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William Kruskal's 100th birthday

Today, Oct 10, 2019 is William Kruskal's 100th birthday (he's dead, so no cake. Oh well.) William Kruskal was a great statistician. To honor him we have a guest...

New Reductor Nation-State Malware Compromises TLS
From Schneier on Security

New Reductor Nation-State Malware Compromises TLS

Kaspersky has a detailed blog post about a new piece of sophisticated malware that it's calling Reductor. The malware is able to compromise TLS traffic by infecting...

Altair Acquires PollEx Electronic Design Automation Software
From insideHPC

Altair Acquires PollEx Electronic Design Automation Software

Today Altair announced the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a high-tech software company based near Seoul, providing EDA software to the rapidly growing electronics...

Q-CTRL Software to power Bleximo Quantum Accelerators for Business Computing
From insideHPC

Q-CTRL Software to power Bleximo Quantum Accelerators for Business Computing

Today quantum startup Q-CTRL announced a global partnership to power superconducting ‘quantum accelerators’ from Bleximo, a full-stack quantum computing startup...

Standardizing Deep Learning Model Deployment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Standardizing Deep Learning Model Deployment

Got this more detailed invite late,  and the talk is over,  but below you can follow along on slides and talk, see below:Nick Pentreath, IBM , "Standardizing deep...

Smart City Index that takes citizen engagement into account
From Putting People First

Smart City Index that takes citizen engagement into account

A team of researchers from IMD in Switzerland and SUTD in Singapore put together the Smart City Index. For the first time, researchers attempted to assess people...

ExaNoDe Builds Groundbreaking 3D prototype of Compute Element for Exascale
From insideHPC

ExaNoDe Builds Groundbreaking 3D prototype of Compute Element for Exascale

Today the European ExaNoDe project announced it has built a groundbreaking compute node prototype paving the way to exascale. "In the ExaNoDe project, we have built...

Rolling Your Own Neural Network
From The Eponymous Pickle

Rolling Your Own Neural Network

Seen several of these tutorials now interlaced with all concepts, math and code.  This one seems nicely done.   When we first played with these in the 80s we wrote...

Video: Arm as a Viable Architecture for HPC & AI
From insideHPC

Video: Arm as a Viable Architecture for HPC & AI

Dr. Oliver Perks from Arm gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. "The ARM architecture has grown in availability and usability for the HPC community in just the...

New Reinforcement Training Frameworks
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Reinforcement Training Frameworks

Good to see the kind of open source development being done.DeepMind Has Quietly Open Sourced Three New Impressive Reinforcement Learning FrameworksThree new releases...

Michael Backus Alaska Middle School Computer Science Teacher
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Michael Backus Alaska Middle School Computer Science Teacher

Every so often I run into a computer science teacher’s work online and ask myself “how have I never heard of this person before?” This week I listened to a podcast...

What is Watson? A Significant Part of the Future of AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

What is Watson? A Significant Part of the Future of AI

Thoughtful piece.   Despite recent criticism as not having attained enough, Watson is a genuine accomplishment.    We saw it early on and remarked about how itThis...

Taming the Cost of HPC in the Cloud
From insideHPC

Taming the Cost of HPC in the Cloud

This timely article from our friends over at Univa examines methods for reigning in costs for managing HPC in the cloud, specifically moving beyond cloud automation...

Job of the Week: Senior Research Analyst for New Hardware Technologies at Hyperion Research
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Senior Research Analyst for New Hardware Technologies at Hyperion Research

Hyperion Research is seeking a Senior Research Analyst for New Hardware Technologies in our Job of the Week. "Working collaboratively with the Hyperion Research...

Wi-Fi Hotspot Tracking
From Schneier on Security

Wi-Fi Hotspot Tracking

Free Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location, even if you don't connect to them. This is because your phone or computer broadcasts a unique MAC address. What distinguishes...

Writing Smart Contracts
From The Eponymous Pickle

Writing Smart Contracts

Now have seen some very contradictory views of how well a 'smart contract' could truly model an actual legal contract, except for the most trivial ones.     Maintaining...

Personalized Games
From The Eponymous Pickle

Personalized Games

Much like the general idea,   Could it be applied to other kinds of tasks.   Could it be used to allocate resources to problems.   Connect with the right kindsResearchers...

Standardizing Deep Learning Model Deployment
From The Eponymous Pickle

Standardizing Deep Learning Model Deployment

Tomorrow of interest:Join @MLnick on Oct 10,  8:30am US Eastern (note unusual time) -  Nick Pentreath:  Principal Engineer, CODAIT (Center for Open-Source Data"Standardizing...

Upcoming NSF CISE Deadlines
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Upcoming NSF CISE Deadlines

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate has some upcoming solicitation deadlines. Check them out...

Causation to Provide the Why
From The Eponymous Pickle

Causation to Provide the Why

Basic causation is a great start.   Why did this happen? We are doing it all the time.  Its one of our basic knowledge processing capabilities that lead to learning...
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