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August 2019


From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM AI Open Source Tool Explainability Talk

IBM AI Open Source Tool Explainability Talk

Upcoming talk, looks to be quite interesting regarding AI explain-ability open source method.  The talk will be recorded and I will post its location afterwards.

 CSIG (Cognitive Systems Institute Group) Talk - Thursday Sep 5,…


From insideHPC

IBTA Celebrates 20 Years of Growth and Industry Success

IBTA Celebrates 20 Years of Growth and Industry Success

"This year, the IBTA is celebrating 20 years of growth and success in delivering these widely used and valued technologies to the high-performance networking industry. Over the past two decades, the IBTA has provided the industry…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (August 31st 2019)

Science and Technology links (August 31st 2019)

The Conboy laboratory in Berkeley is responsible for some of the best work in aging research. In 2005, they showed that by connecting the blood vessels of an old and a young mice, they could rejuvenate the old mice (via a process…


From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Computational Fluid Scientist at ExxonMobil

Job of the Week: Computational Fluid Scientist at ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil is seeking a Computational Fluid Scientist in our Job of the Week. "We are looking to hire candidates to work on challenging practical fluid mechanics problems within our upstream business that focuses on exploration…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Finnair Approach to Data as an Asset

Finnair Approach to Data as an Asset

Part of a recent scan of how companies are looking at data as an asset

Finnair Unlocks the Business Value of Data with Data Catalog
by Ron Powell in b-eye Network

This article is based on a podcast Ron Powell conducted with Minna…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Framework for Driverless Cars

AI Framework for Driverless Cars

Late to this, but a question about driver-less had someone send this to me.    Useful thoughts about the how and what kind of data is being gathered.

Framework for AI Driverless Cars: The Big Picture

Dr. Lance Eliot, CEO, Techbrium…


From The Eponymous Pickle

ACM and Their Learning Center

ACM and Their Learning Center

It has been a while since I have promotionally mentioned the ACM:

Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession.    (and as avid users of computing technology!)

We see a world where computing

I…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Why Mexican Jumbo Squid Populations Have Declined

Friday Squid Blogging: Why Mexican Jumbo Squid Populations Have Declined

A group of scientists conclude that it's shifting weather patterns and ocean conditions. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

How fast can scancount be?

How fast can scancount be?

In an earlier post, I described the following problem. Suppose that you have tens of arrays of integers. You wish to find all integer that are in more than 3 (say) of the sets. This is neither a union nor an intersection. A simple…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Update on North's Focals Smart Glasses

Update on North's Focals Smart Glasses

More updates on North's Focals Smart Glasses.  Now more closely connected to typical smart phone OS.  At this only to the Android.   Will this mean that we will soon see these as more common as a replacement for the smartphone…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Simulating Softness

Simulating Softness

We were in a consumer space that had as one of it measures softness.   So the measurement and creation of softness was key.

How to simulate softness    by University of California - San Diego

UC San Diego researchers specially

What…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Waterloo Develops Faster 5G for IOT

Waterloo Develops Faster 5G for IOT

Implications of 5G for broader more effective IOT?

Waterloo Researchers Develop 200X Faster, Low-Cost Network for 5G Connectivity 
International Business Times
Soorya Kiran
August 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of Waterloo…


From insideHPC

Intel Ships First 10nm Agilex FPGAs with Integrated Arm Processors

Intel Ships First 10nm Agilex FPGAs with Integrated Arm Processors

Today Intel announced that it has begun shipments of the first Intel Agilex field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to early access program customers. In what may be a surprise to many, F-Series variant of the chip family also…


From insideHPC

Video: Mellanox Rolls Out SmartNICs

Video: Mellanox Rolls Out SmartNICs

In this video, Mellanox CTO Michael Kagan talks about the next step for SmartNICs and the company's newly released ConnectX-6 Dx product driven by its own silicon. "The BlueField-2 IPU integrates all the advanced capabilities…


From insideHPC

Rosa M. Badia from BSC receives Euro-Par Achievement Award

Rosa M. Badia from BSC receives Euro-Par Achievement Award

Rosa M. Badia from the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre has received the Euro-Par Achievement Award 2019. Euro-Par is a major series of European conferences on parallel processing. The Euro-Par Steering Committee has granted the…


From insideHPC

The Confluence of HPC and AI – Intel Customer Use Cases

The Confluence of HPC and AI – Intel Customer Use Cases

Vikram Saletore from Intel gave this talk at the MVAPICH User Group. "Intel collaborates with customers and partners worldwide to build, accelerate, scale and deploy their AI applications on Intel based HPC platforms. We share…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Putting Alexa in the Car Seriously Now

Amazon Putting Alexa in the Car Seriously Now

Just put one in my own car and am starting to understand how it interacts with the smart home experience.   Its started to roll more broadly now as I hear colleagues chime in.  In this case Amazon  is well behind, with the usual…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Influencers and Beauty Marketing

Influencers and Beauty Marketing

Beauty Marketing taken over by influencers

Lipstick Tips: How Influencers Are Making Over Beauty Marketing   by Dina Gerdeman in HBS

Influencer marketing has quickly become the best way to reach beauty consumers, proving more…


From Schneier on Security

Attacking the Intel Secure Enclave

Attacking the Intel Secure Enclave

Interesting paper by Michael Schwarz, Samuel Weiser, Daniel Gruss. The upshot is that both Intel and AMD have assumed that trusted enclaves will run only trustworthy code. Of course, that's not true. And there are no security…


From insideHPC

Appentra Releases Parallelware Trainer 1.3

Appentra Releases Parallelware Trainer 1.3

Appentra has released Parallelware Trainer 1.3, an interactive, real-time code editor with features that facilitate the learning, usage, and implementation of parallel programming by understanding how and why sections of code…


From insideHPC

Baidu to Speed Services with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Baidu to Speed Services with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Today Intel announced Baidu is architecting the in-memory database of its Feed Stream services to harness the high-capacity and high-performance capabilities of Intel Optane DC persistent memory. Paired with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon…


From insideHPC

Tachyum Joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium

Tachyum Joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium

Today Tachyum announced it has joined the Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium, a group of companies dedicated to advancing a new, open-industry standard interconnect designed to address the increasing demands of high-performance…


From insideHPC

Chapel Comes of Age: a Language for Productivity, Parallelism, and Performance

Chapel Comes of Age: a Language for Productivity, Parallelism, and Performance

Brad Chamberlain from Cray gave this talk at the HPCKP'19 conference. "Though Chapel has been under development for some time now, its performance and feature  set have only recently reached the point where it can seriously be…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Robot Morning For Aerospace Supply Chain

Robot Morning For Aerospace Supply Chain

Just brought to my attention:

Robot Morning

Building the automated aerospace supply chain

Robot Morning creates software that automates and analyzes the data exchanged between customers and suppliers.

DEMANDLINE CLIENT
The DemandLine…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart, Facebook and Digital Tokens for Inclusion

Wal-Mart, Facebook  and Digital Tokens for Inclusion

Fascinating piece on the notion of 'Financial Inclusion' and its use by retailers of both products and of marketing data,  like Wal-Mart and Facebook.    Meaning of this discussed in the Gartner Blog.  Does this mean that companies…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Collecting Soil Samples

Collecting Soil Samples



More autonomous, continuous and precise means of gathering data to make decisions.

Autonomous robots collect precise soil samples, help farmers improve yields, reduce environmental impact   by Drew Schumacher, Purdue University…


From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Danny Cohen Passed Away

Not a theorist but … [ Internet Hall of Fame] Danny Cohen was a pioneer who advanced many areas of computer science. He made contributions to computer graphics, networking, and flight simulation, and much more. Today I want to…


From Schneier on Security

AI Emotion-Detection Arms Race

AI Emotion-Detection Arms Race

Voice systems are increasingly using AI techniques to determine emotion. A new paper describes an AI-based countermeasure to mask emotion in spoken words. Their method for masking emotion involves collecting speech, analyzing…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Webinar: Mixed Integer Programming plus Machine Learning

Webinar: Mixed Integer Programming plus Machine Learning

Highly recommended!   We used Mixed Integer Programming optimization methods for many years in the enterprise.  Used it every day to solve tough problems.  It was our horse for optimization problems.   Especially for complex

Title…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Ring/Amazon Reveals How its working with Police in the US

Ring/Amazon Reveals How its working with Police in the US

Been a member since the network has been established, great idea. 

Working Together for Safer Neighborhoods: Introducing the Neighbors Active Law Enforcement Map     by Jamie Siminoff

At Ring, we believe that when communities work…

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