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April 2021


From The Eponymous Pickle

Towards Zero Power Electronics

Towards Zero Power Electronics


Particularly useful for communications, IOT, Sensors

Energy-efficient sensor nodes from Fraunhofer

Economical wireless communication

Research News / April 01, 2021

In today’s world, more and more devices are being wirelessly connected…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Experts on Conversational Marketing Trends

Experts on Conversational Marketing Trends

Good thoughts on how conversation supports marketing and decisions.  Stats about the conversational AI spac ealso interesting.

5 Experts Weigh in on Conversational Marketing Trends to Watch  in the Alexa Blog

With the conversational…


From insideHPC

Cleveland Clinic and IBM Partner on HPC, AI and Quantum Computing

Cleveland Clinic and IBM Partner on HPC, AI and Quantum Computing

ARMONK, N.Y. and CLEVELAND — Cleveland Clinic and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have announced a planned 10-year partnership to establish the Discovery Accelerator, a joint effort to advance the pace of discovery in healthcare and life sciences…


From insideHPC

June 25: 2nd International Workshop on HPC for Business and GOR-B-Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik

June 25: 2nd International Workshop on HPC for Business and GOR-B-Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik

The second International Workshop on High Performance Business Computing and GOR-B-Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik will be held virtually and free of charge on Friday, June 25. Registration is here: https://events.uni-paderborn.de…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Uses of Process Mining

Uses of Process Mining

Had heard the term 'Process Mining' relatively little used lately.    But as I mentioned in recent posts, it helps you to understand how existing process and related decisions are done today.   Once that is understood, you can…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Redeffining Decision Making aith AI and BI

Redeffining Decision Making aith AI and BI

 Interesting claim, but it does assume we understand how business decision making is made in our enterprise.  Something we attempted to understand over many years.   It still makes sense to study the processes being used andHow…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Product Recommendation using a Knowledge Graph

Product Recommendation using a Knowledge Graph

 An example of an interaction between a knowledge graph and a specific task. Have used Neo4j Graphs, so this was instructive. A number of reco examples are shown at the link, beyond this intro.

Amazon Product Recommendation using…


From insideHPC

Porting a Particle-in-Cell Code to Exascale Architectures

Porting a Particle-in-Cell Code to Exascale Architectures

By Nils Heinonen on behalf of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility As part of a series aimed at sharing best practices in preparing applications for Aurora, we highlight researchers’ efforts to optimize codes to run efficiently…


From Schneier on Security

Wi-Fi Devices as Physical Object Sensors

Wi-Fi Devices as Physical Object Sensors

The new 802.11bf standard will turn Wi-Fi devices into object sensors:

In three years or so, the Wi-Fi specification is scheduled to get an upgrade that will turn wireless devices into sensors capable of gathering data about…


From insideHPC

April 7 Cloud HPC microSUMMIT – Hyperion, Microsoft and Rescale

April 7 Cloud HPC microSUMMIT – Hyperion, Microsoft and Rescale

On Wednesday, April 7, industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, Microsoft and Rescale will discuss the latest trends and forecasts in cloud HPC and how they affect IT and R&D. Hyperion will share data from their latest industry…


From insideHPC

HPC vs. HIV-1: Stampede2, Bridges and Darwin Uncover Nucleotide Infection Process

HPC vs. HIV-1: Stampede2, Bridges and Darwin Uncover Nucleotide Infection Process

By Jorge Salazar, Science Writer, Texas Advanced Computing Center Viruses lurk in the grey area between the living and the nonliving, according to scientists. Like living things, they replicate but they don’t do it on their own…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Auto Updating Facts

Auto Updating Facts

 When we sought to construct a company Wiki, we found one of the most important issues, after validating it, was updating knowledge.  Here MIT CSAIL is looking at that problem.

Auto-Updating Websites When Facts Change

MIT Computer…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: 500-Million-Year-Old Cephalopod

Friday Squid Blogging: 500-Million-Year-Old Cephalopod

The oldest known cephalopod — the ancestor of all modern octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses — is 500 million years old.

As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I…


From insideHPC

CircleCI Extends Arm Support to CI/CD Cloud Offering

CircleCI Extends Arm Support to CI/CD Cloud Offering

SAN FRANCISCO — Mar. 30, 2021 — CircleCI, a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, today announced a preview of additions to its build fleet with the introduction of Arm-based compute. The Arm architecture…


From Schneier on Security

Malware Hidden in Call of Duty Cheating Software

Malware Hidden in Call of Duty Cheating Software

News article:

Most troublingly, Activision says that the “cheat” tool has been advertised multiple times on a popular cheating forum under the title “new COD hack.” (Gamers looking to flout the rules will typically go to such…


From Schneier on Security

Fugitive Identified on YouTube By His Distinctive Tattoos

Fugitive Identified on YouTube By His Distinctive Tattoos

A mafia fugitive hiding out in the Dominican Republic was arrested when investigators found his YouTube cooking channel and identified him by his distinctive arm tattoos.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Gets Army Augmented-Reality Headset Contract

Microsoft Gets Army Augmented-Reality Headset Contract

Such uses could lead the way to business application, still uncommon.

Microsoft wins U.S. Army contract for augmented-reality headsets, worth up to $21.9 billion over 10 years   By Jordan Novet  

Microsoft will deliver to the U…


From The Eponymous Pickle

SAS: Fraud Detection and Machine Learning

SAS: Fraud Detection and Machine Learning

Intro to a piece by SAS worth taking a look at.

Fraud detection and machine learning: What you need to know   from SAS

Fraud detection is a challenging problem. The fact is that fraudulent transactions are rare; they representMost…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Bitcoin Aiding Ransomware

Bitcoin Aiding Ransomware

 Fairly obvious.   Had a discussion with a government employee early on about bitcoin, who asked "How will we track criminal activity'?

Bitcoin Is Aiding the Ransomware Industry

We are living in a world where the second-order effects…


From Computational Complexity

Want to Buy a Theorem?

This is embarrassing to admit but after a few badly timed trades on GameStop options I find myself a bit tight on money. To raise some cash, I reluctantly decided to sell one of my prized possessions, one of my theorems.

For Sale…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Plans a Re-Skilling with Linkedin

Microsoft Plans a Re-Skilling with Linkedin

An interesting approach of Microsoft to use their data and marketing capabilities via Linkedin to target jobsand job markets.    Makes the assumption that Microsoft will be making the right calls with their forecasts.  

Microsoft…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Honda Launches Level 3 Driverless Cars in Japan

Honda Launches Level 3 Driverless Cars in Japan

 Still saying a Level 4 car, requiring no driver, is still far off.  I think there will pockets of use where regulation is less stringent, which creates large amounts of testing and data.   Guaging demand is also a key aspect…


From insideHPC

Let’s Invent the Future Together!

Let’s Invent the Future Together!

Join Microsoft Azure and NVIDIA at GTC21! Grow your expertise and help shape what’s next for AI innovation. We’ll demonstrate the collaboration between Microsoft and NVIDIA that brings a new, deep learning-powered experience.…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Computer Science Gets Noted

All non-metallic UK currency to feature Computing and Data Science pioneers Cropped from BBC source Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace will be reunited. Their work on designing and programming a computing device, a century before…

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