Is the recent report from the three-letter agencies on the alleged Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee evidence-based attribution or attributibabble?
Attitudes and judgments have these biases baked into them. Failing to appreciate this simple fact allows all sundry forms of popular nonsense to remain unchallenged. Such is the case with cyberattribution.
Faith-based attribution is a term used by security specialist Jeff rey Carr to denote nonscientific analysis that leads to untestable attribution to a security incident.
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.