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Gartner on Digital Retail Strategies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gartner on Digital Retail Strategies

Most Retail Digital Strategies Not Yet Harvesting Results   by Robert Hetu   The retail CIO agenda for 2018 reflects the existential threat to many retailers, caused...

Life After Driving
From The Eponymous Pickle

Life After Driving

Imagining a self-driving world.  Life After DrivingA very broad look at self driving vehicles, the near term and unexpected social and technical consequences.In...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Season May Start Earlier Next Year
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Season May Start Earlier Next Year

Squid fisherman in Argentina have asked regulators to start the squid season earlier in 2018. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security...

Who Wants an Amazon Key?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Who Wants an Amazon Key?

Still intrigued by the Amazon Key as a means to open a unique channel to the consumer.   But who wants it, who fears it, and what do they expect to get out of it...

Quantum Computing Ecosystem moves forward with IBM Q Systems
From insideHPC

Quantum Computing Ecosystem moves forward with IBM Q Systems

"Over the next year, IBM Q scientists will continue to work to improve its devices including the quality of qubits, circuit connectivity, and error rates of operations...

CoolIT Systems Unveils AHx2 Heat Exchange Module
From insideHPC

CoolIT Systems Unveils AHx2 Heat Exchange Module

Today CoolIT Systems announced their new AHx2 Heat Exchange Module. This compact Liquid-to-Air heat exchanger makes it possible for Direct Contact Liquid Cooling...

Better Search through Better Queries
From The Noisy Channel

Better Search through Better Queries

I spend a lot of time helping companies improve their search engines. Much of my work involves returning better results for their users’ search queries. But there...

Rescale Cloud adds HPE and SGI Server Capability
From insideHPC

Rescale Cloud adds HPE and SGI Server Capability

Today Rescale announced that it will support HPE and SGI servers on its HPC platform, allowing HPE customers to seamlessly access and manage a hybrid environment...

Video: The Legion Programming Model
From insideHPC

Video: The Legion Programming Model

"Developed by Stanford University, Legion is a data-centric programming model for writing high-performance applications for distributed heterogeneous architectures...

Google Maps Show Checkout Line Length
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Maps Show Checkout Line Length

Adding line lengths to maps of stores.  Saw a similar approach done at a Kroger, but just for their store.  The data will be crowd sourced, which can lead to incorrect...

WekaIO Partners with HPE to Develop All-Flash Storage for HPC and AI
From insideHPC

WekaIO Partners with HPE to Develop All-Flash Storage for HPC and AI

Today WekaIO announced a partnership with HPE to deliver integrated flash-based parallel file system capabilities that can significantly accelerate compute-intensive...

Chinese Economics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Chinese Economics

Been looking at the 'One Belt, One Road Initiative'.  Earlier we had looked at modeling retail demand in Chinese markets using agent simulation modeling, as itWill...

HPC Connects: The Search for Elusive Proteins that perform Gene Editing
From insideHPC

HPC Connects: The Search for Elusive Proteins that perform Gene Editing

In this video from the SC17 HPC Connects series, David Paez-Espino from the Joint Genome Institute describes how researchers are using supercomputing to searchHPC...

Baidu Launches Conversational OS
From The Eponymous Pickle

Baidu Launches Conversational OS

Ultimately it will be system that can natural converse with us that will be AI.  Not just systems that can recognize language, but systems that can carry on anBaidu...

Toshiba to Demo NVMe Over Fabrics at SC17
From insideHPC

Toshiba to Demo NVMe Over Fabrics at SC17

Today Toshiba Memory America announced plans to demonstrate High Performance Computing NVM Express over Fabrics at SC17 in Denver. "NVMe-oF brings direct-connect...

Gidel Launches Acceleration Boards Based on Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs
From insideHPC

Gidel Launches Acceleration Boards Based on Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs

Today Gidel launched their Proc10S family of high performance, scalable compute acceleration boards. The devices are based on the Stratix 10 FPGA, which was released...

New Research in Invisible Inks
From Schneier on Security

New Research in Invisible Inks

It's a lot more chemistry than I understand: Invisible inks based on "smart" fluorescent materials have been shining brightly (if only you could see them) in the...

Hacking a Fingerprint Biometric
From Schneier on Security

Hacking a Fingerprint Biometric

Embedded in this story about infidelity and a mid-flight altercation, there's an interesting security tidbit: The woman had unlocked her husband's phone using his...

Japanese HPC Cloud Startup XTREME Design Raises $2.75M
From insideHPC

Japanese HPC Cloud Startup XTREME Design Raises $2.75M

Today Japanese HPC Cloud Startup XTREME Design announced the completion of a $2.75M financing agreement in Series-A round funding led by World Innovation Lab (WiL)...

From Computational Complexity

Advice for the Advisor

A soon-to-be professor asked me recently if I could share some ideas on on how to advise students. I started to write some notes only to realize that I had already...
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