Spoofing the Spoofers
Henry has a brilliant idea to weaponize his password generator against phishing attacks.
Intel Drops Omni-Path
Henry and Shahin take a close look at the history of High Performance Interconnects, recent news, and how the market is changing profoundly. The departure of Intel from this segment is good news for some, and it remains to be seen what strategy Intel will adopt for the HPC market.
Catch of the Week
Henry brings up one his favorite topics (going all the way back to our very first episode): the dreaded Silent Data Corruption, this time as part of the testing that the 737 MAX is undergoing. As he’s wont to do, Shahin puts this in the context of our collective transition from the Industrial Age to Information Age. He thinks the series of issues with the plane prove just how difficult it is for manufacturers to go more and more digital.
Testing focused on flipping five bits, said to control some of the most crucial parameters: positioning of flight controls and activation state of flight control systems, such as the infamous MCAS anti-stall system.
Shahin thinks the mention of building an AI supercomputer by Microsoft is intriguing. They already offer Cray capability in Azure and enquiring minds want to know more.
Microsoft and OpenAI also plan to work together on new AI supercomputing technologies to solve the world’s hardest problems. “The companies will focus on building a computational platform in Azure of unprecedented scale, which will train and run increasingly advanced AI models, include hardware technologies that build on Microsoft’s supercomputing technology, and adhere to the two companies’ shared principles on ethics and trust…”