I was asked to write a forward on Wearable Technology for the BOLD blog.
You can read the article here.
Futile is a space exploration game that takes place trillions of years from today.
The universe is in an unstable state and you need to save it! Can you do it?
For CS 566 I implemented an algorithm that runs on a cluster and find the determinant of a matrix. The algorithm distributes the matrix across the nodes of the cluster and divides the processing across the nodes. More info here.
LIVE Broadcast of Felix Baumgartner jumping from space!
More info here: http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/
Good luck Felix!
My hopes that we were leaving inside Matrix, just vanished!
It’s a famous question among academic philosophers and drunken college students alike: how can we be sure we’re not living in a gigantic computer simulation?
Link: CAVE2 on UIC News
From the article:
“Where can you be taller than a six-story building, and smaller than a molecule?
Inside the Electronic Visualization Lab’s CAVE2.
“You get a totally different perspective than if you’re just looking at a small picture on your laptop screen. It helps you understand data better,” said Maxine Brown, associate director of UIC’s Electronic Visualization Lab.”
For the CS 566 class (Parallel Processing) I implemented the find_max algorithm for use on clusters. The program creates a random array of n numbers, distributes the array across all the nodes of the cluster and then finds the max. The program also calculates the processing time, communication time and overall time to find the max. It outputs the results in either a human readable form, or in a tab separated output.
More information here
Source code here
We have an explanation on how Apple became so successful: Steve Jobs might’ve been from the future. That’s not true, of course, but to hear him nail so many predictions about modern technology back in 1983 it begins to feel like the only explanation. Just listen to the speech Steve Jobs gave to the…
Imagine a world that’s not completely and totally explored yet—sort of like in Warcraft where the unexplored terrain is dark because your character never went there.
Steve Wozniak, the benevolent genius who co-founded Apple, answered a few questions over at Slashdot today and though many of the answers were consistent with his awesome easy-going, open-sourced, tinkering self, he actually had some interesting advice for Apple.