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

Advanced Cyber/IO, Ethics, Hacking
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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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Berto Jongman: NSA’s War on Encryption

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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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Berto Jongman: DEFCON The Movie

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Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Very good on hacker culture.

DEFCON The Movie (Vimeo)

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