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HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – Kimberly Keeton on software innovation for The Machine



Kim.jpgThe Machine is being developed by HP Labs to transform the way we collect, process, store, and analyze data, notes HP Labs principal researcher Kimberly Keeton.


“The Machine will offer us access to persistently stored data at unprecedented speed,” she explains. “But we won’t reap the full benefits of that innovation if we don’t change how software works, as well.”


In a presentation titled “Reimagining systems and application software for The Machine: a sneak peek from HP Labs” at HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas on June 4th, Keeton will present how HP Labs researchers charged with developing systems and application software for The Machine are rethinking some of our most fundamental assumptions about how software and hardware interact.



A look at the software that powers 3D printing



I am a research manager at HP Labs and for the past several months I and members of my team have been working on software and algorithms aspects of HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion™ technology. 


HP Multi Jet FusionTM technology will revolutionize the 3D printing space. How?  HP Multi Jet FusionTM will print parts 10 times faster(1)  than current technologies, create parts that provide overall functionality through a combination of precision and strength at breakthrough economics(2). This is all done by using HP’s swath-wide array printing technology to selectively apply fusing and detailing agents to a powder material and then exposing the material to energy which leads to a thermo-chemical reaction to selectively fuse the material.  High geometric complexity does not add cost and set up times and costs are minimal.


HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – Pratyusa Manadhata on building security into The Machine

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Pratyusa_thumbnail.jpg“As we reinvent computer architecture for the age of massive data, we have an incredible opportunity to fundamentally rethink our approach to computer security as well,” says HP Labs researcher Pratyusa Manadhata.


Early computer architectures weren’t built with security in mind, he notes. “We’ve tended to always think first about functionality and only address security as problems have occurred. But now we’re designing an entirely new architecture at HP Labs in the form of The Machine, so we can address security from day one and make sure that we have the best possible mechanisms in place.”


In a talk titled “Security for The Machine – A sneak peek at security research from HP Labs” at HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas on June 3rd, Manadhata will outline how researchers in HP’s   are building security into all levels of The Machine, using a three-part framework of protection, detection, and recovery.



HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – Craig Sayers on agility and consistency for data center management



Craig-Sayers_April-2015.jpg“Software developers at large tech companies spend a lot of time writing code for tasks that colleagues elsewhere in the organization have already addressed. Scripts are rarely written or documented with discovery in mind, and the APIs on which they depend are frequently inconsistent, further limiting reuse,” suggests HP Labs Senior Research Manager Craig Sayers.


“That has a real impact on how well we’re able to create, manage, and improve systems that are essential to IT operations,” he adds.


At HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas on June 3rd, Sayers will lead a discussion forum ("Bringing consistency and agility to datacenter management -- a conversation with HP Labs") exploring a solution from HP Labs that tackles these issues from the specific perspective of data center management and that was inspired, in part, by practices already used in mobile app development.

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HP Labs at Discover Las Vegas – Amip Shah on unlocking the full value of the Internet of Things

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“The Internet of Things (IoT) is rightly a hot topic in technology,” notes Amip Shah, head of Internet of Things research at HP Labs. After all, he says, “the networks of millions – and even billions - of linked devices envisioned by the concept could radically improve how we manage our lives.”


But at the same time, Shah argues, if we’re to make real progress on that vision, we need to separate the hype that too often surrounds the Internet of Things from the reality.


“We first need a clear sense of where we are today with the IoT and, especially, of what it can’t yet do that we’d like it to,” he suggests. “Then we can ask: what do we need to do to make those things happen?”


In a talk titled "Unlocking the Internet of Things: HP Labs on Distributed Mesh Computing" at HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas on June 2nd, Shah will examine the IoT state-of-the-art, including a review of the research path that led us to where the IoT is today. He’ll then showcase work underway at HP Labs that promises to deliver on some of the potential it’s yet to realize.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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