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July 2017


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Acquires Souq

Amazon Acquires Souq

In Chain Store Age.  Full article requires registration.

Amazon gains huge foothold in Middle East
Amazon has completed its acquisition of e-commerce company souq.com, a leader in the Middle East's online shopping market. ....


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Pruning spaces from strings quickly on ARM processors

Pruning spaces from strings quickly on ARM processors

Suppose that I give you a relatively long string and you want to remove all spaces from it. In ASCII, we can define spaces as the space character (‘ ‘), and the line ending characters (‘\r’ and ‘\n’). I am mostly interested in…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Smelling with VR for Immersion

Smelling  with VR for Immersion

The CPG company I worked with for years used to have a big foods component and smell and aroma were major sensory components of products and product development.  So we paid much attention to understand how these sensory components…


From insideHPC

NEC Vector Computers Accelerate Machine Learning

NEC Vector Computers Accelerate Machine Learning

Today NEC Corporation announced that it has developed data processing technology that accelerates the execution of machine learning on vector computers by more than 50 times in comparison to Spark technologies. "This technology…


From insideHPC

Atos to Build 4.3 Petaflop Bull Sequana Supercomputer for AWE in the UK

Atos to Build 4.3 Petaflop Bull Sequana Supercomputer for AWE in the UK

Today Atos announced that a new Bull Sequana supercomputer will enable high-performance computing solutions to boost next-generation scientific modeling for the UK defense organization. The new system will feature a single Bull…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Yes to Operational Intelligence

Yes to Operational Intelligence

Never called it that, but it was what we did when we sought to do analytics (Statistical, Neural networks, Bayesian, graphical, AI, modeling...) and apply that directly to a real operating dynamic business process.  Used to be…


From insideHPC

DEEP-EST Project Looks to Building-blocks for Exascale

DEEP-EST Project Looks to Building-blocks for Exascale

The DEEP exascale research computing project has entered its next phase with launch of the DEEP-EST project at the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany. "The optimization of homogeneous systems has more or less reached its…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Hadoop, Spark and Map Reduce

Hadoop, Spark and Map Reduce

Very good, not too technical , good selection and useful articles from DSC.  Join the group to get resources like this ongoing:

11 Great Hadoop, Spark and Map-Reduce Articles     Posted by Vincent Granville  

This reference is…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Robots, AI and Jobs

Robots, AI and Jobs

In Gartner, with some interesting links.     The Ongoing Debate – Do Robots and AI Destroy Jobs?    by Andrew White


From Schneier on Security

A Man-in-the-Middle Attack against a Password Reset System

A Man-in-the-Middle Attack against a Password Reset System

This is nice work: "The Password Reset MitM Attack," by Nethanel Gelerntor, Senia Kalma, Bar Magnezi, and Hen Porcilan: Abstract: We present the password reset MitM (PRMitM) attack and show how it can be used to take over user…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Pharma and AI

Big Pharma and AI

Nothing new they would be interested in the topic.    But the scale on these interactions is advancing.

Big pharma turns to artificial intelligence to speed drug discovery, GSK signs deal
By Ben Hirschler

LONDON (Reuters) - The

Other…


From Writing

Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series

Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series

Today, we are kicking off a series of blog posts where we share the pain of DevOps through short stories: Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series.


From Writing

Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series

Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series

Today, we are kicking off a series of blog posts where we share the pain of DevOps through short stories: Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series.


From Wild WebMink

OSI extends support to OW2 as Associate Organization.

OSI extends support to OW2 as Associate Organization.



OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software and application platforms, and the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the global steward of the Open Source Definition, announced at OW2con’17 that OSI has extended…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Another Look at Siri Capabilities

Another Look at Siri Capabilities

I am an iPhone user, and from time use Siri as an assistant.  So I am on board and provide them with relevant data. Usually I do simple things like setting timers and alarms. Only rarely the next step up, say sending an email…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wikipedia Games

Wikipedia Games

Some time ago was introduced to developers that were using the Wikipedia API to do classification tasks.   Now discovered that people are using this to do things like creating exploring games and and even constructing novels.…


From insideHPC

Supercomputing the Impact of Loan Forgiveness Programs

Supercomputing the Impact of Loan Forgiveness Programs

Graduate Assistant Hongyu Chen used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to model individuals’ education, career, borrowing, and spending decisions based on whether or not they were part of a loan forgiveness program…


From insideHPC

The Virtual Institute – High Productivity Supercomputing Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Virtual Institute – High Productivity Supercomputing Celebrates 10th Anniversary

"The mission of the Virtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS) is to improve the quality and accelerate the development process of complex simulation codes in science and engineering that are being designed…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Looking to Catch up with Assistants

Google Looking to Catch up with Assistants

Beyond this, I am am still seeing less support for generalized skill development on Google Home. Quality of useful Actions will be important.

Google Offers 7,000 Developers Free Home Devices in Pursuit of Amazon Alexa

Here is

Right…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Very Low Power Temperature Sensors

Very Low Power Temperature Sensors

Sensors have always been an interest.
Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on almost no power
It could reduce the power requirements of thing like wearables.  .... by Mallory Locklear


From Putting People First

To improve people’s health, listen to social scientists

To improve people’s health, listen to social scientists

With an ageing population, a rise in long-term conditions, growing health inequalities and a lack of political will to ensure that funding is increased in line with demand, the UK’s National Health Service has been brought to…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Libraries of Business Process Segment Links

Libraries of Business Process Segment Links

I think I have seen this before, but was reminded of it by some recent work.  Why not have libraries of the graphs of typical business process segments?  Then allow us to paste these together to create complete or partial business…


From insideHPC

SISSA in Italy Issues Call for Masters of High Performance Computing

SISSA in Italy Issues Call for Masters of High Performance Computing

The MHPC program in Italy has announced their Call for Masters of High Performance Computing. The Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) is an innovative degree program that prepares students for exciting careers in the …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wimbledon Voice Interaction with Watson

Wimbledon Voice Interaction with Watson

Had seen several interesting example of the interaction with Watson using voice interfaces.  See my previous post on their work with Samsung-Harman and hospitals.   Here is another example, for the upcoming Wimbleton tournament…


From insideHPC

Intersect360 Research Site Census Looks at HPC Interconnects

Intersect360 Research Site Census Looks at HPC Interconnects

"Intersect360 Research has posted an Executive Summary of their most recent HPC User Site Census on Interconnect Suppliers. The report provides an examination of the server interconnects and network characteristics found at a…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wide Scale Hadoop Adoption

Wide Scale Hadoop Adoption

Good thoughts on the 'why' at the link.  Towards a universal part of IT infrastructure?

Opinion:  Digital transformation driving wide-scale Hadoop adoption  By  Marc Wilczek
The global Hadoop market has witnessed skyrocketing adoption…


From The Eponymous Pickle

iPhone Convinces us We Need the Web all the Time

iPhone Convinces us We Need the Web all the Time

I like the broad statement.  Though its more complicated.  In our enterprise the Blackberry device helped as well.  It was as easy to use as the iPhone, though not as extensible.   The iPhone came in from the consumer side, and…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa and Watson

Alexa and Watson

An unexpected combination. How practical is this?  AI helping to build AI.

Building Alexa Skills With IBM Watson and OpenWhisk
Check out this open source project that uses IBM Watson Conversation and OpenWhisk to efficiently create…

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