Tuesday, October 17, 2017

[Links of the Day] 17/10/2017: Corporate Taxes & wages, Storage with macromolecule, 25 years of MPI


  • Do Higher Corporate Taxes Reduce Wages? : interesting paper where the authors estimate that 40% of the corporate tax burden is passed onto the worker. And that most of the tax variation is directly imposed on the workforce. 
  • Macromolecules as Storage Media : the authors suggest that you can achieve a petabyte per cubic centimetre. Stability and durability are not fully addressed yet compared to another non-organic medium. However, I doubt that this can be a major concern as it can be an extremely viable solution for short-term transport of digital data. 
  • MPI symposium : MPI is 25 years old, and still improving. The venerable HPC message passing interface is still widely used and underpin a lot of non-HPC critical infrastructure such as stock markets. A must read is Jack Dongarra presentation on the evolution of MPI.