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The dangers of a monoculture for the future of
From insideHPC

The dangers of a monoculture for the future of

Joe Landman pointed to this presentation (PDF) by Paul Lu at U of Alberta on the emerging monocultures in HPC (x86, InfiniBand, Linux) and the risks posed by the...

A look at Tesla
From insideHPC

A look at Tesla

Doug Eadline over at ClusterMonkey got an early Christmas present from NVIDIA: a look at the year in Tesla technology: It is not often someone does our job for...

Buyology Presentation in Cincinnati
From The Eponymous Pickle

Buyology Presentation in Cincinnati

If you are in the Cincinnati area join us. I will be there. We are delighted to invite you to attend an exclusive presentation by Martin Lindstrom on his bestselling...

Leadership Cohort Update
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Leadership Cohort Update

During the time since the first Leadership Cohort Workshop in July, members have been busy with advocacy efforts in their various states. Previous blog posts by...

Mind Reading and Marketing on 60 Minutes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mind Reading and Marketing on 60 Minutes

From the Neuromarketing blog, I see that there was a piece on brain scanning and its applications on 60 Minutes. Includes a link to the program itself. More about...

Jaguar Supercomputer Accepted, Cray Buys More
From insideHPC

Jaguar Supercomputer Accepted, Cray Buys More

Cray has announced that the one petaflop Jaguar supercomputer installed at Oak Ridge National Lab officially passed its acceptance tests at the end of 2008.

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Nearly by accident I discovered Nokia’s recently launched IdeasProject, an effort “to surface Big Ideas about the future of communications — and to show the many...

On futures and design
From Putting People First

On futures and design

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, researcher director at the Institute for the Future, has posted a thoughtful essay on his blog about how trends in computing and design might...

Book Scanning Continues
From The Eponymous Pickle

Book Scanning Continues

Good article in the NYTimes on Google book search. The value of building a complete digital library. A settlement in October with authors and publishers has cleared...

Your last HPC book? The best HPC-related book
From insideHPC

Your last HPC book? The best HPC-related book

What’s the last HPC-related book you bought, and when did you buy it? What’s the best HPC-related book you’ve ever bought (you define “best” however you’d like:...

Neuroscience of the Self
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuroscience of the Self

In Edge, an interesting essay:Self Awareness: The Last Frontier By neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran. This is about how any thinking system ultimately considers...

Logic Programming
From The Eponymous Pickle

Logic Programming

I was just connected to a UK company called Logic Programming Associates Ltd. Which has a number of products including WIN-Prolog and VisiRule. The latter has...

CMU Mind Readers
From CSDiary

CMU Mind Readers

Research on machine learning — that is, machines that improve with experience — has made astounding progress over the past decade or so. Such research is very mathematical...

People-centred design in times of frugality
From Putting People First

People-centred design in times of frugality

The current economic recession is turning out to be very severe (The Guardian evokes the spectre of a 1930s-style depression), with rich countries being the biggest...

Where to post?
From Putting People First

Where to post?


TouchGraph Revisited
From The Eponymous Pickle

TouchGraph Revisited

I looked at TouchGraph some time ago. A means of visualizing searches and determining the connections between search results. Many new features in this new version...

M-banking and economic development
From Putting People First

M-banking and economic development

Jonathan Donner of Microsoft Research India and Camilo Andres Tellez of the London School of Economics and Political Science have together written a paper on mobile...

From Putting People First

At the beginning of last year, we at Experientia worked with a Belgian regional authority on developing the concept for a new design centre, called the Transformation...

Why products fail
From Putting People First

Why products fail

Computerworld columnist Mike Elgan argues that most gadget and software makers don’t understand what users want most: control. Both users and product designers...

Focus on what we should be doing, not just what we can
From Putting People First

Focus on what we should be doing, not just what we can

John Maeda, the new president of RISD, wrote some smart words in Esquire (where he was profiled as one of 75 most influential people): “Technological advances have...
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