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Ranking vs. Relevance: 2 Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
From The Noisy Channel

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...

The invisible dice mystery – a magic trick underpinned by computing and maths
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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.

Whale Song Code
From Schneier on Security

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...

Careful with Pair-of-Registers instructions on Apple Silicon
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

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...

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...

T. V. Raman and his virtual guide dogs
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Science Section

Alice says “How long is forever?” “Sometimes just one second.” Replies the White Rabbit Tuesday is a special day for the New York Times—since it always contains...

Large language models (e.g., ChatGPT) as research assistants
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

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 allowContinue...

Friday Squid Blogging: Searching for the Colossal Squid
From Schneier on Security

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...

IBM in $137M Semiconductor Agreement with Canada
From insideHPC

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...

CCC Council Members named 2023 AAAS Fellows
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

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...

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

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...

Nvidia AI Enterprise Available on Oracle US Government Cloud
From insideHPC

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...

Diane Bryant Named to Celestial AI Board
From insideHPC

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...

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

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...

Opportunity to Attend Public Workshops on Cybersecurity
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

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...

Jump Trading Selects DDN for AI Quantitative Trading
From insideHPC

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...

The Rise of Large-Language-Model Optimization
From Schneier on Security

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...

NVIDIA to Acquire Run:ai GPU Orchestration Software Vendor
From insideHPC

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 butNVIDIA...

From Computational Complexity

Is Persistence an Anachronism?

Guest post by Martin BullingerVery recently, Vijay Vazirani's paper A Theory of Alternating Paths and Blossoms, from the Perspective of Minimum Length got accepted...
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