This ambitious Microsoft project aims to fix cloud computing security

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Microsoft Research's Project Freta aims to find invisible malware running on the cloud. Human beings are lazy and frugal. As soon as we can stop using a person to do something simple, we do. People are much better suited to doing expensive, complex things. And so, more than 200 years after the beginning of the industrial revolution, we still carry on automating the workplace.  The latest incarnation is the public cloud, which runs at a massive scale, far beyond that of our own data centres. That very scale is both a benefit and a risk: it gives access to vast amounts of compute and memory -- but where there are resources, there are criminals who want to get something for nothing, hijacking your cloud infrastructure for their own purposes and leaving you with the bill at the...

Air Force partners with quantum computing firm QC Ware on research project

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U.S. Air Force researchers are partnering with a quantum computing company to use its machine learning algorithms, Axios has learned.Why it matters: Quantum is the next generation of computing, and its growing adoption by the military shows the progress of the technology as it gradually moves out of the lab and into the real world.Driving the news: Later this morning the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) — its technological development wing — will announce a partnership with the quantum computing software company QC Ware to harness its algorithms to better surveil unmanned aircraft.QC Ware will design and deliver quantum algorithms that are capable of clustering and classifying the flight plans of objects many times faster than the classical machine learning algorithms that are currently used for the job.Using currently available quantum...

A student’s physics project could make quantum computers twice as reliable

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A student's tweak in quantum computing code could double its ability to catch errors, piquing the interest of Amazon's quantum computing program. The new code could be used to build quantum computers that live up to the promises of lightning-fast processing time and the ability to solve more complex problems than traditional computers could handle. So far, only two computers have reached "quantum supremacy," or the ability to complete a quantum calculation faster than the fastest supercomputer. But neither of those computers used error correction codes that will be necessary to scale up quantum computing for widespread, reliable use, the researchers on the new study said. Regular computing depends on "bits," which are like switches that can toggle between the "on" or "off" position. The position of the bits encodes information. Quantum computing...

Why use edge computing? | The Enterprisers Project

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Edge computing can enable everything from connected cars and smartwatches to glucose monitors and cashier-less retail. But not everyone understands why the average organization should care – leaving IT leaders with some explaining to do. Edge has momentum right now as a trend: As George Burns III, senior consultant for cloud operations at SPR, says, “The edge is where the action is right now.” In a recent IDC survey, 73 percent of respondents viewed edge as a strategic investment, while another 17 percent said edge is required by business operations. "Edge computing brings the data and the compute closest to the point of interaction." Red Hat chief technology strategist E.G. Nadhan offers a plain-terms way to start the conversation with colleagues or customers about why edge matters: “For edge devices to be smart, they need to...

Earn IT Certifications in Cloud Computing, Project Management, Blockchain, and More With This Online Learning Library

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Get certified in cloud computing, digital marketing, Linux, and much more. April 4, 2021 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Entrepreneurs should always be learning new things. Becoming a lifelong learner is one of the best success habits you can implement into your life. Times change, the world adapts, and it's vital that you, as a leader, understand how to adapt with it. You can learn in many ways, from churning through books and articles, watching documentaries, or accessing a treasure trove of online learning...

Exascale Computing Project Moves Needle on Earthquake Risk Assessment

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As part of the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), the Earthquake Simulation (EQSIM) application development team is creating a computational tool set and workflow for earthquake hazard and risk assessment that moves beyond the traditional empirically based techniques which are dependent on historical earthquake data. With software assistance from the ECP’s software technology group, the EQSIM team is working to give scientists and engineers the ability to simulate full end-to-end earthquake processes. This means understanding what takes place from the initiation of fault rupture (i.e., start of an earthquake) to modeling surface ground motions (i.e., earthquake hazard) to providing engineers with precise information that they can use to evaluate infrastructure response and evaluate the risk to people and property....

Exascale Computing Project Presents TAU, a CPU/GPU/MPI Profiler

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Programmers cannot blindly guess which sections of their code might bottleneck performance. This problem is worsened when codes run across the variety of hardware platforms supported by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP). A section of code that runs well on one system might be a bottleneck on another system. Differing hardware execution models further compound the performance challenges that face application developers; these models can include the somewhat restricted SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) and SIMT (Single Instruction Multiple Thread) computing for GPU models and the more complex and general MIMD (Multiple Instruction Multiple Data) for CPUs. New software programming models, such as Kokkos, also introduce multiple layers of abstraction and lambda functions that can hide or obscure the low-level execution details due to their...

Tech partnership to drive Finland’s quantum computing project

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Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre has formed a strategic collaboration with tech startup IQM Group to build the country’s first quantum computer. The VTT-IQM co-innovation partnership aims to deliver a 50-qubit machine by 2024, drawing on international quantum technology expertise to augment Finland’s home-grown quantum capabilities. The partnership combines VTT’s expertise in supercomputing and networking systems with IQM’s capacity to deliver a hardware stack for a quantum computer while working with VTT to integrate critical technologies. The financing element of the project saw IQM launch a new series A funding round in November. The Helsinki-headquartered company raised €39m in new capital in the funding round, bringing to €71m the total amount raised by IQM for quantum computing-related research and development...

Project Uses Cloud Computing and AI To Address Unsafe Street Drugs

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Scientists have used supercomputers to help understand the biological, chemical and physical changes our world is going through, to discover new frontiers in science, and to invent new technologies to improve the human condition. Now, researchers from the University of Victoria (UVic) on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island are using supercomputing resources to address one of society’s biggest challenges – the risks of an unregulated drug market – and help change the lives of those impacted by overdose. Their work shows how these cold, complex machines can have personal impacts on our lives and opens doors to greater possibilities for our safety and security.The Arbutus HPC cloudThe Arbutus phase 2 HPC cloud was recently deployed at the University of Victoria (UVic). Part of a Compute Canada and WestGrid...