Tuesday, May 23, 2017

[Links of the Day] - 23/05/2017 : Intel Manufacturing Forecast, Topological Quantum Computing and Serverless Conf Video

  • Intel Manufacturing Conf : sets of slide deck giving a peek into Intel manufacturing process and the upcoming wave of 10 nm chips. It seems Intel is currently keeping up with Moore's law, not by reducing the transistor size but by also increasing transistor density.
  • Introduction to Topological Quantum Computation : introduce the concept of quantum computing with anyons which allow a more resilient quantum computing system. 
  • Serverless Conf video :  almost all video are now available. Check out the Serverless at Nordstrom video. This is, in my view, the best of the bunch. It's an actual practical talk by the dev who implemented it and without marketing spin. 


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.