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Radio Free HPC Looks at Storj Blockchain Technology in the Cloud


 
In this podcast, Radio Free HPC looks at a Startup called Storj, which will pay you to use your excess data capacity as cloud-based storage based on Blockchain technology.

“Our mission is to rethink cloud storage, to provide the security, privacy, and transparency it’s missing. That’s why we are building an open-source cloud platform, that aim to fundamentally change the way people and devices own data.”

After that, we do our Catch of the Week:

  • Rich notes that Intel Skylake processors are exclusively available on the Google Compute Platform. With support for AVX-512, this is a big deal for compute intensive workloads.
  • SHA-1 hacked! Henry points us to this story that the ‘First ever’ SHA-1 hash collision has been calculated. As processors and algorithms advance, this could be a big problem.
  • Dan is impressed with the efforts of the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, who enable you to turns the tables on Phone Scammers and keep them on the line wasting their time instead of yours.
  • Dan tells us that Tekboost has great prices on refurbished dual-CPU workstations. He got one for his wife shortly after getting himself a new car.

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