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    December 2019


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Japan to Use Blockchain Payments

    Japan to Use Blockchain Payments

    Another indication of the wider adoption of Blockchain for tracking verified currency transfer.

    JPMorgan Chase’s blockchain payments platform looks to be expanding to Japan, and soon.
    Daniel Palmer in Coindesk

    The U.S. banking multinational…

    Franz Dill | December 10, 2019 at 03:22 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    When Autonomous Cars Arrive in the Car Chase

    When Autonomous Cars Arrive in the Car Chase

    Dr. Lance Eliot spends considerable time and detail in examining how the autonomous car will be included in the classic California 'car chase'.    Also points to a number of his other examination of automobile/people behavioral…

    Franz Dill | December 10, 2019 at 03:02 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    IBM Trials AI Soccer Commentary

    IBM Trials AI Soccer Commentary

    Note similarity to the Wimbledon video clip management example.   As I commented there  I would also like this done as real-time assitistive commentary to business meetings.      Say determine who has said they will do and when…

    Franz Dill | December 10, 2019 at 02:38 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Analyzing Papers to Determine Tech Future

    Analyzing Papers to Determine Tech Future

    Somewhat weak attempt, but the general thought is interesting,  yet how well can  we predict without knowing future context?

    We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next
    Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence…

    Franz Dill | December 10, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    From insideHPC

    GigaIO Wins Most Innovative New Product Award for Big Data

    GigaIO Wins Most Innovative New Product Award for Big Data

    Today GigaIO announced that the company's FabreX technology has been selected as the winner of Connect's Most Innovative New Product Award for Big Data. The Most Innovative New Product Awards is an annual competition that recognizes…

    staff | December 10, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    From insideHPC

    Verne Global brings hpcDIRECT to Bonseyes AI Marketplace

    Verne Global brings hpcDIRECT to Bonseyes AI Marketplace

    Today Verne Global announced that is has partnered with the Bonseyes secure marketplace and collaborative platform for building and trading AI applications. The move will provide Bonseyes users with access to Verne Global’s hpcDIRECT…

    Rich Brueckner | December 10, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    From insideHPC

    NEC SX-Aurora Tops Energy Efficiency on HPCG Benchmark

    NEC SX-Aurora Tops Energy Efficiency on HPCG Benchmark

    In this video from SC19, Erich Focht from NEC describes how the company's SX-Aurora vector architecture achieves extreme energy efficiency on the HPCG benchmark. After that, Shintaro Momose from NEC describes recent enhancements…

    Rich Brueckner | December 10, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    From insideHPC

    Data Scientist Thomas Thurston to speak at HPC User Forum in New Jersey

    Data Scientist Thomas Thurston to speak at HPC User Forum in New Jersey

    Venture Capitalist and Data Scientist Thomas Thurston is slated to speak at the upcoming HPC User Forum in Princeton, New Jersey. Thurston will give a talk titled, “Using HPC-enabled AI to Guide Investment Strategies for Finding…

    Rich Brueckner | December 10, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    From insideHPC

    Intel Powers HPE Apollo 20 for HPC Workloads

    Intel Powers HPE Apollo 20 for HPC Workloads

    In this video from SC19, Larry Keller from HPE and Taha Mughi from HPE describe how the two companies collaborated on the innovative new Apollo 20 server for HPC workloads. "Are you searching for greater performance and more …

    Rich Brueckner | December 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

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

    ACM-W Annual Report 2018-2019

    ACM-W Annual Report 2018-2019

    Mission and Impact From the Chair Celebrating, supporting, and advocating for women in computing is the mission and motivating force behind the work of ACM-W. In this inaugural annual report we hope to show our many members and…

    Bettina Bair | December 10, 2019 at 09:40 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Rise of Operational Analytics

    Rise of Operational Analytics

    Free eBook that looks to be of interest.  Clearly this is not a new thing,  was a primary part of our early training.   New methods have emerged though, and the computational power is now far   superior, data is much more manipulable…

    Franz Dill | December 10, 2019 at 08:27 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Cloud Based CyberCrime Evidence Detection

    Cloud Based CyberCrime Evidence Detection

    Links to other approaches I have recently seen in this area.

    CIT Researchers Develop System to Detect Cloud-Based Cybercrime Evidence
    Purdue University News
    John O'Malley

    Researchers at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute's Department…

    Franz Dill | December 10, 2019 at 08:19 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Developing Digital Twins

    Developing Digital Twins

    A good example of how models can built from data to predict the behavior of systems.  Here a UAV as an example.

    Developing a Digital Twin
    Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (University of Texas at Austin)

    Franz Dill | December 10, 2019 at 08:17 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Reforming CDA 230

    Reforming CDA 230

    There's a serous debate on reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. I am in the process of figuring out what I believe, and this is more a place to put resources and listen to people's comments. The EFF has written…

    Bruce Schneier | December 10, 2019 at 07:16 AM

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

    Greetings from the ACM-W North America Committee Chair

    Greetings from the ACM-W North America Committee Chair

    The newly formed ACM-W North America committee is up and running! We are currently working on establishing roles and responsibilities as well as the important task of identifying the goals we will be working towards over the…

    Jen Goodall | December 9, 2019 at 09:02 PM

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

    News from ACM-W Scholarships, December 2019

    News from ACM-W Scholarships, December 2019

    The ACM Scholarship for Attendance of Research Conferences program provides support for women students in Computer Science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. The student does not have to present a paper…

    Jen Goodall | December 9, 2019 at 09:01 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Calculating Entropy

    Calculating Entropy

    As I read this and the paper noted at the link, this could be a very big deal.   Entropy is disorder .... and if we can accurately measure it, it leads to means of better models, measures, understanding and should lead to better…

    Franz Dill | December 9, 2019 at 02:43 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    A Billion Cameras Will be Watching

    A Billion Cameras Will be Watching

    Inevitable.    But where is the data going and how is it used?  Does the installation of cameras consider future advances that will use that data in more invasive ways?  Such future use transparency does not now exist.

    A World…

    Franz Dill | December 9, 2019 at 02:35 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Saying No to Loyalty Offers

    Saying No to Loyalty Offers

    This came to mind as I shopped in the last week.   No clear offers for my time or data were offered.  Lots of  'apparent' offers that were easy to see through.  I often do a simple forward forecast of the offer to see that it…

    Franz Dill | December 9, 2019 at 02:14 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Is Hanabi Card Game the Future Challenge for Human AI?

    Is Hanabi Card Game the Future Challenge for Human AI?

    We readily reason and interact with incomplete information and the need to cooperate. Is this sample deceptively simple game challenge a way to model those kinds of human level contexts?  More links to supporting information

    Google…

    Franz Dill | December 9, 2019 at 01:51 PM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Coding Without a Net

    Coding Without a Net

    My Programming Honors students are struggling with creating classes in C#. They really wanted me to code up a project live (again) and have them follow along. But I’ve used my usual examples and samples and projects already.Now…

    Alfred Thompson | December 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    From insideHPC

    Call for Papers: HPML2020 High Performance Machine Learning Workshop

    Call for Papers: HPML2020 High Performance Machine Learning Workshop

    The third High Performance Machine Learning Workshop has issued its Call for Papers. HPML2020 takes place May 11, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia in conjunction with CCGrid 2020. "This workshop is intended to bring together the …

    Rich Brueckner | December 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Apply Now for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Apply Now for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) recently announced the start of the application period to attend the 8th annual HLF, which will take place September 20–25, 2020 in Heidelberg, Germany. Organized by the Heidelberg Laureate…

    Khari Douglas | December 9, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    From insideHPC

    GIGABYTE Steps up with a Broad Array of Server Offerings for AI & HPC

    GIGABYTE Steps up with a Broad Array of Server Offerings for AI & HPC

    In this video from SC19, Peter Hanley from GIGABYTE describes how the company delivers a full range of server solutions for HPC, AI, and the Edge. "GIGABYTE is an industry leader in HPC, delivering systems with the highest GPU…

    Rich Brueckner | December 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    From insideHPC

    Schneider Electric Launches Industry’s First Integrated Rack with Immersed, Liquid-Cooled IT for Data Centers

    Schneider Electric Launches Industry’s First Integrated Rack with Immersed, Liquid-Cooled IT for Data Centers

    Today Schneider Electric and Iceotope announced the industry’s first commercially-available integrated rack with chassis-based, immersive liquid cooling. Optimized for compute-intensive applications, the solution combines a high…

    Rich Brueckner | December 9, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    From insideHPC

    Intel Horse Ridge Chip to Cryogenically Control Quantum Computers

    Intel Horse Ridge Chip to Cryogenically Control Quantum Computers

    Today Intel Labs unveiled what is believed a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip — code-named “Horse Ridge” — that will speed up development of full-stack quantum computing systems. Horse Ridge will enable control of multiple…

    staff | December 9, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    From insideHPC

    AMD Readies EPYC for Exascale with ROCm at SC19

    AMD Readies EPYC for Exascale with ROCm at SC19

    In this video from SC19, Derek Bouius from AMD describes how the company's new EPYC processors and Radeon GPUs can speed HPC and Ai applications. With its EPYC processors, Radeon Instinct accelerators, Infinity Fabric technologies…

    Rich Brueckner | December 9, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Business Transformation

    Business Transformation

    All in?   Most importantly to what.

    Why your next transformation should be ‘all in'
    from McKinsey By Chris Bradley, Marc de Jong, and Wesley Walden

    Business transformation programs have long focused on productivity improvement—taking…

    Franz Dill | December 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Failure Modes in Machine Learning

    Failure Modes in Machine Learning

    Interesting taxonomy of machine-learning failures (pdf) that encompasses both mistakes and attacks, or -- in their words -- intentional and unintentional failure modes. It's a good basis for threat modeling....

    Bruce Schneier | December 9, 2019 at 06:56 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    What do you call your ugrad non-algorithms theory course?

    I am in the process of reviewing What can be computed: A Practical Guide to the Theory of Computation by John MacCormick and I need YOUR help for the first SENTENCE. 

    GASARCH | December 8, 2019 at 11:00 PM
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