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Updating the SC18 Technical Program to Inspire the Future
From insideHPC

Updating the SC18 Technical Program to Inspire the Future

In this special guest feature, SC18 Technical Program Chair David Keyes from KAUST writes that important changes are coming to the world's biggest HPC conference...

Buying for Tomorrow: HPC Systems Procurement Matters
From insideHPC

Buying for Tomorrow: HPC Systems Procurement Matters

Ingrid Barcena from KU Leuven gave this talk at the HPC Knowledge Portal meeting in San Sebastián, Spain. "One of the biggest challenges when procuring High Performance...

The New Virtual Office
From The Eponymous Pickle

The New Virtual Office

I took several looks at this topic as part of our innovation center work.  Some of the capabilities I looked at still exist, see for example, what was once called...

Election Security
From Schneier on Security

Election Security

Good Washington Post op-ed on the need to use voter-verifiable paper ballots to secure elections, as well as risk-limiting audits....

Flow Graph Analyzer – Speed Up Your Applications
From insideHPC

Flow Graph Analyzer – Speed Up Your Applications

Using the Intel® Advisor Flow Graph Analyzer (FGA), an application such as those that are needed for autonomous driving can be developed and implemented using very...

Facebook Introducing Smart Speakers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Facebook Introducing Smart Speakers

Fastcompany Says Facebook will introduce multiple Smart Speakers  Unclear if there will be any remnants of the Facebook M assistant, reportedly dropped recently...

From Computational Complexity

Corporate Education

First of all read the #metoo testimonial going around the TCS blogosphere. Our field is not immune. Last Sunday Frank Bruni wrote an op-ed column Corporations,...

ACM-W Connections – February 2018
From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

ACM-W Connections – February 2018

Letter from ACM-W Chair News from ACM-W Celebrations News from ACM-W Professional Chapters News from ACM-W Student Chapters News from ACM-W Europe Welcome from...

Supercomputing Better Tools for Long-Term Crop Prediction
From insideHPC

Supercomputing Better Tools for Long-Term Crop Prediction

Researchers are using the Blue Waters supercomputer to create better tools for long-Term crop prediction. “We built this new tool to bridge these two types of crop...

Slack Using AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Slack Using AI

So far have not been impressed with Slacks chatbot, but gives the impression that they are working on assisting the user.   Especially useful for new or infrequent...

Binary Packaging for HPC with Spack
From insideHPC

Binary Packaging for HPC with Spack

In this video from FOSDEM 2018 in Brussels, Todd Gamblin presents: Binary Packaging for HPC with Spack. Spack is a package manager for cluster users, developers...

Computing Community Consortium at AAAS 2018
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computing Community Consortium at AAAS 2018

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is proud to be a part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2018 Annual Meeting this weekend...

MIT helps move Neural Nets back to Analog
From insideHPC

MIT helps move Neural Nets back to Analog

MIT researchers have developed a special-purpose chip that increases the speed of neural-network computations by three to seven times over its predecessors, while...

HPC Processor Competition Heats Up
From insideHPC

HPC Processor Competition Heats Up

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World explores efforts to diversify the HPC processor market. "With the arrival of Arm and now...

Wharton Podcast on Amazon Go
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wharton Podcast on Amazon Go

Will Amazon Go Capture the Holy Grail of Retail?Amazon’s new cashier-less convenience store aims to answer one of retail’s thorniest challenges: Understanding why...

NSF DCL- President’s FY 2019 Budget Request for NSF
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF DCL- President’s FY 2019 Budget Request for NSF

The following is a letter to the community from James Kurose, Assistant Director, and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, of the National Science Foundation...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Some Technical Tidbits

Tid-bit: delicacy, dainty, snack, nibble, appetizer, hors d’oeuvre, goody, dipper, finger food Adam Engst is the publisher of the site TidBITS. This is a site dedicated...

Can Consumers' Online Data Be Protected?
From Schneier on Security

Can Consumers' Online Data Be Protected?

Everything online is hackable. This is true for Equifax's data and the federal Office of Personal Management's data, which was hacked in 2015. If information is...

How we built a distributed, self-funded, family-friendly, profitable startup
From Writing

How we built a distributed, self-funded, family-friendly, profitable startup

We started Gruntwork in 2016 with two goals: (1) make it 10x easier to understand, build, and deploy software and (2) build a company where we can work on interesting...

Decentralized Identity with Blockchains
From The Eponymous Pickle

Decentralized Identity with Blockchains

Intriguing application proposal. More at the link below, including a number of initial participants and goals.Microsoft will use a Blockchain to Decentralize Data...
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