC confabs of the year, will be an in-person event (along with virtual streming) for the first time since 2019. Getting the most of the conference in Hamburg calls for good time management and good…


From insideHPC

LLNL and Amazon Web Services Team on Standardized HPC Software Stack

LLNL and Amazon Web Services Team on Standardized HPC Software Stack

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to define the role of leadership-class high performance computing (HPC) “in a future where cloud HPC is ubiquitous…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Fundamental Energy Transitions

Fundamental Energy Transitions

But could take more or less based on the fundamental breakthroughs required.

Fundamental Energy Transitions Can Take a Century Electricity’s benefits were obvious, but it still took a lifetime to dominate,    By VACLAV SMIL   in…


From insideHPC

Azure Adopts AMD Instinct MI200 GPU for Large-Scale AI Training

Azure Adopts AMD Instinct MI200 GPU for Large-Scale AI Training

SANTA CLARA, Calif. May 26, 2022 — Microsoft has announced the use of AMD Instinct MI200 GPU accelerators for large-scale AI training workloads. Microsoft also announced it is working with the PyTorch Core team and AMD data center…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Ransomware and Government

Ransomware and Government

Was afraid of this ...

The Government's Still Mostly in the Dark on Ransomware

By The Washington Post, May 24, 2022

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Gary Peters released a report on the government's limited visibility into…


From The Eponymous Pickle

D-Wave. Real Value with Quantum Computing

D-Wave.  Real Value with Quantum Computing

Just mentioned here. Much more at the link ....

Launch Your Quantum Journey Today:  D-Wave

Our customers are building quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, portfolio optimization, drug discovery, materialsGet…


From insideHPC

AMD in $1.9B Acquisition of Data Center Solutions Company Pensando

AMD in $1.9B Acquisition of Data Center Solutions Company Pensando

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 26, 2022 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pensando Systems in a transaction valued at approximately $1.9 billion. AMD said Pensando’s distributed services platform…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Analysis of Retail Trends

Analysis of Retail Trends

 AN ANALYSIS OF THE YEAR'S BIGGEST TRENDS TO-DATE USING LOCATION DATA

40 MINUTE SESSION  (I Plan to Attend)  from Retailwire

Wed, Jun 15 – 12:00 noon EDT/ 9 am PDT

(Can't make it? Register and we'll alert you when the recordingFor…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Computer Scientists Help Build a Wooden Dome Made from Waste

Computer Scientists Help Build a Wooden Dome Made from Waste

Multiple challenging uses of computing to address a complex problem. 

Computer Scientists Help Build a Wooden Dome Made Solely from Waste

ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Rahel Künzler, April 26, 2022

A team of architects, engineers, and…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Countermeasure Against Wireless Surveillance

Countermeasure Against Wireless Surveillance

 Appears very useful

Countermeasure Against Wireless Surveillance  By Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), May 25, 2022

The intelligent reflecting surface IRShield is positioned next to a Wi-Fi router for obfuscation of the environment…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Pros And Cons of AI In Manufacturing

Pros And Cons of AI In Manufacturing

 Good general overview here.

Pros and Cons of AI in Manufacturing

ManojKumar847 May 25, 2022 at 3:47 am  in DataScience

The fourth industrial revolution has been a game-changer, with the global economy’s expansion driving the adoption…


From insideHPC

@HPCpodcast: Satoshi Matsuoka on the TOP500, Fugaku and Arm, Quantum and Winning Japan’s Purple Ribbon Medal of Honor

@HPCpodcast: Satoshi Matsuoka on the TOP500, Fugaku and Arm, Quantum and Winning Japan’s Purple Ribbon Medal of Honor

A leading figure in the HPC community, Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka, director of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) and professor of computer science at Tokyo Institute of Technology, joined our @HPCpodcast for a far…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing JSON faster with Intel AVX-512

Parsing JSON faster with Intel AVX-512

Many recent Intel processors benefit from a new family of instructions called AVX-512. These instructions operate over wide registers (up to 512 bits) and follow the Single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) paradigm. These new…


From insideHPC

DOE Announces $40M for Research Training for Underrepresented Groups in STEM and Climate Science

DOE Announces $40M for Research Training for Underrepresented Groups in STEM and Climate Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $40 million to provide research opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in STEM and diversify American leadership in the physical and climate sciences through …


From insideHPC

HPE and Cerebras to Install AI Supercomputer at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

HPE and Cerebras to Install AI Supercomputer at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Cerebras Systems, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), today announced the joint development of a system designed to accelerate scientific research and innovation in AI at Leibniz Supercomputing…


From The Eponymous Pickle

When is Q-Day Coming?

When is Q-Day Coming?

Brought to my attention.   Note mention of DWave Annealing, recall we connected to  them.  Could this mean the ability to break most encryption?  Breaking many parts of security infrastructures.   Scary?  Encrypting better with…

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