Thursday, July 27, 2017

[Links of the Day] 27/07/2017 : Russian Information Warfare, Public Cloud Economics, Impact of slowness in ultra fast networks

  • Russian Information Warfare Handbook : In depth description of Russian information war machine and how it affects the rest of the world. Some suggestion on how to fight it, however, I feel that the internet and the current social networks model heavily bias in favour of propaganda exploitation. Moreover, with the advance of machine learning, it becomes easy to identify key nodes in the network to attack in order to achieve maximum disinformation reach. 
  • Usage Patterns and the Economics of the Public Cloud : paper looking at the current cloud economic and cloud customers. It seems that most customers have a steady or mild variation usage with the obvious outlier ( probably academia or other heavy HPC / Machine learning job) 
  • To slow or not? : the authors look at the impact of slowing down (hardware error, software bug, or simply laws of physics)  next gen network on data centres and application when we start to reach 1 digit microsecond latency. There is a wide range of implication, from technical to legal as well as ethical. Sadly most of them tend to stay unanswered until a problem or conflict arise.