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Cycles Per Instruction – Why it matters
From insideHPC

Cycles Per Instruction – Why it matters

To compare how one version of a part of the code is running to another version, since this is a ratio, it is important to keep one of the values constant in order...

Measuring Omnichannel in Retail
From The Eponymous Pickle

Measuring Omnichannel in Retail

With some good expert discussion:Are retailers measuring omnichannel all wrong?     by Nikki BairdThrough a special arrangement, what follows is an excerpt of an...

Microsoft Pushes AI Research
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Pushes AI Research

Microsoft creates an AI research lab to challenge Google and DeepMind by Darrell Etherington (@etherington)Microsoft has created a new research lab with a focus...

Banning Recordings
From The Eponymous Pickle

Banning Recordings

I used to work gathering data about retail practices, and it was drilled into us that we needed to get permission from a store manager to do picture or video recordings...

Tomato-Plant Security
From Schneier on Security

Tomato-Plant Security

I have a soft spot for interesting biological security measures, especially by plants. I've used them as examples in several of my books. Here's a new one: when...

Decisions and Process
From The Eponymous Pickle

Decisions and Process

In McKinsey:" ... Untangling your organization’s decision makingBy Aaron De Smet, Gerald Lackey, and Leigh M. WeissAny organization can improve the speed and quality...

Google's MultiModel for Multiple Tasks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google's MultiModel for Multiple Tasks

New to me, examining.  Premise sounds very useful.  Or is it carrying the neural model architecture too far?   Defining a useful task as?  The architecture does...

Computer Architecture Visioning — Why Not Emulate?
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computer Architecture Visioning — Why Not Emulate?

The following blog was written by CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill, with contributions from Sarita Adve and Alvin Lebeck.  As readers of the Computing Community Consortium...

IO Management with DDN IME 1.1
From insideHPC

IO Management with DDN IME 1.1

In this video from the 2017 DDN User Group meeting at ISC, James Coomer from DDN presents: IME Update - I/O Profiling of applications. "DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine...

KDNuggets Observer Paper
From The Eponymous Pickle

KDNuggets Observer Paper

The latest headline paper from KDNuggets, a source that has been around for a long time, and always very useful.  Good place to quickly scan Analytics and Machine...

Radio Free HPC Optimizes Drive Writes Per Day for SSDs
From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Optimizes Drive Writes Per Day for SSDs

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at why Drive Writes Per Day are such an important metric for acquiring the right kind of SSD for your particularRadio...

Amazon Launches  'Echo Squad' Help for Alexa Installs and Beyond
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Launches 'Echo Squad' Help for Alexa Installs and Beyond

Had only a minor problem installing Alexa,  Had somewhat more trouble with Google Home, which could have stymied a non tech user.  In both cases dial-in help was...

Silicon Mechanics steps up with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
From insideHPC

Silicon Mechanics steps up with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Today Silicon Mechanics announced immediate availability of Intel's new family of processors, the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, formerly code-named Purley. Intel's...

More Uses of Digital Twins
From The Eponymous Pickle

More Uses of Digital Twins

Datascience Central article on Digital Twins.  I was introduced to the idea at GE, and then later through interaction with their analytics methods.  This example...

Nvidia Volta GPUs Power HPC & AI at ISC 2017
From insideHPC

Nvidia Volta GPUs Power HPC & AI at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Keith Morris from NVIDIA describes how the company's next-generation Volta GPU technology will drive HPC and AI applications to new...

New Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Accelerate HPC Systems
From insideHPC

New Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Accelerate HPC Systems

Intel outlines the highlights and features of the company's new Intel Xeon Scalable processors designed to accelerate HPC systems. The Intel Xeon processor Scalable...

iPhone Security
From The Eponymous Pickle

iPhone Security

Don't usually follow this kind of news, but this seems very serious.  Apple has this reputation for good security, which this seems to erode considerably, evenIn...

Why People Can't Write
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why People Can't Write

Steven Pinker writes about writing, have heard this point of his before.  Good thoughts.  Particularly important in technical topics.  Where communications have...

More on the NSA's Use of Traffic Shaping
From Schneier on Security

More on the NSA's Use of Traffic Shaping

"Traffic shaping" -- the practice of tricking data to flow through a particular route on the Internet so it can be more easily surveiled -- is an NSA technique...

Linkedin Mentor Matching
From The Eponymous Pickle

Linkedin Mentor Matching

Been looking for how Linkedin, after acquisition, will be planning to innovate with its gigantic, novel and ubiquitous database.   Can they use it to help assign...
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