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Facebook's Latest Experiment: Helping you find free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Facebook says it’s not a media company, but it just might be turning into a Wi-Fi finder service. Users of the social network’s iOS app report seeing a new feature in the More section that lets them find nearby public Wi-Fi access points. The feature does not appear to be widely available at the moment, which means this is probably something Facebook is only testing. The social network tests...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 26, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Nominations Closing Soon for NVIDIA Global Impact Award Nomination Deadline – October 30, 2015 Researchers worldwide are invited to submit their innovations for the 2016 NVIDIA Global Impact Award – an annual grant of $150,000 for groundbreaking work that addresses the world’s most important social and humanitarian problems. The award will go to an institution...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 12, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Supercomputing Coral's Race to Beat Heat Corals can genetically adapt to warmer waters from climate change, scientists say in a study that relied on bioinformatic analysis with supercomputers. Reef-building corals can withstand a small degree of warming. This study with polyps of staghorn coral Acropora millepora across the Great...
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Social Media Sunday - The Future of the Internet Is Social

IMDEA Networks The IMDEA Networks Institute has announced the successful completion of the European research project enhanced COntent distribution with Social Information (eCOUSIN). The project's findings met the research objective, according to European Commission reviewers. The main goal was to design an innovative network architecture that improves the efficiency of online social...
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SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY - Creating an Avatar From a 3D Selfie

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne Smartphone users will be able to generate a three-dimensional duplicate of themselves by using a new process developed by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Alexandru Ichim from EPFL's Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory and colleagues say they have condensed an expensive and complex...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of September 14, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

  HPC in the News           XSEDE, UC Berkeley Team Up to Offer Online Course Course Duration - January 20- May 8, 2016   XSEDE Seeking Partner Institutions to Offer Course in Applications of Parallel Computing   XSEDE project and the University of California, Berkeley are offering an...
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SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY - How Playing Computer Games Can Make the World Safer

BBC News   It is estimated there are five bugs in every thousand lines of code in commercially available software, yet only a small handful of people have the skills to do the mathematical verification process needed to confirm a piece of software is error-free. However, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has funded a program to find ways of crowdsourcing...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of June 22, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   XSEDE15 Registration Extended One Day \Registration Deadline – June 25, 2015 XSEDE15 Hotel Block Deadline – June 26, 2015   Register for the XSEDE15 conference by June 25 to avoid late registration fees. Get registered now at  xsede.org/xsede15 . After  11:59 p.m.  on  June 25 , late...
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Facebook Is Planning For A Data Centre in Ireland

HPCAsia Facebook plans to open a new data centre in Ireland, the social network said, becoming the latest technology giant to set up an energy efficient centre in Ireland’s recovering economy. Ireland is fast becoming a cloud hub helped by its temperate climate and the presence of many of the biggest internet companies, which have been attracted by the country’s low corporate tax rate....
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of June 15, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

  HPC in the News Campus Teams to Accelerate Research With Blue Waters Next Proposal Deadline – September 15, 015   Seventeen U of I research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA. Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful...
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