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    June 2022


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    TikTok a Dangerous Risk?

    TikTok a Dangerous Risk?

     Following up on this.   My guess it would be very hard now to get significant number of folks to delete it.

    Is TikTok Seriously Dangerous—Do You Need To Delete It?

    Zak Doffman, Contributor, I cover security and surveillance and…

    Franz Dill | June 29, 2022 at 02:47 PM

    From insideHPC

    DOE Awards 18M HPC Node Hours to 45 ASCR Projects, Including Access to Perlmutter, Polaris and Frontier

    DOE Awards 18M HPC Node Hours to 45 ASCR Projects, Including Access to Perlmutter, Polaris and Frontier

    June 29, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 18 million node-hours have been awarded to 45 scientific projects under the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge…

    staff | June 29, 2022 at 01:58 PM

    From insideHPC

    MLPerf: Latest Results Highlight ‘More Capable ML Training’

    MLPerf: Latest Results Highlight ‘More Capable ML Training’

    Open engineering consortium MLCommons has released new results from MLPerf Training v2.0, which measures how fast various platforms train machine learning models. The organizations said the latest MLPerf Training results “demonstrate…

    staff | June 29, 2022 at 01:05 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Towards a Quantum Circuit

    Towards a Quantum Circuit

    Considerable step?

    Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

    By ScienceAlert, June 23, 2022

    The final quantum chip contained 10 quantum dots, each made up of a small number of phosphorus atoms…

    Franz Dill | June 29, 2022 at 11:49 AM

    From insideHPC

    HPE Launches ProLiant Servers Using Ampere Chips

    HPE Launches ProLiant Servers Using Ampere Chips

    LAS VEGAS – June 28, 2022 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) said it is the first major server provider to deliver a new line of cloud-native compute solutions using Arm processors from Ampere. The HPE serveers are designed…

    staff | June 29, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Robotic Lightning Bugs

    Robotic Lightning Bugs

    Small robotics again. 

    Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight

    MIT News, Adam Zewe, June 21, 2022

    Fireflies inspired researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and China's Ningxia University to build flying, light…

    Franz Dill | June 29, 2022 at 09:36 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Testing Autonomous Trucks for Supply Chain in US

    Testing Autonomous Trucks for Supply Chain in US

     Look for this on US roads during tests.    Ultimately a supply chain improvement.    How much further will this expand?  Safety implications?

    Sweden's Einride to Test Autonomous Trucks on U.S. Roads

    The Wall Street Journal

    LizThe…

    Franz Dill | June 29, 2022 at 09:16 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI Translates Math Problems into Code

    AI Translates Math Problems into Code

     Useful Direction.  

    AI Translates Math Problems into Code to Make Them Easier to Solve

    New Scientist, Alex Wilkins, June 6, 2022

    Google's Yuhuai Wu and colleagues used the Codex neural network of artificial intelligence (AI) research…

    Franz Dill | June 29, 2022 at 08:42 AM

    From insideHPC

    DOE Document Reveals Next-Gen Supercomputing Strategy: A Move to More Modular, Rapid Upgrade Cycles

    DOE Document Reveals Next-Gen Supercomputing Strategy: A Move to More Modular, Rapid Upgrade Cycles

    Less than a month after its Frontier supercomputer broke the exascale performance barrier and was named the no. 1 system in the world, the U.S. Department of Energy has issued an RFI revealing its strategic thinking for its next…

    Doug Black | June 28, 2022 at 05:47 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    AI Guided Robotics Sort Recyclables

    AI Guided Robotics Sort Recyclables

    Previously mentioned,  more detail:

    AI-GUIDED ROBOTS ARE READY TO SORT YOUR RECYCLABLES  in Spectrum IEEE

    Computer-vision systems use shapes, colors, and even labels to identify materials at superhuman speeds

    The Amp Cortex, a highspeed…

    Franz Dill | June 28, 2022 at 02:10 PM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Looking at assembly code with gdb

    Looking at assembly code with gdb

    Most of us write code using higher level languages (Go, C++), but if you want to understand the code that matters to your processor, you need to look at the ‘assembly’ version of your code. Assembly is a just a series of instructions…

    Daniel Lemire | June 28, 2022 at 02:07 PM

    From insideHPC

    Registration Open for Aug. 2-4 RMACC HPC Symposium

    Registration Open for Aug. 2-4 RMACC HPC Symposium

    June 28, 2022, BOULDER, CO – Registration is underway for the 12th  annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) High Performance Computing Symposium, August 2-4. To register, learn more about the symposium and…

    Doug Black | June 28, 2022 at 12:52 PM

    From Computational Complexity

    A Gadget for 3-Colorings

    Following up on Bill's post earlier this week on counting the number of 3-colorings, Steven Noble emailed us with some updated information. The first proof that counting 3-colorings is #P-complete is in a 1986 paper by Nati Linial…

    Lance Fortnow | June 28, 2022 at 12:52 PM

    From insideHPC

    TACC Announces Frontera Fellows Cohort for 2022-2023

    TACC Announces Frontera Fellows Cohort for 2022-2023

    The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) has welcomed its Frontera Computational Science Fellowship awardees for 2022-2023. The program provides a year-long opportunity for talented graduate students to compute on the Frontera…

    staff | June 28, 2022 at 10:20 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Looking at the Current stats of Remote Work

    Looking at the Current stats of Remote Work

     Good look at US remote work stats.

    92 million US workers now have the opportunity to work remotely: survey

    58 percent can work from home at least part-time, 35 percent full-time

    By Thomas [email protected] in theVerge

    58 percent of“After…

    Franz Dill | June 28, 2022 at 09:41 AM

    From insideHPC

    CGG Launches HPC and Cloud Solutions Business under Former Atos Executive Agnès Boudot

    CGG Launches HPC and Cloud Solutions Business under Former Atos Executive Agnès Boudot

    Paris, Jun 28, 2022 — CGG announced today the creation of a new HPC & Cloud Solutions business, under the leadership of former Atos executive Agnès Boudot, who will report to the CEO and joined the company’s executive team on…

    staff | June 28, 2022 at 09:13 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Lego-Like AI Chips

    Lego-Like AI Chips

    Note integration of sensor elements. 

    Engineers Build LEGO-Like AI Chip    By MIT News,June 21, 2022

    An international team led by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed an artificial intelligence…

    Franz Dill | June 28, 2022 at 08:53 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Unlocking Metaverse, with Games

    Unlocking Metaverse, with Games

     Thinking Games and more.Whats the best experience?

    Unlocking the Metaverse: New Opportunities in Games Infrastructure  in Future.com

    James Gwertzman

    You install that new Parkour game that everyone’s talking about, and instantly…

    Franz Dill | June 27, 2022 at 01:45 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Navigating Inflation

    Navigating Inflation

    From McKinsey, fairly obvious, but more detail:
     
    How to navigate rising energy costs and inflation
     
    Some consumers may consider pressing the brakes on their road trips this summer as gas prices continue to skyrocket…

    Franz Dill | June 27, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    From insideHPC

    Red Hat Joins HPE GreenLake Ecosystem

    Red Hat Joins HPE GreenLake Ecosystem

    LAS VEGAS – June 27, 2022 – At HPE Discover 2022,, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced its long-time partner, Red Hat is joining the HPE GreenLake ecosystem. The companies will work together to combine new HPE IT…

    staff | June 27, 2022 at 10:58 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Complexity of a Knot

    Complexity of a Knot

    Saw this measure come up in addressing complexity.

     How Complex Is a Knot? New Proof Reveals Ranking System That Works.

    “Ribbon concordance” will let mathematicians compare knots by linking them across four-dimensional space.

    Leila…

    Franz Dill | June 27, 2022 at 10:53 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Scrubbing Social Media

    Scrubbing Social Media

     Can see this happening. It also means that that hiring companies can enforce their belief in that is right.   Especially among those whose beliefs differ strongly.  Dangerous.

    How Students Are Scrubbing Their Social Media Profiles…

    Franz Dill | June 27, 2022 at 09:43 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    EV and Related Topics from IEEE

    EV and Related Topics from IEEE

    Brought to my attention, with particular attention to solar aspects. 

    Solar-Charged Electric Vehicles: A Comprehensive Analysis of Grid, Driver, and Environmental Benefits

    Publisher: IEEE

    Abstract:

    To date, solar-powered electric…

    Franz Dill | June 27, 2022 at 09:02 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Ready for Retail Metaverse Investments?

    Ready for Retail Metaverse Investments?

     Likely, but to what degree, with what hardware requirements?  

    Is the metaverse opportunity getting any clearer?        by Tom Ryan  in Retailwire

    Annual global spending related to the metaverse could reach $5 trillion by 2030…

    Franz Dill | June 27, 2022 at 08:34 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Scientists emulate Quantum Nature

    Scientists emulate Quantum Nature

     Deeper yet Biomimicry, even to quantum?

    ACM TECHNEWS  

    Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Future Computers

    By UNSW Sydney Newsroom (Australia), June 24, 2022

    Scientists at Australia's University of New South Wales…

    Franz Dill | June 27, 2022 at 08:00 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    Counting the Number of 3-colorings of a graph is Sharp-P complete. This should be better known.

    BILL: Lance, is #3COL #P complete? (#3COL is: Given a graph G, return the number of  different 3-colorings it has.) 

    LANCE: Surely you know that for all natural A,  #A is #P complete. 

    BILL: There is no rigorous way to define natural…

    gasarch | June 26, 2022 at 03:00 PM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    On the Dangers of Crytocurrencies and Uselessness of Blockchain

    On the Dangers of Crytocurrencies and Uselessness of Blockchain

     Bruce Schneier writes a cautional opinion piece,  I don't agree entirely regarding blockchain.   But the caution is good ... . below the intro, click for the whole thing and further expert comments.

    On the Dangers of Cryptocurrencies…

    Franz Dill | June 26, 2022 at 11:18 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    On the Physics of Thought

    On the Physics of Thought

     Closer to understanding of the thinking process.

    ACM TECHNEWS

    How the Brain Prepares to Think

    By Texas Advanced Computing Center,  June 23, 2022

    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's Jose Rizo-Rey and colleaguesThe…

    Franz Dill | June 26, 2022 at 08:55 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Petabit Data Speed

    Petabit Data Speed

     New Speed of data transmission.

    Researchers in Japan Set a Record for Petabit Data Transmission per Second 

    From Interesting Engineering

    Ameya Paleja, June 2, 2022

    Researchers at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications…

    Franz Dill | June 26, 2022 at 08:41 AM

    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Researchers Build An Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithm

    Researchers Build An Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithm

     Not understanding it, considerable detail linked to.  

    ACM CAREERS

    Researchers Build An Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithm

    By Marktechpost, June 21, 2022

    A group of Cornell physicists and computer scientists developed an unsupervised…

    Franz Dill | June 25, 2022 at 04:51 PM
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