Yoda: Exascale by 2020? No Way, Jose! Four Socko Graphics and Bottom Line Upfront — Human Brain Still a Million Times More Power Efficient

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Mind-shift, must have.

Supercomputing director bets $2,000 that we won’t have exascale computing by 2020

Joel Hruska

ExtremeTech, 17 May 2013

Over the past year, we’ve covered a number of the challenges facing the supercomputing industry in its efforts to hit exascale compute levels by the end of the decade. The problem has been widely discussed at supercomputing conferences, so we’re not surprised that Horst Simon, the Deputy Director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center), has spent a significant amount of time talking about the problems with reaching exascale speeds.

But putting up $2000 of his own money in a bet that we won’t hit exascale by 2020? That caught us off guard.

The exascale rethink

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May 4

Berto Jongman: NSA’s War on Encryption

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The NSA’s War Against Encryption

New revelations about National Security Agency abuses, which now include everything from industrial espionage to reports that the agency can access most data on our smartphones, seem to put everything we know about how business is done on the Internet in danger.

Complete story below the line.

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Sep 12

Berto Jongman: DEFCON The Movie

Categories: Hacking,Vimeo
Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Very good on hacker culture.

DEFCON The Movie (Vimeo)

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Aug 11

BIG EVENT: 31 Jul – 4 Aug Geestmerambacht, The Netherlands OHM2013 — Observe – Hack – Make

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About OHM2013

OHM2013 – Observe. Hack. Make. is a 5-day international outdoor technology and security conference. OHM2013 is currently requesting proposals for content.

A motley bunch of around 3000 hackers, free-thinkers, philosophers, activists, geeks, scientists, artists, creative minds and others will convene from all over the world for this informal meeting of minds to contemplate, reflect, share, criticize, look ahead, code, build, and more.

An otherwise unassuming stretch of land, just 30km (20mi) North of Amsterdam, will be transformed into a colourful oasis of light providing a backdrop for this unique event. It is an immersive experience, with an emphasis on interaction.

The four-yearly Dutch hacker camps provide a very open, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with a high level of knowledge. The campsite is buzzing with energy, ideas and projects, not least because people from various backgrounds are interacting. It is a non-commercial community event where every visitor is also a volunteer.

Event Home Page and Call for Participation

Maps: OHM GIS – OpenStreetMap – Google Maps

Please Circulate Freely (txt version) (PDF version):

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: This is legitimate hacking’s third wind (ham radio was the first, cyber and social engineering the second). This takes hacking to a new level, with an emphasis on “Do It Yourself” and thus fullfils the guidance from Buckminster Fuller: do not seek to repair a pathologically damaged system, instead create a new system to replace it, and route around the old system.  I have proposed a lecture and a workshop (originally commissioned for the Wales Intelligence Conference in 2013), and am seeking donations to cover travel — estimated $1,500.  I particularly solicit donations for pre-conference and post-conference sessions, in person or via Skype, anywhere in Europe including the UK that will help cover travel including side trips, and perhaps a bit more to support the work of our 501c3.  I am on stand-by for Afghanistan and believe they won’t move on replacing the KIA/WIA until September for a 1 October start date.

2013 Intelligence Future — The Third Era of Local to Global Intelligence Robert Steele Overview & Workshop 2.7

See Also:

Public Intelligence 3.6

Steele on Hackers at PBS

Who Is Robert D. Steele?




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Jul 10