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    April 2019


    From [email protected]

    Soundness and completeness: with precision

    The two key properties of program analysis are dual of each other.

    Bertrand Meyer | April 20, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Science and Technology links (April 20th 2019)

    Science and Technology links (April 20th 2019)

    Early-career setback cause a performance improvement among those who persevere. This is related to the observation that immigrants are four times more likely to become millionaires. In biology, that is called hormesis: by challenging…

    Daniel Lemire | April 20, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    From insideHPC

    Video: Why Not all NAS Architectures can keep up with HPC

    Video: Why Not all NAS Architectures can keep up with HPC

    In this video, Curtis Anderson from Panasas describes how different NAS architectures optimize data flow to bring competitive advantage to your business. "You have a vision: to use high performance computing applications to help…

    Rich Brueckner | April 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    From insideHPC

    Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at D.E. Shaw Research

    Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at D.E. Shaw Research

    D.E. Shaw Research is seeking and HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. "Exceptional sysadmins sought to manage systems, storage, and network infrastructure for a New York–based interdisciplinary research group. Ideal…

    Rich Brueckner | April 20, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Wing Delivers from Drones in Australia

    Wing Delivers from Drones in Australia

    Have not seen it in the US except for specialty examples, but Alphabet is doing it in Australia.

    Wing Officially Launches Australian Drone Delivery Service in IEEE Spectrum

    After years of testing, Wing is now offering consumerBy…

    Franz Dill | April 20, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI Impact on Demand Forecasting

    AI Impact on Demand Forecasting

    Good short piece,  makes good points about what is needed, and should be expected.  I have taught forecasting in the enterprise, and its more about how the forecast is used than what it is.   You would love to have it perfect…

    Franz Dill | April 20, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Overpromise of AI for Healthcare?

    Overpromise of AI for Healthcare?

    IBM has created lots of interesting pieces of the solution, but not the harder solution of the broader process involved.   Can these be connected into big value?  And Hype has an element as well.   Not too dissimilar from what…

    Franz Dill | April 20, 2019 at 09:52 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Automating Need Processes with RPA

    Automating Need Processes with RPA

    An outline of the use of RPA in Contact centers.   A natural place because the customer establishes themselves as needing help.    But its use goes far beyond, to most any process.  Also clearly useful in an attentive assistant…

    Franz Dill | April 20, 2019 at 09:38 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Google Focusing Context of Need Curation with Assistants

    Google Focusing Context of Need Curation with Assistants

    Is everything in Google turning into an ad-oriented assistant?    Into product curation?   Yes,  see how their fundamental service, search, has already turned that way.  I ask for help,  it gives me good results and then sets…

    Franz Dill | April 20, 2019 at 09:18 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Device Discovery in Smart Home Skills

    Device Discovery in Smart Home Skills

    Turned out this problem occurred recently in related applications.   Not fixing this kind of problem can lead to large scale problems.  Ultimately its all about seamless integration of knowledge and skills.  When you talk to

    4…

    Franz Dill | April 19, 2019 at 06:08 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Is AI Saving SAP

    Is AI Saving SAP

    Had worked with them in the enterprise, and itt had come to mind that some of what SAP did could be done with clouds and automated efficient pattern analysis.    But the article does not really make the case that SAP is in trouble…

    Franz Dill | April 19, 2019 at 05:59 PM

    From Schneier on Security

    Friday Squid Blogging: New Squid Species off the New Zealand Coast

    Friday Squid Blogging: New Squid Species off the New Zealand Coast

    There's a new diversity of species. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here....

    Bruce Schneier | April 19, 2019 at 05:27 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Qubic for Process Anyone?

    Qubic for Process Anyone?

    Am looking to do an application that will insert 'smart contract' type specifications to observed business process, focused by business process models. Anyone used IOTA's Qubic?   Qubic is still in development I know, but any…

    Franz Dill | April 19, 2019 at 01:47 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Grief Examination via Interactive VR

    Grief Examination via Interactive VR

    Might we use gaming, or interactive storytelling to interact with our history?

    Afterlife Is A Hard Hitting VR


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Clash of the Digital Platforms

    Clash of the Digital Platforms

    Not a bad look at what exists,perhaps not enough usage to contextual use details.

    The Clash Of The Digital Platforms: The 5-year Update
    By James L. McQuivey, Vice President, Principal Analyst  Forrester

    On March 7, 2014 I wrote

    Marketers…

    Franz Dill | April 19, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    From insideHPC

    Call for Papers: Hot Interconnects Conference in Silicon Valley

    Call for Papers: Hot Interconnects Conference in Silicon Valley

    The Hot Interconnects conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place August 14-16 in Silicon Valley. "Hot Interconnects is the premier international forum for researchers and developers of state-of-the-art hardware…

    staff | April 19, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    From insideHPC

    Dr. Lin Gan Reflects on the SC19 Theme: HPC is Now

    Dr. Lin Gan Reflects on the SC19 Theme: HPC is Now

    In this special guest feature from the SC19 Blog, Charity Plata from Brookhaven National Lab catches up with Dr. Lin Gan from Tsinghua University, who's outstanding work in HPC has been recognized with a number of awards including…

    Rich Brueckner | April 19, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    From insideHPC

    Dr Debora Sijacki wins 2019 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

    Dr Debora Sijacki wins 2019 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

    Today the European PRACE initiative announced that Dr Debora Sijacki from the University of Cambridge will receive the 2019 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC for her outstanding contributions to and impact on high performance …

    staff | April 19, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    From insideHPC

    Evolving NASA’s Data and Information Systems for Earth Science

    Evolving NASA’s Data and Information Systems for Earth Science

    Rahul Ramachandran from NASA gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. "NASA’s Earth Science Division (ESD) missions help us to understand our planet’s interconnected systems, from a global scale down to minute processes. ESD delivers…

    Rich Brueckner | April 19, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Iranian Cyber-Espionage Tools Leaked Online

    Iranian Cyber-Espionage Tools Leaked Online

    The source code of a set of Iranian cyber-espoinage tools was leaked online....

    Bruce Schneier | April 19, 2019 at 09:12 AM

    From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    A Reason Why Circuit Lower Bounds Are Hard

    And a possible approach to avoid this obstacle Valentine Kabanets is a famous complexity theorist from Simon Fraser University. He has been at the forefront of lower bounds for over two decades. Today we draw attention to this…

    RJLipton+KWRegan | April 18, 2019 at 06:16 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Free Graph Algorithms Book

    Free Graph Algorithms Book


    My favorite analytics methods.


    Hidden Data Patterns Only Relationships Can Find - Free O’Reilly Book

    Graph analytics use relationships to reveal structural and predictive insights hiding in your data. Whether you are building dynamic…

    Franz Dill | April 18, 2019 at 04:22 PM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    What is in a name?

    What is in a name?

    It’s been said that the three hardest things in programming are naming things and off by one errors. For some reason, this semester, my students are having the most trouble with naming things. Specifically, they seem to haveFor…

    Alfred Thompson | April 18, 2019 at 04:20 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Is it still about Paper Coupons?

    Is it still about Paper Coupons?

    Worked with paper coupon redemption analytics from the very beginning at very big CPG.   Is it about their physical nature?     Will there always be room for the  paper coupon?  Would not have guessed it, but the statistics still…

    Franz Dill | April 18, 2019 at 03:54 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    WiFi as Hospitality, Retail Value

    WiFi as Hospitality, Retail  Value

    Now having experienced Wifi in Hospitality since its inception, I recall having a conversation with a Hotel Chain innovation group.  At the time they were unconvinced that Wifi had value, and there too many dangers.    Things…

    Franz Dill | April 18, 2019 at 03:45 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Great Innovative Idea- Recommender Systems: A Healthy Obsession

    Great Innovative Idea- Recommender Systems: A Healthy Obsession

    The following Great Innovative Idea is from Barry Smyth, the Digital Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin and the Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Dr. Smyth was one of the Computing Community…

    Helen Wright | April 18, 2019 at 03:06 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    DJ's Spin Code

    DJ's Spin Code

    I changed the title,  they will likely not write code in the future, they will create algorithms by some interface other than 'writing code'.   Coding, as it has developed, is far too inefficient and error prone.

    DJs of the Future…

    Franz Dill | April 18, 2019 at 02:37 PM

    From insideHPC

    Video: Managing large-scale cosmology simulations with Parsl and Singularity

    Video: Managing large-scale cosmology simulations with Parsl and Singularity

    Rick Wagner from Globus gave this talk at the Singularity User Group "We package the imSim software inside a Singularity container so that it can be developed independently, packaged to include all dependencies, trivially scaled…

    Rich Brueckner | April 18, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    From insideHPC

    Video: The Human Side of AI

    Video: The Human Side of AI

     In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Dan Olds from OrionX discusses the human impact of AI with Greg Schmidt from HPE. The industry buzz about artificial intelligence and deep learning typically focuses on hardware…

    Rich Brueckner | April 18, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    From insideHPC

    Sign up for ISC STEM Student Day

    Sign up for ISC STEM Student Day

    Young people looking to further their careers in HPC are encouraged to sign up for the ISC STEM Student Day program. As part of the ISC High Performance Conference coming to Frankfurt in June, this program offers undergraduate…

    staff | April 18, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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