Four short links: 20 January 2017
HPC Training, Hard Tech, Analytics Platform, and Government-Vended Surveillance Data
- Extreme Computing Lectures — from Argonne National Labs’ Extreme Computing Training course. Scary-hard HPC for Dummies.
- How To Build a Hard Tech Startup — rings true to me. The forces of physics, biology, and Moore’s Law can bedevil you in unexpected ways. Building a winning product is already challenging enough; with hard tech startups, the obstacles are even greater.
- Myria — open source from the University of Washington. A scalable analytics-as-a-service platform based on relational algebra.
- Cashing In On Dystopia — the sale of personal data through an information black market that appears to be plugged into national police and government databases already. (via Glyn Moody)