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    June 2022


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Examination of Eye Biometrics

    Examination of Eye Biometrics

    More complex and less secure than I thought.

    Cybercriminals Eye Biometrics

    By David Geer

    Commissioned by CACM Staff, June 23, 2022

    Biometric markers such as fingerprints, the irises of one's eyes, and individual's entire faces are…

    Franz Dill | June 24, 2022 at 10:02 AM

    From insideHPC

    TSMC Japan 3DIC R&D Center Completes Clean Room Construction in AIST Tsukuba Center

    TSMC Japan 3DIC R&D Center Completes Clean Room Construction in AIST Tsukuba Center

    IBARAKI, Japan, June 24, 2022 — TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced that its subsidiary, the TSMC Japan 3DIC R&D Center, has completed construction of its clean room in the Tsukuba Center of the National Institute of…

    staff | June 24, 2022 at 10:01 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    A Future for AR

    A Future for AR

     Like the proposed connection to optimization ...   visualizing the value always useful. 

    Intensity Control of Projectors in Parallel—Doorway to an Augmented Reality Future

    Tokyo Tech News, March 16, 2022

    Scientists at Japan's Tokyo…

    Franz Dill | June 24, 2022 at 08:46 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Quantum Computing for Risk Aggregation

    Quantum Computing for Risk Aggregation

    Looking at this further, in particular the aspect of supply chain risk use. 

    Quantum Computing for Risk Aggregation    in BusinessWire

    Early results lay the foundation for developing new solutions to manage risk exposure. Takeaways…

    Franz Dill | June 24, 2022 at 08:37 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Alexa Has a New Voice

    Alexa Has a New Voice

    I note this got lots of press.    Why?  as devices take over some normal, recognizable features,  are they starting to pose as us?   Good or bad?

    Alexa Has a New Voice — Your Dead Relative's

    By The Washington Post

    Propped atop a…

    Franz Dill | June 24, 2022 at 08:01 AM

    From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

    Blockchain Technology: What’s the big deal?

    Blockchain Technology: What’s the big deal?

    When? July 20th, 2022 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register Now Blockchain technology is a mysterious topic for many. Is it a network? A database? A cryptography algorithm? Is it the same as cryptocurrency? In this…

    Bushra Anjum | June 23, 2022 at 08:53 PM

    From insideHPC

    Argonne to Host DeepHyper Training Session July 15

    Argonne to Host DeepHyper Training Session July 15

    June 23, 2022 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a virtual hands-on training session on DeepHyper (https://github.com/deephyper/deephyper), on Friday, July 15 from 9 am to 4 pm Central Time. Registration is…

    staff | June 23, 2022 at 05:44 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence.

    Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence.

    Generalized but reasonable piece on the challenges involved.   More links in the original. 

    The Power and Pitfalls of AI for U.S. Intelligence     By Wired

    June 23, 2022

    While artificial intelligence that can mimic humanlike sentience…

    Franz Dill | June 23, 2022 at 03:53 PM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Filtering numbers quickly with SVE on Amazon Graviton 3 processors

    Filtering numbers quickly with SVE on Amazon Graviton 3 processors

    I have had access to Amazon’s latest ARM processors (graviton 3) for a few weeks. To my knowledge, these are the first widely available processors supporting Scalable Vector Extension (SVE). SVE is part of the Single Instruction…

    Daniel Lemire | June 23, 2022 at 02:02 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Amazon Advances in Autonomous Robotic Systems

    Amazon Advances in Autonomous Robotic Systems

    Thought they had already advanced here,   autonomy apparently a strong element, which brings labor needs into play. 

    Amazon announces its first fully autonomous mobile warehouse robot

    It can pick things up, put them down, and move…

    Franz Dill | June 23, 2022 at 11:41 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Towards Verified AI

    Towards Verified AI

     Considerable, complex piece. .... 

    Toward Verified Artificial Intelligence   By Sanjit A. Seshia, Dorsa Sadigh, S. Shankar Sastry

    Communications of the ACM, July 2022, Vol. 65 No. 7, Pages 46-55      10.1145/3503914

    ArtificialCONTRIBUTED…

    Franz Dill | June 23, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Why Robots Need to See

    Why Robots Need to See

     Sensors are important.  

    Why Robots Need to See    By Robotics Business Review,  June 10, 2022

    Most autonomous-vehicle manufacturers use high-end 3D LiDARs and additional sensors to help their vehicles glean enough data to fully…

    Franz Dill | June 23, 2022 at 10:57 AM

    From insideHPC

    Scalable Inferencing for Autonomous Trucking

    Scalable Inferencing for Autonomous Trucking

    In this sponsored post, Tim Miller, Vice President, Product Marketing, One Stop Systems, discusses autonomous trucking and to achieve AI Level 4 (no driver) in the vehicles, powerful AI inference hardware supporting many different…

    staff | June 23, 2022 at 09:00 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Social Engineering Kill-Chain

    Social Engineering Kill-Chain

    Threat intelligence community by Feedly

    Social Engineering Kill–Chain: Predicting, Minimizing & Disrupting Attack Verticals in Ahead

    Christina Lekati  on Jun 02, 2022

    It was a Friday afternoon when Bill was on his way back home"They…

    Franz Dill | June 23, 2022 at 07:27 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Automating Semiconductor Research with Machine Learning

    Automating Semiconductor Research with Machine Learning

    Concept new to me, as is RHEED

     Automating Semiconductor Research with Machine Learning

    Tokyo University of Science (Japan), June 16, 2022

    Researchers at Japan's Tokyo University of Science and National Institute for Materials Science…

    Franz Dill | June 22, 2022 at 06:29 PM

    From insideHPC

    AMD Appoints Mathew Hein Chief Strategy Officer

    AMD Appoints Mathew Hein Chief Strategy Officer

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June, 22, 2022 — AMD today announced that Mathew Hein is joining the company as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of corporate development, effective June 27, 2022. Hein will be responsible…

    Doug Black | June 22, 2022 at 06:04 PM

    From insideHPC

    Rockport Networks Taps Phil Harris as CEO

    Rockport Networks Taps Phil Harris as CEO

    OTTAWA — June 22, 2022 — High performance networking company Rockport Networks today announced the appointment of data center industry executive Phil Harris as CEO of the switchless network innovator. With more than two decades…

    staff | June 22, 2022 at 04:22 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Stacking the Deck for Computer Security

    Stacking the Deck for Computer Security

     New idea: Safe Stack,  to analyze and classify security.  Useful at least to flag possible problems.

    Stacking the Deck for Computer Security

    Penn State News

    WennersHerron Ashley J.,  June 17, 2022

    An international team of researchers…

    Franz Dill | June 22, 2022 at 11:50 AM

    From insideHPC

    Cerebras Claims Record for Largest AI Models Trained on a Single Device

    Cerebras Claims Record for Largest AI Models Trained on a Single Device

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2022 — AI computing company Cerebras Systems today announced that  a single Cerebras CS-2 system is able to train models with up to 20 billion parameters on – something not possible on any other single…

    staff | June 22, 2022 at 11:48 AM

    From insideHPC

    @HPCpodcast: Google’s Lifelike LaMDA AI Chatbot and Questions of Being or Nothingness

    @HPCpodcast: Google’s Lifelike LaMDA AI Chatbot and Questions of Being or Nothingness

    When a tech news story gets talked about on sports radio, you know it’s gone very viral. That’s what happened last week with the story about a Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, who declared that the company’s AI chatbot, LaMDA,…

    staff | June 22, 2022 at 10:59 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Fabric Hears Your Heartbeat

    Fabric Hears Your Heartbeat

     Quite interesting idea, As a former employee of a detergent company we looked at how smart clothing could be cleaned.

    Fabric that Can 'Hear' Your Heartbeat Developed by MIT Scientists

    By Study Finds, June 21, 2022

    Fabric that can…

    Franz Dill | June 22, 2022 at 09:38 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Japan tries—again—to revitalize its research

    Japan tries—again—to revitalize its research

    Followed and visited Japan during the first AI wave, was impressed, but they did seen to take a downturn.  No clear enough way to integrate their Uni efforts?   Now emerging?  Next? A Solution?

    Japan tries—again—to revitalize …

    Franz Dill | June 22, 2022 at 08:20 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Wal-Mart to do Sam's Self Driving

    Wal-Mart to do Sam's Self Driving

     More autonomous elements of the supply chain. 

    Self-Driving Truck Will Deliver Goods to 34 Sam's Club Locations

    The Dallas Morning News

    Alexandra Skores, June 7, 2022

    Starting in July, Gatik, a California-based autonomous trucking…

    Franz Dill | June 22, 2022 at 08:12 AM

    From insideHPC

    Pasqal Named a 2022 Gartner Cool Vendor in Quantum Computing

    Pasqal Named a 2022 Gartner Cool Vendor in Quantum Computing

    Paris, June 21, 2022 – Pasqal, a neutral atoms quantum computing company, today announced the company has been named a 2022 Cool Vendor in Quantum Computing by Gartner. This report is designed to highlight interesting, new and…

    staff | June 21, 2022 at 06:14 PM

    From insideHPC

    RISC-V Announces First Specifications of 2022

    RISC-V Announces First Specifications of 2022

    Nuremberg, Germany – June 21, 2022 – RISC-V International, the open-design standards organization, announced its first four specification and extension approvals of 2022 – Efficient Trace for RISC-V (E-Trace), RISC-V Supervisor…

    staff | June 21, 2022 at 05:36 PM

    From insideHPC

    DOE Announces Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

    DOE Announces Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

    June 21, 2022 — Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced 10 U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the prestigious Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their exceptional contributions in research and development…

    staff | June 21, 2022 at 05:16 PM

    From insideHPC

    Castrol and Submer to Collaborate on Immersion Cooling

    Castrol and Submer to Collaborate on Immersion Cooling

    June 21, 2022 — Lubricant brand Castrol and Submer, an immersion cooling systems solutions maker, have signed an agreement aiming to accelerate the adoption of immersion cooling as a path to more efficient and sustainable data…

    staff | June 21, 2022 at 04:38 PM

    From insideHPC

    PCI-SIG Announces PCI Express 7.0 Specification to Reach 128 GT/s

    PCI-SIG Announces PCI Express 7.0 Specification to Reach 128 GT/s

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.– PCI-SIG today announced that the PCI Express (PCIe) 7.0 specification will double the data rate to 128 GT/s and is targeted for release to members in 2025. PCI-SIG technical workgroups will be developing …

    staff | June 21, 2022 at 04:21 PM

    From insideHPC

    Berkeley Lab Scientists Say Barium Titanate Could Revolutionize Low-Power Microelectronics

    Berkeley Lab Scientists Say Barium Titanate Could Revolutionize Low-Power Microelectronics

    Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have turned a century-old material, barium titanate, into what the lab today said is “a next-gen, thin-film material that shows potential for achieving the memory storage properties…

    staff | June 21, 2022 at 04:01 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Ethereum Mining Going Away

    Ethereum Mining Going Away

    As I understand it, this seems like a very big deal.  Miners out of work.  Will this decrease its security? 

    Ethereum Mining Is Going Away

    In Bloomberg:  Olga Kharif; David Pan, June 16, 2022

    Ethereum mining could end soon due to…

    Franz Dill | June 21, 2022 at 03:44 PM
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