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NAG Library Mark 25

NAG Library Mark 25

April 28, 2015 9:43 am | Nag Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

NAG Library Mark 25 includes 81 new mathematical and statistical routines. Features include least angle regression (LARS), least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) and forward stagewise regression, nearest correlation matrix updates, unscented Kalman filter, change point analysis, high dimensional quadrature using sparse grids, bandwidth reduction of sparse matrix by reverse Cuthill-McKee reordering ...

Professor Stephen Hawking as he appeared via hologram technology at the Sydney Opera House. Courtesy of Prudence Upton

Stephen Hawking appears at Sydney Opera House via Hologram, makes Great Star Trek Exit

April 28, 2015 9:13 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

World-famous physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking made a dramatic appearance at the Sydney Opera House via hologram at a sold-out public lecture on April 26, 2015. The world-first “Evening with Stephen Hawking” event, a night celebrating the phenomenal story of Professor Hawking, was the result of a partnership between UNSW, Cisco and the Sydney Opera House. Hawking beamed in via the latest in collaboration technology.

Mike Hoard is Senior Staff, Product Marketing, at Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions.

Hadoop on Lustre: A Storage Blueprint for Deriving Value from Data

April 27, 2015 4:00 pm | by Mike Hoard, Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions | Blogs | Comments

As ubiquitous as the term “big data” has become, the path for drawing real, actionable insights hasn’t always been as clear. And the need is only becoming greater as organizations generate greater and greater amounts of structured and unstructured data. While data-intensive computing is not new to (HPC environments, newer analytic frameworks, including Hadoop, are emerging as viable compasses for navigating the complex amounts of data.

Using 25 different computer models. Researchers simulated a world without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and found those hot days happened once every three years. Then they calculated how many times they happen with the current level of heat-trappi

Study Blames Global Warming for 75 Percent of Very Hot Days

April 27, 2015 11:22 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate. And as climate change worsens around mid-century, that percentage of extremely hot days being caused by man-made greenhouse gases will push past 95 percent.

Describing the universe requires fewer dimensions than we might think. New calculations show that this may not just be a mathematical trick, but a fundamental feature of space itself.

Is the Universe a Hologram? New Calculations Suggest Holographic Principle Holds in Flat Spacetime

April 27, 2015 11:03 am | by TU Wien | News | Comments

At first glance, there is not the slightest doubt: to us, the universe looks three-dimensional. But one of the most fruitful theories of theoretical physics in the last two decades is challenging this assumption. The "holographic principle” asserts that a mathematical description of the universe actually requires one fewer dimension than it seems. What we perceive as 3-D may just be the image of 2-D processes on a huge cosmic horizon.

Univa Universal Resource Broker, Powered by Grid Engine

Univa Universal Resource Broker, Powered by Grid Engine

April 27, 2015 10:26 am | Univa, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Resource Broker is an enterprise-class workload optimization solution for high performance, containerized and shared data centers. It is designed to enable organizations to achieve massive scalability of shared data center resources and to lay the foundation for the Internet of Things.

The option of doing predictive analytics via the cloud gives security teams the flexibility to bring in skills, innovation and information on demand across all of their security environments.

Bringing Cyber Threat Predictive Analytics to The Cloud

April 27, 2015 9:51 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM is bringing its Security Intelligence technology, IBM QRadar, to the cloud, giving companies the ability to quickly prioritize real threats and free up critical resources to fight cyberattacks. The new services are available through a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) model, with optional IBM Security Managed Services to provide deeper expertise and flexibility for security professionals.

Chicken Sensory Neuron -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Rising Sun: Chicken Sensory Neuron

April 27, 2015 9:43 am | News | Comments

This 40x photo, entitled "Rising Sun" features a cultured embryonic chicken dorsal root ganglia neuron explant. It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.

Aaron Johnson, former professional singer and Beckman Institute affiliate faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, sings “If I Only Had a Brain” from The Wizard of Oz to demonstrate the real-time imaging capabilities of the magnetic

Super-Fast MRI Technique shows what it looks Like to Sing 'If I Only Had a Brain'

April 27, 2015 9:32 am | by Beckman Institute | News | Comments

In order to sing or speak, around one hundred different muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue and lips must work together to produce sound. Researchers investigate how all these mechanisms effortlessly work together — and how they change over time. With a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, the vocal neuromuscular movements of singing and speaking can now be captured at 100 frames per second.

Poker is now a benchmark for artificial intelligence research, just as chess once was. It’s a game of exceeding complexity that requires a machine to make decisions based on incomplete and often misleading information, thanks to bluffing, slow play and ot

Brains vs. AI: Carnegie Mellon Computer Faces Poker Pros in Epic No-Limit Texas Hold’Em

April 24, 2015 3:30 pm | by Ken Walters, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

In a contest that echoes Deep Blue’s chess victory over Garry Kasparov and Watson beating two Jeopardy! Champions, computer poker software developed at Carnegie Mellon University will challenge four of the world’s best professional poker players in a “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” competition beginning April 24, 2015, at Rivers Casino.

Enterprise AI deployments will also drive additional spending on IT hardware and services including computing power, graphics processor units (GPUs), networking products, storage and cloud computing.

AI for Enterprise Applications to Reach $11.1 Billion, Deep Learning will be Breakout Technology

April 24, 2015 2:39 pm | by Tractica | News | Comments

After 60 years of false starts, the integration of artificial intelligence with probability and statistics has led to a marriage of machine learning, control theory and neuroscience that is yielding practical benefits. This shared theoretical foundation, combined with the exponential growth of processing power and the unprecedented increase in the amount of data available to analyze, has made AI systems attractive for businesses to adopt.

In spintronics memory applications, the spin of electrons can be controlled to encode data via the "up" and "down" binary pair of their spin.

Spintronic Data Storage: Putting a New Spin on Memory

April 24, 2015 2:36 pm | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits into place to encode data. Unfortunately, the same drawbacks and perils of the mechanical sketch board have been just as pervasive in computing: making a change often requires starting over, and dropping the device could wipe out the memory.

Central and Southern Italy -- Courtesy of ESA/Copernicus data (2014) – click to enlarge

Central and Southern Italy

April 24, 2015 2:22 pm | by ESA | News | Comments

Part of Italy’s Molise, Apulia and Campania regions are pictured in this radar composite image from Sentinel-1A. The area features two distinct types of terrain: the Apennine Mountains in the lower left and lowlands to the right. Known for its agricultural importance, the lowland area is known as the Tavoliere — a term that recalls the word tavolo meaning ‘table.’

Another dimension: Professor Marc in het Panhuis (left) and Ph.D. student Shannon Bakarich are building objects using 4D printing, where time is the fourth dimension.

4D Printing, where Time — actually Shape Shifting — is the 4th Dimension

April 24, 2015 2:01 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

Just as the extraordinary capabilities of 3D printing have begun to infiltrate industry and the family home, researchers have started to develop 3D printed materials that morph into new structures post production, under the influence of external stimuli, such as water or heat — hence the name, 4D printing.

Yellowstone sits on top of four overlapping calderas. Courtesy of US NPS

Huge Magma Chamber Spied under Yellowstone Supervolcano

April 24, 2015 1:58 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. The gigantic magma chamber is four times bigger and much deeper than the previously known chamber above it. The upper chamber was responsible for three ancient volcanic eruptions that coated much of North America in ash.



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