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    September 2021


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Unlimited Digital Sensing

    Unlimited Digital Sensing

    Not following this yet, but intriguing suggestion ...

    Unlimited Digital Sensing Unleashed for Imaging, Audio, Driverless Cars

    Imperial College London (U.K.), Caroline Brogan, September 17, 2021

    A new method devised by researchers…

    Franz Dill | September 21, 2021 at 03:37 PM

    From insideHPC

    NNSA in $40M Deal for 40PFLOPS of Dell HPC Clusters

    NNSA in $40M Deal for 40PFLOPS of Dell HPC Clusters

    Sept. 21, 2001 — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced the awarding of a subcontract to Dell Technologies for additional supercomputing…

    staff | September 21, 2021 at 03:36 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    3D Printing Gas Sensors

    3D Printing Gas Sensors

    New sensor capability. Small, cheap, monitoring for the smart home and elsewhere.

    Scientists 3D-Print Microscopic Gas Sensors

    Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), September 15, 2021

    Scientists at Ireland’s Trinity College Dublin, the…

    Franz Dill | September 21, 2021 at 03:31 PM

    From insideHPC

    LLNL Reports on Inaugural ML for Industry Forum

    LLNL Reports on Inaugural ML for Industry Forum

    LLNL held its first-ever Machine Learning for Industry Forum (ML4I) on Aug. 10-12. Co-hosted by the Lab’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) and Data Science Institute (DSI), the virtual event brought together…

    staff | September 21, 2021 at 03:13 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Spot Robot Dog Gets an Upgrade

    Spot Robot Dog Gets an Upgrade

    Considerable look from Venturebeat on the Boston Dynamics Robot Spot:

    Boston Dynamics has just released the latest update for its famous quadruped robot Spot, giving it better capability to make inspections and collect data without…

    Franz Dill | September 21, 2021 at 01:02 PM

    From insideHPC

    Call for participation: HPC PRACE Winter School

    Call for participation: HPC PRACE Winter School

    The Inter University Computing Centre (IUCC) in Israel and Amazon Web Services have joined forces to train researchers and research software engineers (RSEs) in the use of AWS for high performance computing (HPC) at the PRACE…

    staff | September 21, 2021 at 12:32 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Now we are Cooking with Lasers

    Now we are Cooking with Lasers

     A long time amateur chef

    Now We're Cooking With Lasers   By Columbia Engineering, September 20, 2021

    Researchers at Columbia Engineering have digitized food creation and cooking processes, using 3D printing technology to tailor…

    Franz Dill | September 21, 2021 at 10:54 AM

    From insideHPC

    Rose Technology Raises $5.5M Seed Round

    Rose Technology Raises $5.5M Seed Round

    NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 — Rose Technology, founded by data scientist and former global macro investor Alexander Campbell, raises $5.5m to change the way data-driven companies collect, analyze, and generate revenue from data.…

    staff | September 21, 2021 at 09:44 AM

    From insideHPC

    Analytical Biosciences Named Finalist in IDC’s Best in Future of Digital Infrastructure North America Awards

    Analytical Biosciences Named Finalist in IDC’s Best in Future of Digital Infrastructure North America Awards

    SAN FRANCISCO – Analytical Biosciences today announced it has been named a finalist in the inaugural IDC Future Enterprise Best in Future of Digital Infrastructure North America Awards in the Cloud-Centric Computing category.…

    staff | September 20, 2021 at 06:14 PM

    From Schneier on Security

    Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services Hack

    Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services Hack

    Apparently, a nation-state hacked Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services.

    Not sure why Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services is of any interest to a nation-state, but that’s probably just my failure of…

    Bruce Schneier | September 20, 2021 at 06:08 PM

    From insideHPC

    NEC and Aramco Enter Into HPC R&D Collaboration for Joint Application

    NEC and Aramco Enter Into HPC R&D Collaboration for Joint Application

    Düsseldorf, 20 September, 2021 – NEC Deutschland GmbH announced a collaboration with Aramco Europe with the aim of joint development and optimization of various applications for resource exploration and seismic imaging. Aramco…

    staff | September 20, 2021 at 05:58 PM

    From insideHPC

    TACC’s Stampede2 HPC Simulations Reveal How Cells Regulate Themselves

    TACC’s Stampede2 HPC Simulations Reveal How Cells Regulate Themselves

    Supercomputer simulations run on the Stampede2 system of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have helped scientists studying how cells work understand the way in which protein molecules in a sense dance with a partner …

    staff | September 20, 2021 at 05:41 PM

    From insideHPC

    Pawsey Offers 1st Look at ‘Setonix’ $48M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer

    Pawsey Offers 1st Look at ‘Setonix’ $48M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer

    Perth, Australia — The first phase of what the Pawsey Supcomputer Centre said will be the fastest public research supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere has been unveiled at its new home at the Pawsey Centre in Western Australia…

    staff | September 20, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    City Wide Quantum Data Network

    City Wide Quantum Data Network

     China and Quantum Data Networks

    City-Wide Quantum Data Network in China Is Largest Ever Built  By New Scientist, September 20, 2021

    China has been running a city-wide quantum communications network in Hefei, the largest quantum…

    Franz Dill | September 20, 2021 at 02:31 PM

    From insideHPC

    Sandia Materials and Computer Scientists Help Create Alloys for Hydrogen Energy Storage, Transmission

    Sandia Materials and Computer Scientists Help Create Alloys for Hydrogen Energy Storage, Transmission

    LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 — A Sandia National Laboratories team of materials scientists and computer scientists, with some international collaborators, have spent more than a year creating 12 new alloys — and modeling…

    staff | September 20, 2021 at 12:12 PM

    From [email protected]

    We Are Camille

    We Are Camille

    Who is Camille Noûs, who has contributed to hundreds of papers on Google Scholar?

    Carlos Baquero | September 20, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Next Generation Brain-Computer Systems

    Next Generation Brain-Computer Systems

    Has been kicked around for a long time, how ready is it? 

    Researchers Take Step Toward Next-Generation Brain-Computer Interface System

    Brown University, August 12, 2021

    A team of scientists from Brown University, Baylor University…

    Franz Dill | September 20, 2021 at 09:23 AM

    From The Noisy Channel

    On Search Leadership

    On Search Leadership

    As a high-class consultant, I don’t just talk to companies about the technical aspects of search. I also help them them address organizational challenges.

    For example, how should a search team be structured? Should search be combined…

    Daniel Tunkelang | September 20, 2021 at 09:02 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Removing Location Tracking

    Removing Location Tracking

    Thwarting cellphone tracking.

    Is Your Mobile Provider Tracking Your Location? This Technology Could Stop It.

    By USC Viterbi School of Engineering, August 16, 2021

    A new system devised by researchers at the University of Southern…

    Franz Dill | September 20, 2021 at 08:59 AM

    From insideHPC

    Taking Altair Structural & CFD Analysis to New Heights with the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

    Taking Altair Structural & CFD Analysis to New Heights with the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

    At the recent ISC 2021 virtual event in June, I sat down with Kevin Mayo of AMD and InsideHPC’s Doug Black. We discussed how the latest AMD EPYC™ processors are helping accelerate Altair applications for the most demanding engineering…

    staff | September 20, 2021 at 08:15 AM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Book Review–System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot

    Book Review–System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot

    System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot is what you get when a top philosopher, a top political scientist, and a top computer scientist get together to think deeply about technology and society and write…

    Alfred Thompson | September 20, 2021 at 07:14 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    The New Jeopardy Champion is a `A CS grad student from a school in New Haven'

     As of Sept 17, Matt Amodio has won 23 straight games in a row on Jeopardy and won over $800,000 in regular play. The following website is not quite up to date, but its close: here. Of course, that website will change. 

    1) They…

    gasarch | September 19, 2021 at 08:35 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Finding Unexpected Training Data?

    Finding Unexpected Training Data?

    Can we find data that will ultimately lead to novel results.   Like the idea of fitting it to possible . In a  primitive way we looked at means to learn from huge amounts of historical existing data we had.    We note the 'at…

    Franz Dill | September 19, 2021 at 05:42 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Pitfalls of Binary Decisions

    Pitfalls of Binary Decisions

    Good thoughts, but simple is also good. 

    Five ways to avoid the pitfalls of binary decisions

    Before you decide, check how the question is framed to ensure you have all the information you need and have considered all your options…

    Franz Dill | September 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Ajit Joakar on Digital Twins

    Ajit Joakar on Digital Twins

    Nicely placed background on analytical method and design based on physical models.

    The significance of Digital Twins in design and simulation  By Ajit Jaokar

    Open in Linkedin:

    Background

    I have been tracking Digital Twins closely…

    Franz Dill | September 19, 2021 at 09:48 AM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Science and Technology links (September 18th 2021)

    Science and Technology links (September 18th 2021)

    4.5% of us are psychopaths. U.S. per capita CO2 emissions are lower than they were in 1918. 9/10 of People With Alzheimer’s Lose Some of Their Sense of Smell. Graphene-based hard drives could have ten times the storage capacity…

    Daniel Lemire | September 18, 2021 at 06:18 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Biases in AI Systems

    Biases in AI Systems

    Excellent piece, broadly useful beyond AI applications.  

    May 12, 2021, Volume 19, issue 2

    Download PDF version of this article PDF  

    Biases in AI Systems     

    A survey for practitioners

    Ramya Srinivasan and Ajay Chander   in CACM

    Franz Dill | September 18, 2021 at 12:56 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    The Hacking of McD's Ice Cream Machine

    The Hacking of McD's Ice Cream Machine

     A little surreal, but a reminder that anything can be hacked.  I had heard of the problem from McDonalds,  Had been unaware of some of the details involved.  Just the intro below.  Quite a story.  

    They Hacked McDonald’s Ice …

    Franz Dill | September 18, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Machine Learning Developed in Space

    Machine Learning Developed in Space

    We have used computers in space for a long term, now a continuation of developing code there.

    Raspberry Pi Heading into Space for Python Programming Challenge

    ZDNet, Liam Tung, September 14, 2021

    Upgraded Raspberry Pi computers…

    Franz Dill | September 18, 2021 at 10:32 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Wal-Mart Testing Self Driving Cars with Ford

    Wal-Mart Testing Self Driving Cars with Ford

    Unexpected thing.  With a delivery angle too.. 

    Walmart to Test Self-Driving Cars with Ford, Argo AI

    CNBC, Michael Wayland, September 15, 2021

    Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is extending its self-driving vehicle program…

    Franz Dill | September 18, 2021 at 10:09 AM
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