Monthly Archives: November 2016

Deep Learning Demystified

Just went to an awesome talk by Nvidia’s Will Ramey called Deep Learning Demystified. These are my notes – raw, stream of consciousness, and unedited. But interesting! (I hope) Algorithms that learn have in the past used experts writing programs¬† … Continue reading

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Notes on Diversity in HPC – Maria Klawe

Once again these are rough notes, unedited, taken during an invited talk at SC16. Some fascinating ideas in here, I hope the notes are useful to you. Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College Diversity and Inclusion in Supercomputing Why diversity and … Continue reading

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Why Compute?

One of the big obstacles to diversity in computing is that people don’t see its relevance to them. They can’t picture themselves as part of the field. They don’t really know what the field looks like, but they have vague … Continue reading

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The usability of imposter syndrome

Among the many mind blowing things I did today, I was slightly startled to find myself participating in a user experience test. But conferences are full of surprises and unexpected connections. Having a background in usability myself, I couldn’t say … Continue reading

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SC16 Keynote

I’m going to focus here on ideas that will, I hope, inspire people to look more into HPC and computational science. I won’t cover the awards, although I congratulate all recipients and recognise their contribution to the field. Once again … Continue reading

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HPC matters, Impact on Precision Medicine

I’m sitting in the first real session of the technical programme at SC16: the Plenary session of HPC Impact on Precision medicine. I’m going to try to live blog as much of the conference as possible. Bear in mind it’s … Continue reading

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Why send high school students to SC?

Why would we send four year 10 students to an academic conference? What could they possibly gain from it? Supercomputing is an extraordinary conference. There are certainly plenty of talks that will go over the students’ heads – and indeed … Continue reading

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