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April 2021


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Ideal divisors: when a division compiles down to just a multiplication

Ideal divisors: when a division compiles down to just a multiplication

The division instruction is one of the most expensive instruction in your CPU. Thus optimizing compilers often compile divisions by known constants down to a multiplication followed by a shift. However, in some lucky cases, the…


From insideHPC

Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 Moved from Dublin to Seattle, September 27-30

Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 Moved from Dublin to Seattle, September 27-30

Open Source + Embedded Linux Conference 2021 has been moved from Dublin, Ireland to Seattle, Washington, USA, due to the current state of COVID-19 vaccination rates in Europe and upon review of past attendee survey results regarding…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Why Regulation Won't Harm Cryptocurrencies?

Why Regulation Won't Harm Cryptocurrencies?

Though I imagine they could.

Why Regulation Won’t Harm Cryptocurrencies   From Knowledge @ Wharton,  Apr 27, 2021 

MIC LISTEN TO THE PODCAST:

Wharton’s Brian Feinstein speaks with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM about the regulation…


From insideHPC

insideHPC Guide to How Expert Design Engineering and a Building Block Approach Can Give You a Perfectly Tailored AI, ML or HPC Environment

insideHPC Guide to How Expert Design Engineering and a Building Block Approach Can Give You a Perfectly Tailored AI, ML or HPC Environment

In this insideHPC technology guide, "How Expert Design Engineering and a Building Block Approach Can Give You a Perfectly Tailored AI, ML or HPC Environment,"we will present things to consider when building a customized supercomputer…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Unlocking Category & Brand Growth with Data Science

Unlocking Category & Brand Growth with Data Science

Sorry, late to announce this, about to occur, will include some people I know from MIT.   I plan to attend.   You still may be able to register.  I will provide relevant links to any rebroadcast. 

Web Event Reminder: Unlocking…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Agents for Lab Work

AI Agents for Lab Work

 Can see this useful for other kinds of 'labs',  A lab is a business process with specific goals, and scientific constraints, like those we worked with.  Better, faster cheaper, compliantly.  Carefully trained.  

AI Agent Helps…


From insideHPC

Astera Labs and Avery Design Partner on CXL 2.0 Verification for Smart Retimer Portfolio

Astera Labs and Avery Design Partner on CXL 2.0 Verification for Smart Retimer Portfolio

Tewksbury, MA., April 28, 2021 — Avery Design Systems, a functional verification solutions company, today announced that Astera Labs, a connectivity solutions for intelligent systems specialist, successfully used Avery’s Compute…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Support a Bounty for Prior Art

Support a Bounty for Prior Art

Was slightly involved with an effort regarding patent trolls.  Very long since I touched on this.   Push obviousness.   Like this approach. Agree its the way to go.  PTO needs to be evolved.   Which reminded me of:   Trolls are…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Navigating Complex Computer Instructions

Navigating Complex Computer Instructions

Technical look at improvements in acceleration by better understanding computer instructions.

A Tool for Navigating Complex Computer Instructions

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Rachel Gordon, April…


From insideHPC

Excelero Launches NVMesh on Azure, Addressing Public Cloud Storage for IO-Intensive Workloads

Excelero Launches NVMesh on Azure, Addressing Public Cloud Storage for IO-Intensive Workloads

SAN JOSE,  April 28, 2021 – Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined storage for IO-intensive workloads such as GPU computing for AI/ML/DL, commercial HPC and data analytics, has added public cloud storage support to its flagship…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Pluribus Networks

Pluribus Networks

Brought to my recent attention:

Pluribus Netvisor® ONE R6.1 Delivers Innovations in Data Center Fabric Scalability, Services and Automation and Expands Portfolio of Disaggregated Switches

Enhancements within Netvisor ONE and the…


From Schneier on Security

Second Click Here to Kill Everybody Sale

Second Click Here to Kill Everybody Sale

For a limited time, I am selling signed copies of Click Here to Kill Everybody in hardcover for just $6, plus shipping.

I have 600 copies of the book available. When they’re gone, the sale is over and the price will revert to…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Sensing

Quantum Sensing

New concept to me, but very much emerging.   This explains it.

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape   By Samuel Greengard

Commissioned by CACM Staff, April 27, 2021

" ...By measuring movements, rotations, absorption, and numerous other physical…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Implementing Insider Defenses

Implementing Insider Defenses

Quite a considerable look at the problem.   With video and overview.  Hardly all encompassing, but a useful broad look at the problem.

Implementing Insider Defenses By Eric Grosse, Fred B. Schneider, Lynette L. Millett  in CACM…


From insideHPC

PRACE 22nd Call for Proposals Results in 43 Awards Totaling 1.9B Core Hours

PRACE 22nd Call for Proposals Results in 43 Awards Totaling 1.9B Core Hours

April 27, 2021 — PRACE announced that its 22nd Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access received 61 eligible proposals, of which 43 were awarded, a total of 1.92 billion core hours. This brings the total number of Project …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Origami Based Tire Design

Origami Based Tire Design

Had not heard of such a design.   Pictures and some stats at the link.

Origami based tires can change shape while a vehicle is moving  by Bob Yirka , Tech Xplore

A team of researchers affiliated with Seoul National University,Origami…


From insideHPC

Hyperion Research Invites Applications to Expand HPC Advisory Panel 

Hyperion Research Invites Applications to Expand HPC Advisory Panel 

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, April 27, 2021 – If you aren’t already one of the more than 1,200 HPC experts worldwide who lend their special expertise by completing brief, anonymous surveys as part of Hyperion Research’s HPC Advisory …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Opens a Hair Salon

Amazon Opens a Hair Salon

 Intriguing leverage of expertise.  Also note 'point and learn' concept.  Amazon continues to consider other tech links to improved consumer interaction.

Why did Amazon open a hair salon?  in Retailwire   by Tom Ryan  with further…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Ramsey Theory and Commercial Cliques

Ramsey Theory and Commercial Cliques

A colleague of mine and I brought this up and how we might potentially use it to understand some kinds of consumer group commercial behavior.   Glad to be reminded of this, and  thinking of how it might be tested with more data…


From insideHPC

New NEC AI Supercomputer at Technische Universität Dresden

New NEC AI Supercomputer at Technische Universität Dresden

Düsseldorf, 22 April, 2021 – NEC Deutschland GmbH has announced that the Technische Universität Dresden has taken a new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster into full operation. The new HPC cluster is operated by the Center…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Sample Patterns and Predictions

Sample Patterns and Predictions

 Like to see examples of this type to show what can be done with emerging tech. 

Open Source AI Can Predict Electrical Outages from Storms with 81% Accuracy  by Anthony Alford in Infoq

Development Group Manager at Genesys Cloud…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Monetization / Data as an Asset

Data Monetization / Data as an Asset

A long time area of study for us.   Measuring the value of data in context.

Greasing the Wheels for Data Monetization   by 7wData

Data is a critical asset to business success.” That’s probably the closest thing to a self-evident…


From insideHPC

IBM Launches Storage for Data Management across Hybrid Clouds

IBM Launches Storage for Data  Management across Hybrid Clouds

IBM has announced innovations across its storage product line designed to improve management of data across complex hybrid cloud environments with the goal of improving data availability and resilience. The company announced …


From insideHPC

Xilinx Announces Shipments of 7nm Versal AI Core and Versal Prime Series Devices

Xilinx Announces Shipments of 7nm Versal AI Core and Versal Prime Series Devices

SAN JOSE, April 27, 2021 – Adaptive computing company Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that its Versal AI Core and Versal Prime series devices are now shipping to customers in full production volumes. Additionally,…


From insideHPC

Arm Releases Details on 2 Neoverse Platforms and Mesh Interconnect for HPC, ML

Arm Releases Details on 2 Neoverse Platforms and Mesh Interconnect for HPC, ML

Arm Holdings this morning released information new platforms and an interconnect for HPC, machine learning and other workloads introduced last September: The Arm Neoverse V1 platform is a new computing tier for Arm and the first…


From insideHPC

NTT Research and Tokyo Institute of Technology Target Two Applications for CIM

NTT Research and Tokyo Institute of Technology Target Two Applications for CIM

Sunnyvale, Calif. – April 27, 2021 – NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), today announced that it has entered into joint research agreement with Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) to develop applications …


From insideHPC

Scality and HPE Launch Object Storage Software for Kubernetes

Scality and HPE Launch Object Storage Software for Kubernetes

SAN FRANCISCO – April 27, 2021 – Scality today introduced ARTESCA, a lightweight, enterprise-grade, cloud-native object storage solution designed for the Kubernetes era. Supported on HPE all-flash and hybrid data storage servers…


From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerabilities in Cellebrite

Security Vulnerabilities in Cellebrite

Moxie Marlinspike has an intriguing blog post about Cellebrite, a tool used by police and others to break into smartphones. Moxie got his hands on one of the devices, which seems to be a pair of Windows software packages and …


From insideHPC

Call for Papers for Nov. 8 OCP Future Technologies Symposium

Call for Papers for Nov. 8 OCP Future Technologies Symposium

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation has announce that the fourth Future Technologies Symposium will be located at the 2021 OCP Global Summit, taking place in person on November 8 – 10, 2021 in San Jose, CA, and virtually…


From insideHPC

RMACC Offers Free Tutorial for HPC Newcomers May 18

RMACC Offers Free Tutorial  for HPC Newcomers May 18

BOULDER, CO. – Getting started on a high performance computing cluster can be a daunting task for the uninitiated, but a hands-on free-of-charge “beginners’ tutorial” as a lead-in to the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium…