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David Kahn
From Schneier on Security

David Kahn

David Kahn has died. His groundbreaking book, The Codebreakers was the first serious book I read about codebreaking, and one of the primary reasons I entered this...

A Self-Enforcing Protocol to Solve Gerrymandering
From Schneier on Security

A Self-Enforcing Protocol to Solve Gerrymandering

In 2009, I wrote: There are several ways two people can divide a piece of cake in half. One way is to find someone impartial to do it for them. This works, but...

Lego Computer Science: Turing Machines Part 1: the tape
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lego Computer Science: Turing Machines Part 1: the tape

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London It it possible to make a working computer out of lego and you do not even have to pay for an expensive robot Mindstorm...

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing to Install Lenovo HPC Cluster
From insideHPC

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing to Install Lenovo HPC Cluster

Lenovo announced it has won a contract for the joint construction of an AMD/NVIDIA-powered HPC cluster with the University of Paderborn in Germany. The system will...

Last Call for CCC Council Member Nominations
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Last Call for CCC Council Member Nominations

Thank you to everyone who has nominated a colleague or self-nominated for the opportunity to be a CCC Council member for the three-year term beginning July 1, 2024...

Integrated Research Infrastructure: Argonne Combines HPC and Experiments to Speed Discovery
From insideHPC

Integrated Research Infrastructure: Argonne Combines HPC and Experiments to Speed Discovery

For over a decade, Argonne has been working to develop tools and methods to connect its powerful computing resources with large-scale experiments. Merging ALCFIntegrated...

WEKA Partners with NexGen Cloud on AI Supercloud
From insideHPC

WEKA Partners with NexGen Cloud on AI Supercloud

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 31, 2024 – AI-native data platform provider WekaIO (WEKA) announced today it is partnering with NexGen Cloud, a sustainable infrastructure...

Qumulo and Superna Partner on Ransomware Protection
From insideHPC

Qumulo and Superna Partner on Ransomware Protection

SEATTLE – January 31, 2024 – High performance data storage company Qumulo announced the availability of Superna Data Security Edition for Qumulo. The Data Security...

From Computational Complexity

University Challenges

Seems like US universities have been in the news quite a bit recently. You'd think for the great academics and research. Alas, no.I decided to make a list of the...

Cequel III-Led Investor Group Acquires Controlling Interest in DDC Cabinet Technology
From insideHPC

Cequel III-Led Investor Group Acquires Controlling Interest in DDC Cabinet Technology

ST. LOUIS, January 31, 2024 – Following an initial investment last year, Cequel III announced today that it, with Thompson Street Capital Partners, has taken aCequel...

Amidata Deploys Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage
From insideHPC

Amidata Deploys Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage

SAN JOSE, Jan. 30, 2024 – Unstructured data storage and data management company Quantum Corp. (NASDAQ: QMCO) announced that Amidata, a managed services provider...

MIT, Applied Materials and Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub Combine on 200mm Research Capabilities for MIT.nano 
From insideHPC

MIT, Applied Materials and Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub Combine on 200mm Research Capabilities for MIT.nano 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT and Applied Materials, Inc., announced an agreement today that, together with a grant to MIT from the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition...

Korea Quantum Computing and IBM Collaborate
From insideHPC

Korea Quantum Computing and IBM Collaborate

BUSAN, South Korea, Jan. 29, 2024 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Korea Quantum Computing (KQC) has engaged IBM to offer IBM’s AI software and infrastructure...

New Images of Colossus Released
From Schneier on Security

New Images of Colossus Released

GCHQ has released new images of the WWII Colossus code-breaking computer, celebrating the machine’s eightieth anniversary (birthday?). News article.

What AI Can Learn from HPC about Data Storage
From insideHPC

What AI Can Learn from HPC about Data Storage

By Timothy Sherbak, Quantum Corp. | The storage needs for organizations working to exploit AI have now bifurcated. While high performance solid-state storage...

NSA Buying Bulk Surveillance Data on Americans without a Warrant
From Schneier on Security

NSA Buying Bulk Surveillance Data on Americans without a Warrant

It finally admitted to buying bulk data on Americans from data brokers, in response to a query by Senator Weyden. This is almost certainly illegal, although the...

CCC Receives $5 Million NSF Award to Continue Catalyzing the Research Community
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Receives $5 Million NSF Award to Continue Catalyzing the Research Community

The following originally appeared on the CRA Bulletin, written by Haley Griffin, Program Associate, CCC, and Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications Following...

Singing bird – a human choir, singing birdsong
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Singing bird – a human choir, singing birdsong

Dawn Chorus: Marcus Coates and Geoff Sample recorded birdsong, then slowed it down and got people to sing it (then sped it up again!).

Microsoft Executives Hacked
From Schneier on Security

Microsoft Executives Hacked

Microsoft is reporting that a Russian intelligence agency—the same one responsible for SolarWinds—accessed the email system of the company’s executives. Beginning...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Some Fun Today

Today is a double NFL day. The main game for us is the Detroit Lions against the San Francisco 49ers. My dear wife, Kathryn Farley, is a dedicated fan of the Lions...
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