Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Blogs Archive


Archives

The blog archive provides access to past blog postings from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.

April 2019


From insideHPC

Quobyte Distributed File System adds TensorFlow Plug-In for Machine Learning

Quobyte Distributed File System adds TensorFlow Plug-In for Machine Learning

Today Quobyte announced that the company's Data Center File System is the first distributed file system to offer a TensorFlow plug-in, providing increased throughput performance and linear scalability for ML-powered applications…


From insideHPC

Video: Advancing U.S. Weather Prediction Capabilities with Exascale HPC

Video: Advancing U.S. Weather Prediction Capabilities with Exascale HPC

Mark Govett from NOAA gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. "We'll discuss the revolution in computing, modeling, data handling and software development that's needed to advance U.S. weather-prediction capabilities…


From insideHPC

Wolfram Research Releases Mathematica Version 12 for Advanced Data Science

Wolfram Research Releases Mathematica Version 12 for Advanced Data Science

Today Wolfram Research released Version 12 of Mathematica for advanced data science and computational discovery. "After three decades of continuous R&D and the introduction of Mathematica Version 1.0, Wolfram Research has released…


From insideHPC

Best Practices for Building, Deploying & Managing HPC Clusters

Best Practices for Building, Deploying & Managing HPC Clusters

HPC clusterIn today's markets, a successful HPC cluster can be a formidable competitive advantage. And many are turning to these tools to stay competitive in the HPC market. That said, these systems are inherently very complex, and have…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI for the Diagnosis and Management of Eye Disease

AI for the Diagnosis and Management of Eye Disease

Another example of the use of AI for healthcare management.  Considerable detail at the link.

A major milestone for the treatment of eye disease  in DeepMind
We are delighted to announce the results of the first phase of our joint…


From Schneier on Security

More on the Triton Malware

More on the Triton Malware

FireEye is releasing much more information about the Triton malware that attacks critical infrastructure. It has been discovered in more places. This is also a good -- but older -- article on Triton. We don't know who wrote it…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Automated Help

On Automated Help

Our own work in this space often touched on this:   A person does like to talk to a clear, knowledgeable person who can solve our problem quickly and directly.   But in what context would they live with less than that?   And

In…


From Schneier on Security

Vulnerabilities in the WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Protocol

Vulnerabilities in the WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Protocol

Researchers have found several vulnerabilities in the WPA3 Wi-Fi security protocol: The design flaws we discovered can be divided in two categories. The first category consists of downgrade attacks against WPA3-capable devices…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Creates a Sport

AI Creates a Sport

Always been interested in creativity from AI.   Here an AI 'observes' sports  and creates a new one.   Is this creative, predictive, adaptive?  Is the idea useful for other kinds or contexts of human behavior?  Could this be

Speedgate…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Converting Insight into Action for CPG

Converting Insight into Action for CPG

Useful description about the ability to integrate CPG and behavior.

Using AI to Translate Insight into Action
By Steven Hornyak, Symphony Retail AI, CPG Solutions - in ConsumerGoods

Today, consumer packaged goods brands are tasked…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cases for AI in Advertising

Cases for AI in Advertising

We  used AI in the earliest days, but did not have the needed tools, there are many more now.

The Case for Investing in AI for Advertising in ChiefMarketer

Posted on April 15, 2019 by Sven Lubek

There are numerous examples of high…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Forrester on Value of Blockchain for the Supply Chain

Forrester on Value of Blockchain for the Supply Chain

High level overview of value of blockchains and link to a video:

Blockchain and Supply Chain
George Lawrie, Vice President, Principal Analyst
Martha Bennett, Principal Analyst

Modern supply chains are faster, more dynamic, and more…


From The Eponymous Pickle

On the use of Microservices

On the use of Microservices

Fascinating case study that I have passed the link on to several clients.  Below the intro:

How we moved from a giant monolithic system to microservices in Medium
By Arjun Dixit
 @ Rebel Foods (Part 1/2)

Defeat them in detail: The…


From insideHPC

Podcast: Rescale powers Innovation in Antenna Design

Podcast: Rescale powers Innovation in Antenna Design

In this Big Compute podcast, Gabriel Broner hosts Mike Hollenbeck, founder and CTO at Optisys. Optisys is a startup that is changing the antenna industry. Using HPC in the cloud and 3D printing they are able to design customized…


From insideHPC

Video: Singularity adds Plugin Support

Video: Singularity adds Plugin Support

The good folks at Sylabs have added plugin support to Singularity, an open source-based container platform designed for scientific and HPC environments. As this post from February 2018 indicates, plugin support in Singularity…


From insideHPC

Call for Papers: EuroMPI Conference in Zurich

Call for Papers: EuroMPI Conference in Zurich

The EuroMPI conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place September 10-13 in Zurich, Switzerland. "The EuroMPI conference is since 1994 the preeminent meeting for users, developers and researchers to interact…


From insideHPC

Univa Launches HPC Cloud Migration News Portal

Univa Launches HPC Cloud Migration News Portal

Today Univa launched a HPC Cloud Migration, a new portal for news, events, and resources centered around High Performance Computing. "The high-performance computing industry is at an exciting growth stage, fueled by new application…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Catalyzing Computing Podcast Episode 7 – Interview with Keith Marzullo Part 2

Catalyzing Computing Podcast Episode 7 – Interview with Keith Marzullo Part 2

Part 2 of the Catalyzing Computing podcast with Keith Marzullo is out now! In this episode, Khari Douglas interviews CCC Council Member Dr. Keith Marzullo, who became the Dean of the College of Information Studies (also known…


From insideHPC

Fujitsu to Productize Post-K Supercomputer Technologies

Fujitsu to Productize Post-K Supercomputer Technologies

Today Fujitsu announced that it has completed the design of Post-K supercomputer for deployment at RIKEN in Japan. While full-production of the full machine is not scheduled until 2021-2022, Fujitsu disclosed plans to productize…


From Schneier on Security

China Spying on Undersea Internet Cables

China Spying on Undersea Internet Cables

Supply chain security is an insurmountably hard problem. The recent focus is on Chinese 5G equipment, but the problem is much broader. This opinion piece looks at undersea communications cables: But now the Chinese conglomerate…


From Computational Complexity

Good article, terrible headline

About a month ago (after my P NP poll appeared) I got email from Jacob Aron asking me some questions about it. One thing he was excited about was that the number of people who thought P vs NP would be solved in the next decade…


From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

ACM-W Connections–April 2019

ACM-W Connections–April 2019

Letter from ACM-W Chair News from ACM-W Celebrations News from ACM-W Student Chapters News from ACM-W Professional Chapters News from ACM-W Scholarships News from ACM-W Europe News from ACM-India Welcome from the ACM-W Chair…


From insideHPC

Panel Discussion: Metadata and Archiving at Scale

Panel Discussion: Metadata and Archiving at Scale

In this video from the HPC User Forum, Henry Newman from Seagate Government Solutions leads a panel discussion on Metadata and Archiving at Scale. "Metadata is the key to keeping track of all this unstructured scientific data…


From insideHPC

Wave Computing Launches TritonAI 64 Platform for High-Speed Inferencing

Wave Computing Launches TritonAI 64 Platform for High-Speed Inferencing

Today AI startup Wave Computing announced its new TritonAI 64 platform, which integrates a triad of powerful technologies into a single, future-proof intellectual property (IP) licensable solution. Wave’s TritonAI 64 platform…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cyber Agriculture

Cyber Agriculture

My own strong interest and background in botany makes me consider this closely, consider the implications.  In particular have been experimenting with basil flavors for years.   While the smells of basils can be considerable,…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Case Study for a Global AI

Case Study for a Global AI

Considerable case study, contains lots of good things to consider,  but not enough about the goals involved.  Good details but not enough of them.   Its a global brand, so how much do we need to consider varying languages and…


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Better Way to Multiply

A Better Way to Multiply

Useful for cryptography and methods that require fast hashing on IOT edge applications?

Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply  in Quanta Magazine

By chopping up large numbers into smaller ones, researchers have rewritten…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Consumers Breaking with Legacy Brands

Consumers Breaking with Legacy Brands

Still nostalgia equity is a powerful thing for many brands.

Nostalgia Is Not Enough: Why Consumers Abandon Legacy Brands
Mar 25, 2019 Strategic Management  North America

Earlier this month, Sears ended a nine-decade presence in

The…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Comparison of Analytic Methods

Comparison of Analytic Methods

Becasue I often work with different kinds of practitioners, I often get questions like:  How is this different from statistical methods, from Operations Research .... ?  I was trained in earlier methods that often had the same…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (April 13th 2019)

Science and Technology links (April 13th 2019)

There is little evidence that digital screens are harmful to teenager’s mental health. If there is an effect, it is small. Cotton bags must be reused thousands of times before they match the environmental performance of plastic…