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June 2018


From The Eponymous Pickle

Targeted Ads and Data Privacy

Targeted Ads and Data Privacy

Surprising comments that there is still not clear understanding of what is required to comply. Thus the hundreds of checkboxes saying I understood that cookies where being used.  But not the details of how.

How Will Targeted Ads…


From Mostafa Dehghani

SIGIR2018 Workshop on Learning From Noisy/Limited Data for IR

SIGIR2018 Workshop on Learning From Noisy/Limited Data for IR

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From Mostafa Dehghani

SIGIR2018 Workshop on Learning From Noisy/Limited Data for IR

SIGIR2018 Workshop on Learning From Noisy/Limited Data for IR

We are organizing the "Learning From Noisy/Limited Data for Information Retrieval" workshop which is co-located with SIGIR 2018. This is the first edition of this workshop and The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Teach Me How to Teach NOT What to Teach

Teach Me How to Teach NOT What to Teach

Today is the last day of ISTE and I’m not there. I am following a lot of conversation from there on Twitter though. One thing that is coming up is that a lot of the computer science related professional development there is for…


From BLOG@CACM

My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018

My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018

IDC 2018 was a fun conference with lots of great insights.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Make KPI's Great Again says Sloan Study

Make KPI's Great Again says Sloan Study

Via Michael Schrage ....

In Forbes.com  
Make KPIs Great Again, Study Urges   Joe McKendrick , CONTRIBUTOR

For every technology effort worth its salt, the output is tied to some form of key performance indicators (KPIs) that measure…


From insideHPC

Networking Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes

Networking Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes

Dell EMC Microsoft Storage SpacesDell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes are built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, which provide the storage density and compute power to maximize the benefits of Storage Spaces Direct. "They leverage the advanced …


From Schneier on Security

IEEE Statement on Strong Encryption vs. Backdoors

IEEE Statement on Strong Encryption vs. Backdoors

The IEEE came out in favor of strong encryption: IEEE supports the use of unfettered strong encryption to protect confidentiality and integrity of data and communications. We oppose efforts by governments to restrict the use…


From insideHPC

How Intel is Powering the Convergence of HPC & AI

How Intel is Powering the Convergence of HPC & AI

In this video from ISC 2018, Binay Ackalloor from Intel describes how the company is powering the convergence of AI and HPC. "The next generation of supercomputers will provide scientists and researchers with powerful new tools…


From insideHPC

Rescale announces new hybrid innovations to its HPC cloud platform

Rescale announces new hybrid innovations to its HPC cloud platform

Today Rescale announced new hybrid cloud innovations to enable organizations to extend their fixed on-premise high performance computing systems to the cloud. The majority of the HPC market is highly invested in on-premise infrastructure…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Precision Medicine Insight

Precision Medicine Insight

Been a member of this Linkedin group for some time.   This announces that my blog will start to cover items in this space more often.    With particular emphasis on efficient therapeutic delivery aspects, and adding machine learning…


From insideHPC

Announcing the next generation of Intel® Omni-Path fabric, Intel® OPA200

Announcing the next generation of Intel® Omni-Path fabric, Intel® OPA200

In this video from ISC 2018, Joe Yaworski from Intel describes how the newly announced Intel® Omni-Path fabric, Intel® OPA200 interconnect will speed up HPC and AI applications. "Intel shared at ISC its next-generation Omni-Path…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Talk: Vendor Agnostic Voice Assistants

Talk: Vendor Agnostic Voice Assistants

Invitation to the ISSIP Cognitive Systems Institute Group Webinar

Please join us for this call and invite your contacts - e.g., at universities, partners & clients. The call is in a series - and you can see the series herehttp…


From insideHPC

Atos Powers Tera 1000 Supercomputer

Atos Powers Tera 1000 Supercomputer

Today Atos announced that the company has successfully deployed Tera 1000, the most powerful European general-purpose supercomputer with a computing power of 25 petaflops and a very competitive power consumption of only 4 megawatts…


From insideHPC

Penguin Computing Showcases Accelion managed data access platform

Penguin Computing Showcases Accelion managed data access platform

cloud computingToday Penguin Computing announced the availability of the Accelion managed data access platform, a complete, managed file transfer and remote access solution that gives global, cross-functional teams the ability to work with …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Caution About Nets

Caution About Nets

Wildly successful in narrow domains recently, where will it take us?

On Neural Nets   By Vinton G. Cerf 

I am only a layman in the neural network space so the ideas and opinions in this column are sure to be refined by comments…


From Computational Complexity

STOC 50 Part I

This week I'm in Los Angeles attending the 50th Symposium on the Theory of Computing. Most attendees weren't even born before the first STOC. Many of them weren't even born when I went to my first STOC in 1986 in Berkeley.



Most…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Data processing on modern hardware

Data processing on modern hardware

If you had to design a new database system optimized for the hardware we have today, how would you do it? And what is the new hardware you should care about? This was the topic of a seminar I attended last week in Germany atContinue…


From insideHPC

Announcing the new Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization

Announcing the new Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization

In this video from ISC 2018, Jim Jeffers from Intel describes the new Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization, an easily-deployed, Intel-optimized system reference architecture that is purpose-built to meet the demands…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Nudging

Digital Nudging

From the July 2018 Communications of the ACM:

"Digital Nudging: Guiding Online User Choices through Interface Design," by Christoph Schneider, Markus Weinmann, and Jan vom Brocke, shows how design elements like presentation and…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Convolutional Neural Nets

Convolutional Neural Nets

Nice intro to one of the most useful net architectures for classification today.   Direct implementation:

Convolutional Neural Networks from the ground up in Towardsdatascience

A NumPy implementation of the famed Convolutional

When…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Risk and Models

Risk and Models

Always an issue with complex models, especially ones that are not very transparent.  We always did risk models in parallel.

Managing risk in machine learning models
The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Andrew Burt and Steven Touw on…


From The Eponymous Pickle

CPG Product Personalization

CPG Product Personalization

We tried this with coffee, with no success. Some movement in snacks.  Includes expert comment.

Frito-Lay scores by personalizing consumer experiences  


From insideHPC

NEC and Quobyte Power HPC Storage at HLRS in Germany

NEC and Quobyte Power HPC Storage at HLRS in Germany

Today NEC Deutschland GmbH and Quobyte announced the deployment of a complete storage solution at HLRS in Germany. The HLRS facility is one of the top 20 supercomputing sites in the world and is amongst the top three in Germany…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Home now Speaks Spanish

Google Home now Speaks Spanish

A big plus.   Also some localized versions of Spanish.

Google Home now speaks Spanish  By Jacob Kastrenakes @jake_k in theVerge

The Google Home finally has the ability to speak Spanish. Though Spanish was available as part of Google…


From Schneier on Security

Bypassing Passcodes in iOS

Bypassing Passcodes in iOS

Last week, a story was going around explaining how to brute-force an iOS password. Basically, the trick was to plug the phone into an external keyboard and trying every PIN at once: We reported Friday on Hickey's findings, which…


From insideHPC

Computing Environments Options for Energy Exploration and Monitoring

Computing Environments Options for Energy Exploration and Monitoring

computing environmentsThis is the fourth entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to learn more about computing environments options…


From insideHPC

Cray AI Workflow Software Suite to Jump-Start AI Deployments

Cray AI Workflow Software Suite to Jump-Start AI Deployments

Today Cray rolled out the new Cray Urika-CS AI and Analytics software suite for the Cray CS series and new Cray Accel AI reference configurations to help IT and AI teams. "Today’s organizations are faced with a daunting task:…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, and Teaching

Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, and Teaching

Summer is a time of reflection and learning for me. I really want to be a better teacher and summer give me a chance to read more and to think more. This week I have been thinking a lot about facial recognition and augmentedI…


From insideHPC

AMD Epyc Powers HPC at National Institute for Nuclear Physics in Italy

AMD Epyc Powers HPC at National Institute for Nuclear Physics in Italy

Today AMD announced that the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy has picked the AMD EPYC 7351 processor to power its high-performance computing cluster. INFN, a leading European research institution, conducts…