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    June 2019


    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    How fast is getline in C++?

    How fast is getline in C++?

    A standard way to read a text file in C++ is to call the getline function. To iterate over all lines in file and sum up their length, you might do as follows: while(getline(is, line)) { x += line.size(); } How fast is this? On…

    Daniel Lemire | June 18, 2019 at 04:08 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    More on MIT Open Source AutoML ATMSeer

    More on MIT Open Source AutoML ATMSeer

    More on the topic, and some additional background information and links.  Very powerful concept that that should continue to expand.  Automation is the word,   See also Google AutoML, at tag below.

    MIT Researchers Open-Source …

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2019 at 04:05 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Trust and Sponsoring Currencies and Contracts

    Trust and Sponsoring Currencies and Contracts

    In just a few hours there has been a considerable pushback on Facebook being trusted with cryptocurrencies:

    Facebook’s cryptocurrency has a trust problem
    Libra isn’t as decentralized as a normal cryptocurrency
    By Russell Brandom

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2019 at 03:33 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Community Updates

    Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Community Updates

    Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC/SC3) Expo The Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC/SC3) Expo is July 10-12, 2019 in Washington, DC. GCTC/SC3 will bring together hundreds of municipal…

    Helen Wright | June 18, 2019 at 01:58 PM

    From insideHPC

    Interview: New Intel Innovations for the Convergence of HPC & AI

    Interview: New Intel Innovations for the Convergence of HPC & AI

    In this video from ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Raj Hazra from Intel shares highlights from his keynote. "Intel’s disclosures at ISC’19 demonstrate how its data-centric portfolio addresses the unique challenges of HPC systems by bringing…

    Rich Brueckner | June 18, 2019 at 01:34 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Wal-Mart Overhauls Jet Management

    Wal-Mart Overhauls Jet Management

    An indication of less attention to direct online ordering?

    Walmart in big overhaul of Jet.com  In ChainStoreAge    By CSA STAFF

    Walmart is making some big changes at the online retail startup it bought for $3.3 billion in 2016.

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2019 at 01:25 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Facebook Teams to Produce Cryptocurrency

    Facebook Teams to Produce Cryptocurrency

    Whats the ultimate of this?  Payment/Procurement angle?  Examining.  Note the broad number of participants.  And will also include the ability to integrate secure smart contracts.

    Facebook launches cryptocurrency with Visa, MasterCard…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    From insideHPC

    Cray Boosts Deep Learning Performance for Geospatial AI

    Cray Boosts Deep Learning Performance for Geospatial AI

    Today Cray announced enhanced capabilities to empower data scientists and engineers who are innovating in the field of Geospatial AI. “The new features include an augmented Deep Learning Plugin that provides best-in-class deep…

    staff | June 18, 2019 at 08:38 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Automated Machine Learning

    Automated Machine Learning

    Bill Vorhies reports on Gartner and Forrester's look at automated machine learning.  Ultimately a key advance for AI and its broad use.  List and analysis of major players.    Click through for outline of advances and Bill's

    Automated…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2019 at 08:10 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    GM Thinks new Brain for its Cars

    GM Thinks new Brain for its Cars

    Recently had a software update performed on my one year old MAzda, took too long and required too much testing to verify its correctness.

    GM thinks up new electronic brain for its cars, allowing over-the-air updates    By Stephen…

    Franz Dill | June 18, 2019 at 07:57 AM

    From insideHPC

    Experience The Exascale Era with AMD at ISC 2019

    Experience The Exascale Era with AMD at ISC 2019

    AMD is stepping up with renewed momentum in the HPC market at the ISC 2019 conference this week. "AMD invites you to explore future architecture and ecosystem technologies that are Powering the Exascale Era, and to hear how AMD…

    staff | June 18, 2019 at 06:00 AM

    From insideHPC

    NEC receives 50 Million Euro order from Germany’s DWD

    NEC receives 50 Million Euro order from Germany’s DWD

    Today NEC announced that it received an order for an NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA supercomputer with a value of 50 Million Euro from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the German weather forecasting service. "The new HPC system will …

    staff | June 18, 2019 at 05:24 AM

    From insideHPC

    Video: Lenovo delivers HPC solutions “from Exascale to Everyscale”

    Video: Lenovo delivers HPC solutions “from Exascale to Everyscale”

    Lenovo is far and away the leading computer system vendor on the latest TOP500 list, with of whopping 173 total systems. With 34.6 percent of TOP500 systems to date, Lenovo leads the list with both Rmax and Rpeak aggregate performance…

    Rich Brueckner | June 18, 2019 at 03:06 AM

    From insideHPC

    HPC Market Five-Year Forecast bumps up to $44 Billion Worldwide

    HPC Market Five-Year Forecast bumps up to $44 Billion Worldwide

    At ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Hyperion Research announced it has increased its five-year HPC Market forecast to reach $44 billion in 2023 thanks to Exascale Systems, AI and increasing adoption of HPC in the Cloud. "In 2018, the HPC…

    staff | June 18, 2019 at 02:01 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    Why does the Nevalina Prize (now Abacus) got to Algorithms/Complexity people

    In my post about the Nevanlinna prize  name change (see here) one of my readers raised a different question about the prize:



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    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Fornite Gaming Powers Business Technology

    Fornite Gaming Powers Business Technology

    We examined examples of game engines for analytic applications early on.  Now seeing the addition of VR and other immersion techniques.   Management still needs some help understanding this.  Best way is to start with currently…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Police Ask for Registration of Doorbell Cameras

    Police Ask for Registration of Doorbell Cameras

    Been intrigued by components of the smart home that can collaborate with a neighborhood for security.  Been following the ring Doorbell capabilities in this space for several years.    With an aim to create a 'smart neighborhood'…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Use Your Phone as an ID

    Use Your Phone as an ID

    Make sense to use an encrypted means to identify oneself with a phone.

    Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards
    iOS 13's expanded NFC support will make it possible.

    By Jon Fingas, @jonfingas .... in Engadget


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Data Science Behind Top Machine Learning Tools

    Data Science Behind Top Machine Learning Tools

    KDNuggets examines top data science machine learning tools.  With considerable data visualizations at the link.

    Tags: Anaconda, Apache Spark, Big Data Software, Deep Learning, Excel, Keras, Poll, Python, R, RapidMiner, scikit-learn…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Penser Analytics

    Penser Analytics

    Just saw some demonstrations from Penser Analytics.  Nicely done.  Now integrating AI capabilities.  More to follow.

    Penser Analytics

    Sherlock is the only analytics platform that meets the needs of business and IT. It empowers

    A…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Airbus Tests Hololens

    Airbus Tests Hololens

    An example of the use of Hololens and VR/Mixed Reality for advanced manufacturing systems.  Most obvious space for this, which we tested .... integrating large quantities of background information such as blueprints and online…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    In-Doors BluetoothTracking

    In-Doors BluetoothTracking

    I note that my bluetooth on IOS is now default on.    Beacons are not new, just their broad use of data acquisition.   You are being watched.

    In Stores, Secret Surveillance Tracks Your Every Move
    As you shop, “beacons” are watching…


    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Catalyzing Computing Podcast Episode 12 – CS Research and Government Affairs with Peter Harsha

    Catalyzing Computing Podcast Episode 12 – CS Research and Government Affairs with Peter Harsha

    A new episode of the Catalyzing Computing podcast is now available. In this episode, Khari Douglas continues his interview with Peter Harsha, the Director of Government Affairs for the Computing Research Association (CRA), to…


    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    What should we do with “legacy” Java 8 applications?

    What should we do with “legacy” Java 8 applications?

    Java is a mature programming language. It was improved over many successive versions. Mostly, new Java versions did not break your code. Thus Java was a great, reliable platform. For some reason, the Oracle engineers decidedContinue…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Future of Mind with AI

    Future of Mind with AI

    The most important direction is the ability to enhance our own capabilities.  Discussion in The Edge.

    How AI Technology Could Reshape the Human Mind and Create Alternate Synthetic Minds

    A Conversation With Susan Schneider [1.28…


    From insideHPC

    Bright Computing Streamlines HPC Environment for NeSI and NIWA

    Bright Computing Streamlines HPC Environment for NeSI and NIWA

    Today Bright Computing announced that the company's cluster management software enables modernized HPC infrastructure for New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research…


    From Schneier on Security

    Data, Surveillance, and the AI Arms Race

    Data, Surveillance, and the AI Arms Race

    According to foreign policy experts and the defense establishment, the United States is caught in an artificial intelligence arms race with China -- one with serious implications for national security. The conventional version…


    From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    Contraction and Explosion

    Different ways of recursing on graphs Bletchley Park 2017 source William Tutte was a British combinatorialist and codebreaker. He worked in a different group at Bletchley Park from that of Alan Turing. He supplied several key…


    From insideHPC

    Video: Qumulo Steps Up with High Performance Parallel File System

    Video: Qumulo Steps Up with High Performance Parallel File System

    In this slidecast, Molly Presley from Qumulo describes how the company's parallel file system delivers real time performance for a host of HPC and AI applications. "Qumulo’s solutions are available on its own branded storage …


    From insideHPC

    Podcast: Radio Free HPC Runs Down the TOP500

    Podcast: Radio Free HPC Runs Down the TOP500

    In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the new TOP500 list of most powerful supercomputers. "Not much changed in the TOP10 but a lot is changing further down the list. The overwhelming majority of the systems, 478 of…

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