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CACM Article on DB/IR
From The Noisy Channel

CACM Article on DB/IR

In my rush to finish writing my book this month, I haven’t had much time for reading. But I did notice an article in the April ‘09 issue of Communications of the...

The primary and secondary benefits of e-networking
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The primary and secondary benefits of e-networking

Social networking tools such as blogs, microblogs (Twitter), and Facebook, extend your communication abilities. The immediate benefits are threefold: Increased...

Compete for access to the world
From insideHPC

Compete for access to the world

The DOE has recently announced its call for proposals for those seeking time on select supercomputers through the INCITE program. From the DOE HPC page For the...

MATLAB acceleration for GPUs with
From insideHPC

MATLAB acceleration for GPUs with

NVIDIA is offering a seminar today at 1 eastern (US) time that covers MATLAB acceleration for GPUs with Jacket from AccelerEyes: Get 10x-50x speed-ups in MATLAB...

Sun tries to move past questions left by abandoned IBM
From insideHPC

Sun tries to move past questions left by abandoned IBM

An article in NetworkWorld Middle East features comments by Sun’s hardware chief John Fowler aimed at getting in front of questions that potential buyers have about...

New VP, new business for
From insideHPC

New VP, new business for

Cray has been in the process of formalizing a new line of business for at least a couple of months. Its “custom engineering” business will help customers with specialized...

Mindsets and Models and Risk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mindsets and Models and Risk

From Knowledge@Wharton: Re-thinking Risk Management: Why the Mindset Matters More Than the Model. Good piece on how to think about new architectures of risk."...

Five Ideas To Get FOSS Into Governments
From Wild WebMink

Five Ideas To Get FOSS Into Governments

Why is it so hard to get governments (especially local government) to use open source software? Here are some ideas discussed during my keynote today in Oslo at...

Dan Ariely on Buggy Moral Code
From The Eponymous Pickle

Dan Ariely on Buggy Moral Code

Dan Ariely author of Predictably Irrational in a Februry TED video talk on Why we think it's OK to cheat and steal (sometimes). He covers some of this same example...

Shortcomings of the Pie Chart
From The Eponymous Pickle

Shortcomings of the Pie Chart

In Seedmagazine: Understanding the shortcomings of the pie chart can help us make sense of and improve the emerging scientific aesthetic of the 21st century?...

Platform opens cloud innovation center in
From insideHPC

Platform opens cloud innovation center in

This week Platform Computing announced a new innovation center around its cloud software and services in Singapore Platform Computing, the leader in grid and cloud...

Argonne takes more steps to manage energy
From insideHPC

Argonne takes more steps to manage energy

I talked to Pete Beckman of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility back in December about a really simple, but interesting, idea that he had implemented to save...

Innovating in Emergent Markets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Innovating in Emergent Markets

Tata and Unilever in emerging marketings, from Andrea Meyers' Working Knowledge. " ... How you get a product to market may be as important as what you get to market...

Gathering User Ideas
From Putting People First

Gathering User Ideas

Nokia’s IdeasProject website is intriguing. A content focused platform focused on high level discourse, it contains interviews with thought leaders in communications...

Cooling your datacenter with outside air, and what
From insideHPC

Cooling your datacenter with outside air, and what

Found at Enterprise IT Planet’s Green IT news weekly roundup, two items of interest to us HPC types According to a survey by IDC, 68 percent of IT executives rated...

Intel announces Q1, reports
From insideHPC

Intel announces Q1, reports

A quickie from Intel, announcing Q1 results: Intel Corporation today reported first-quarter revenue of $7.1 billion, operating income of $670 million, net income...

Organic interfaces workshop at CHI 2009
From Putting People First

Organic interfaces workshop at CHI 2009

Carla Diana reports on Core77 at length about the highly conceptual CHI presentation/panel “Eek! A Mouse! Organic User Interfaces: Tangible, Transitive Materials...

DeWitt and Stonebraker vs. MapReduce, Round 2
From The Noisy Channel

DeWitt and Stonebraker vs. MapReduce, Round 2

A few months ago, database titans David J. DeWitt and Michael Stonebraker wrote

Sun launches new HPC
From insideHPC

Sun launches new HPC

At Sun’s Partner Summit on Tuesday the company announced a slew of new products for HPC. The head of Sun’s HPC sales organization, Marc Hamilton, hits some performance...

P&G's Recent Social Media Efforts
From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G's Recent Social Media Efforts

P&G's Dave Knox posts about their recent Tide 'Loads of Hope' Social media effort: "... it looks like some have thought we were
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