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April 2024


From insideHPC

IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference, May 28-31 in Denver

IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference, May 28-31 in Denver

DENVER (April 30, 2024) – The forum for microelectronics packaging and component science and technology, the 74th annual IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), will take place from Tuesday to Friday, May…


From insideHPC

AI Developer CUBOX Developing GenAI Models with HPE Cray Supercomputer

AI Developer CUBOX Developing GenAI Models with HPE Cray Supercomputer

SEOUL, South Korea – April 30, 2024 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that CUBOX, an AI facial and image recognition company in South Korea, is developing generative AI models to train its existing visual…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC @ AAAS: How Big Trends in Computing are Shaping Science – Part Two

CCC @ AAAS: How Big Trends in Computing are Shaping Science – Part Two

CCC supported three scientific sessions at this year’s AAAS Annual Conference, and in case you weren’t able to attend in person, we are recapping each session. This week, we are summarizing the highlights of the session, “How…


From insideHPC

JetCool Unveils Liquid Cooling for Nvidia H100 GPUs

JetCool Unveils Liquid Cooling for Nvidia H100 GPUs

Littleton MA – April 30, 2024 – Liquid cooling company JetCool today announced the availability of its liquid cooling module for Nvidia’s H100 SXM and PCIe GPUs. Unveiled initially at the 2023 Supercomputing Conference, JetCool…


From Schneier on Security

WhatsApp in India

WhatsApp in India

Meta has threatened to pull WhatsApp out of India if the courts try to force it to break its end-to-end encryption.


From insideHPC

DOE Annunces Actions in Support of White House AI Executive Orders

DOE Annunces Actions in Support of White House AI Executive Orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a series of actions in support of the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. DOE issued AI and…


From insideHPC

Intersect360 Sizes HPC-AI Market at $85.7B, Up 62% Driven by Hyperscalers

Intersect360 Sizes HPC-AI Market at $85.7B, Up 62% Driven by Hyperscalers

Analyst firm Intersect360 Research has released its annual report placing the worldwide market for scalable computing infrastructure for HPC and AI at $85.7 billion in 2023, up 62.4 percent year-over-year. This was mainly due…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC @ AAAS: How Big Trends in Computing are Shaping Science – Part One

CCC @ AAAS: How Big Trends in Computing are Shaping Science – Part One

CCC supported three scientific sessions at this year’s AAAS Annual Conference, and in case you weren’t able to attend in person, we are recapping each session. This week, we will summarize the highlights of the session, “How…


From insideHPC

HPC News Bytes 20240429: Exorbitant AI Infra-Tech, Advanced Chips in China, Neuromorphic HPC and an AI Bubble?

HPC News Bytes 20240429: Exorbitant AI Infra-Tech, Advanced Chips in China, Neuromorphic HPC and an AI Bubble?

A good mid-spring morn to you! You’re invited to join Shahin and Doug on a jaunt (6:04) through recent HPC-AI developments, including: AI infra-tech’s booming costs and data center scarcity problems, a possibly approaching AI…


From The Noisy Channel

Ranking vs. Relevance: 2 Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Ranking vs. Relevance: 2 Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

A crucial distinction for search applications is the difference between ranking and relevance. In this post, I explain what happens when search applications fail to establish this distinction. Specifically, I describe two common…


From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The invisible dice mystery – a magic trick underpinned by computing and maths

The invisible dice mystery – a magic trick underpinned by computing and maths

Maths and magic, algebra and abracadabra - impress your friends with this magic trick (no props required) and learn a little bit about computer science.


From Schneier on Security

Whale Song Code

Whale Song Code

During the Cold War, the US Navy tried to make a secret code out of whale song.

The basic plan was to develop coded messages from recordings of whales, dolphins, sea lions, and seals. The submarine would broadcast the noises…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Careful with Pair-of-Registers instructions on Apple Silicon

Careful with Pair-of-Registers instructions on Apple Silicon

Egor Bogatov is an engineer working on C# compiler technology at Microsoft. He had an intriguing remark about a performance regression on Apple hardware following what appears to be an optimization. The .NET 9.0 runtime introduced…


From Computational Complexity

Math Thoughts Inspired by the TV show Succession

I watched Succession one-episode-a-day on treadmill for 39 days. I'm glad I did this in 2023 since Season 2 aired its last show on Oct 19, 2019, and Season 3 had its first show on Oct 17, 2021, so I would have been in suspense…


From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

T. V. Raman and his virtual guide dogs

T. V. Raman and his virtual guide dogs

by Daniel Gill, Queen Mary University of London It’s 1989, a year with lots of milestones in Computer Science. In March, Tim Berners-Lee puts down in writing the idea of an “information management system”, later to become the…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Large language models (e.g., ChatGPT) as research assistants

Large language models (e.g., ChatGPT) as research assistants

Software can beat human beings at most games… from Chess to Go, and even poker. Large language models like GPT-4 offered through services such as ChatGPT allow us to solve a new breed of problems. GPT-4 can beat 90% of humanContinue…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Searching for the Colossal Squid

Friday Squid Blogging: Searching for the Colossal Squid

A cruise ship is searching for the colossal 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 my blog posting guidelines here.


From insideHPC

IBM in $137M Semiconductor Agreement with Canada

IBM in $137M Semiconductor Agreement with Canada

BROMONT, QC, April 26, 2024 — IBM, the government of Canada and the government of Quebec today announced agreements to develop the assembly, testing and packaging (ATP) capabilities for semiconductor modules for telecommunications…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Council Members named 2023 AAAS Fellows

CCC Council Members named 2023 AAAS Fellows

CCC is proud to announce two of its council members Michela Taufer and Holly Yanco as the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) 2023 Fellows. CCC would also like to congratulate CRA-Industry’s Steering…


From insideHPC

Join the AMD HPC User Forum for an HPC Sync at ISC 2024

Join the AMD HPC User Forum for an HPC Sync at ISC 2024

[SPONSORED GUEST POST] The AMD HPC User Forum is holding a technical workshop prior to ISC High Performance on Sunday, May 12th, 2024, from 8:00AM – 12:00PM in Hamburg, Germany. The event will cover the AMD Instinct™ MI300 …


From insideHPC

Nvidia AI Enterprise Available on Oracle US Government Cloud

Nvidia AI Enterprise Available on Oracle US Government Cloud

April 25, 2024 — Oracle today announced that Nvidia AI Enterprise on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Supercluster is now available in the Oracle U.S. Government Cloud region to help address sovereign AI. Building on the expansion…


From insideHPC

Diane Bryant Named to Celestial AI Board

Diane Bryant Named to Celestial AI Board

SANTA CLARA, CA – April 29, 2024 – Optical interconnect company Celestial AI today announced the appointment of Diane Bryant to the company’s board of directors effective April 11, 2024. With more than 30 years of semiconductor…


From insideHPC

Duke Researcher Dr. Amanda Randles Wins ACM Prize in Computing for Medical Diagnostics

Duke Researcher Dr. Amanda Randles Wins ACM Prize in Computing for Medical Diagnostics

The Association for Computing Machinery, named Amanda Randles of Duke University the recipient of the ACM Prize in Computing for groundbreaking contributions to computational health through innovative ....


The post Duke Researcher…


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Opportunity to Attend Public Workshops on Cybersecurity

Opportunity to Attend Public Workshops on Cybersecurity

Ever thought about providing input that will shape a possible future in federal data collection on the U.S. cybersecurity workforce? The Cybersecurity Workforce Data Initiative (CWDI), mandated by the CHIPS and Science Act of…


From insideHPC

Jump Trading Selects DDN for AI Quantitative Trading

Jump Trading Selects DDN for AI Quantitative Trading

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – April 24, 2024 – Data management company DDN has announced that quantitative trading firm Jump Trading has selected DDN for its high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure to accelerate its AI-driven …


From Schneier on Security

The Rise of Large-Language-Model Optimization

The Rise of Large-Language-Model Optimization

The web has become so interwoven with everyday life that it is easy to forget what an extraordinary accomplishment and treasure it is. In just a few decades, much of human knowledge has been collectively written up and made available…


From insideHPC

NVIDIA to Acquire Run:ai GPU Orchestration Software Vendor

NVIDIA to Acquire Run:ai GPU Orchestration Software Vendor

Nvidia today announced it has agreed to acquire Run:ai, a Kubernetes-based workload management and orchestration software provider. Terms were not released but TechCrunch reported the price of the acquisition was approximately…


From Computational Complexity

Is Persistence an Anachronism?

Guest post by Martin Bullinger

Very recently, Vijay Vazirani's paper A Theory of Alternating Paths and Blossoms, from the Perspective of Minimum Length got accepted to Mathematics of Operations Research. For the first time, it…


From insideHPC

Lenovo Launches AI Servers with AMD MI300X GPUs

Lenovo Launches AI Servers with AMD MI300X GPUs

Lenovo today announced AI-centric infrastructure systems in collaboration with AMD, including the ThinkSystem SR685a V3 8GPU server (pictured here), designed for demanding AI workloads, including genAI and large language models…


From Schneier on Security

Dan Solove on Privacy Regulation

Dan Solove on Privacy Regulation

Law professor Dan Solove has a new article on privacy regulation. In his email to me, he writes: “I’ve been pondering privacy consent for more than a decade, and I think I finally made a breakthrough with this article.” His mini…

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