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April 2015


From Computational Complexity

Which of these stories is false

I would rather challenge you than fool you on April fools day. Below I have some news items. All but one are true. I challenge you to determine which one is false. Amazon open a brick and mortar store: Full story here. If true…


From Schneier on Security

The Eighth Movie-Plot Threat Contest

The Eighth Movie-Plot Threat Contest

It's April 1, and time for another Movie-Plot Threat Contest. This year, the theme is Crypto Wars II. Strong encryption is evil, because it prevents the police from solving crimes. (No, really -- that's the argument.) FBI Director…


From insideHPC

April 1 Video: Si Tortoise Data Security Appliance

April 1 Video: Si Tortoise Data Security Appliance

In this April 1 video, Scalable Informatics announces the Si Tortoise Data Security Appliance.

The post April 1 Video: Si Tortoise Data Security Appliance appeared first on insideHPC.


From insideHPC

Reproducibility of CAE-computations through Immutable Application Containers

Reproducibility of CAE-computations through Immutable Application Containers

In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Christian Kniep from QNIB Solutions presents: Reproducibility of CAE-computations through Immutable Application Containers.

The post Reproducibility of CAE…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

CSTA 2015 Board of Directors Elections and Proposed Bylaws Changes

CSTA 2015 Board of Directors Elections and Proposed Bylaws Changes

The 2015 CSTA Board of Directors Elections will run from April 2, 2015 to May 4, 2015. In addition to three open positions on the Board, this year's ballot will contain two proposed changes to the CSTA Bylaws. Each CSTA member…


From insideHPC

Micron Swallows up Convey Computer

Micron Swallows up Convey Computer

The Convey Computer site reports that the company has been acquired by Micron. This is not an April Fools, guys. There just may be a hybrid-core server with an Automata processor available soon from a vendor near you.

The post…

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