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Technologies that could change the world by 2022



Over the past two years, nine IEEE Computer Society tech leaders collaborated to identify important industry advances that promise to change the world by 2022.  Two HP Labs researchers, Dejan Milojicic and Paolo Faraboschi, were on this team, with the project being led by Milojicic, the 2014 President of the IEEE Computer Society. This effort resulted in the “IEEE CS 2022 Report,” which is available here.



Distinguished Technologist Kave Eshghi returns to HP Labs to develop novel analytics for The Machine

Kave-Eshghi_RL_crop.jpgAfter working with Google for the past 18 months, cloud computing pioneer Kave Eshghi returns to HP Labs this week to help drive information and analytics research in support of The Machine, the company’s major research initiative to reinvent the fundamental architecture of computing.
“We’re thrilled to have Kave back in the building as a Distinguished Technologist,” says Jaap Suermondt, VP and director of HP’s Analytics Lab. “Kave is a genuine innovator who combines tireless intellectual curiosity with the patience and persistence required to see complex technology transfers across the finish line. He has led multiple projects that have had tangible business impact for HP and we’re excited to have him returning to do more of the same.”

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Guide to HP Labs sessions at HP Discover 2015



HP Discover is a unique event and opportunity to engage on the hottest trends shaping the IT industry. HP Labs will have a significant presence in Las Vegas during the three-day event in June. In addition to a demo booth, several HP Labs researchers will present their work during sessions and forums organized in one of the Discover Theaters. Following is a list of the HP Labs Discover Theater sessions and forums that you can register for if you're going to HP Discover. In the coming weeks we will preview each session with a more detailed description. Be sure to check back and register.


HP Discover Session Catalog


Innovation Theater Session


Session IT1771 - HP Labs presents a peek under the hood of The Machine, the future of computing

Sarah Anthony - Researcher, Systems, HP Labs
Rich Friedrich - Director of Systems Software for The Machine, HP Labs
April Mitchell - Director, Programmability and Scalable Workloads, Analytics, HP Labs
Julio Guijarro -- Research Director, Manageability and Cloud, HP Labs
Pratyusa Manadhata -- Principal Research Scientist, Security, HP Labs

Moderator: Martina Trucco - Strategy and Communications Manager, HP Labs


Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 AM -- 10:30 AM in the Innovation Theater


You've heard Martin Fink talk about The Machine and how it will change everything we know about computing. This radical new approach will fuse memory and storage, flatten data hierarchies, bring processing closer to data, embed security throughout the hardware and software stacks and enable management of the system at scale. Learn more by joining a panel of senior HP Labs researchers working on The Machine as they offer a closer look at what it takes to make it happen.

High school programmers meet at HP Labs for ‘HP CodeWars Silicon Valley’



On a Saturday morning earlier this month, nearly 200 students and parent/teacher chaperones gathered at HP Labs’ Palo Alto headquarters to compete in the second annual ‘HP CodeWars Silicon Valley.’


The competition, which is run entirely by HP employee volunteers and open to all high school students, public or private, drew 57 teams of students from 19 schools, including one from Connecticut and another from Downey, near Los Angeles. They met in HP Labs’ main dining room to tackle a set of 20 coding challenges using Java, JavaScript, C/C++/C#, or Python.


HP Labs storage research wins USENIX’s 2015 FAST ‘Test of Time’ award



A 2002 paper authored by current and former HP Labs researchers recently received the coveted ‘Test of Time Award’ from FAST, the Conference on File and Storage Systems sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association. It was accepted by five of the six co-authors at the 2015 FAST conference in Santa Clara, California on February 18th.


USENIX ‘Test of Time’ awards recognize research papers that have had “a lasting impact” in their relevant fields and that were presented at a USENIX conference at least 10 years ago.


The HP paper, presented at the very first FAST conference in January, 2002 in Monterey, California and titled “Hippodrome: running circles around storage administration,” offered a novel approach to the challenge of storage system configuration, suggesting how automated iteration could replace what had hitherto been an error-filled and time-consuming manual design process.

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