Security Enhanced Compilers

Jeremy Bennett

Security of networked computers has been important for a long time, particularly for large facilities. However it is becoming increasingly important as powerful computing engines are incorporated into the most mundane of everyday objects. The original Carnegie-Mellon University CERT Co-ordination[…]

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FOSDEM 2017 Summary

Simon Cook

Last weekend was the seventeenth edition of one of the largest and most important events on the Open Source calendar, which of course is FOSDEM. As usual the event was bustling with people discussing the various open source projects they use and contribute to. Impressively, the website describes there now being 8000+ people attending each year, which means there’s always a good spectrum of talks.

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Running Numba on PyPy

Graham Markall

Summary Numba can be modified to run on PyPy with a set of small changes. With these changes, 91.5% of Numba tests pass. Execution speed appears to be similar to using Numba on CPython, with a small overhead. Introduction I[…]

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Ding Dong LED on High

Jeremy Bennett

Embecosm’s staff got into the Christmas spirit with our entry into the Lymington Christmas Tree Festival. A tree festooned with glittery GNUs and Tuxes, a 3D printed star and 17 small computers

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Report from SC16

Craig Blackmore

I recently attended SC16 in Salt Lake City and here are some of my personal highlights. Energy Efficient Supercomputing (E2SC) Workshop Power utilization and over-provisioning I was particularly looking forward to E2SC. The session began with a keynote from Barry[…]

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Video from Open for Business 2016

Andrew Back

We are pleased to announce that the video from the Open for Business conference — which ran as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival back in September — is now online.

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Researchers are needed!

Elisabeth Oswald

A guest post from Professor Elisabeth Oswald, University of Bristol: The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol is recruiting for applicants interested in all aspects of leakage aware cryptographic implementations: in particular in the area of utilising[…]

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Pine Cluster Performance

Dan Gorringe

Over the summer of 2016 I created a Pine64 cluster for Embecosm, for use with their work on the TSERO project. To begin with I had a cluster of four boards and I used Linpack to benchmark my original quartet:[…]

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