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October 2020


From insideHPC

NNSA Purchasing $105M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, to be Sited at Los Alamos

NNSA Purchasing $105M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, to be Sited at Los Alamos

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced a contract for a new HPE supercomputer to be installed in spring of 2022 with quadrupled performance over the existing system for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security…


From The Eponymous Pickle

SingularityNET Switches to Cardano

SingularityNET Switches to Cardano

Had not examined the relationship here, worth an a deeper look.  AGI progress is suggested.

Full-stack AI solution SingularityNET is switching the Ethereum blockchain for peer-reviewed rival Cardano.   By Ryan Daws | October 1…


From The Eponymous Pickle

McKinsey Talks AI Banks of the Future

McKinsey Talks AI Banks of the Future

The challenge is in how our behavior will adapt.  My recent banking interactions are less than pleasing.  Good non-technical overview piece.

AI-bank of the future: Can banks meet the AI challenge?
AI in banking may be the next…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Self Driving Vehicle Tech: Progress and Promise

Self Driving Vehicle Tech: Progress and Promise

 Good quick overview of measures and status:

In Communications of the ACM, October 2020

Viewpoints: Technology Strategy and Management  Self-Driving Vehicle Technology: Progress and Promises    Seeking the answer to the elusive…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Outages and their Cause and Consideration

Outages and their Cause and Consideration

 Been a student of internet outages since our enterprise management asked me:  Yes, its great but what do we do when it goes down?   All computers and networks do.  Here am Just got back into Outlook, and then this came up:

An…


From insideHPC

Composable Supercomputing Optimizes Hardware for AI-driven Data Calculation

Composable Supercomputing Optimizes Hardware for AI-driven Data Calculation

In this sponsored post, our friend John Spiers, Chief Strategy Officer at Liqid, discusses how composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) solutions are emerging as a solution to roadblocks to advancing the mission of high-performance…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Finger Vein Biometric Identification

Finger Vein Biometric Identification

Another biometric identification.  A kind of expansion of a much older method.   We also expanded iris vein ID methods.   Deep fake spoofing threat?

3D Biometric Authentication Based on Finger Veins Almost Impossible to Fool Optical…

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