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January 2022


From insideHPC

Altair Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Altair Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

TROY, Mich., Jan. 6, 2022 — Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) signed a multi-year agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer Altair’s HPC solution suite for job scheduling and management with HPE’s HPC systems. The solution…


From insideHPC

Lenovo Winterstock22: Festival of solutions

Lenovo Winterstock22: Festival of solutions

[SPONSORED POST] Lenovo is gearing up for Winterstock22, our premier virtual event for all things HPC & AI. On the heels of retaining our position as the #1 Supercomputer provider on the TOP500, we’re kicking off a new year of…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Individual AI?

Individual AI?

 New to me, but like the idea.  Change our world? In what different ways?

Individual AI, a New Technology that Will Change Our World?

By TechTalks, January 5, 2022

Existing artificial intelligence systems, with all their features…


From insideHPC

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interviews: Catalog’s Dave Turek on the Promise of DNA-based Data Storage and Compute

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interviews: Catalog’s Dave Turek on the Promise of DNA-based Data Storage and Compute

Dave Turek is one of the venerable names in HPC. Having long served at IBM in senior strategic roles, he has spent decades at supercomputing’s leading edge. In 2020, Turek joined a Cambridge, MA company called Catalog, a venture…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Devices and Automation in Supply Chain

Smart Devices and Automation in Supply Chain

Smart Devices and the Supply Chain

Ivanti links smart devices to bring automation to supply chain operations

BY MIKE WHEATLEY  in SilicaonAngle

Ivanti Software Inc.’s supply chain business unit, Ivanti Wavelink, said today it’sWith…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Warehouses

Smart Warehouses

 Effective management and delivery.

Delivering Smart Warehouses

By Jake Widman, Commissioned by CACM Staff, January 4, 2022

Recent trends have presented major challenges to warehouses and distribution centers. According to dataAt…


From The Eponymous Pickle

The World Ahead in 2022

The World Ahead in 2022

A long time connect of mine does a good pointer to useful end of year tech needs, worth allok, great stuff. 

From: Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology…


From The Eponymous Pickle

More on Log4j

More on Log4j

 More on this from Schneier, note in particular the comments to his site. 

More Log4j News   

Log4j is being exploited by all sorts of attackers, all over the Internet:

At that point it was reported that there were over 100 attempts…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Quantum Graph Theory

More ways quantum can invigorate “classical” research Composite crop of src1, src2, src3 Axel Dahlberg, Jonas Helsen, and Stephanie Wehner are researchers from QuTech associated to Delft Technological University. They have produced…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Is Wordle A Project To Assign Students to Program?

Is Wordle A Project To Assign Students to Program?

Seems like a lot of people are playing Wordle on social media these days. Have you tried it? It’s a word/letter version of old Mastermind game The idea is that you enter a five letter work and the game tells you if you have a…


From insideHPC

WEKA Announces New Venture Funding

WEKA Announces New Venture Funding

CAMPBELL, Calif., — January 4, 2022 — WEKA, maker of a data platform for AI, today announced that Hitachi Ventures led its recent round raising $73 million in funding, which brings the total amount raised to $140 million. Other…


From insideHPC

McGann Named COO/CTO for Quantum Computing Inc.

McGann Named COO/CTO for Quantum Computing Inc.

LEESBURG, Va., Jan. 04, 2022 — Quantum Computing Inc. (the “Company” or “QCI”) (Nasdaq: QUBT) has appointed renowned business and technology leader William J. McGann, Ph.D. as Chief Operating and Technology Officer (COO/CTO) …


From insideHPC

Into HPC History: NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer Ceasing Operations

Into HPC History: NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer Ceasing Operations

Catching up on a development possibly missed during the holidays, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) last month announced that one of the more famous HPC systems of the past decade, the leadership-class…


From The Eponymous Pickle

IT Solutions for Stable Supply chains

IT Solutions for Stable Supply chains

Good example.

Fraunhofer Logistics

IT solutions for stable supply chains    Research News / December 01, 2022

Global supply chains comprise complex networks, making them particularly vulnerable. The UK is a prime example of this…


From insideHPC

Intel Releases oneAPI 2022 Toolkits

Intel Releases oneAPI 2022 Toolkits

Jan. 4, 2022 — Intel today released oneAPI 2022 toolkits, which the company said have expanded cross-architecture features to provide greater utility and architectural choice to accelerate computing. oneAPI is a cross-industry…


From insideHPC

Exascale: ALCF and Intel to Host Aurora Learning Paths Series

Exascale: ALCF and Intel to Host Aurora Learning Paths Series

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in partnership with Intel will host the ALCF Aurora Learning Paths learning seriesto explore use of oneAPI and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), Intel’s open-source implementation of …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Creating Text Out of Thin Air

Creating Text Out of Thin Air

New means of interaction with data

Creating Text Out of Thin Air

By IEEE Spectrum

Researchers at China's Zhejiang University have developed and tested a smartwatch application in which users write text in mid-air with a finger,"The…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

How programmers make sure that their software is correct

How programmers make sure that their software is correct

Our most important goal in writing software is that it be correct. The software must do what the programmer wants it to do. It must meet the needs of the user. In the business world, double-entry bookkeeping is the idea thatContinue…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Finally, Manufacturing in Space

Finally, Manufacturing in Space

Had long heard about this being a big reason for going into space, now details of some serious movement.

These Robotic Factories Will Make Supermaterials in Space

By Jason Dorrier    in SingularityHub

By rocket, drone, and giant…


From insideHPC

Susan Hubbard Named ORNL Deputy for Science and Technology

Susan Hubbard Named ORNL Deputy for Science and Technology

Susan Hubbard has been named deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory effective March 1, 2022. “Dr. Hubbard brings skilled and passionate leadership that will enable world-leading…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Livermore Innovation Incubator for Applied AI

Livermore Innovation Incubator for Applied AI

 Looks to be a useful direction, given the groups involved. 

AI Innovation Incubator Aims for Advances for Applied Science

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,  January 3, 2022

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has established…


From BLOG@CACM

Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Legal troubles represent another collection of potential pitfalls where developers often find themselves unprepared. 


From The Eponymous Pickle

On Quantum Related Risk

On Quantum Related Risk

 Good overview of the risks to be considered regarding.

Quantum Computing Is for Tomorrow, But Quantum-Related Risk Is Here Today   

By Kevin Townsend on January 03, 2022  in Security Week

Booz Allen Hamilton has analyzed the quantum…


From BLOG@CACM

Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic

Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic

This post describes three significant changes that took place during the pandemic in the instructional strategies at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Pew Research on the Gig 2021 Economy

Pew Research on the Gig 2021 Economy

FromSmallBizLabs, reporting on the Gig Economy: 

Pew Research on The State of the Gig Economy in 2021

The Pew Research Center, a highly regarded non-profit, non-partisan D.C. think tank, recently released The State of Gig WorkThe…


From BLOG@CACM

Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers

Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers

The New Year is stereotypically the time when we resolve to start some good habits and get rid of some of the bad.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Does AI Understand Our Language?

Does AI Understand Our Language?

Some good points made here regarding the context of language understanding. 

Does AI Understand Our Language?

By TechTalks, December 27, 2021

If a computer gives you all the right answers, does it mean that it is understanding the…


From Putting People First

Misinformation is a pandemic that doesn’t have a vaccine

Misinformation is a pandemic that doesn’t have a vaccine

Conspiracy theories and misinformation about QAnon, COVID-19 and 2020 election fraud took a deadly turn in 2021. As bad as things were last year, experts worry it'll get worse in 2022.


From Computational Complexity

Did Betty White die in 2021?/Why do people have their `end-of-the-year' lists before the end of the year?

 I am looking at Parade Magazine's issue whose cover story is

                                          We say goodbye to the stars we lost in 2021.

The date on the magazine is Dec 19-26. Betty White is not in it. Neither is Bishop…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Liquid Testing with Smartphones

Liquid Testing with Smartphones

Like the idea that we are extending smartphone use as sensors. It provides another means for gathering and utilizing complex data.   Here a good example:

Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone

By Shichao Yue, Dina Katabi

Communications…