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IBM Makes Encryption Paradox Practical  in IEEE Spectrum
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IBM Makes Encryption Paradox Practical in IEEE Spectrum

More on FHE and IBM.   From IEEE Spectrum ... IBM Makes Encryption Paradox Practical  in IEEE Spectrum“Fully homomorphic” cryptography allows partial access toBy...

HPC Industry Analyst Firm Intersect360 Research Hires Dan Olds as Chief Research Officer
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HPC Industry Analyst Firm Intersect360 Research Hires Dan Olds as Chief Research Officer

SUNNYVALE, CA—March 1, 2021— HPC, AI and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has named Dan Olds its chief research officer, effective March 1. A 25-year...

NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL GPU Compiler
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NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL GPU Compiler

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF)...

2FA as Security
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2FA as Security

 Good overview piece abut 2FA and beyond. Is MFA Needed to Improve Security?By Keith Kirkpatrick   Commissioned by CACM Staff    February 25, 2021Many corporate...

From Computational Complexity

Using number-of-PhD's as a measure of smartness is stupid.

In Thor:Ragnorak Bruce Banner mentions that he has 7 PhDs. Gee, I wonder how he managed to slip that into a conversation casually.  Later in the movie:Bruce: IDouble...

Universities Capturing More Value from Research
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Universities Capturing More Value from Research

 Sounds akin to our own work on gathering value from research.   Our recent work with the DOD to understand what research it has paid for, and can be monetizedShould...

BERT for Unsupervised Training
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BERT for Unsupervised Training

 A nice, fairly compact, somewhat technical view of how to use BERT for unsupervised training problems.    And some unexpected uses.  True, everyone should know...

RPA Examined
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RPA Examined

See also aspects of business process modeling for extensions to the idea.  And likely combination with broader methods of ML and AISome thoughts on RPA: By Maria...

ECP: SuperLU Library Speeds Direct Solution of Large Sparse Linear Systems on HPC and Exascale Hardware
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ECP: SuperLU Library Speeds Direct Solution of Large Sparse Linear Systems on HPC and Exascale Hardware

Technology consultant and writer Rob Farber wrote the following on behalf of the Exascale Computing Project. Lower-upper (LU) factorization is an important numerical...

Dr. Céline Merlet wins 2021 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC
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Dr. Céline Merlet wins 2021 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has announced that French National Centre for Scientific Research researcher Dr. Céline Merlet from the...

Decline of Computers as a General Purpose Technology
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Decline of Computers as a General Purpose Technology

Contributed article, excerpt below in the March 2021 CACM.My first reaction was No!  But some very good points made ... 'The Decline of Computers as a General Purpose...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

New, Old, Ancient Results

Nonexistence theorems and attempts at lower bounds Cropped from src Joshua Grochow is an assistant professor in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University...

Data and its Useful Nature as an Asset
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Data and its Useful Nature as an Asset

 Recall this echoes some of our own examination of  'data as an asset'.     Thoughtful ideas here but I think it is still useful to consider it as an asset that...

Talking Blockchain
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Talking Blockchain

Wladawsky talks Blockchain. Good thoughtful piece with lots of backup. How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?I first became interested inThe...

Scramble for Post Quantum
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Scramble for Post Quantum

Moving more rapidly than expected. The Scramble for Post-Quantum CryptographyBy Samuel Greengard ,  Commissioned by CACM StaffResearchers are working to counter...

Ring Door Bell Goes Radar
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Ring Door Bell Goes Radar

Like some of the directions the doorbell tech is going,  getting to be quite common. Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 uses radar for bird’s-eye view of front door activity...

Fending off Bitcoin Mining HPC Thieves – Idaho National Lab’s ‘Cryptojacking’ Detector
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Fending off Bitcoin Mining HPC Thieves – Idaho National Lab’s ‘Cryptojacking’ Detector

Demand for HPC resources from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners has only increased with the recent explosion in the cryptocurrency’s price – up 65 percent...

Encoded Message in the Perseverance Mars Lander’s Parachute
From Schneier on Security

Encoded Message in the Perseverance Mars Lander’s Parachute

NASA made an oblique reference to a coded message in the color pattern of the Perseverance Mars Lander ‘s parachute. More information.

HPE to Build Research Supercomputer for Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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HPE to Build Research Supercomputer for Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology

HPE’s string of HPC contract wins has continued with the company’s announcement today that it’s building a supercomputer for KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)...

You Need a Challenge Network
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You Need a Challenge Network

 Good thought, agreed, always worked best when challenged. Why You Need a ‘Challenge Network’  in K@WIn the following excerpt from his new book, Think Again, Wharton...
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