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From insideHPC

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I wrote a feature last week for HPCwire on solid state drives. I had two goals: first, to provide a little background for those wondering exactly what an SSD is...

The week in
From insideHPC

The week in

My regular weekly feature at HPCwire was up late last week; from that article’s introduction Sun sells supers down under for weather prediction; new Rackable solution...

Oxford installs supercomputer from Streamline
From insideHPC

Oxford installs supercomputer from Streamline

In mid-March I had an email show up in the insideHPC news hopper with a pointer to news that the University of Oxford had just installed a new cluster from Streamline...

Academic HPC
From insideHPC

Academic HPC

A couple weeks ago I invited vendors with academic discounts to send me info and I’d do a round up here in response to what looked like a growing trend. I only...

Fun not Fear
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fun not Fear

Barb Didrichsen points me to a new site by Phil Terry: Fun not Fear. " ... The science and math behind 'bad news' With the "fun not fear" Facebook campaign, we...

More on
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

More on

Susan Graham provided a great overview in a post a few days ago of the Computing Community Consortium’s March 25th day-long Library of Congress symposium, “Computing...

Sunday Link Selection on March 29
From Wild WebMink

Sunday Link Selection on March 29

I've finally reached home again after two weeks of travel in the US and Europe; here are a few links to celebrate.Waiting for the Barbarians by C. P. Cavafy "Now...

Cyber security challenges and windmills
From CERIAS Blog

Cyber security challenges and windmills

[Note: the following is primarily about U.S. Government policies, but I believe several points can be generalized to other countries.] I was editing a section of...

BusinessWeek  on Business Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

BusinessWeek on Business Intelligence

Fairly good piece on Business Intelligence, saying its time is now because it will be the method to get the kind of efficiency that will be required to survive...

Twilight Zone Over
From Wild WebMink

Twilight Zone Over

That's it - Europe is now messing with the clock too, so the usual northern hemisphere time-zone spacings are back in place and the Twilight Zone is ended. Now...

A taxonomy of Computer Science researchers
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

A taxonomy of Computer Science researchers

As a kid, you are told that scientists follow the scientific method. They come up with a hypothesis, and they try to falsify it. You also learn about engineers...

Improving your Linkedin Profile
From The Eponymous Pickle

Improving your Linkedin Profile

Short CIO article on improving your Linkedin profile. Largely obvious, but a useful checklist, especially to those new to Linkedin.

Microsoft Augmented Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Augmented Reality

Interesting piece I just got to on augmented reality work at Microsoft. Augmented reality has always been of interest to me as a way to overlay data in retail...

Internet Privacy Bill Possible in this Congress
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Internet Privacy Bill Possible in this Congress

The Bits blog at The New York Times recently ran an interview with Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA) the new Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology...

Free Software and Copyright Law
From The Eponymous Pickle

Free Software and Copyright Law

Legal thoughts from a presentation by Richard Stallman. Once again the very odd implications of copyright law.

Dimensions of compelling mobile experiences
From Putting People First

Dimensions of compelling mobile experiences

Dave Zuvernik, senior user research specialist on Adobe XD

Haptic Jackets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Haptic Jackets

Haptics are the study of using touch as input or output. Touch is a hard sense to deliver or detect precisely. Now the promise of a 'haptic jacket' which will...

Forcing Dutch procurement to be transparent
From Wild WebMink

Forcing Dutch procurement to be transparent

You may remember last September I published an interview with crusading Dutch IT journalist Brenno de Winter. During our meeting, we discussed the sorry state of...

From Springenwerk Blog

WWDC 2009 - Got My Ticket

This year, Apple has waited excruciatingly long to announce the dates for their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Last year they announced the dates...

My Day at the Library of Congress
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

My Day at the Library of Congress

A contribution from Susan Graham, the Pehong Chen Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and co-chair of the CCC Council: I
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