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December 2015


From The Eponymous Pickle

Live Blogging from November Cognitive Colloquium

Live Blogging from November Cognitive Colloquium

From Steve Hamm, IBM Storyteller.  See also his book at link . A number of good examples.   Good overview of work that is going on, with supporting video." ... Guruduth Banavar, Vice President of Cognitive Computing, IBM Research…


From Computer Science Teachers Association

Are You Ready for Computer Science Education Week?

Are You Ready for Computer Science Education Week?

As I write this blog post, I am in the middle of planning for Computer Science Education Week. I have prepared my Eventbrite site (http://2015-hour-of-code-shhs.eventbrite.com) and have emailed the link to the principals of the…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NTIA to Host Next Cybersecurity Multistakeholder Forum on Vulnerability Research Disclosure on December 2

NTIA to Host Next Cybersecurity Multistakeholder Forum on Vulnerability Research Disclosure on December 2

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold the next meeting of the cybersecurity multistakeholder process on vulnerability research disclosure on December 2 in Washington, D.C. The process…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Fundamentals of Workplace Automation

Fundamentals of Workplace Automation

For those of us that are examining what the meaning of AI/cognitive based automation will mean to jobs.  Also, that even high end technical jobs will be redefined and replaced.  Good evidence in examples like IBM Watson.  Good…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

The mission of Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. CCC conducts activities that…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of December 1

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of December 1

Monday, November 30, 2015 House Floor: H.R. 3490 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act U.S. House of Representatives The bill would authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute to support information…


From insideHPC

PhD Forum Coming to ISC 2016

PhD Forum Coming to ISC 2016

Today the ISC 2016 conference issued their Call for Proposals for their new PhD Forum, which will allow PhD students to present their research results in a setting that sparks the exchange of scientific knowledge and lively discussions…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

White House Seeks Public Comments on Revised Policy for Managing Federal IT

White House Seeks Public Comments on Revised Policy for Managing Federal IT

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is accepting public comments on proposed changes to the policy document for the planning and management of federal information services. The document was last updated 15 years…


From insideHPC

12 International Student Teams to Face Off at HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition

12 International Student Teams to Face Off at HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that 12 university teams from around the world will compete in the HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition at ISC 2016 conference next June in Frankfurt.

The post 12 International Student…


From insideHPC

“Face-Melting Performance” with the Forte Hyperconverged NVMe Appliance from Scalable Informatics

“Face-Melting Performance” with the Forte Hyperconverged NVMe Appliance from Scalable Informatics

"What we're showcasing this year is - what we're jokingly calling - face-melting performance. What we're trying to do is make extreme performance available at a very aggressive price point, and at a very aggressive space point…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Identifying Micro Moments

Identifying Micro Moments

I like breaking down moments in a customer journey.  Gives us hope for 'solving' the required interaction and knowledge and resources involved.   A way to solve a related business process model?  Or using a Cog to provide insight…


From insideHPC

Seagate and Newisys Demonstrate 1 TB/s Flash Architecture

Seagate and Newisys Demonstrate 1 TB/s Flash Architecture

Today Seagate and Newisys announced a new flash storage architecture capable or 1 Terabyte/sec performance. Designed for HPC applications, the "industry’s fastest flash storage design" comprises 21 Newisys NSS-2601 with dual …


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The mysterious aging of astronauts

The mysterious aging of astronauts

When I took Physics courses in college, I learned about how astronauts should age a tiny bit slower than us. Of course, they would be exposed to a lot more radiation so they might develop more cancers. But all in all, I would…


From insideHPC

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and PSC: Driving Innovation in HPC

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and PSC: Driving Innovation in HPC

In this video from SC15, Bill Mannel from HPE, Charlie Wuischpard from Intel, and Nick Nystrom from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center discuss their collaboration for High Performance Computing. Early next year, Hewlett Packard…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wikipedia Using AI

Wikipedia Using AI

Curating knowledge is an important aspect of knowledge management. I had wondered that the informal enrollment of editors for the Wikipedia could result in mixed results.  My few attempts led to quick discouragement.    OnceIn…


From insideHPC

Altair to Open Source PBS Professional HPC Technology in 2016

Altair to Open Source PBS Professional HPC Technology in 2016

Altair has announced that it will provide an open source licensing option of PBS Professional® (PBS Pro). PBS Pro will become available under two different licensing options for commercial installations and as an Open Source …


From The Eponymous Pickle

GE Wants to Move Health Data to the Cloud

GE Wants to Move Health Data to the Cloud

In FastCompany: My initial reaction is, who doesn't?   It is just about the messy regulatory details of health data.


From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Ethics of an Analytical Hammer

On the Ethics of an Analytical Hammer

Related thoughts were brought up when we used analytics in HR.   But I do not recall an instance where in an after action review it was decided that there were any ethical issues.  So a caution rather than a strong risk.   As…


From insideHPC

Genomics and HPC

Genomics and HPC

Genome sequencing is a technology that can takes advantage of the growing capability of todays ‘ modern HPC systems. Dell is leading the charge in the area of personalized medicine by providing highly tuned systems to perform…


From Schneier on Security

Tracking Someone Using LifeLock

Tracking Someone Using LifeLock

Someone opened a LifeLock account in his ex-wife's name, and used the service to track her bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial activities. The article is mostly about how appalling LifeLock was about this, but I'm…

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