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From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Fairness and Sampling

A talk by Sruthi Gorantla while visiting Georgia Tech Sruthi Gorantla is a fourth-year PhD candidate in computer science at the Indian Institute of Science and...

Randomness in programming (with Go code)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Randomness in programming (with Go code)

Computer software is typically deterministic on paper: if you run twice the same program with the same inputs, you should get the same outputs. In practice, the...

DOE Announces 2024 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge, Pre-proposals Due Nov. 13 
From insideHPC

DOE Announces 2024 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge, Pre-proposals Due Nov. 13 

Oct. 16, 2023 — The ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) is an allocation program for projects of interest to the Department of Energy (DOE), with an emphasis...

Two Columbia Univ. Researchers Awarded John von Neumann Theory Prize
From insideHPC

Two Columbia Univ. Researchers Awarded John von Neumann Theory Prize

BALTIMORE, Oct. 16, 2023 – The 2023 John von Neumann Theory Prize, awarded by INFORMS, is bestowed to Christos H. Papadimitriou and Mihalis Yannakakis for their...

DOE Selects JLab to Be High Performance Data Facility Lead
From insideHPC

DOE Selects JLab to Be High Performance Data Facility Lead

Oct. 16, 2023 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of the High Performance Data Facility (HPDF) hub, which will create a new scientific...

Texas Tech HPC Center Chooses CIQ for HPC Infrastructure
From insideHPC

Texas Tech HPC Center Chooses CIQ for HPC Infrastructure

RENO, Nev.—October 16, 2023—CIQ, the company building software infrastructure for enterprises running performance-intensive workloads atop the Rocky Linux enterprise...

Cory Doctorow on enshittification
From Geeking with Greg

Cory Doctorow on enshittification

Another good piece by Cory on enshittification, with details about Facebook, some on how A/B testing optimizes for enshittification, and updated with how Musk's...

Phison Introduces Signal Conditioner IC Products, Expands PCIe 5.0 Ecosystem
From insideHPC

Phison Introduces Signal Conditioner IC Products, Expands PCIe 5.0 Ecosystem

SAN JOSE – October 16, 2023 – Phison Electronics (8299 TT), a NAND controllers and storage company, announced that the company has expanded its portfolio of PCIe...

Coin Flips Are Biased
From Schneier on Security

Coin Flips Are Biased

Experimental result: Many people have flipped coins but few have stopped to ponder the statistical and physical intricacies of the process. In a preregistered study...

Federated GPU Infrastructure for AI Workflows
From insideHPC

Federated GPU Infrastructure for AI Workflows

[Sponsored Guest Article] With the explosion of use cases such as Generative AI and ML Ops driving tremendous demand for the most advanced GPUs and accelerated...

From Computational Complexity

Paper is a tech-free way to preserve writing. Is there a tech-free way to preserve sound (e.g., music)

I blogged about ACM going mostly paper-free, and had some PROS and CONS about paper-free, in this blog here. One of my many astute readers named Abigail pointed...

E4 Computer Engineering Partners with NVIDIA for Launch of Grace Hopper Superchips in Italy
From insideHPC

E4 Computer Engineering Partners with NVIDIA for Launch of Grace Hopper Superchips in Italy

Scandiano, RE (Italy), October 12, 2023 – E4 Computer Engineering announced a partnership with NVIDIA for the Italian launch of NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchip, the...

Critical Thinking and Generative AI
From The Noisy Channel

Critical Thinking and Generative AI

Critical Reasoning and Generative AIOne of the formative experiences in my mathematics education was a time I struggled to compute an integral in a calculus class...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Possible Impossibilities and Impossible Possibilities

A livestreamed talk by Yejin Choi at TTIC on Monday 10/16, 11:30am CT MacArthur Foundation source Yejin Choi is a professor and a MacArthur Fellow at the Paul G...

Friday Squid Blogging: On Squid Intelligence
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: On Squid Intelligence

Article about squid intelligence. 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...

NTT Reports Increase in Optical Transmission Capacity, Reduced Power Consumption
From insideHPC

NTT Reports Increase in Optical Transmission Capacity, Reduced Power Consumption

Tokyo – Oct. 12, 2023 – NTT Corporation (NTT) said it successfully demonstrated technology that expands transmission capacity while reducing energy use by 67 percent...

To stop disinformation, stop astroturf
From Geeking with Greg

To stop disinformation, stop astroturf

(this is a version of an excerpt from my book, if you like it please let me know) There's a lot of discussion of removing disinformation as censorship lately....

Hacking the High School Grading System
From Schneier on Security

Hacking the High School Grading System

Interesting New York Times article about high-school students hacking the grading system. What’s not helping? The policies many school districts are adopting that...

Harvard University, MIT and QuEra Report 99.5% Two-Qubit Gate Fidelity on 60 Neutral Atom Qubits
From insideHPC

Harvard University, MIT and QuEra Report 99.5% Two-Qubit Gate Fidelity on 60 Neutral Atom Qubits

BOSTON, October 12, 2023 – Neutral-atom quantum company QuEra Computing today announced that a team of researchers from Harvard, MIT and QuEra successfully demonstrated...

MEGA International Announces Udpated AI-driven Enterprise Architecture Platform
From insideHPC

MEGA International Announces Udpated AI-driven Enterprise Architecture Platform

BOSTON/PARIS, October 12, 2023 – MEGA International, an enterprise architecture SaaS software company, announces the launch of HOPEX Aquila, an AI-driven solution...
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