If and when we return to campus, we should do so in as safe a manner as possible. If you're at Illinois:

Talk videos for the High Performance Python track at (virtual) SciPy 2020 have just been released. Don't miss them: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYx ๐ŸŽ๏ธ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ

Go from counting bits in a die shot to testing for register file aliasing from software, all in this one super-fun blog post by Travis Downs: travisdowns.github.io/blog/202 ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ โšก

This is what I see now when I try to access Google Scholar. Thanks, Google, very useful!

Two tenured professors, an assistant professor, and a grad student walk into a bar and order- [See below for full text options]

"Re-toot" from academicssay.tumblr.com/post/6 :)

academic.microsoft.com is another service competing with Google Scholar! From (attempting to) claim my profile there, it looks like they put in some manual labor to improve data quality. ๐ŸŽ‰

I am troubled by the dominance of Google Scholar as both an academic search engine and as a proxy means for evaluating academic productivity, especially when viewed in light of its lack of transparency and unclear governance. It *certainly* troubled me when Google Scholar randomly blocked my IP address with no discernible recourse. TIL about base-search.net/, some much-needed competition in this space.

It is an embarrassment that the Association for Computing Machinery (but notably *not* SIAM or the AMS, phew!) joined Elsevier and other commercial publishers in trying to torpedo a requirement on open-access publishing of federally funded research. bit.ly/34H1vbz

The call for contributions (talks and posters) for SciPy2020 is open now. Submit your work! Together with Laurie Stephey, I am chairing the "High Performance Python" track. See you in Austin in July! scipy2020.scipy.org/talk-poste

If you are looking to register for CS555 (Numerical Methods for PDEs) with me in the Spring of 2020: The CSE510 crosslist is open now for Engineering students, CS555 will open to campus on Dec 12. ๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿซ courses.illinois.edu/schedule/

Help Mozilla collect/confirm voice samples to make open-source speech recognition/synthesis competitive! voice.mozilla.org/ - github.com/mozilla/DeepSpeech/

Illinois CS is hiring this year - with numerous open tenure track positions in ALL areas. Apply now!


It appears that I was wrong. I no longer believe that Intel's CPU OpenCL runtime is open-source software. The "build instructions" point back to the binary release to download the runtime. ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ฉ bit.ly/2kky2mO

Open source in academia, or really anywhere: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Write a program to fish for him and you maintain it for a lifetime.โ€ - nature.com/articles/d41586-019

Good advice from Denis Bakhvalov: How to get consistent results when benchmarking on Linux - easyperf.net/blog/2019/08/02/P

Want to learn things like this? Look for the next edition of my HPC abstractions class: bit.ly/hpcabstr-f18

This Thursday (Aug 1), Matt Wala successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations Matt! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ“–

It looks like the Intel CPU implementation / ICD is (a) not dead (b) now open source github.com/intel/llvm/releases ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‰

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