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August 2016


From insideHPC

Supermicro to Unveil RSD Rack Scale Design at IDF

Supermicro to Unveil RSD Rack Scale Design at IDF

"Supermicro RSD is architected to dramatically improve CPU and storage utilization rates, agility and efficiency in the datacenter,” stated Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “When combined with our leadership position…


From insideHPC

Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum in Oxford

Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum in Oxford

IDC has published the preliminary agenda for the next international HPC User Forum. The event will take place Sept. 29-30 in Oxford, UK.

The post Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum in Oxford appeared first on insideHPC.


From insideHPC

OSS Introduces Flash Appliances

OSS Introduces Flash Appliances

Today One Stop Systems (OSS) introduced a pair of high-speed networked storage appliances that supports high-performance, shared storage services. "The OSS approach optimizes the hardware for the environment and optimizes the…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Nissan Future Lab on the Future of Transportation

Nissan Future Lab on the Future of Transportation

In Knowledge@Wharton.   A podcast and transcribed text.How Nissan Is Preparing for a Future of Self-driving CarsNissan Future Lab's Megan Neese discusses a future of transportation that's autonomous, electrified and connected…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Infrastructure of Social Media

Infrastructure of Social Media

Anil Dash on what I would call a rough classification of the infrastructure of social media. Disagree with some of it, like analytics, but its a reasonable take.  Talks about what has been lost,  embedded in other things, and…


From Phys.org Technology News

Delta computer outage included 'small fire' at data center

Delta computer outage included 'small fire' at data center

As flight cancelations and delays move into their fourth day, Delta Air Lines isn't providing details on a "small fire" Monday at its data center and whether that fire—or attempts to extinguish it—compounded the airline's troubles…


From insideHPC

Creating Balance in HPC on the Piz Daint Supercomputer

Creating Balance in HPC on the Piz Daint Supercomputer

The flagship supercomputer at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Piz Daint, named after a mountain in the Alps, currently delivers 7.8 petaflops of compute performance, or 7.8 quadrillion mathematical calculations…


From insideHPC

Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Architecture

Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Architecture

"High performance systems now typically a host processor and a coprocessor. The role of the coprocessor is to provide the developer and the user the ability to significantly speed up simulations if the algorithm that is used …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Value of Facebook Ad Targeting

Value of Facebook Ad Targeting

In Adweek:  Why P&G Decided Facebook Ad Targeting Often Isn't Worth the Money ... There's Still Something to Be Said for Mass Reach  .... "       By Garett Sloane  


From Computational Complexity

Robin Hanson's Ems

Robin Hanson an economist at George Mason and author of the Overcoming Bias blog, has a new book The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth. Em stands for brain emulation, a computerized version of a humanWhite…


From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Helen Wauck: HCI Researcher Studying Spatial Skills Training with Games

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Helen Wauck: HCI Researcher Studying Spatial Skills Training with Games

This blog post originates from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Blog. The 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is dedicated to mathematics and computer sciences, and takes place September 18-23, 2016. Abel, Fields, Turing and Nevanlinna…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Word 2016 Researcher Feature

Word 2016 Researcher Feature

Happened on this.  I note that this does not appear in the current version,  but in the insider addition of Word  2016 in Office 365.   This method lets you quickly assemble research from searches while developing a document.…


From Schneier on Security

Hackers Stealing Cars

Hackers Stealing Cars

We're seeing car thefts in the wild accomplished through hacking: Houston police have arrested two men for a string of high-tech thefts of trucks and SUVs in the Houston area. The Houston Chronicle reports that Michael Armando…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF WATCH Talk- Mapping Interconnection Connectivity and Congestion

NSF WATCH Talk- Mapping Interconnection Connectivity and Congestion

The next WATCH talk, called Mapping Interconnection Connectivity and Congestion is Thursday, August 18th, from Noon-1pm EDT. The presenter will be Kimberly Claffy (“kc claffy”) is founder and director of the Center for Applied…


From The Eponymous Pickle

IFTTT Recipes Can now Embed Directly in Apps

IFTTT Recipes Can now Embed Directly in Apps

Interesting development that could drive the simple idea further, or even combine them as mini services to create 'skills'.  I have used IFTTT for some time as part of Echo voice commands.   Yet to see an example of thisIn Techcrunch…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Connected Volcanoes

Connected Volcanoes

Volcanoes have been linked to sensors for a long time.    And connected to the internet as well.   I like the new connections to advanced analytics,  I plan to connect to this volcano.   In Adage:GE Creates World's First 'Connected…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Scaling Data Science in R

Scaling Data Science in R

Ran into exactly this problem recently.   Mostly we solved using R as an abstraction layer with sampled data.   There are a number of other solutions in the article:You’ve got three options: Scaling up, scaling out, or usingBy…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Design for Learning and Assessment in Virtual Worlds

Design for Learning and Assessment in Virtual Worlds

Via Dianne Fodell:" ... This a reminder about our Cognitive Systems Institute Group Speaker Series on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 10:30 am ET US (9:30am CT, 7:30 am PT).  Our presenter this week is Brian Nelson from Arizona“Design…


From insideHPC

Call for Participation: Lustre User Group at NCI in Australia

Call for Participation: Lustre User Group at NCI in Australia

NCI in Australia has issued its Call for Participation for the the Down-Under version of the 2016 Lustre User Group. The event will be held Sept. 7-8 on the campus of The Australian National University in Canberra, ACT Australia…


From Schneier on Security

Scott Atran on Why People Become Terrorists

Scott Atran on Why People Become Terrorists

Scott Atran has done some really interesting research on why ordinary people become terrorists. Academics who study warfare and terrorism typically don't conduct research just kilometers from the front lines of battle. But taking…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft and Linkedin

Microsoft and Linkedin

I had wondered how the proposed acquisition of Linkedin by Microsoft would influence how the Skills and Resume Social giant would change.  They are very skilled in building architectures for storing, managing and delivering large…


From insideHPC

Video: Stampede II Supercomputer to Advance Computational Science at TACC

Video: Stampede II Supercomputer to Advance Computational Science at TACC

In this video, Dan Stanzione from TACC describes how the Stampede II supercomputer will driving computational science. "Announced in June, a $30 million NSF award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center will be used acquire and…


From insideHPC

Mangstor MX6300 NVMe SSDs Power One Stop Systems FSAe-4 Flash Storage Array

Mangstor MX6300 NVMe SSDs Power One Stop Systems FSAe-4 Flash Storage Array

Today One Stop Systems announced the 4U Flash Storage Array with Mangstor MX6300 NVMe SSDs. OSS' FSAe-4 can accommodate 32 of the MX6300 providing up to 172TB of shared Flash storage. The FSAe-4 is a fully redundant, hot serviceable…


From The Eponymous Pickle

McDonalds of the Future

McDonalds of the Future

In Retailwire: A look and discussion of the McDonald's of the Future.  New concepts and technologies built in.  Nothing about robot preparation, or other back of the house operations, which have big and controversial labor implications…


From insideHPC

Intel to Bolster Machine Learning with Nervana Acquisition

Intel to Bolster Machine Learning with Nervana Acquisition

Today Intel announced plans to acquire startup Nervana Systems as part of an effort to bolster the company's artificial intelligence capabilities. "Nervana has a fully-optimized software and hardware stack for deep learning,"…


From insideHPC

Components For Deep Learning

Components For Deep Learning

The recent introduction of new high end processors from Intel combined with accelerator technologies such as NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi provide the raw ‘industry standard’ materials to cobble together a test platform…


From BLOG@CACM

14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE

14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE

How we thought about the JES pedagogical programming environment for students over the last 14 years.


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF DCL: Supporting Fundamental Research in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

NSF DCL: Supporting Fundamental Research in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

The following is a Dear Colleague Letter from the National Science Foundation‘s Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Engineering (ENG), announcing their support of research that advances…


From Putting People First

What does an anthropologist bring to autonomous driving design?

What does an anthropologist bring to autonomous driving design?

From a Nissan press release (dated August 10, 2016) One profession you might not expect to find at the design table — anthropologist — is playing a key role in developing Nissan’s next generation autonomous vehicle, analyzing…


From Schneier on Security

Hacking the Internet of Things: Locks and Thermostats

Hacking the Internet of Things: Locks and Thermostats

At Defcon last weekend, researchers demonstrated hacks against Bluetooth door locks and Internet-enabled thermostats....

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