Boosted race trees for low energy classification

The Morning Paper

Boosted race trees for low energy classification Tzimpragos et al., We don’t talk about energy as often as we probably should on this blog, but it’s certainly true that our data centres and various IT systems consume an awful lot of it.

Ecosystems and the Energy Source of Last Resort

The Agile Manager

One thing an ecosystem needs to survive is a constant supply of energy. The sun provides an uninterrupted supply of energy to the Earth. It can also be stored: liquefied dinosaurs are effectively stored energy that originated with the sun. Energy from the sun can be concentrated in many other forms, and accessible to parts of the planet when they're directly exposed to it. In commercial ecosystems, capital is energy.

A case for lease-based, utilitarian resource management on mobile devices

The Morning Paper

I’ve chosen another energy-related paper to end the week, addressing a problem many people can relate to: apps that drain your battery. Wasted energy. The BetterWeather app had a similar energy failure mode when it couldn’t get a GPS signal (e.g.,

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Fast Websites Are Good for the World


Yup – as if there weren’t a million other reasons why having an optimized site is important, you can now take pride in knowing that a fast website: saves energy, reduces economic disparity, increases happiness, and – in the most recent news – can prevent hate.

Netflix Studio Hack Day?—?May 2019

The Netflix TechBlog

For the most recent hack day, we channeled our creative energy towards our studio efforts. Netflix Studio Hack Day ?—?May May 2019 By Tom Richards , Carenina Garcia Motion , and Marlee Tart Hack Days are a big deal at Netflix.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 1st, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: 10 years of AWS architecture increasing simplicity or increasing complexity? Michael Wittig ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them.

Top500 list: a brief introduction


It is worth noting that Summit is also the world’s 3 rd most energy-efficient machine, according to the Green500 list. The Green500 list ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers. You may have heard of the Top500 list.

The Ethics of Web Performance

Tim Kadlec

Cennydd also makes the case that performance also has an impact on energy consumption: In 2016, video, tracking scripts and sharing buttons caused the average website to swell to the same size as the original version of Doom. In a 2012 paper, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimated the internet uses 5 kWh on average to support every GB of data. Based on the 5 kWh energy consumption estimate, we’re looking at spending 17.6

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 7th, 2018

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: This is your 1500ms latency in real life situations - — Ivo Mägi (@ivomagi) November 27, 2018. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (31 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!) book: Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. They'll love it and you'll be their hero forever.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 22nd, 2018

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time: 4 th of July may never be the same. China creates stunning non- polluting drone swarm firework displays. Each drone is rated with a game mechanic and gets special privileges based on performance (just kidding). TicToc ). Do you like this sort of Stuff?

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Agile Manager

Energy-efficient buildings don't fulfill their promise because "buildings don't use energy -- people do." It's a phenomenon called the rebound effect : tech-driven advances in energy efficiency result in increased rather than decreased consumption. "[P]redicting

How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet

Smashing Magazine

But as it stands, websites are growing ever more obese, which means that the energy demand of the Internet is continuing to grow exponentially. Since 2009, Greenpeace has been putting pressure on big Internet companies to clean up their energy mix by way of their Clicking Clean campaign.

Ciao Milano! – An AWS Region is coming to Italy!

All Things Distributed

We needed to serve our growing base of startup, government, and enterprise customers across many vertical industries, including automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, high technology, education, and energy. ENEL is one of the leading energy operators in the world.

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Perhaps Consciousness is Just Human Observability?

Adrian Cockcroft

Photo taken by Adrian at the Park Hyatt NingBo, China I recently read Annaka Harris’ new book Conscious about the mysteries and nature of consciousness and had an epiphany. What we do to make our computer systems observable is actually closely related to consciousness.

Google Lighthouse vs Rigor


Hacking Lighthouse takes time, energy, and resources from your team. While you can hack Google Lighthouse to handle more complex monitoring tasks, is it worth your team's time & energy to do so?

Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS China (Ningxia) Region

All Things Distributed

Thousands of customers in China are already using AWS services operated by Sinnet, to innovate in diverse areas such as energy, education, manufacturing, home security, mobile and internet platforms, CRM solutions, and the dairy industry, among others.

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Why engaged teams are not always the best performers?

Abhishek Tiwari

Motivation represents a positive energy, at the other end of the spectrum is we have burnout. Vigor is characterised by high levels of energy and mental resilience while working. The assumption that engagement is somehow strongly correlated with performance is misplaced.

A case for managed and model-less inference serving

The Morning Paper

Different layers offer trade-offs in terms of resource capacity, cost and network latency, management overheads, and energy-efficiency. A case for managed and model-less inference serving Yadwadkar et al., HotOS’19.

What is Pair Testing?


It breeds positive energy. As long as the two people get along, pair testing can often lead to new, positive energy. Sometimes two is better than one. In pair testing, two people sit behind one machine to test the software. One person controls the mouse and keyboard.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 15th, 2018

High Scalability

The end of Dennard Scaling and Moore's Law means architecture is where we have to innovate to improve performance, cost, and energy. Hey, it's HighScalability time: Scaling fake ratings. A 5 star 10,000 phone Chinese click farm. English Russia ). Do you like this sort of Stuff?

How to maximize CPU performance for PostgreSQL 12.0 benchmarks on Linux


We don’t have to stop there, we can also change the energy performance bias setting to performance as well./x86_energy_perf_policy HammerDB doesn’t publish competitive database benchmarks, instead we always encourage people to be better informed by running their own.

Inspired Design Decisions: Ernest Journal

Smashing Magazine

While client projects offered opportunities to be creative, they also depleted my energy reserves and any capacity I had to come up with ideas. I was eager to learn, and with the pressure of running my business lifted, I had the energy and the time for studying.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 17th, 2018

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time: The amazing Zoomable Universe from 10^27 meters—about 93 billion light-years—down to the subatomic realm, at 10^-35 meters. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please lend me your support on Patreon. It would mean a great deal to me.

As-Salaam-Alaikum: The cloud arrives in the Middle East!

All Things Distributed

One of the important criteria in launching this AWS Region is the opportunity to power it with renewable energy. We chose Bahrain in part due to the country's focus on executing renewable energy goals and its readiness to construct a new solar power facility to meet our power needs.

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Use Parallel Analysis – Not Parallel Query – for Fast Data Access and Scalable Computing Power

ScaleOut Software

Consider, for example , a hedge fund storing portfolios of stocks in an IMDG as objects, where each portfolio tracks a given market sector (high tech, energy, healthcare, etc.).

Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine

Smashing Magazine

This layout keeps content ordered within spacial zones but maintains energy by making each zone a different size. It gives you extra flexibility and can transform an otherwise static layout into one which is filled with energy. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine.

Feelings Aren't Facts

Baron Schwartz

Sometimes anger arises, and I can use it for energy to help me do things I need to do, but don’t want to do. I was raised in an environment where feelings were minimized, denied, brushed aside. In some circumstances, acknowledging feelings could even be risky.

How Tasktop dramatically improved its Flow Velocity in one day


Galvanized by the new energy that was instilled across the team, we decided to try something a bit different. In the latest release of Tasktop Integration Hub (19.3) , the Product Development team tried out an experiment to deliver even more business value out of our flagship product.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 16th, 2018

High Scalability

Shaun Raviv : Friston’s free energy principle says that all life, at every scale of organization—from single cells to the human brain, with its billions of neurons—is driven by the same universal imperative, which can be reduced to a mathematical function. Wake up!

Data Mining Problems in Retail

Highly Scalable

It helps to achieve the following goals: Smaller dimensionality helps to concentrate the energy of the signal, so each basis vector significantly contributes to the rating estimation.

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Cultural breakthrough: 5 change management tips to support your digital transformation


Like a satellite launched to its orbit in space, it takes a lot of effort and energy to launch transformations like project to product–until they reach orbit–after which the behaviors and practices become ingrained in the culture and are self-sustaining in the long term.

Stop explaining black box machine learning models for high stakes decisions and use interpretable models instead

The Morning Paper

As of yet, I have not encountered such an application, despite having worked on numerous applications in healthcare and criminal justice, energy reliability, and financial risk assessment.

Expanding Our Horizons

Edge Perspectives

We can draw support and energy from others, especially if we focus on building deep, trust-based relationships where we can feel comfortable sharing our emotions and be more willing to rely on others as we embark on this journey together.

Inspired Design Decisions: Pressing Matters

Smashing Magazine

You might think that a complex grid could stifle creativity and would result in designs which look stiff, but in Pressing Matters, the compound grid feels fluid and full of energy. “. Inspired Design Decisions: Pressing Matters. Inspired Design Decisions: Pressing Matters. Andrew Clarke.

'Paris s'éveille'! Introducing the AWS EU (Paris) Region

All Things Distributed

In France, you can find one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the world, a strong research community, excellent energy, telecom, and transportation infrastructure, a very strong agriculture and food industry, and some of the most influential luxury brands in the world.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For May 10th, 2019

High Scalability

Not everyone needs high performance but the blatant waste and energy consumption of our industry cannot continue. Wake up!

iOS Performance Tricks To Make Your App Feel More Performant

Smashing Magazine

A higher QoS value will also consume more energy due to it using more resources. Here is the list of QoS values from highest to lowest priority: Quality-of-service values of queue sorted by performance and energy efficiency ( Large preview ).

Dutch Enterprises and The Cloud

All Things Distributed

In addition to its goal of reducing energy costs, Shell needed to be more agile in deploying IT services and planning for user demand. Essent – supplies customers in the Benelux region with gas, electricity, heat and energy services.

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Scheduling Time, Part 4: My Time Management Strategy

Baron Schwartz

Manager Energy Drain | Lara Hogan. This is the last in a series of scheduling- and calendaring-related topics. This one’s about my overall strategy of using scheduling as a tool to manage my time.

Using the Platform

Tim Kadlec

In particular, he’s put an absurd amount of time and energy into advocating for being careful about the overreliance on JavaScript that is leading to much of the web’s current performance issues. The other day I was listening to the latest Shop Talk Show podcast while out for my morning run. They had Jen Simmons on the show, talking about (among other things) the standards process.

Come On and Take a Free (Regulatory) Ride

The Agile Manager

But transportation creates a lot of other problems such as energy consumption and pollution, so cars are regulated for their safety equipment, the types and quantities of energy they use, and the amount of pollution they generate.

What Are Client Hints and Are They Worth Implementing


Automating resource selection with client hints doesn’t just save you time and energy. The concept of responsive web design has been around for a while, but all of the kinks have yet to be ironed out.

2015 Favorites

Tim Kadlec

We actively choose whether to devote our time and energy to improving it, or to ignore it and leave it up to chance. The five most read posts of 2015, in order. Apple’s Web. I’m good for a heat of the moment rant about either standards or Apple (often both) every couple years. This year, it was about Apple’s influence over the standardization process after some fallout around the Pointer Events specification. Client-side MVC’s Major Bug.