Exascale Storage Gets a GPU Boost

February 12, 2018 Nicole Hemsoth Alex St. John is a familiar name in the GPU and gaming industry given his role at Microsoft in the creation of DirectX technology in the 90s. And while his fame may be rooted in graphics for PC players, his newest venture has sparked the attention of both the supercomputing…

Google Boots Up Tensor Processors on Its Cloud

February 12, 2018 Jeffrey Burt Google laid down its path forward in the machine learning and cloud computing arenas when it first unveiled plans for its tensor processing unit (TPU), an accelerator designed by the hyperscaler to speeding up machine learning workloads that are programmed using its TensorFlow framework. Almost a year ago, at its…

Four Pests Campaign

The Eurasian tree sparrow was the most notable target of the campaign. The Four Pests Campaign, also known as the Great Sparrow Campaign (Chinese: 打麻雀运动; pinyin: Dǎ Máquè Yùndòng) and the Kill a Sparrow Campaign (Chinese: 消灭麻雀运动; pinyin: Xiāomiè Máquè Yùndòng), was one of the first actions taken in the Great Leap Forward in China…

Ask HN: Entry-level freelance work in (computational) linguistics?

Ask HN: Entry-level freelance work in (computational) linguistics? 3 points by marttt 16 minutes ago | hide | past | web | favorite | discuss I recently came across the UNL (Universal Networking Language) project. It’s an academic NLP language, but, as I understand, the development used to be open to essentially everyone: http://www.unlweb.net/unlweb/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69:call-for-participation-in-the-unl-programme So…

Jóhann Jóhannsson Dies at 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Oscar-nominated composer of such films as “Arrival,” “Sicario” and “The Theory of Everything,” was found dead on Friday in his Berlin apartment, his manager said. He was 48. Tim Husom, his Los Angeles manager, said that Berlin authorities are investigating and that an autopsy would be performed. Cause of death, thus far,…

How Do IP Addresses Work?

Every device connected to a network—computer, tablet, camera, whatever—needs a unique identifier so that other devices know how to reach it. In the world of TCP/IP networking, that identifier is the Internet Protocol (IP address). If you’ve worked with computers for any amount of time, you’ve likely been exposed to IP addresses—those numerical sequences…

E-Verify Threatens Us All

In addition to funding for a border wall and other border security measures, immigration hardliners are sure to push to include mandatory E-Verify in any immigration legislation considered by Congress. E-Verify is a (currently) voluntary program where businesses check job applicants’ Social Security numbers and other Information — potentially including “biometric” identifiers like fingerprints —…

Instagram test warnings with screenshots

Instagram is a function to test that the user see when someone has a screenshot of your story. The users who participate in the test, a one-time warning that the following screenshot that they make is indicated by the owner. Instagram tested this function already since the beginning of January, according to WABetaInfo. It now…