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Wal-Mart Takes Food to Car
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Takes Food to Car

Another look by Wal-Mart at Robo Tech and attracting consumers.  We had looked at attempts at completely automated grocery warehouse drive-throughs, but they had...

Video: Data Driven Ocean & Atmosphere Sciences at MoES in India
From insideHPC

Video: Data Driven Ocean & Atmosphere Sciences at MoES in India

Dr. Suryachandra Rao from MoES gave this talk at the DDN User Group. "The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is mandated to provide services for weather, climate...

ORNL Tests Arm-based Wombat Platform with NVIDIA GPUs
From insideHPC

ORNL Tests Arm-based Wombat Platform with NVIDIA GPUs

Researchers at ORNL are trying out their HPC codes on Wombat, a test bed cluster based on production Marvell ThunderX2 CPUs and NVIDIA V100 GPUs. The small cluster...

Enterprise Value from Digital Factories
From The Eponymous Pickle

Enterprise Value from Digital Factories

Via McKinsey,  innovation studies inmanufacturing.Industry’s fast-mover advantage: Enterprise value from digital factoriesManufacturing’s leaders in applying Fourth...

Designing for digital well-being
From Putting People First

Designing for digital well-being

Smartphone attachment is so prevalent that the fear of being without a phone has a name: nomophobia, writes Elizabeth Churchill in Interactions. What can be done...

Are smart homes undermining our sense of ‘home’?
From Putting People First

Are smart homes undermining our sense of ‘home’?

CES indicates we're still a far way off seeing technology for the home that genuinely fosters our sense of comfort, wellbeing and community.

The case for … cities that aren’t dystopian surveillance states
From Putting People First

The case for … cities that aren’t dystopian surveillance states

We could decide to treat people as sensors, and not as things to be sensed – to observe Kant’s injunction that humans should be “treated as an end in themselves...

Tricia Wang on why the big data mentality fails – and what to do about it
From Putting People First

Tricia Wang on why the big data mentality fails – and what to do about it

Tricia Wang of Sudden Compass pokes holes in big data hype, arguing for the course-correcting power of thick data. I share podcast highlights, such as her dismantling...

Human-centred policy? Blending ‘big data’ and ‘thick data’ in national policy
From Putting People First

Human-centred policy? Blending ‘big data’ and ‘thick data’ in national policy

How might policymakers better understand citizens’ perspectives when designing policy? Put another way, how should we improve and innovate the way policy is made...

HDR 200GB/sec InfiniBand for HPC & AI
From insideHPC

HDR 200GB/sec InfiniBand for HPC & AI

In this video from the DDN booth at SC19, Scot Schultz from Mellanox presents: Connecting Visions: HDR 200GB/sec InfiniBand. "HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand accelerates...

Job of the Week: Head of Research Computing at the Norwich Biosciences Institute
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Head of Research Computing at the Norwich Biosciences Institute

The Norwich Biosciences Institute Partnership (NBIP) is seeking a new Head of Research Computing in our Job of the Week. "We have an exciting opportunity for aJob...

Retail Technology at NRF
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retail Technology at NRF

A look of how retailers are using new technology from  the recent NRF conference.  Human labor and its management still a very important topic.NRF 2020 Review:by...

Quantum Machines Joins IBM Q Network
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Machines Joins IBM Q Network

IBM continues to make alliances in Quantum computing.Quantum Machines Joins the IBM Q NetworkTEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Machines (QM)...

Improving Neural Models
From The Eponymous Pickle

Improving Neural Models

So many groups working on how to make such models smaller and faster.  Not different from the very long hunt for faster models to solve optimization problems over...

Stats on Alexa Skills
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stats on Alexa Skills

Decrease in skill increase.  Lots of other interesting skills, in particular by language. Now lets get the quality and intelligence upNew Alexa Skill Data ShowBret...

Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Genome Analyzed
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Genome Analyzed

This is fantastic work: In total, the researchers identified approximately 2.7 billion DNA base pairs, which is around 90 percent the size of the human genome....

AR Contact Lens:  Prototype
From The Eponymous Pickle

AR Contact Lens: Prototype

If the QR Contact lens finally here in prototype.   Has been talked about for some time.   Ultimate kind of wearable.Tech Start-up Develops AR Contact LensesFinancial...

Groq Hardware Now Available on Nimbix Cloud for AI Workloads
From insideHPC

Groq Hardware Now Available on Nimbix Cloud for AI Workloads

Today Groq announced that the company's tensor processing hardware is now available on the Nimbix Cloud for select partners. The Groq processor is designed specifically...

Podcast: Sciencetown Investigates Extreme Computing at SC19
From insideHPC

Podcast: Sciencetown Investigates Extreme Computing at SC19

In this Sciencetown podcast, we follow experts from around the world to the epicenter of supercomputing - the annual, North American supercomputing conference or...

Allocating large blocks of memory: bare-metal C++ speeds
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Allocating large blocks of memory: bare-metal C++ speeds

In a previous post, I benchmarked the allocation of large blocks of memory using idiomatic C++. I got a depressing result: the speed could be lower than 2 GB/s....
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