Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[Links of the Day] 16/05/2017 : Exascale Project, Storage as Stream , ServerlessConf



Thursday, May 11, 2017

[Links of the Day] 11/05/2017 : Google - Push on green , Tensor flow in Datacenter , TCP congestion protocol

  • In-Datacenter Performance Analysis of a Tensor Processing Unit : How custom deep learning hardware behave in real datacenter, implication and gain associated with the use of such custom solution.
  • Push on Green : Great article on google roll out policy and process. A lot of common sense, and also some less common but as important. This is a great read for anybody involved in software delivery and especially if you are aiming at having an efficient CI/DI system. 
  • BBR : google congestion protocol for maximising bandwidth usage. It's new TCP scheduling algorithm to fight buffer-bloat at the TCP level. Since the majority of internet traffic is TCP, wide adoption would cause a big improvement. TCP scheduling only affects outgoing packets

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

[Links of the Day] 09/05/2017 : Serverless Design Patterns, Paper Reading How-to, HPE's The Machine

  • Serverless Design Patterns : Basic serverless pattern, nothing fancy but useful to keep in mind. 
  • How to Read a Paper : the short version is quite simple: Abstract -> conclusion ->figure, then start iterating through the paper, one layer at a time. 
  • Billion node graph inference: iterative processing on The Machine : I still believe that the machine is vaporware. It was promised for years. Still at the stage of nice plastic prototype and everybody developing/designing for it use simulator/emulator. But hey, it's nice to see what you can theoretically achieve on "the machine" even if it's a Superdome X in reality.

Friday, April 28, 2017

[Links of the Day] 28/04/2017 : Bitcoin Antbleed , Social Networks Rumors, HPC & AI trends

  • Increasing the Flow of Rumors in Social Networks by Spreading Groups : Looks like by fragmenting groups rumours flow more easily in social networks. To a certain extent, this mimics real life as by isolating and fragmenting group it becomes easier to spread gossip due to the difficulty by an individual in each group to check the validity of the information within its neighbourhood.
  • HPC & AI Technology Trends : Dr Eng Lim Goh of HPE talks about the trend in HPC and AI.
  • Antbleed : Apparently, BITMAIN,  the ASIC system provider of up to 70% of bitcoins miner embedded a backdoor that can disable or compromise remotely its hardware. The funny aspect is that it can potentially allow the company to pass the 51% control of bitcoin miner network, and hence allow it to rewrite the whole blockchain. The 51% threshold has always been considered as a theoretical threat that was not attainable in real circumstance. Well, guess what, it's not theoretical anymore.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

[Links of the Day] 26/04/2017 : Aphyr Scala Day, Sia blockchain file storage , How brains are built

  • Aphyr Scala Day 17 : Aphyr breaks database for a living and then talks about it :) 
  • Sia : a Blockchain-based marketplace for file storage, the really attractive thing is the cost comparison of SIA vs public cloud system. Which is between a tenth to a hundredth time cheaper than S3 or other similar solution. I would be curious to see the performance thought.
  • How brains are built: High-level overview of principles of computational neuroscience.