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L'Oreal UV Sense
From The Eponymous Pickle

L'Oreal UV Sense

How L’Oréal designed the UV Sense to fit on your fingernail  in DigitalTrendsBeauty tech is still in its infancy, but lifestyle brands are slowly warming up toThe...

Classic Math Problem Used for a Current Problem
From The Eponymous Pickle

Classic Math Problem Used for a Current Problem

  This piece is quite technical,  but love the fact that classical math is being used to drive some very modern problems. Great example for teaching?  In particular...

Fujitsu to Showcase Post-K Supercomputer CPU Prototype at ISC 2018
From insideHPC

Fujitsu to Showcase Post-K Supercomputer CPU Prototype at ISC 2018

Today Fujitsu unveiled details about their ARM-powered Post K exascale supercomputer, which is planned for deployment at RIKEN in Japan sometime in 2021. Fujitsu...

Blockchain is not a Revolution
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blockchain is not a Revolution

Good introductory piece in [email protected]  Not mention of smart contracts.Why Blockchain Isn’t a RevolutionThe terms Bitcoin and blockchain are sometimes used...

Deepmind Builds a Picture of its World
From The Eponymous Pickle

Deepmind Builds a Picture of its World

Building a model of existing and changing context is a key part of our intelligence.  DeepMind, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet focused on artificial...

Welcome to ISC High Performance 2018
From insideHPC

Welcome to ISC High Performance 2018

In this special guest post, Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer welcome attendees to ISC 2018, which takes place June 24-28 in Frankfurt, Germany. "Today ISC High Performance...

Friday Squid Blogging: Capturing the Giant Squid on Video
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Capturing the Giant Squid on Video

In this 2013 TED talk, oceanographer Edith Widder explains how her team captured the giant squid on video. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about...

STOC Lunch Sign-ups, and Reminder
From My Biased Coin

STOC Lunch Sign-ups, and Reminder

Just a reminder that next week is the 50th STOC in Los Angeles!  You can still come and register on site, so please come -- the program is STOC-full of good stuff...

The Effects of Iran's Telegram Ban
From Schneier on Security

The Effects of Iran's Telegram Ban

The Center for Human Rights in Iran has released a report outlining the effect's of that country's ban on Telegram, a secure messaging app used by about half of...

From Computational Complexity

The Muffin Problem

I've been meaning to post on THE MUFFIN PROBLEM for at least a year. Its a project I've been working on for two years, but every time I wanted to post on it I thought...

Asetek Provides Liquid Cooling QCT at NCHC in Taiwan
From insideHPC

Asetek Provides Liquid Cooling QCT at NCHC in Taiwan

Today Asetek announced the deployment of the company's latest heat rejection technology at the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) in Hsinchu,...

Flu Foreasting with Smart Thermometers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Flu Foreasting with Smart Thermometers

We also looked at epidemic forecasting.   Note the smart 'thermometers' mentioned here are taking human temperatures.  A slight confusion when I first read this...

Gidel Launches Lossless Compression IP that Reduces FPGA Power Consumption
From insideHPC

Gidel Launches Lossless Compression IP that Reduces FPGA Power Consumption

Today Gidel announced a new compression IP and a renewed focus on compression and encryption algorithms for the HPC and Vision markets. The compression algorithm...

Network Effects Mean Less
From The Eponymous Pickle

Network Effects Mean Less

Quite interesting, complex in part because we now have so many devices competing for time and interaction.  I would imagine too there is a growing 'assistant effect'...

Encryption via Quantum Mechanics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Encryption via Quantum Mechanics

Related capability suggested here.Toshiba devises way to send encrypted messages using quantum mechanicsToshiba plans to demonstrate a working prototype withinToshiba...

Quantum and Blockchain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum and Blockchain

 Quantum Is Key to Securing Blockchain, Say Russian ResearchersAsia Research NewsBy Alison HadleyRussian researchers have used quantum key distribution (QKD) to...

Google Assistant Smart Displays Coming
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Assistant Smart Displays Coming

Breaking out the smart display makes sense, allows you to choose quality.  The emphasis on work applications may well indicate a push in that direction.Here comes...

Sylabs Launches Global Partner Program for HPC Containers
From insideHPC

Sylabs Launches Global Partner Program for HPC Containers

Today HPC startup Sylabs announced the launch of a new program for partners. The Sylabs Partner Program offers IT providers a licensing platform that they can use...

Introducing HPE Performance Cluster Manager Software
From insideHPC

Introducing HPE Performance Cluster Manager Software

Over at the HPE Blog, Bill Mannel writes that new HPE Performance Cluster Manager can help you reduce the time and resources spent administering HPC systems. "Managing...

Atos and Dell EMC Centre of Excellence coming to Supercomputing Wales
From insideHPC

Atos and Dell EMC Centre of Excellence coming to Supercomputing Wales

Today Atos announced a new contract with Supercomputing Wales, the national supercomputing research facility for Wales that will result in a world-first Atos and...
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