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    March 2020


    From insideHPC

    Registration Opens for Stanford HPC Conference Virtual Event

    Registration Opens for Stanford HPC Conference Virtual Event

    Registration is now open for the Stanford HPC Conference. The two day 'condensed' agenda combines thought leadership and practical insights on HPC, AI, Data Science and much more. The virtual event takes place April 21-22. "The…

    Rich Brueckner | March 30, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    From insideHPC

    Lifebit Provides Free Cloud, Data Hosting & Analysis Tools to COVID-19 Researchers

    Lifebit Provides Free Cloud, Data Hosting & Analysis Tools to COVID-19 Researchers

    Today Lifebit Biotech announced it is providing its premium Lifebit CloudOS license free to all researchers and teams working on COVID-19 efforts, including diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. As increasing demand for widely…

    staff | March 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    New Rules for Remote Work

    New Rules for Remote Work

    Reasonably done look at things that make sense,  we have done much remote work for some time now, years in many cases, but now its just lots more of it.

    HBRWK: Business Research for Business Leaders

    The New Rules for Remote Work…

    Franz Dill | March 30, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    From insideHPC

    Xilinx Alveo U50 Accelerator Cards come to Nimbix Cloud with Broad Application Support

    Xilinx Alveo U50 Accelerator Cards come to Nimbix Cloud with Broad Application Support

    Today Nimbix announced the availability of Xilinx Alveo U50 Accelerator Cards on the Nimbix Cloud. "Nimbix has paved the way for FPGA-accelerated cloud computing and today leads with the broadest portfolio of cloud FPGA solutions…

    Rich Brueckner | March 30, 2020 at 10:45 AM

    From insideHPC

    NCSA Joins Nationwide Collaboration to Combat COVID-19

    NCSA Joins Nationwide Collaboration to Combat COVID-19

    blue watersNCSA is joining C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, and research institutions across the country as part of the new C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI). This new institute, a multi-disciplinary effort focused on artificial…

    Rich Brueckner | March 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Virtualitics for Insight Extraction

    Virtualitics for Insight Extraction

    A company of interest for advanced data visualization.  We worked with them in the Enterprise.

    Virtualitics Selected fof the Air Force Strategic $7 Million Award
    March 16, 2020 By Amy Gunzenhauser

    Virtualitics is pleased to announce…

    Franz Dill | March 30, 2020 at 09:21 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Privacy vs. Surveillance in the Age of COVID-19

    Privacy vs. Surveillance in the Age of COVID-19

    The trade-offs are changing: As countries around the world race to contain the pandemic, many are deploying digital surveillance tools as a means to exert social control, even turning security agency technologies on their own…

    Bruce Schneier | March 30, 2020 at 07:32 AM

    From insideHPC

    UKRI Awards ARCHER2 Supercomputer Services Contract

    UKRI Awards ARCHER2 Supercomputer Services Contract

    UKRI has awarded contracts to run elements of the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, which will represent a significant step forward in capability for the UK’s science community. ARCHER2 is provided by UKRI, EPCC, Cray (an…

    staff | March 30, 2020 at 04:02 AM

    From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    Logic and Star-Free, Part Deux

    A visual proof with no abstract-algebra overhead Composite crop of src1, src2 Dominique Perrin and Jean-Éric Pin are French mathematicians who have done significant work in automata theory. Their 1986 paper “First-Order Logic…

    KWRegan | March 29, 2020 at 03:40 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Data Resources: Our World in Data

    Data Resources:  Our World in Data

    As part of a larger project that is looking at Data Sources, Open Source Data, Data as an Asset, Data Quality, Data for Machine Learning, Semantic Data, Knowledge Mapping, Metadata and related topics.  This looks to be a great…

    Franz Dill | March 29, 2020 at 01:52 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Recent Posts relating to Pandemic Conditions and Related Emergent Tech

    Recent Posts relating to Pandemic Conditions and Related Emergent Tech

    Recent posts that relate to Contravirus and COVID-19 in this blog.  Primarily dealing with data, prediction, data visualization, Modeling, communication, AI and emergent technologies role in addressing pandemic issues.     Please…

    Franz Dill | March 29, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    From insideHPC

    NPR Podcast: Scientists Use Supercomputers To Search For Drugs To Combat COVID-19

    NPR Podcast: Scientists Use Supercomputers To Search For Drugs To Combat COVID-19

    In this segment from the NPR Here and Now program, Joe Palca talks to researchers using ORNL supercomputers to fight COVID-19. "Supercomputers have joined the race to find a drug that might help with COVID-19. Scientists are …

    staff | March 29, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    IBM, Oracle Team for WHO Virus Data Hub: MiPasa

    IBM, Oracle Team for WHO Virus Data Hub:  MiPasa

    Now have looked at lots of sites claiming to provide accurate data in this space,  and it is clear you can drive wrong results from much that is out there.  So this effort addresses a need.

    World Health Organization Teams With…

    Franz Dill | March 29, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    From insideHPC

    Video: Quantum Computing and Supercomputing, AI, Blockchain

    Video: Quantum Computing and Supercomputing, AI, Blockchain

    Shahin Khan from OrionX.net gave this talk at the Washington Quantum Computing Meetup. "A whole new approach to computing (as in, not binary any more), quantum computing is as promising as it is unproven. Quantum computing goes…

    staff | March 29, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    On Multisensory Adventures

    On Multisensory Adventures

    Vint Cerf on a favorite topic.   The senses.  He points to two inspirational books on the topic.  We are starting to 'understand' senses, at least if we use as a measure how we are able to mimic them.

    Multisensory Adventures
    By…

    Franz Dill | March 29, 2020 at 08:45 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Recognizing Objects

    Recognizing Objects

    More advances in fast vision systems.

    Optical System Could Lead to Devices That Can Recognize Objects Instantly
    UCLA Newsroom
    Matthew Chin
    March 4, 2020

    An optical neural network developed at the University of California, Los Angeles…

    Franz Dill | March 29, 2020 at 08:28 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Emergence of the AI Risk Manager

    Emergence of the AI Risk Manager

    In our day this was integrated with other kinds of analysis and management.   It may well make sense to focus this more generally. 

    The emergence of the professional AI risk manager

    By Kenn So  in Venturebeat

    When the 1970s and

    We…

    Franz Dill | March 28, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Rand on Force Planning

    Rand on Force Planning

    Rand piece on the topic developed for Military scenarios, but could it be used for systems that include coopetition as well?    Costs, resources, strategies.

    Force Planning in the New Era of Strategic Competition
    The RAND Blog
    March…

    Franz Dill | March 28, 2020 at 02:55 PM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Teaching From Home–Day 10B–Plan? What Plan?

    Teaching From Home–Day 10B–Plan? What Plan?

    When administration announced we were moving to remote teaching I started adjusting my plans. Now understand that when the semester started I had a plan for every singe school day for every one of my classes. They were greatSo…

    Alfred Thompson | March 28, 2020 at 12:05 PM

    From Computational Complexity

    Robin Thomas

    Graph Theorist and Georgia Tech Math Professor Robin Thomas passed away Thursday after his long battle with ALS. He was one of the giants of the field and a rare double winner of the Fulkerson Prize, for the six-color case…

    Lance Fortnow | March 28, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Science and Technology links (March 28th 2020)

    Science and Technology links (March 28th 2020)

    In a laboratory, we know how to turn any of our cells into youthful stem cells using something called the Yamanaka. If you expose cells to such factors for a short time, they appear to remain functional specialized cells butContinue…

    Daniel Lemire | March 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Low-Code Taking Over

    Low-Code Taking Over

     Ultimately this will take over for most coding.

    Low Code And No Code: A Looming Trend In Mobile App Development   By Nitin Nimbalkar -

    Today’s businesses are implementing enriching their operations with capabilities little by

    At…

    Franz Dill | March 28, 2020 at 09:28 AM

    From insideHPC

    Job of the Week: Research Scientist at the University of Wyoming

    Job of the Week: Research Scientist at the University of Wyoming

    The Center of Innovation for Flow through Porous media (COIFPM) at the University of Wyoming has multiple openings for highly motivated research scientists to join its computational research branch. The focus of the modeling …

    Rich Brueckner | March 28, 2020 at 08:00 AM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Teaching From Home–Day 10A –I'm One of the Lucky Ones

    Teaching From Home–Day 10A –I'm One of the Lucky Ones

    There has been a lot in the news about schools being closed and how schools are dealing with it. There seems to be everything for regular online synchronous teaching like my school is doing to no school at all. A range in between…

    Alfred Thompson | March 28, 2020 at 06:30 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    The COVID-19 Virus and What the Recommendations Mean

    The COVID-19 Virus and What the Recommendations Mean

    Very nicely done,  just eight minutes plus animated video about the topic.  For the whole family to understand.   By the German Kurzgesagt animation studio.



    Kurzgesagt Animation Studio  (with other language translations)

    Franz Dill | March 28, 2020 at 05:48 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Can Edit Their Own Genome

    Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Can Edit Their Own Genome

    Amazing: Revealing yet another super-power in the skillful squid, scientists have discovered that squid massively edit their own genetic instructions not only within the nucleus of their neurons, but also within the axon -- the…

    Bruce Schneier | March 27, 2020 at 05:28 PM

    From insideHPC

    Intersect360 Research Lowers 2020 HPC Market Forecast for COVID-19

    Intersect360 Research Lowers 2020 HPC Market Forecast for COVID-19

    Intersect360 Research has released a new report guiding its clients that the market for HPC products and services will fall significantly short of its previous 2020 forecast, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The newly-revised…

    staff | March 27, 2020 at 04:34 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Watermarking Control Data for Safety from Hackers

    Watermarking Control Data for Safety from Hackers

    Thoughtful and apparently simple idea.

    Approach Could Protect Control Systems From Hackers
    IEEE Spectrum
    Michelle Hampson
    March 26, 2020

    Researchers at Siemens and Croatia’s University of Zagreb have developed a technique to more

    Franz Dill | March 27, 2020 at 04:24 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Linden Labs Gives up on VR Spin off

    Linden Labs Gives up on VR Spin off

    Note our examination of virtual world retail, mentioned here earlier.  This piece gives us a look at the current status of world tech with current supporting tech like VR.   Last I looked SL was not heavily used.

    Why 'Second Life'…

    Franz Dill | March 27, 2020 at 01:20 PM

    From insideHPC

    Exascale Computing Project Releases Milestone Report

    Exascale Computing Project Releases Milestone Report

    The US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has published a milestone report that summarizes the status of all thirty ECP Application Development (AD) subprojects at the end of fiscal year 2019. "This report…

    Rich Brueckner | March 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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