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    November 2017


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI and Self Driving Cars

    AI and Self Driving Cars

    In Knowledge@Wharton:

    Why AI Is Tipping the Scales in the Development of Self-driving Cars

    When people think of self-driving cars, the image that usually comes to mind is a fully autonomous vehicle with no human drivers involved…

    Franz Dill | November 22, 2017 at 06:27 PM

    From insideHPC

    CoolIT Systems Showcases OEM & Enterprise Data Center Liquid Cooling Solutions at SC17

    CoolIT Systems Showcases OEM & Enterprise Data Center Liquid Cooling Solutions at SC17

    In this video, Geoff Lyon from CoolIT Systems describes the company's innovative liquid-cooling solutions for HPC. "Liquid cooling in the data center continues to grow in adoption and delivers more compelling ROIs. Our collaboration…

    Rich Brueckner | November 22, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    From The Noisy Channel

    Thanks. If you’re interested in this area, I suggest you read the series of posts I’ve been writing…

    Thanks. If you’re interested in this area, I suggest you read the series of posts I’ve been writing…

    Thanks. If you’re interested in this area, I suggest you read the series of posts I’ve been writing at queryunderstanding.com. Those do include more references, and I’m thinking of expanding on them to write a book.

    Daniel Tunkelang | November 22, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    From insideHPC

    New BeeGFS 7.0 Delivers All-Flash Performance at Spinning Disk Price

    New BeeGFS 7.0 Delivers All-Flash Performance at Spinning Disk Price

    Last week at SC17, ThinkParQ announced immediate availability of the BeeGFS version 7.0 release candidate. While previous versions of BeeGFS are already running on systems of all kinds and sizes around the globe (including burst…

    ralphwells | November 22, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    From insideHPC

    Moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud with Avere Systems at SC17

    Moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud with Avere Systems at SC17

    "Traditional methods of moving data are expensive and very time-consuming. These processes often negate the value-add that the cloud offers. Moving all of your data to the cloud is not necessary in order to use cloud compute …

    Rich Brueckner | November 22, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    From insideHPC

    InfiniBand Accelerates 77 Percent of New HPC Systems on the TOP500

    InfiniBand Accelerates 77 Percent of New HPC Systems on the TOP500

    "InfiniBand being the preferred interconnect for new HPC systems shows the increasing demand for the performance it can deliver. Its place at #1 and #4 are excellent examples of that performance,” said Bill Lee, IBTA Marketing…

    staff | November 22, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    New Virtual Dash Buttons

    New Virtual Dash Buttons

    Amazon continues to redesign how and where you can utilize their Dash Button idea for product order and reorder.   The idea came up years ago when we talked the importance of making re-order as easy and transparent as possible…

    Franz Dill | November 22, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    From insideHPC

    Video: Share your know-how with “HPC for the Rest of Us”

    Video: Share your know-how with “HPC for the Rest of Us”

    "Are you operating a small to medium sized HPC Center? Interested in how others are managing their resources with open source tools and low risk/low overhead hardware? Questions about academic service centers and cost recovery…

    Rich Brueckner | November 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Websites Use Session-Replay Scripts to Eavesdrop on Every Keystroke and Mouse Movement

    Websites Use Session-Replay Scripts to Eavesdrop on Every Keystroke and Mouse Movement

    The security researchers at Princeton are posting You may know that most websites have third-party analytics scripts that record which pages you visit and the searches you make. But lately, more and more sites use "session replay"…

    Bruce Schneier | November 22, 2017 at 09:54 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Multi App Chat Technology

    Multi App Chat Technology

    Work by a former colleague. 

    Skillz Launches World's Largest Multi-App Chat Technology  in PRNews:

    2,500+ Apps on Skillz Will Now Connect 12 Million Users Through Chat

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Skillz, the worldwide…

    Franz Dill | November 22, 2017 at 09:54 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Asking Efficient Questions in Conversations

    Asking Efficient Questions in Conversations

    The phrase 'asking efficient questions' struck me in this piece.  Is all conversation linked to this concept in some way?  And does this example of a simple game show how a chatbot can be designed  to reach a goal?     We thought…

    Franz Dill | November 22, 2017 at 09:45 AM

    From Computer Science Teachers Association

    Why You Should Care About CS Policy

    Why You Should Care About CS Policy

    If you’re reading this, it means that you are a dedicated teacher who cares about CS education.  You might not think about policy very much, but it can have a big impact in broadening participation in CS in your state.  HereContinue…

    David Benedetto | November 22, 2017 at 09:35 AM

    From Putting People First

    Human-centred design in global health: A scoping review of applications and contexts

    Human-centred design in global health: A scoping review of applications and contexts

    Human-centred design in global health: A scoping review of applications and contexts By Alessandra N. Bazzano (1), Jane Martin (2), Elaine Hicks (3), Maille Faughnan (1), and Laura Murphy (1) PLoS ONE12(11): e0186744. Published…

    Experientia | November 21, 2017 at 09:00 PM

    From Putting People First

    [Book] Making Cities Smarter

    [Book] Making Cities Smarter

    Making Cities Smarter – Designing Interactive Urban Applications by Martin Tomitsch Jovis Publishers March 2018, 208 pages Abstract More than half of the world’s population is now living in cities, and this number is predicted…

    Experientia | November 21, 2017 at 08:36 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    DataScience@NIH Updates

    DataScience@NIH Updates

    Check out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Important this week: Big Data Science with the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center – MOOC on Coursera. November 27,…

    Helen Wright | November 21, 2017 at 03:26 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Embodied Intelligence Trains Robots

    Embodied Intelligence Trains Robots

    Teaching Robots in Virtual Reality.

    AI Startup Embodied Intelligence Wants Robots to Learn From Humans in Virtual Reality

    By Evan Ackerman In IEEE Spectrum

    " ... We are building technology that enables existing robot hardware to…

    Franz Dill | November 21, 2017 at 02:11 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    YouTube Back on Amazon Show

    YouTube Back on Amazon Show

    A surprise to me,  interesting details in the article.  Will be taking a look on our smart home Amazon Show.

    YouTube is back on Amazon’s Echo Show
    Along with added support for Vimeo and Dailymotion

    by Chaim Gartenberg @cgartenberg…

    Franz Dill | November 21, 2017 at 01:23 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Outer vs Inner Games. Culture and Code

    Outer vs Inner Games. Culture and Code

    Good thoughts.

    The Inner Game: Why Culture Trumps Code in Digital Innovation

     Bain Brief By Greg Caimi and Elizabeth Spaulding   Excerpt:

    " .... While efforts to boost a company's digital competence are widespread, they tend to

    In…

    Franz Dill | November 21, 2017 at 01:06 PM

    From insideHPC

    JCAHPC in Japan Wins Inaugural IO500 Award with help from DDN

    JCAHPC in Japan Wins Inaugural IO500 Award with help from DDN

    Today DDN announced that the Oakforest-PACS system JCAHPC in Japan, which uses DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME), has been named the first annual IO500 winner. "The goal of the IO500 is to create a suite of I/O benchmarks that…

    Rich Brueckner | November 21, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    No Retirement

    No Retirement

    Agreed, good thing.  Establish working relationships, make changes to what you really want to do and do best.  Be ready to adapt quickly. Short piece:

    There Is No Retirement--And That's A Good Thing
    If you are someone who works…

    Franz Dill | November 21, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    From insideHPC

    Nallatech Showcases Next Generation FPGA Accelerators at SC17

    Nallatech Showcases Next Generation FPGA Accelerators at SC17

    Last week at SC17, Nallatech showcased their FPGA solutions for high-performance computing, low latency network acceleration, and data analytics. "FPGAs are being deployed in volume across a range of on-premise platforms and …

    ralphwells | November 21, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI Changing Organizations from Within

    AI Changing Organizations from Within

    True, but key will be how.  We had lots of expectations in the previous go around of AI, and understanding how it will most likely first plug in is crucial.   We did not do enough of that.  Invest, align, build, follow industry…

    Franz Dill | November 21, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    From insideHPC

    SkyScale HPC Cloud steps up with Volta GPUs

    SkyScale HPC Cloud steps up with Volta GPUs

    Last week at SC17, SkyScale announced its partnership with Rescale, the foremost cloud simulation and HPC solution provider, and availability of NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators on its GPU as a Service cloud platform. Enhancing…

    ralphwells | November 21, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    From insideHPC

    Video: Nyriad Unveils GPU-accelerated Storage Device for the Square Kilometer Array

    Video: Nyriad Unveils GPU-accelerated Storage Device for the Square Kilometer Array

    At SC17 last week, Nyriad Limited demonstrated their company's first commercial product, Nsulate, a GPU-accelerated storage solution that enables increased storage resilience while reducing the storage power requirements by over…

    ralphwells | November 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    From insideHPC

    Energy-efficient CoolMUC-3 Cluster comes to LRZ in Germany

    Energy-efficient CoolMUC-3 Cluster comes to LRZ in Germany

    An new energy-efficient supercomputer called CoolMUC-3 has been deployed at LRZ in Germany. Developed by MEGWARE, the HPC cluster features Intel’s many-core architecture and warm-water cooled Omni-Path switches. "In the long …

    ralphwells | November 21, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Forward on Automated Warehouses

    Forward on Automated Warehouses

    Automated warehouses are not new, but their use has expanded and improved as part of broader fulfillment process.

    Robot Makers Fill Their War Chests in Fight Against Amazon

    Locus Robotics is raising serious cash in its bid to automate…

    Franz Dill | November 21, 2017 at 09:44 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Google Slides Pull in Content

    Google Slides Pull in Content

    Google Slides add-ons pull in content from around the web
    You can also add your Keep notes to your slide deck.

    Google Slides is about to make it easier if you want to whip together a polished presentation in a hurry. The productivity…

    Franz Dill | November 21, 2017 at 09:23 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Amazon Creates Classified US Cloud

    Amazon Creates Classified US Cloud

    Amazon has a cloud for U.S. classified data. The physical and computer requirements for handling classified information are considerable, both in terms of technology and procedure. I am surprised that a company with no experience…

    Bruce Schneier | November 21, 2017 at 07:16 AM

    From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    A Magic Madison Visit

    To give a Hilldale Lecture and learn about fairness and dichotomies UB CSE50 anniversary source Jin-Yi Cai was kind enough to help get me, Dick, invited last month to give the Hilldale Lecture in the Physical Sciences for 2017…

    RJLipton+KWRegan | November 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM

    From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Learning From My Students

    Learning From My Students

    Some days I think my greatest edge over my students is that I am better at debugging than they are. Well there is that I actually read documentation as well but putting that aside for now.

    This semester I am teaching with AppInventor…

    Alfred Thompson | November 20, 2017 at 02:31 PM
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