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The LIFT conference experience
From Putting People First

The LIFT conference experience

One of those things hard to achieve with conferences is a good atmosphere. The recent LIFT conference in Geneva, Switzerland clearly has it down to a science:...

New frontiers at LIFT09
From Putting People First

New frontiers at LIFT09

The final session of the 2009 LIFT conference was about new frontiers, devoted to people who are pushing the envelope, and reinventing their fields in the process...

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Two new interviews on Nokia’s IdeasProject: This device we make in our own image changes everything Renowned computational biologist and educational innovator James...

Creative Destruction and the Notificator
From The Eponymous Pickle

Creative Destruction and the Notificator

Not sure I would bet on Google being soon upended by a new challenger. Yet this piece makes some interesting historical comparisons. Things also do change rapidly...

SC09 Call for
From insideHPC

SC09 Call for

The Supercomputing 2009 call for tutorials was released on Friday.

When everyone
From Putting People First

When everyone

Randall Stross is a New York Times staff writer, who expands on the issue of privacy in an era of social networking — a topic which has also been addressed pointedly...

Share my ride
From Putting People First

Share my ride

The New York Times Magazine on the service design concept behind car sharing: “Car sharing, is a pay-per-use system, which has the effect of significantly altering...

Weekend Link Roundup, Sunday March 8th
From Wild WebMink

Weekend Link Roundup, Sunday March 8th

B-Live Share and Groove Armada Clever viral marketing campaign rewards you with free music if you recruit your friends to Bacardi's marketing site. Yes, that link...

Twilight Zone
From Wild WebMink

Twilight Zone

Just a reminder to everyone I have calls with that Summer Time (Daylight Savings) starts in Europe on the last Sunday of March and not today like it did in the...

Visual Think Map
From The Eponymous Pickle

Visual Think Map

Intriguing site: Visual Think Map. A nice set of examples of information design. " ... Exploring creative innovative modes of visual communication of information...

Cable Targeting
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cable Targeting

Good short piece in the NYT Business section on increasing use of cable company ad targeting. This is likely to continue to expand.

Targeted Media
From The Eponymous Pickle

Targeted Media

More word of targeted media using a system we originally helped design and test. Here in Progressive Grocer. These systems are usually installed first for shopper...

Building multicore and cloud ready
From insideHPC

Building multicore and cloud ready

Found at Multicoreinfo.com, a pointer to the first in a two-part series on designs principles that will lead to multicore- and cloud-ready applications Multicore...

Intel invests in new HPC center in
From insideHPC

Intel invests in new HPC center in

This week Intel chairman Craig Barrett announced that Intel is beginning a 5 year collaboration in France for the construction of a new academic research facility...

From insideHPC

I actually like that better than “green computing” — it’s sounds less like hype and more like someone is actuallly doing something. The someone in this case is...

NVIDIA reveals plan to develop own x86
From insideHPC

NVIDIA reveals plan to develop own x86

From a recent blog post by Michael Feldman at HPCwire “I think some time down the road it makes sense to take the same level of integration that we’ve done with...

Science in the FY09
From insideHPC

Science in the FY09

Peter Harsha over at the CRA’s Policy Blog has a detailed summary on science funding in the budget omnibus including funding for the agencies that traditionally...

New Japanese plasma simulator in
From insideHPC

New Japanese plasma simulator in

Found at Cheer HPC, news that alongside the new Earth Simulator 2, Japan has put another super into operation. This one is a 77 TFLOPS Hitachi SR16000 system for...

Robots Start an Evolution
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robots Start an Evolution

Interesting piece, though it is not saying that the physical aspects of the robots are evolving, only the algorithms that drive them. When a robot starts to be...

Dynamics of Being Sorry
From The Eponymous Pickle

Dynamics of Being Sorry

From Knowledge@Wharton, a good essay on the power of being sorry for unforseen circumstances. Early on in my enterprise career I was told that I used 'sorry about...
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