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Quantum: PASQAL Announces New Chairman, Deputy CEO
From insideHPC

Quantum: PASQAL Announces New Chairman, Deputy CEO

PARIS – February 13, 2024 — PASQAL, a company focused on neutral atoms quantum computing, today announced the appointment of Wasiq Bokhari as chairman of its board...

Improving the Cryptanalysis of Lattice-Based Public-Key Algorithms
From Schneier on Security

Improving the Cryptanalysis of Lattice-Based Public-Key Algorithms

The winner of the Best Paper Award at Crypto this year was a significant improvement to lattice-based cryptanalysis. This is important, because a bunch of NIST’s...

VAST Data and Run:ai Announce AI Solution with NVIDIA Accelerated Computing
From insideHPC

VAST Data and Run:ai Announce AI Solution with NVIDIA Accelerated Computing

NEW YORK – February 13, 2024 – VAST Data, the AI data platform company, today announced a partnership with Run:ai, a company focused on compute orchestration for...

D-Wave Announces Availability of 1,200+ Qubit Advantage2 Prototype
From insideHPC

D-Wave Announces Availability of 1,200+ Qubit Advantage2 Prototype

PALO ALTO, Calif., BURNABY, B.C., — February 12, 2024 — Quantum computing company D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) has announced that the 1,200+ qubit Advantage2...

DOE $36M Funding Opportunity: AI for Science
From insideHPC

DOE $36M Funding Opportunity: AI for Science

Feb. 13, 2024: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program, is issuing a $36 million funding opportunity...

Watch CCC Sponsored Sessions at AAAS – February 15th – 17th
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Watch CCC Sponsored Sessions at AAAS – February 15th – 17th

    The 2024 AAAS Meeting is coming up later this week, beginning on Thursday, February 15th and ending on Saturday, February 17th in Denver, Colorado. This year...

Molly White Reviews Blockchain Book
From Schneier on Security

Molly White Reviews Blockchain Book

Molly White—of “Web3 is Going Just Great” fame—reviews Chris Dixon’s blockchain solutions book: Read Write Own: In fact, throughout the entire book, Dixon fails...

A visit to the Turing Machine: a short story
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

A visit to the Turing Machine: a short story

by Greg Michaelson Greg Michaelson is an Emeritus professor of computer science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is also a novelist and a short storyContinue...

HPC User Forum Announces Agenda for April 9-10 Event in Reston, Virginia
From insideHPC

HPC User Forum Announces Agenda for April 9-10 Event in Reston, Virginia

ST PAUL, Minn., February 12, 2024— The HPC User Forum, established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern...

On Passkey Usability
From Schneier on Security

On Passkey Usability

Matt Burgess tries to only use passkeys. The results are mixed.

HPC News Bytes 20240212: Honda Taps Cadence CFD Supercomputer, Chip Industry Gyrations, Yelick in ISC Spotlight
From insideHPC

HPC News Bytes 20240212: Honda Taps Cadence CFD Supercomputer, Chip Industry Gyrations, Yelick in ISC Spotlight

Good day-after-Super-Bowl morning to you! It was an interesting week in HPC-AI last week, here’s a quick (5:47) run through some of the latest goings on: HondaHPC...

From Computational Complexity

Are there any REAL applications of Graph Isomorphism?

Lance's post on Babai's result on Graph Isomorphism (henceforth GI) inspired some random thoughts on GI. (Lance's post is here.) 1) Here is a conversation withOrganic...

Applying AI in UX research
From Putting People First

Applying AI in UX research

Practitioners praise some efficiency gains in process tasks, but are skeptical about the real value in analysis and insight gathering, despite the many marketing...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Stop Cheating—Again

More than just stopping carelessness Sholto David is featured in this past Tuesday’s New York Times Science section for his work on cheating in papers on medical...

Friday Squid Blogging: A Penguin Named “Squid”
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: A Penguin Named “Squid”

Amusing story about a penguin named “Squid.” As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read...

Trillions for Chips: A Roiled Semiconductor Industry Strains to Meet AI Demand
From insideHPC

Trillions for Chips: A Roiled Semiconductor Industry Strains to Meet AI Demand

We’re seeing the chip industry’s version of the scientific aphorism: “nature hates a vacuum.” The vacuum is the short supply of – and vast demand for – AI chips...

JSON Parsing: Intel Sapphire Rapids versus AMD Zen 4
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

JSON Parsing: Intel Sapphire Rapids versus AMD Zen 4

Intel has release a new generation of server processors (Sapphire Rapids) while the latest AMD technology (Zen 4) is now broadly available. There are extensiveContinue...

No, Toothbrushes Were Not Used in a Massive DDoS Attack
From Schneier on Security

No, Toothbrushes Were Not Used in a Massive DDoS Attack

The widely reported story last week that 1.5 million smart toothbrushes were hacked and used in a DDoS attack is false. Near as I can tell, a German reporter talking...

Dell: Omnia Copes with the Complexity of Configuring HPC-AI Environments
From insideHPC

Dell: Omnia Copes with the Complexity of Configuring HPC-AI Environments

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]  Computer scientist Alan Perlis said fools ignore complexity while pragmatists suffer it. But when it comes to the complexity of configuring...

Lego Computer Science: Turing Machines Part 3: the program
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lego Computer Science: Turing Machines Part 3: the program

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London We have so far built the hardware of a Lego Turing Machine. Next we need the crucial part: software. It needs aContinue...
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