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June 2022


From insideHPC

At ISC 2022: Inspur’s Jay Zhang on the Inspur-MEGWARE GPU Cluster at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

At ISC 2022: Inspur’s Jay Zhang on the Inspur-MEGWARE GPU Cluster at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

In this interview at ISC 2022, we spoke with Jay Zhang, Vice President of Inspur Global Business and CEO of Inspur Europe, about recent company developments and its joint development with European HPC solutions provider MEGWARE…


From insideHPC

At ISC 2022: AMD Talks TOP500-GREEN500 Double Win, Public Cloud HPC Instances, EPYC and instinct Chip Updates and What’s New for Xilinx FPGAs

At ISC 2022: AMD Talks TOP500-GREEN500 Double Win, Public Cloud HPC Instances, EPYC and instinct Chip Updates and What’s New for Xilinx FPGAs

At ISC 2022, the AMD booth was a constant beehive of activity – after all, AMD CPUs and GPUs are powering the new no. 1 supercomputer, Frontier, which is also the first HPC system to be exascale-certified. In this interview, …


From insideHPC

StorONE: Single Platform Integrates HDDs into NVMe-oF

StorONE: Single Platform Integrates HDDs into NVMe-oF

NEW YORK – June 7, 2022 – Today, StorONE said it is the first company to enable hard disk drive (HDD) connectivity to NVMe-oF infrastructures, “dramatically reducing the cost of an NVMe solution by 10X or more,” according to …


From insideHPC

Quantum Computing Inc. Unveils Software Built to Expand Quantum Processing Power By Up to 20x

Quantum Computing Inc. Unveils Software Built to Expand Quantum Processing Power By Up to 20x

LEESBURG, Va., June 07, 2022 — Quantum Computing Inc. today unveiled QAmplify, a suite of quantum software technologies designed to expand the processing power of current quantum computers by up to 20x. QAmplify is intended to…


From The Eponymous Pickle

UT, Meta Create Digital Humans That Learn Complex Movements

UT, Meta Create Digital Humans That Learn Complex Movements

Movements for interaction.  

UT, Meta Create Digital Humans That Learn Complex Movements

University of Twente (Netherlands), May 23, 2022

Researchers at Meta's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Laboratory and at the University…


From insideHPC

Sandia Researcher Ray Tuminaro Named SIAM Fellow

Sandia Researcher Ray Tuminaro Named SIAM Fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ computational scientist and applied mathematician Ray Tuminaro has been named a 2022 Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for “contributions in iterative…


From The Eponymous Pickle

More on Chip Supply Chain

More on Chip Supply Chain

ACM NEWS

Companies Are Hacking Their Way Around the Chip Shortage    By Wired. June 6, 2022

McKinsey has tapped into the sense of urgency by creating a team dedicated to sourcing chips for the companies it consults for. Wiseman…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Eye Biometrics

Eye Biometrics

 We experimented with in Retail settings. 

The Eyes Have It  By Samuel Greengard, Commissioned by CACM Staff, May 19, 2022

One of the things that makes biometrics so powerful is that it links humans and machines in a natural way…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Very Small, An Insectothopter

Very Small, An Insectothopter

 Always been interested in very small biomimicy.  Here mimicing insects, no longer around, or is it? 

Meet the CIA’s Insectothopter Sadly, the 1-gram spy craft couldn’t withstand a gentle breeze, but later dragonfly-inspired UAVs…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Laws and Laughs

Rules are a great way to get ideas. All you have to do is break them—Jack Foster Roy Amara was a researcher and president of the Institute for the Future. Among things he is known for is coining Amara’s law on the effect of technology…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Data structure size and cache-line accesses

Data structure size and cache-line accesses

On many systems, memory is accessed in fixed blocks called “cache lines”. On Intel systems, the cache line spans 64 bytes. That is, if you access memory at byte address 64, 65… up to 127… it is all on the same cache line. The…


From insideHPC

ALCF Developer Session June 30: Profiling Deep Learning Applications with NVIDIA Nsight

ALCF Developer Session June 30: Profiling Deep Learning Applications with NVIDIA Nsight

On Thursday, June 30 from 1-2 pm Centeral Time, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will hold a developer session on performance analysis techniques for deep learning applications using the NVIDIA Nsight Systems profiling…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Deep Sentinel Speaks to Suspicious Activiity.

Deep Sentinel Speaks to Suspicious Activiity.

Brought to my attention. Using voice to interact with detected suspicious activity.  AI enabled.

California Security Surveillance Company curbs crime through AI, real-time human intervention, CEO says ...    California-based security…


From The Eponymous Pickle

PC and GPU Shipments Declined in Q1 2022

PC and GPU Shipments Declined in Q1 2022

General slowdown or specific to device market?

PC and GPU Shipments Declined in Q1 2022  By Josh Norem on June 2, 2022 in ExtremeTech

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its Q1 2022 analysis of the global PC and GPU market,…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Guaranteed Smart Home Privacy?

Guaranteed Smart Home Privacy?

 Well tested in open contexts?

Peekaboo! A System to Guarantee Smart Home Privacy

Carnegie Mellon University CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Daniel Tkacik, May 31, 2022

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Security…


From insideHPC

Inspur Information and MEGWARE Build GPU Cluster for Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Inspur Information and MEGWARE Build GPU Cluster for Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Stuttgart, Germany — Inspur information, an IT infrastructure solutions provider, and MEGWARE, a high-performance computing (HPC) solutions provider in Europe, combined efforts for the scientific research capabilities of the …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Vint Cerf Invents a Company

Vint Cerf Invents a Company

Good process thoughts on  digital, below only an excerpt, full at the link.

 

Digital Synergy,  By Vinton G. Cerf

Communications of the ACM, June 2022, Vol. 65 No. 6, Page 9  10.1145/3534934

Google Vice President …


From insideHPC

Final Aurora Learning Paths Training Module to Be Held June 8

Final Aurora Learning Paths Training Module to Be Held June 8

This Aurora Learning Paths training series continues on Wednesday, June 8, 1:30-3:30 Central Time, with a module focused on using Data Parallel Python to advance code development for the ALCF’s upcoming Aurora system. The session…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Advanced Quantum Computer Made Available To The Public For First Time

Advanced Quantum Computer Made Available To The Public For First Time

 Mentioned here previously, more detail accessible here

 Advanced Quantum Computer Made Available To The Public For First Time   By Admin On Jun 5, 2022 in Govirall

A computer capable of quantum supremacy — proving supremacy over…


From Putting People First

[Book] Everyday Automation

[Book] Everyday Automation

The first book to take an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding how our everyday lives are being affected by automated decision-making.


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Intelligent Crypto Thesis

The Intelligent Crypto Thesis

Don't understand this as yet, but reaching out.  

Opinion Essay

AI and machine learning will usher in new forms of digital assets from intelligent NFTs to self-determining DeFi protocols.   This essay is part of CoinDesk's 'Big…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Turning Towards the Super-earths

Turning Towards the Super-earths

 What will we see?

Astronomers Prepare to Turn Webb Telescope Toward Nearby Super-Earths   By Ryan Whitwam on May 31, 2022 at 6:15 am

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been in space for about six months, which is just a…


From Putting People First

[Book] Emerging Technologies / Life at the Edge of the Future

[Book] Emerging Technologies / Life at the Edge of the Future

Emerging Technologies / Life at the Edge of the Future invites us to think forward from our present moment of planetary, public and everyday crisis, through the prism of emerging technologies.


From Putting People First

[Book] Design Ethnography

[Book] Design Ethnography

This book advances the practice and theory of design ethnography. It presents a methodologically adventurous and conceptually robust approach to interventional and ethical research design, practice and engagement.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Eavesdropping on the Brain

Eavesdropping on the Brain

 New directions on understanding the brain and how it operates

Eavesdropping on the Brain with 10,000 Electrodes

Exponential growth comes to neural implants

 BARUN DUTTA    28 MAY 2022  in Spectrum IEEE

IMAGINE A PORTABLE computer…


From insideHPC

NVIDIA InfiniBand Adaptive Routing Technology

NVIDIA InfiniBand Adaptive Routing Technology

In this white paper, "NVIDIA InfiniBand Adaptive Routing Technology,"we’ll look at how adaptive routing from NVIDIA plays such an important role, eliminating congestion and increasing data center performance. High-performance…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, Lactate

Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, Lactate

New kinds of Health monitors

ACM TECHNEWS

Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, Lactate

By UC San Diego News Center, May 13, 2022

The device, about the size of a stack of six quarters, is applied to the skin…


From The Eponymous Pickle

3D Printing in War

3D Printing in War

New uses for 3D Printing continue to surprise me

Ukrainian Volunteers Use 3D Printers to Save Lives They churn out bandages and periscopes for fighters on the frontlines manufactured and supplied a number of 3D-printed products…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Controlling Computers with the Mind

Controlling Computers with the Mind

Another long time look at computer mind control

The Man Who Controls Computers With His Mind

By The New York Times, May 16, 2022

Only a few dozen people on the planet have had neural interfaces embedded in their cortical tissueOn…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Asimov Institute

Asimov Institute

I was reminded of this group:

Asimov Institute    Artificial Creativity & Constraint

We are a non-profit AI research inst:    itute that explores the relation between deep learning and creativity. The Asimov Institute publishes…