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Science and Technology links (April 13 2024)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (April 13 2024)

Our computer hardware exchange data using a standard called PCI Express. Your disk, your network and your GPU are limited by what PCI Express can do. Currently,...

Greatest common divisor,  the extended Euclidean algorithm, and speed!
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Greatest common divisor, the extended Euclidean algorithm, and speed!

We sometimes need to find the greatest common divisor between two integers in software. The fastest way to compute the greatest common divisor might be the binary...

Friday Squid Blogging: The Awfulness of Squid Fishing Boats
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: The Awfulness of Squid Fishing Boats

It’s a pretty awful story. 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...

Exaion and PINQ² to Launch the HPC-Quantum Platform in Quebec
From insideHPC

Exaion and PINQ² to Launch the HPC-Quantum Platform in Quebec

Montreal and Paris, April 12, 2024: Exaion, a Canadian subsidiary of the EDF Group (Électricité de France), a developer of digital service platforms aimed at eco...

Smuggling Gold by Disguising it as Machine Parts
From Schneier on Security

Smuggling Gold by Disguising it as Machine Parts

Someone got caught trying to smuggle 322 pounds of gold (that’s about 1/4 of a cubic foot) out of Hong Kong. It was disguised as machine parts: On March 27, customs...

A simple algorithm to compute the square root of an integer, byte by byte
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

A simple algorithm to compute the square root of an integer, byte by byte

A reader asked me for some help in computing (1 – sqrt(0.5)) to an arbitrary precision, from scratch. A simpler but equivalent problem is to compute the squareContinue...

NTT: Photonics Network Connects Data Centers in U.S. and U.K.
From insideHPC

NTT: Photonics Network Connects Data Centers in U.S. and U.K.

NTT Corporation (NTT) and NTT DATA announced the successful demonstration of All-Photonics Network (APN)-driven connections between data centers in the United States...

Georgia Tech Unveils AI Makerspace with NVIDIA
From insideHPC

Georgia Tech Unveils AI Makerspace with NVIDIA

Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering has established an artificial intelligence supercomputer hub dedicated exclusively to teaching students. The initiative — the...

Backdoor in XZ Utils That Almost Happened
From Schneier on Security

Backdoor in XZ Utils That Almost Happened

Last week, the internet dodged a major nation-state attack that would have had catastrophic cybersecurity repercussions worldwide. It’s a catastrophe that didn’t...

Testing AIs in Minecraft
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Testing AIs in Minecraft

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London What makes a good environment for child AI learning development? Possibly the same as for human child learning development...

INCITE Call for Proposals for Access to Leadership-Class Supercomputers Open through June 14
From insideHPC

INCITE Call for Proposals for Access to Leadership-Class Supercomputers Open through June 14

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact,INCITE...

Two Researchers to Share 2024 Jack Dongarra Early Career HPC Award at ISC
From insideHPC

Two Researchers to Share 2024 Jack Dongarra Early Career HPC Award at ISC

Two early career researchers, Edgar Solomonik of the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign and Amanda Randles of Duke University, have been selected as the recipients...

From Computational Complexity

Avi wins the Turing Award

The ACM announced that Avi Wigderson, a force in computational complexity and beyond, will receive the 2023 A. M. Turing Award (Quanta article). This is the first...

ALCF User Community: Call for Argonne Art of Science Images, April 23 Deadline
From insideHPC

ALCF User Community: Call for Argonne Art of Science Images, April 23 Deadline

Argonne National Laboratory has issued call for images for the 2024 Argonne Art of Science Contest.Submission deadline for science visualizations: Tuesday, April...

Sylabs Launches the Singularity Containers Certification
From insideHPC

Sylabs Launches the Singularity Containers Certification

Reno, NV – (April 10, 2024) – Sylabs, a provider of tools and services for performance-intensive container technology, today announces the launch of a new certification...

TSMC March 2024 Revenue Report: Up 34% YoY
From insideHPC

TSMC March 2024 Revenue Report: Up 34% YoY

HSINCHU, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Apr. 10, 2024 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its net revenue for March 2024: On a consolidated basis, revenue for March...

Visioning Workshop Report Released: The Future of Research on Social Technologies
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Visioning Workshop Report Released: The Future of Research on Social Technologies

In November 2023, CCC hosted a workshop on “The Future of Research on Social Technologies” in Washington, DC. The event, also supported by the John S. and James...

In Memoriam: Ross Anderson, 1956-2024
From Schneier on Security

In Memoriam: Ross Anderson, 1956-2024

Last week I posted a short memorial of Ross Anderson. The Communications of the ACM asked me to expand it. Here’s the longer version.

MIPS Adds 3 Managers from NVIDIA, Google and SiFive
From insideHPC

MIPS Adds 3 Managers from NVIDIA, Google and SiFive

SAN JOSE – April 09, 2024 – MIPS, a developer of efficient and configurable IP compute cores, today announced the addition of three technology and semiconductor...

Vermont Tech Hub to Manufacture Gallium Nitrade Chips
From insideHPC

Vermont Tech Hub to Manufacture Gallium Nitrade Chips

Berlin, Vt. – The state of Vermont announced its  Tech Hub V-GaN will produce Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors. GaN advocates say the chips are more efficient...
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