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PC Magazine Reviews Watson Analytics
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PC Magazine Reviews Watson Analytics

A review in PC Magazine that much likes Watson Analytics, describing it as a self-service analytics tool rather than cognitive.

PBS Works will Power New Supercomputer at BASF
From insideHPC

PBS Works will Power New Supercomputer at BASF

Over at the Altair Blog, Jochen Krebs writes that the new HPC cluster at BASF will run PBS Works workload management software. "What does it take to go from months...

OpenStack for Research Computing
From insideHPC

OpenStack for Research Computing

"This talk will present the motivating factors for considering OpenStack for the management of research computing infrastructure. Stig Telfer will give an overview...

Google Building its Own Quantum Chip
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Building its Own Quantum Chip

Have followed quantum computing from the beginning.  Even offered some industrial test problems for potential solution.  Followed  NASA and Google Tests of research...

The Computer That Could Be Smarter than Us – Cognitive Computing
From insideHPC

The Computer That Could Be Smarter than Us – Cognitive Computing

Ingolf Wittmann from IBM presented this talk for the Switzerland HPC Conference. "This presentation will point out based on real examples how HPC environments can...

Towards an Era of Mass Collaboration
From The Eponymous Pickle

Towards an Era of Mass Collaboration

Good overview of the idea, and players that are helping to make it happen.  with similar challenges to any kind of group work measurement.We're Entering A New Era...

Job of the Week: Linux Infrastructure Engineer at 10X Genomics
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Linux Infrastructure Engineer at 10X Genomics

Bay Area Startup 10x Genomics is seeking a Linux / Infrastructure Engineer in our Job of the Week. "We are looking for an exceptional engineer with a solid understanding...

Science and Technology links (April 21st, 2017)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (April 21st, 2017)

Can we trust software? Lance Fortnow, a famous computer scientist, answers… Sometimes I feel we put to much pressure on the machines. When we deal with humans,Continue...

Amazon Rolls Out Lex Chatbot Tools
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Rolls Out Lex Chatbot Tools

Amazon rolls out conversational Chatbot interface 'Lex'.  Am looking for better yet conversational and memory capabilities for Lex.   Good technical overview at...

Google Earth is Updated
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Earth is Updated

We were much impressed with Google Earth,  even used it for things like showing where our plants were worldwide, and providing 'tours' to their locations.  Seems...

An anthropologist in the boardroom
From Putting People First

An anthropologist in the boardroom

“It is often tempting to think that the 21st-century world is so closely integrated and digitised that the issue of culture is becoming irrelevant,” writes Gillian...

Technology and Societal Change
From The Eponymous Pickle

Technology and Societal Change

How Technology Can Help Solve Societal ProblemsThe Network RevolutionIn the next article of the series, “The Network Revolution: Creating Value through Platforms...

Boston’s human-centered research to design middle-income housing
From Putting People First

Boston’s human-centered research to design middle-income housing

In Boston, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics is conducting ethnographic, human-centered research to design middle-income housing that reflects people’sBoston...

Selfie Drones
From The Eponymous Pickle

Selfie Drones

Drones that can follow you around to take pictures and perhaps provide security?    In Engadget:" ... The term "selfie drones" may suggest an added level of convenience...

Friday Squid Blogging: Video of Squid Attacking Another Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Video of Squid Attacking Another Squid

Wow, is this cool. 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 posting guidelines...

How Retailers can Cope with Slowing Growth
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Retailers can Cope with Slowing Growth

In  Knowledge@Wharton,  Non -Technical, but quite strategic these days.  Recall talking to Marshall Fisher while in the enterprise.   (See his book)How Retailers...

Mercedes Connecting to Amazon Echo and Google Assistants
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mercedes Connecting to Amazon Echo and Google Assistants

The breadth of this is most interesting.  All their new cars can link to both of the most common  assistants.  Seems an indicator of popularity of the assistant...

Google Home Recognizes Distinct Voices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Home Recognizes Distinct Voices

A major issue with home assistants, that they cannot distinguish between members of a household, is being remedied this week.  The Google Home assistant, whichList...

Introduction to Parallel Programming with OpenACC
From insideHPC

Introduction to Parallel Programming with OpenACC

"This is the first in a series of short videos to introduce you to parallel programming with OpenACC and the PGI compilers, using C++ or Fortran. You will learn...

Advanced Clustering Installs New Supercomputer at Clarkson University
From insideHPC

Advanced Clustering Installs New Supercomputer at Clarkson University

This week Advanced Clustering installed a new supercomputer at Clarkson University in New York. "Our project is a small-scale super computer with a lot of horsepower...
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