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    October 2020


    From Computational Complexity

    Revisiting the Continuum Hypothesis

    I have been thinking about CH lately for two reasons

    1) I reread the article

    Hilbert's First Problem: The Continuum Hypothesis by Donald Martin from Proceedings of Symposia  in Pure Mathematics: Mathematical developments arising…

    gasarch | October 8, 2020 at 09:52 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Accesibility Update of Google Assistant

    Accesibility Update of Google Assistant

    Looks to be interesting, will do some testing on my devices.  Such advances ultimately add to accessibility for everyone.

    New updates make Google Assistant even more accessible  in Google Blog.   Praveen Chandran,  Product Manager…

    Franz Dill | October 8, 2020 at 09:16 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Voice AI Business Services

    Voice AI Business Services

     Voice based and AI assistant business services have been proposed for some time, we tested several. links to voice analysis and phone management.   Here a new effort funded.

    Enterprise Communications Startup Dialpad Raises $100M…

    Franz Dill | October 8, 2020 at 09:01 AM

    From insideHPC

    Verne Global Announces Dell Technologies Platinum Partner Status

    Verne Global Announces Dell Technologies Platinum Partner Status

    London – 8 October 2020 – Verne Global, provider of sustainable data center solutions for HPC, today announced it has achieved the exceptional status of Platinum Partner in the Dell Technologies Partner Program. This partnership…

    Doug Black | October 8, 2020 at 08:29 AM

    From insideHPC

    Nearly 1000 AMD GPUs Added to NNSA’s ‘Corona’ Cluster for COVID-19 Research

    Nearly 1000 AMD GPUs Added to NNSA’s ‘Corona’ Cluster for COVID-19 Research

    AMD and Supermicro have upgraded the “Corona” cluster at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for COVID-19 drug discovery and vaccine research. The addition of nearly 1,000 AMD Radeon Instinct MI50 GPU accelerators to the National…

    Doug Black | October 7, 2020 at 08:37 PM

    From insideHPC

    CoolIT Systems Launches the Rack DLC CHx200 CDU

    CoolIT Systems Launches the  Rack DLC CHx200 CDU

    Calgary, AB. Oct 7, 2020 – CoolIT Systems, Inc. (CoolIT), maker of energy efficient liquid cooling technologies for HPC, cloud and enterprise markets, has expanded its Rack DLC™ Coolant Distribution Unit (CDU) product line with…

    staff | October 7, 2020 at 06:10 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    MadMax: Analyzing the Out-of-Gas World of Smart Contracts

    MadMax: Analyzing the Out-of-Gas World of Smart Contracts

    Very interesting,  in ACM.  Thinking this further.

    MadMax: Analyzing the Out-of-Gas World of Smart Contracts

    By Neville Grech, Michael Kong, Anton Jurisevic, Lexi Brent, Bernhard Scholz, Yannis Smaragdakis

    Communications of the10…

    Franz Dill | October 7, 2020 at 05:50 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Legal Tech Startups

    Legal Tech Startups

     Recall our continuing look at 'smart contract'  efforts and implications.

    6 LegalTech Startups Disrupting the Legal Industry  in PRNewswire

    “Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.” Those were…

    Franz Dill | October 7, 2020 at 05:29 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    CCC Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at AAMAS 2021

    CCC Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at AAMAS 2021

    The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2021) on May 3-7, 2021…

    Helen Wright | October 7, 2020 at 02:54 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    CCC Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at AAMAS 2021

    CCC Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at AAMAS 2021

    The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2021) on May 3-7, 2021…

    Helen Wright | October 7, 2020 at 02:54 PM

    From insideHPC

    The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Irene Qualters’ Long View of HPC, from a Start-up Called Cray to ‘No-Analog’ Research at Los Alamos

    The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Irene Qualters’ Long View of HPC, from a Start-up Called Cray to ‘No-Analog’ Research at Los Alamos

    Irene Qualters, a senior-level manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been at the forefront of the convergence of supercomputing and science for decades, extending back to joining Cray as one of that company's first 100…

    staff | October 7, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    IBM Launches AI at Scale to Marketing and Media

    IBM Launches AI at Scale to Marketing and Media

    Again IBM is targeting large Industry sectors with AI.  Note specific mention of consumer privacy. 

    IBM Brings Artificial Intelligence At Scale To The Marketing And Media Industry in PRNewswire

    NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire…

    Franz Dill | October 7, 2020 at 02:52 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Free Book on Computational Agents

    Free Book on Computational Agents

    The use of an agent to represent objects, IOTs or people is very useful.  Closer, but not the same as classic optimization models.  The book and comments here are good introductions.   Technical. 

    Free book - Artificial Intelligence…

    Franz Dill | October 7, 2020 at 01:44 AM

    From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    Knowledge is Good

    Science is good too Emil Faber is the pretend founder of the pretend Faber College. The 1978 movie Animal House starts with a close-up of Faber’s statue, which has the inscription, Knowledge Is Good. Today, Ken and I thought…

    rjlipton | October 7, 2020 at 12:54 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Gartner Hype Cycle on AI

    Gartner Hype Cycle on AI

    Nicely done overview, including the classic hype cycle of AI at the link.

    Hype Cycle of AI In The Enterprise AI    By Svetlana Sicular  

    We recently published for the wide audience that 2 Megatrends Dominate the Gartner Hype Cycle…

    Franz Dill | October 6, 2020 at 06:46 PM

    From insideHPC

    CMKL University, Taiwan, Deploys Nvidia and DDN for AI Supercomputing and Research

    CMKL University, Taiwan, Deploys Nvidia and DDN for AI Supercomputing and Research

    Oct. 6, 2020 – DDN, provider of AI and data management software and hardware solutions, announced its A3I all-flash and hybrid storage system alongside Nvidia’s DGX POD will help amplify capabilities at CMKL University, Thailand…

    Doug Black | October 6, 2020 at 05:48 PM

    From insideHPC

    Dell EMC Unveils New PowerEdge XE Servers, Updates OpenManage Systems Management

    Dell EMC Unveils New PowerEdge XE Servers, Updates OpenManage Systems Management

    Dell EMC today announced new PowerEdge XE servers, updated its OpenManage systems management and monitoring software and revealed a code collaboration with Splunk for Redfish protocol telemetry data ingestion and analytics. The…

    staff | October 6, 2020 at 02:52 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Samsung Shuts Down Bixby AR

    Samsung Shuts Down Bixby AR

    Recall we looked at Bixby closely here for assistant capabilities in appliance domains. And in particular noted the blending of AR capabilities, though saw no practical examples.   Notable move here.   Still the integration of…

    Franz Dill | October 6, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    From insideHPC

    Los Alamos, HPE, Nvidia Form HPC Scientific Computing Partnership

    Los Alamos, HPE, Nvidia Form HPC Scientific Computing Partnership

    Los Alamos, NM, Oct. 6, 2020 — Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced a partnership with HPE and Nvidia intended to deliver HPC technologies to accelerate scientific computing that advance greater performance efficiency…

    staff | October 6, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Google Rebrands G Suite

    Google Rebrands G Suite

    Working with clients and universities have often had to use G Suite.   Just recently received a message saying that some of the spaces I created there will be removed, so need to scramble on that.   A rebranding but also a repositioning…

    Franz Dill | October 6, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Algorithms Automate Bioengineering Cells

    Algorithms Automate Bioengineering Cells

    A step forward it seems on synthetic biology is to automate aspects of it.

    Machine Learning Takes on Synthetic Biology: Algorithms Can Bioengineer Cells for You

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    September 25, 2020

    A tool developed…

    Franz Dill | October 6, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    From insideHPC

    ACM To Hold AI in Finance Conference October 14-16

    ACM To Hold AI in Finance Conference October 14-16

    New York, Oct. 6, 2020 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, will hold the inaugural ACM International Conference on AI in Finance (ICAIF), virtually from October 14-16. Advances in artificial intelligence are having…

    Doug Black | October 6, 2020 at 10:19 AM

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

    Spotlight on ACM-W Professional Chapters

    Spotlight on ACM-W Professional Chapters

    ACM-W Professional Chapters give you a local voice for change with the backing of an international organization. Professional chapters work with student chapters and industry leaders to advocate for equity and diversity in the…

    Jen Goodall | October 6, 2020 at 08:31 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Simulating Animals to Track Behavior

    Simulating Animals to Track Behavior

    Quite interesting. Perhaps to use as a means of controlling blights?    Or as a means to discover new kinds of biomimicry.

    Fruit Flies Plug into the Matrix  Scientific American   By Sophie Bushwick; Macarena Carrizosa

     University…

    Franz Dill | October 6, 2020 at 06:47 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    InTernal Integration of AI Chips

    InTernal Integration of AI Chips

    Continued work on AI oriented computer chips.

    Chip Designed by AI   by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore from TechXplore

    A*STAR researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that can help…

    Franz Dill | October 6, 2020 at 06:42 AM

    From insideHPC

    Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Nvidia’s Geetika Gupta on a Decade of Driving GPUs into the Data Center

    Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Nvidia’s Geetika Gupta on a Decade of Driving GPUs into the Data Center

    Geetika Gupta, senior product manager at Nvidia, is a veteran of the company’s drive to bring GPU processing power to the data center. In this conversation, part of our Dell Technologies HPC Community series of interviews, Gupta…

    Doug Black | October 5, 2020 at 06:40 PM

    From insideHPC

    SC20 Keynote: Climate Science in the Age of Exascale with Dr. Bjorn Stevens

    SC20 Keynote: Climate Science in the Age of Exascale with Dr. Bjorn Stevens

     SC20 has announced its keynote speaker, Prof. Bjorn Stevens of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Germany, who will speak on Monday, November 16, starting a day of plenary talks and panels at the virtual conference.…

    Doug Black | October 5, 2020 at 05:40 PM

    From insideHPC

    Atos and ECMWF Launch Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Modelling with HPC, AI and Quantum

    Atos and ECMWF Launch Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Modelling with HPC, AI and Quantum

    London and Reading, UK; Paris, France; Bologna, Italy – October 5 2020 – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, and  the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), today announce a new Center of Excellence…

    Doug Black | October 5, 2020 at 03:37 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Github Code Scanning to Find Vulnerabilities

    Github Code Scanning  to Find Vulnerabilities

    Like the idea of scanning for basic vulnerabilities.  and ultimately linking to code automation.  Further would like these to be adapted to specific domain risk analysis.  Have not seen this in the enterprise.  

    GitHub Launches…

    Franz Dill | October 5, 2020 at 03:31 PM

    From insideHPC

    $750,000 Grant to Research of Nerve-Muscle Communication at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Pitt

    $750,000 Grant to Research of Nerve-Muscle Communication at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Pitt

    A $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will continue a lab-computer collaboration that accurately simulated communications between nerve cells and muscle cells. The project has immediate applications in treating…

    staff | October 5, 2020 at 03:29 PM
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