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July 2018


From insideHPC

Green Revolution Cooling Changes Name to GRC

Green Revolution Cooling Changes Name to GRC

Today Green Revolution Cooling announced the company has started doing business as GRC. This rebranding reflects the company’s maturity in delivering data center infrastructure technologies that reduce complexity and save money…


From insideHPC

How Microsoft is Moving Forward with HPC in the Cloud

How Microsoft is Moving Forward with HPC in the Cloud

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Tim Carroll from Microsoft describes how the company is working with Dell EMC to move AI and HPC workloads to the Cloud. "The performance and scalability of a world-class…


From The Eponymous Pickle

An Introduction to Capsule Networks

An Introduction to Capsule Networks

Have not yet looked at this, worth an examination.

Introducing capsule networks
How CapsNets can overcome some shortcomings of CNNs, including requiring less training data, preserving image details, and handling ambiguity.    By…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Modular Re-Forming Robotics

Modular Re-Forming Robotics

Interesting because this allows autonomous interaction with its environment by re-forming to meet physical requirements.  Instructive video.

Modular Robot Builds Structures to Complete Tasks  via IdeaConnection

An autonomous robotic…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Benchmark Suite for Machine Learning

Benchmark Suite for Machine Learning

Worthwhile direction.

A new benchmark suite for machine learning
MLPerf is a new set of benchmarks compiled by a growing list of industry and academic contributors.     By Ben Lorica in O'Reilly

We are in an empirical era for machine…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Measure of Risk

Measure of Risk

Reminds me when we had roomfuls of economists.  Not recently.  Seems its always done elsewhere these days and its hard to get numbers for ROI or acceptable risks calculations.

A Measure of Risk Appetite for the Macroeconomy
by …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinking Piece about Machine Learning

Thinking Piece about Machine Learning

Back to the issue of rocky definitions of technical methodology.  Is it Learning, Statistics, Intelligence?    And how does that influence what it can and cannot do?

Ways to think about machine learning By Benedict Evans
 via Andreessen…


From insideHPC

Cray ClusterStor Powers Joliot-Curie Supercomputer in France

Cray ClusterStor Powers Joliot-Curie Supercomputer in France

Last week at ISC 2018, Cray announced that the new GENCI supercomputer in France is powered by Cray ClusterStor storage systems integrated by Atos. Named after the Nobel Prize-winning French couple, the 9 Petaflop Joliot-Curie…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Branding and Customer Purchase Behavior

Branding and Customer Purchase Behavior

Fairly obvious, but a good overview.  Especially relevant today when its easier than ever to get information about a company that is not directly controlled by the company.  Perceived behavior.

How Branding Impacts Customer Purchase…


From insideHPC

Mousquetaire-Group Announces European Exascale Initiative

Mousquetaire-Group Announces European Exascale Initiative

In this video from ISC 2018, founding members of the Mousquetaire-Group announce their plans to develop an innovative supercomputer architecture based around modular computing. To be partially funded by the European Commission…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Performance Benchmarks

AI Performance Benchmarks

Metrics can help get us out of purely hype based impressions.

The challenge of finding reliable AI performance benchmarks
By James Kobielus in SiliconAngle

 Artificial intelligence can be extremely resource-intensive. Generally,…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Moves Tech HQ

Kroger Moves Tech HQ

Kroger Moves Digital Team to New Downtown Cincinnati HQ in ProgressiveGrocer

 Intending to help Cincinnati become a “destination for digital and tech talent,” Kroger, which is based in the city, will begin moving about 500 existing…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Building a Silicon Compiler

Building a Silicon Compiler

Some of the latest machine learning methods point to the need for much faster hardware.   Both at the Edge and for large scale learning and maintenance of AI knowledge. 

DARPA Unveils $100M EDA Project
Two programs aim to craft…


From insideHPC

PBS Professional V18 Steps Up with Support for ARM, Containers and more for HPC

PBS Professional V18 Steps Up with Support for ARM, Containers and more for HPC

"The best software tools are fast, reliable and secure, while delivering an open architecture that provides access to best-in-class technology across the whole ecosystem,” said Dr. Bill Nitzberg, CTO for Altair PBS Works. “Altair…


From The Eponymous Pickle

How GE is Introducing Blockchain

How GE is Introducing Blockchain

Podcast.   Of late I have heard a number of people suggesting Blockchain is pure hype.  Well here is an a look at how a rather traditional technical company is using it.

How Does Blockchain Fit into a 125 Years Old Conglomerate…


From insideHPC

Univa: Optimizing On-Premise Clusters and Migration to the Cloud

Univa: Optimizing On-Premise Clusters and Migration to the Cloud

In this video from ISC 2018, Rob Lalonde describes how Univa products optimize on-premise clusters and migration to the Cloud. "Univa is the leading independent provider of software-defined computing infrastructure and workload…

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