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Google Shows Wolfram Who
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Google Shows Wolfram Who

I actually feel bad for Stephen Wolfram. After all the weeks of hype leading up to his public demonstration of Wolfram Alpha at Harvard this afternoon, Google upstaged...

Twitter Quitters Grow
From The Eponymous Pickle

Twitter Quitters Grow

According to Nielsen News Wire only about 40% of the system's users comes back the following month. More stats at the site with overdone curve fitting. Twitter...

Analyzing Coupons with Biometrics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analyzing Coupons with Biometrics

Overview of work done by Neurofocus on the reaction of consumers to coupons and promotions. Multiple biometrics techniques used. Analyzing print and online coupons...

Apple Picks up Graphics
From insideHPC

Apple Picks up Graphics

MSN Money via the Inquirer: Apple has hired graphics wizard Bob Drebin away from AMD’s graphics group.

End the University as We Know It: My Commentary
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

End the University as We Know It: My Commentary

Mark C. Taylor is quickly becoming famous for his New York Times piece End the University as We Know It.

Power down for the planet winner
From insideHPC

Power down for the planet winner

Back in February we covered a challenge issued by the Climate Savers Computing Initiative to encourage universities reduce pollution by powering down campus computers...

President Obama Announces New PCAST Members
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

President Obama Announces New PCAST Members

Yesterday President Obama announced the full membership of his President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST). This is an advisory body that...

Penguin Computing Making its
From insideHPC

Penguin Computing Making its

eWeek has posted an article on the latest progress made within the camp of Penguin Computing.

links for 2009-04-28
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-04-28

Database Nation : The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century I read this book by Simson Garfinkel when it first came out. It's still...

PRACE Offers Summertime Porting
From insideHPC

PRACE Offers Summertime Porting

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, is sponsoring two summer workshops to be held at CSC Finland and CSCS Switzerland as part of a series of...

IBM to Open Analytics Centers
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM to Open Analytics Centers

IBM will be opening a number of global analytics centers and hire or retrain 4,000 analytics professionals. They seem to be serious. Press release.

Rice Buys Appro HyperGreen
From insideHPC

Rice Buys Appro HyperGreen

Appro announecd today that the Rice University Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology has purchased an Appro HyperGreen Cluster solution.

Butte Sim Center Close to a Deal with
From insideHPC

Butte Sim Center Close to a Deal with

Earlier this month, the Butte-MT-based National Center for Health Care Informatics signed an agreement with the US Air Force to produce advanced computer-simulated...

Intel launches Cluster Connection
From insideHPC

Intel launches Cluster Connection

Last week Intel launched a new website to promote the advantages of its Cluster Ready program. Here is what Intel’s Chip Shots site has to say about the launch Intel...

Cisco CEO: clouds
From insideHPC

Cisco CEO: clouds

From an article late last week at CSO Online, news that Cisco CEO John Chambers is optimistic about the future of cloud computing (which is good given his company’s...

NSF awards support academic research in Google
From insideHPC

NSF awards support academic research in Google

Found at HPCwire, news of NSF awards late last week to support academic use of the CluE program [The] National Science Foundation announced it has awarded nearly...

Lustre Scalability
From insideHPC

Lustre Scalability

The folks over at the Sun HPC Watercooler have led us over to a great video on the topic of Lustre scalability.

Emotional Cartography Resource
From The Eponymous Pickle

Emotional Cartography Resource

Michael W Cristiani passes this along, just now examining.Emotional Cartography: Implications of Visualizing Intimate Biometric Data" ... The (44MB freely downloadable)...

Obama Administration Appoints a Chief Technology Officer
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Obama Administration Appoints a Chief Technology Officer

One of the Administration's campaign promises was to create the position of Chief Technology Officer. While the specific job description was vague during the campaign...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

After leading the world in telecommunications research innovations, the United States now trails several dozen other nations in the availability of broadband to...
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