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I think ze was confused -- in favor of genderless pronouns

You've probably heard the following:                At first I didn't want to get an X but now that I have it, I can't imagine life without one. X could be telegraph...

Programming Has Sure Changed
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Programming Has Sure Changed

Last week, I was reading some old code. I wrote it in 1975. It was in FORTRAN IV and it was on punch cards. Really bad code. One character, meaningless variable...

The State of High-Performance Fabrics: A Chat with the OpenFabrics Alliance
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The State of High-Performance Fabrics: A Chat with the OpenFabrics Alliance

In this special guest feature, Paul Grun and Doug Ledford from the OpenFabrics Alliance describe the industry trends in the fabrics space, its state of affairsThe...

Moving Mountains of Data at NERSC
From insideHPC

Moving Mountains of Data at NERSC

Researchers at NERSC face the daunting task of moving 43 years worth of archival data across the network to new tape libraries, a whopping 120 Petabytes! "EvenMoving...

Dr. Omar Ghattas Receives 2019 SIAM Geosciences Career Prize
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Dr. Omar Ghattas Receives 2019 SIAM Geosciences Career Prize

Dr. Omar Ghattas from the University of Texas at Austin has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 SIAM Geosciences Career Prize. He is being recognized for...

HPC in the Hands of Every Engineer – With Software Containers
From insideHPC

HPC in the Hands of Every Engineer – With Software Containers

In this special guest feature, Wolfgang Gentzsch from The UberCloud writes that we’ve never been so close to ubiquitous computing for researchers and engineers....

BERT for Natural Language Understanding
From The Eponymous Pickle

BERT for Natural Language Understanding

Was just introduced to this again, worth a a look:BERT Technology introduced in 3-minutes   By Suleiman Khan, Ph.D.  in MediumGoogle BERT is a pre-training method...

CCC Podcast, “Catalyzing Computing,” Episode 2
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Podcast, “Catalyzing Computing,” Episode 2

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently released the first episode of the “Catalyzing Computing” podcast, and episode 2 is available now. The podcast...

Warnings about Risks in Algorithms
From The Eponymous Pickle

Warnings about Risks in Algorithms

Quite interesting view.  But it exists in all analytic systems.    Not much mention of my favorite warning, changes in context over time.    And that's just one...

Video: Speeding up Programs with OpenACC in GCC
From insideHPC

Video: Speeding up Programs with OpenACC in GCC

Thomas Schwinge from Mentor gave this talk at FOSDEM'19. "Requiring only few changes to your existing source code, OpenACC allows for easy parallelization and code...

Contracts as Mechanisms
From The Eponymous Pickle

Contracts as Mechanisms

Thoughtful short piece that explains SC's as neither smart nor contracts, but rather mechanisms, from a legal perspective. ... In FreedometoTinker:Abstract:This...

An AI Reading List
From The Eponymous Pickle

An AI Reading List

Good examples in the space.  Some I have seen and read, some not.  Worth a selective look.An AI Reading List - From Practical Primers to Sci-Fi Short StoriesThe...

Trusting the Blockchain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Trusting the Blockchain

Recent article just brought to my attention.   Schneier, a well known security technologist that I have followed for years.   Criticizes public,  consensus algorithm...

Blockchain and Government
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blockchain and Government

Maybe so, but in recent conversations was struck by how nervous government was regarding the whole idea, especially how it seemed to be hiding certain uses of currency...

Self-Driving Cars May Cruise Rather than Park
From The Eponymous Pickle

Self-Driving Cars May Cruise Rather than Park

This points to the possibilities of 'unintended consequences', which we have to watch for when building in autonomous tech.  But this alarmist view suggests that...

Data Governance and Knowledge Graphs
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Data Governance and Knowledge Graphs

Knowledge Graphs and Data GovernanceA Note from TopQuadrant's CEO, Irene Polikoff As 2018 comes to a close we took a look back at key topics that were of most interest...

Sentiment Analysis and Merchandising Calls
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sentiment Analysis and Merchandising Calls

Quite a range of information is described. Can sentiment analysis improve merchandising calls?   by Brian Kilcourse in RetailwireThrough a special arrangement,Marketers...

Argonne Looks to Singularity for HPC Code Portability
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Argonne Looks to Singularity for HPC Code Portability

Over at Argonne, Nils Heinonen writes that Researchers are using the open source Singularity framework as a kind of Rosetta Stone for running supercomputing code...

Video: Frontiers of AI Deployments in HPC on Arm
From insideHPC

Video: Frontiers of AI Deployments in HPC on Arm

In this video from Arm HPC Asia 2019, Elsie Wahlig leads a round table panel discussion on Frontiers of AI deployments in HPC on Arm. "Topics at the workshop covered...

Seeking Quantum Resistant Crypto
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seeking Quantum Resistant Crypto

Its been suggested that quantum computing will break current cryptographic methods.  So work is underway to find quantum=resistant methods. Not mention of quantum...
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