World’s Fastest Supercomputer Now Has Chinese Chip Technology

(Bloomberg) — In a threat to US technology dominance, the world’s fastest supercomputer is powered by Chinese-designed semiconductors for the first time. It’s a breakthrough for China’s attempts to reduce dependence on imported technology.

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In this notebook, we cover the basics of probability theory, and show how to implement the theory in Python 3. (You should have a little background in probability and Python.) In 1814, Pierre-Simon Laplace wrote (originally in French): Probability …

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LinkedIn Open-Sources Spark-Based Machine Learning Library

LinkedIn continues its strategy of developing hot technology and open-sourcing it, this time a machine learning library for Spark called Photon ML.

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Intel Launches Latest High-End Xeon E7 Chips, and Server OEMs Sign On

Intel this week rolled out the latest generation of its Xeon E7 server processors, unveiling a family of 14nm chips with more cores per chip (up to 24, rather than 18), instruction threads (48 from 36) and more last-level cache (60MB from 45MB) than its predecessor.

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Amazon Debuts Flourish, a Runtime Application Model for Serverless Computing

Amazon Web Services has started to build out support tooling for its Lambda-based serverless infrastructure.

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Minimesos Brings Mesos Simulation and Testing to Developer Laptops

Container Solutions, a pan-European company delivering software engineering services and building tools for microservices developers, has taken the wraps off the latest version of its minimesos project.

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Red Hat Debuts Ansible 2.1, with Network Automation, Containers, Microsoft Windows, and Azure

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Ansible 2.1, the latest version of the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.

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‘Pokémon Go’ beta arrives on mobile devices

Pokémon Go, the real-world equivalent to kicking off your own journey to becoming a Pokémon master, is finally available for beta testers in the US as of today.

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Google Dodges $9 Billion Bullet

Google just won a major court battle with software giant Oracle over Google’s use of elements of Oracle’s Java programming language. If Google had lost, it could have held major ramifications for the ways in which almost all software is developed.

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The next phase of Microsoft Academic: intelligent bots at your service!

Progress in AI research and applications is exploding, and that explosion extends to our own team working on academic services. Continuing our work supercharging Bing and Cortana, we are also applying new technologies to Microsoft Academic, which serves the research community.

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