All of this is made to sound OK because global 1% as always throw a few million dollars in FODDER to those local 5% telling them they have businesses when in fact there is NO INTENTION of those 5% having businesses. Same thing happening throughout CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA---NOW TRUMP.
Look at the headline of this article-----22 CITY PAID social workers-----this means they are not public employees----these are global corporate private social workers ---their goal is moving people tied to social services wherever it is profitable to global 1%----which never ends well for those growing and broadening and deepening impoverished American citizens---black, white, and brown citizens.
HERE IS MY WHITE 5% STANDING BETWEEN TWO BLACK 5% TO THE 1% TELLING WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% THAT PRIVATIZING OUR PUBLIC K-12 TO FORCED VOCATIONAL TRACKING BY TESTING IS BEST FOR 99% OF PEOPLE.
HOPE FOR THE LIFE OF A CHILD---UNIFICATION PROJECT----SOUNDS VERY OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1% FREEMASON TO ME---ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE FOR ONLY THE GLOBAL 1%
This is what morphing from Clinton neo-liberalism to far-right global corporate campus MARXISM ----they call it DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM---looks like---it kills our REAL left social progressive capitalism that was public interest growing civil communities and citizens' wealth.
This is why try as the 99% of citizens might to stop MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY GRID which all know is extremely bad----keeps MOVING FORWARD----it starts with coming vocational pathways available to citizens and installing CODING AND PROGRAMMING in course content at the earliest age indoctrinates children to only those vocational pathways---they are not thinking to stop global technology----
Coming soon to Philly schools: 22 city-paid social workers
Updated: August 16, 2017 — 3:05 PM EDT
KRISTEN A. GRAHAM / Staff
Mayor Kenney announces a pilot program to put full-time social workers in 22 city schools. He was joined by David T. Jones (left), commissioner of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health, and Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. of the School District.
by Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer @newskag | email@example.com
At Southwark Elementary, there is one counselor for 800 students, many of whom have behavioral and emotional challenges.
When principal Andrew Lukov got news that the school was getting a full-time social worker — and eventually other professionals to address students’ emotional needs — he cheered. In 19 years as a Philadelphia School District employee, he’s found that students’ biggest obstacle to academic progress is often not about curriculum or supplies, but about things happening to them outside the classroom.
“To have another team member to help triage, to support kids emotionally, to be proactive, that’s huge,” said Lukov. “We all know the correlation between students’ feeling comfortable and supported, and academic success.”
The city will spend $1.2 million to put full-time social workers in Southwark and 21 other schools beginning this fall, Mayor Kenney announced Wednesday. The pilot program, which officials hope eventually will roll out to schools districtwide, will introduce behavioral consultants, case managers, and family peer specialists in later years.
If the School Reform Commission signs off on the program at its Thursday meeting, as expected, the district will begin hiring the social workers, who would be district employees. The city said it hopes to receive some Medicaid reimbursement to pay the workers, but is committed to funding the program regardless.
The 22 schools – elementary, middle and high schools, 21 district schools and one charter – were chosen based on student need. Eight of the city’s community schools made the list, and seven schools in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood zone also chosen. Drexel University will provide funds to support those schools.
Kenney began monthly meetings with city principals soon after he was sworn in as mayor, and it became clear immediately what educators needed most in their buildings.
“I heard over and over again that many of our children are struggling,” Kenney said.
Spending money to put social workers in schools now should lead to benefits down the road, the mayor said.
“If we don’t pay attention to this now, we’ll deal with this in the end – on State Road, in a drug treatment facility, or on Gurney Street,” said Kenney, referring to the city’s prisons and the Kensington street that had until recently been a notorious center of drug use.
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said that keeping city children out of crisis “is the most important thing we can do.”
“You cannot educate a child who is in crisis or experiencing trauma,” said Hite.
School Reform Commission member Estelle Richman, a longtime public servant who spent much of her work life providing and overseeing behavioral services, began her career as a school psychologist in Cleveland. She joined Kenney and Hite to underscore the need for such services.
“Too long, these were the forgotten children,” said Richman. “Too long, these were the children who created chaos, and no one took the time to understand why.”
For years, educators inside city schools have coped with a needy student population and too few resources to help them. The district, which only restored full-time counselors inside every school last year, has one crisis response team responsible for each of its 220 schools.
And, Tangela McClam, principal of Cassidy Elementary in West Philadelphia, noted, that’s just to handle the most serious crises.
“You can have a lot of children in crisis at once,” said McClam.
There’s often a lag in response when the crisis team is called, principals said, and in the meantime, they sometimes have to call 911.
“If you have a master’s degree social worker on site, the outcome’s going to be better,” said Kenney. “We want to find the root of the trauma, and fix it.”
Kimlime Chek-Taylor, the principal of South Philadelphia High School, another school in line to receive a social worker in September, said she was hopeful the new resource would help her keep more students in class and on track to graduation. Southern, one of the city’s large comprehensive high schools, often loses pupils with unmet behavioral and mental health needs.
“There’s a sense of relief that our students will have someone to help them immediately,” said Chek-Taylor. “This will have an impact right away.”
The schools to receive full-time, city-paid social workers in the fall are:
- Cassidy Elementary
- Cramp Elementary*
- F.S. Edmonds Elementary*
- Elkin Elementary
- Frankford High School
- Gideon Elementary School*
- Locke Elementary*
- Logan Elementary*
- McMichael Elementary
- Meade Elementary
- Penrose Elementary
- Powel Elementary
- Science Leadership Academy Middle School
- Sheridan Elementary
- South Philadelphia High School*
- Southwark Elementary*
- Stearne Elementary
- Steel Elementary
- Tilden Middle School*
- Martha Washington Elementary
- West Philadelphia High
- Belmont Charter School
The reason we are bombarded TODAY with gender pay talking points-----when women in far-right wing, authoritarian extreme wealth extreme poverty societies never have any power unless they represent their fathers ----it is keep from discussing REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE ISSUES-----like
WHY IS EVERY CAREER PATHWAY TODAY TIED TO GLOBAL ONLINE TECHNOLOGY -----FROM GLOBAL CORPORATE EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE-----TO GLOBAL CORPORATE MEGA-DATA COLLECTION AND SURVEILLANCE----
We are seeing PROPAGANDA around LOVE OF SCIENCE ----VS----GLOBAL 1% LOVE OF SELF.
Science as nature vs KILLING ME WITH SCIENCE AS INDUSTRY-----the pendulum is being made to swing too far-----WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% MUST SWING THAT PENDULUM BACK TOWARDS SCIENCE AS NATURE.
Women need to be the strongest proponents for STOPPING MOVING FORWARD----we must keep global monopoly at bay so REAL FREE MARKET economies can grow-----independent small and regional businesses will allow 99% of citizens opportunity----men and women.
We KNOW anyone selling this talking point of GENDER GAP-----PAY GAP ----while MOVING FORWARD global ONE WORLD ONE ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY GRID----are 5% to the 1% global Wall Street players-----we need leaders not followers.
Technology, career pathways and the gender pay gap
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Although the gender pay gap is closing incrementally, pay parity between men and women in the UK is not forecast to be achieved until 2069. Significantly, the gap in starting salary between men and women who have studied STEM subjects and go on to take jobs in those spheres is smaller than in any other subjects studied.
Technology and the changing jobs market
Our analysis of employment data from the last 15 years alongside nearly three million university records finds that women make up just 14.4 per cent of individuals working in STEM occupations in the UK with as many as 70 per cent of women with STEM qualifications not working in relevant industries. Women are more likely than men to pursue studies - and subsequently take up employment - in caring or teaching roles.
Although these roles are less well paid than technical and commercial roles, they do place greater importance on cognitive and social skills, which we know from other Deloitte research, are essential for workers to remain adaptable and employable in the future.
Our key findings
- Although the gender pay gap is closing steadily, we forecast that at the current rate of convergence, pay parity will not be achieved until 2069
- Overall, almost as many girls as boys sat GCSEs in STEM subjects this year, outperforming them in every subject except maths
- At A-Level in 2016, 40 per cent more boys than girls took STEM subjects. However, girls continued to outperform boys in every STEM subject
- Many top-paid jobs increasingly call for ability in STEM subjects
- Research shows that in the past 15 years, both men and women have benefited from technology-driven changes in the labour market. Moreover, the impact of technology on jobs undertaken by men and women is fairly balanced.
Tackling the gender pay gap, and its root causes, depends upon strengthening the engagement that already exists between businesses, educators and policymakers. In particular, businesses have to take a greater role in helping to reduce the engrained differences in the skills that women gain and develop.
Our recommendations for businesses:
- Provide educators and policymakers with practical careers insight
- Provide more support for women returning to work
- Publish detailed information on the gender pay gap.
Colorado has been in the hands of global 1% neo-liberalism for these few decades and has lost all its REAL FREE MARKET ECONOMY to growing global corporations overseas. Today Colorado below looks like all US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES-----they are building a privatized K-career structure that leads 99% of WE THE PEOPLE to ONLY job opportunities on global corporate campuses ----in global factories----
Here in Baltimore we have never left colonial plantation economics-----we have Johns Hopkins these few decades acting as the corporate campus for all hiring since those US corporations went overseas. When citizens allow only a few corporations control all hiring----we lose all freedom, liberty, free speech, free choice----because everyone worries about being hired to a job. This is what SCHAEFFER, SCHMOKE, O'MALLEY, DIXON, RAWLINGS-BLAKE---NOW PUGH is all about---keeping plantation economics in place for extreme wealth extreme poverty. They could NEVER have done this without those dastardly 5% to the 1% SHOW ME THE MONEY WE WILL DO ANYTHING WE ARE TOLD citizens, black, white, and brown citizens.
Colorado as Maryland is installing economic policies tied to corporatization of our K-career that will ASSURE the only pathway to a job is through global labor pool. Remember, our public K-12 has always had strong science, engineering, and math pathways throughout----so these global 1% are simply killing our broad, free will and choice career pathways.
Anyone hawking these STEM TALKING POINTS FOR GLOBAL 1% IS A 5% PLAYER----GET RID OF ALL 5% POLS AND PLAYERS.
IN TUNE TO THE LABOR MARKET OF INDUSTRY------REALLY???? These are the folks telling the 99% that global corporate campuses want to TAKE CARE OF ITS HUMAN CAPITAL-----
Do left social progressives HATE INDUSTRY? NO---we were the one's keeping corporate monopoly at bay so REAL free market economics could thrive for all citizens----Social capitalists do not hate people who are rich----we fight the rich who think they can have it ALLLLLLLL.
In Colorado, industry-driven career pathways ensure that education, training, and workforce systems stay deeply attuned and responsive to the needs of the labor market, preparing students and workers with the skills and credentials they need for jobs and careers.
Colorado’s Career Pathways Framework
The Colorado Workforce Development Council has worked with partners to develop a comprehensive career pathways framework. This framework defines what a career pathway is and shares the knowledge necessary for you to get involved with this work as an employer, career navigator, service provider, or job seeker.
Meeting Regional Talent Demand Through Regional, Industry-led Career Pathways Systems Building
- Organize business through sector strategies or connect with an existing sector partnership.
- Organize a team of public partners
- Identify critical occupations
- Inventory relevant education, training, and workforce programs
- Understand critical competencies required to effectively perform the job.
- Align, improve, and create career pathway programs that prepare students and job seekers with critical competencies.
- Create a picture of the career pathway and market it to all audiences.
- Continuous improvement
Keep in mind: Important to do all steps in order. It can take time to move from one step to the next.
Results or outputs: Pathways that didn’t exist are created. Pathways already in existence are improved. Business has access to appropriately skilled talent pipeline. Individuals have access to the education, training, and work experience needed to enter careers.
What is a career pathway system?
A career pathway system aligns public partners and engages them in a continuous conversation that is led by industry to ensure that job-seekers and students move seamlessly through and among support programs, educational institutions, training opportunities, and work-based experiences to build skills and credentials that meet industry demand and prepare them for jobs and careers. In Colorado, a sector partnership is the vehicle for building industry-driven career pathway systems, providing a forum for productive and ongoing collaboration with industry and among workforce, education, training partners, and other community partners. In Colorado, the statewide career pathway system aligns career pathway programs and systems developed throughout high demand industries in each economic development region of the state.
What’s the difference between a career pathway system and a career pathway program?
A career pathway program offers a clear sequence of stackable credits and credentials, combined with support services, which enables students and job-seekers to secure industry-relevant skills, certifications, and credentials and advance to higher levels of education and employment in high demand occupations. A career pathway system is made up of multiple career pathway programs that span educational institutions, workforce and support service partners. These programs are all oriented around a shared understanding of the needs of industry. Often times, tools like career pathway maps are used to talk with students and job seekers about how they can progress through education and training experiences to obtain employment that meets his or her goals.
How do I build a career pathway?
The CWDC released the Building Industry-Driven Career Pathway Systems in Colorado Step-by-Step Guide in the fall of 2016. This guide outlines a step-by-step approach to building industry-driven career pathway systems that align education and training programs with the needs of the regional economy to ensure that students and job seekers are prepared the right skills and experiences to get jobs in the driving sectors of their local economies.
This guide is designed for workforce boards, educational institutions, and employers seeking to build a career pathway system for their community.
Download the “Building Industry-Driven Career Pathway Systems in Colorado Step-by-Step Guide‘ here to get started today.
How do I find a career pathway program?
Interested in exploring the in-demand career pathways in Colorado? Visit careersincolorado.org to learn about the top industries in the state and to explore career pathways that meet your interests.
Career Pathways Systems Building Initiatives
- Information Technology (IT) – launched in 2016
- Healthcare – launched in 2017
- Construction – launched in 2017
- Business Operations – to launch 2018
- Cybersecurity – to launch 2018
Here is LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA-----same privatized K-career structure tied to global online technology corporations only.
As we shout---once our US cities are filled with global corporate campuses ---the only small business will be tied to PATRONAGE ECONOMY as we have in Baltimore. So, a Johns Hopkins being allowed to be that BIGGEST EMPLOYER IN TOWN by way of ROBBER BARON FRAUD-----now decides winners and losers. Have a restaurant? It likely won't survive unless a Johns Hopkins or University of Maryland uses it for CATERING AND CAFETERIA FOOD SERVICES. We walk by restaurants in our downtown always EMPTY OF CUSTOMERS----all tied to CATERING for global corporate campuses for their income. This is happening because 99% of Baltimore citizens are being made too poor to be those consumers-----
WAIT UNTIL THOSE GLOBAL 1% AND THEIR 2% FILL THESE US CITIES------BUT THEN THOSE SMALL BUSINESS RESTAURANTS WILL BE SIMPLY SUBSIDIARIES OF THESE SAME GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUSES---WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% WILL BE COMPLETELY OUT OF THESE US CITY DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE ECONOMIES.
We have all our K-12 and universities with these SAME TALKING POINTS ON CAREER PATH---because we have allowed our city/town K-12 school boards be taken by global neo-liberal corporate education 5% to the 1% pols and players. We have all our public universities with these SAME TALKING POINTS ON CAREER PATH ---because the state governors and city mayors appointing public university CEOs----are 5% to the 1% global corporate players.
Here in Baltimore our public universities and Historically Black Colleges have always had global corporate CEOs----our public K-12 was starved these few decades making way for all our public schools becoming global neo-liberal K-career.
Every one of these citizens allowing themselves to be part of these global corporate campus structures today are setting the stage to be unemployed in a decade or two---and for their children and grandchildren not to have jobs at all.
Curriculum: Career Pathways/CTE
The Career Pathways Office
A Career Pathway is a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career/technical courses, commencing in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate degree and beyond, an industry recognized certificate, and/or licensure. The Career Pathway is developed, implemented, and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary education, business, and employers. Career Pathways are available to all students, including adult learners, and lead to rewarding careers.
Staff MemberTitleRoles/ResponsibilitiesMariam AlbersCareer and Technical Education CoachCurriculum
- Assist with CTE curriculum development that addresses the District Graduate profile and Linked Learning Pathway outcomes
- Assist with PD by providing CTE teacher ongoing support on the integration of problem and project based learning in single subject and multi-disciplinary settings.
- Provide support relative to the implementation of the CTE Model Curriculum standards in the form of lesson planning, peer coaching and/or conferencing.
- Assist in creating relevant materials and videos that support PD and are uploaded onto our department website, intranet and myPD,
Senior Office Assistant
- Copy handouts.
- Greet and direct visitors, district personnel.
- Create and run teacher and student data reports.
- Maintain office and personnel files.
- Maintain office equipment.
- Email correspondence.
- Budget - tracking and inquires.
- Payroll - assist in timecard processing and additional hourly.
- Stock requisitions
- Accumulate and summarize teacher training evaluations.
- Update and create forms/spreadsheets.
- Track and document mileage.
- Input courses, register personnel & book rooms in MyPD.
- Monitor office personnel calendars.
- School sites tech support for TTL4 program.
Education Technology CoordinatorCurriculum
- Collaborates with the Academic/Career Pathways Curriculum Leader and with the High School Office to support the Academic Career Success Initiative as well as Linked Learning; develop and rewrite course outlines that reflect Career Technical Education integration and alignment
- Collaborate with teachers to develop and rewrite high school technology-based courses to align with the National Educational Technology Standards for Students.
- Preview hardware, software, and other electronic products to identify appropriate resources for instruction
- Collaborate with teachers to review and adopt technology textbooks and resources for use in the technology classrooms
- Provide professional development for teacher-leaders to guide them in the redesign of performance tasks for formative and interim assessments that require the use of technology aligned to the Smarter Balanced standards.
- Provide training in using appropriate district resources (GAFE/Office 365) to enhance classroom instruction.
Career Education Support Services
ManagerCareer/College Exploration Night
District Perkins Grant Coordinator
- Site Investments/Plans
- District-level investments
- District CTE Reporting
- Coordinate portions of site-level CTEIG investments
Ronnie (Veronica) Evans
Career Pathways Curriculum Leader
- Work collaboratively with the High School Office to support pathways with the implementation of the Essential Elements for Pathway Quality, specifically the Student Outcomes-Drive Practice (which includes operationalizing the District Graduate Profile); Program of Study; and Learning and Teaching elements.
- Facilitates the implementation of the CTE Eleven Elements of a High-Quality CTE Program
- Facilitates the CTE Department Head Meetings
- Perkins Program Administrator
- Assists and supports the CTE Incentive Grant activities in the areas of teacher credentialing, curriculum writing and professional development
- Assists Facility Planning and Management Branch in meeting the needs for career technical facilities
- Assists with ILT Institutes
- Provides CTE trainings
- Provides Multidisciplinary Integrated Curriculum Institutes
- Facilitates CTE and academic teacher collaboration
- Assists with teachers obtaining a Designated Subjects CTE Credential
- Facilitates with the development of new CTE courses and with building coherent sequence of CTE courses
- Assists with articulation and dual enrollment
- Participates in cross institution collaboration such as the Long Beach College Promise
Linked Learning Coach
Coaching Pathway Teachers, Lead Teachers and Pathway Coordinators in:
- OPTIC Self-evaluation, action planning, evidence collection and goal setting
- Linked Learning Essential Elements and pathway continuous improvement efforts towards pathway certification
- Industry integration in pathway practice, especially in multidisciplinary and single subject scenarios
- Linked Learning Lead Teacher and Linked Learning Coordinator coaching, support, and professional development
- Graduate Profile systems, measurement, and attainment through developing on-line career readiness, exploration, and badging systems
- Assist with the planning and implementing high school ILT Institutes
- Support Career Technical Education Teachers through professional development that will address the integration of literacy and academic strategies into CTE course content.
Project Lead the Way Pathway Coordinator
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
- Oversees Project Lead the Way in all schools
- Project Lead the Way curriculum including High School Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering and BioMedical Science, Middle School Gateway to Technology, and Elementary School Launch.
- Support and coach teachers in implementing and sustaining of Project Lead the Way curriculum including High School Advanced
- Manufacturing/Engineering and BioMedical Science, Middle School Gateway to Technology, and Elementary School Launch.
- Support and implement the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Linked Learning Consortium (AMETLL) career pathways programs and activities.
- Ensure acquisition of appropriate equipment and materials for all PLTW and other appropriate AMETLL courses
- Interface with the AMETLL Community College and four-year institution partners in the development of seamless Advance Manufacturing/Engineering pathway.
- Facilitate PLTW and career pathway implementation in the middle and elementary schools.
- Ensure appropriate training for all PLTW teachers
- Work with Perkins Coordinator, and School Site CTE Departments to ensure proper implementation and sustainability of Project Lead the Way.
- Assists OCIPD with new and revised PLTW curriculum writing
- Provide information and contribute to the development of an overall College and Career Pathway and CTE plan.
- Assist in identification of resources and strategies for utilization in enrichment and outreach activities and instructional strategies to help to prepare pathway students for college and career readiness
- Support, inform, and facilitate the design, creation, and expansion of local and regional articulation development structures and agreements including concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and credit-by-exam opportunities.
- Help coordinate High School Robotics competitions, maker fairs, and other engineering and Health Science related extended learning opportunities
At the same time global 1% are throwing a few million in building career pathway structures to pretend 99% of WE THE PEOPLE are included----we are hearing the goals of global 1% and their BIG DEAD HEAD SUPER-COMPUTER---ran society. As we scramble just to have a job---doing everything we are told by global 5% to the 1% freemason/GREEKS----who will be under the bus in a decade or two----people are left saying---
IF WE STOP MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE ENERGY/TECHNOLOGY GRID WE WON'T HAVE JOBS! OH, REALLY? IT IS JUST THE OPPOSITE---WE ARE LISTENING TO BAD TALKING POINTS!
As we discuss over and again----construction of global corporate campuses and global factories in US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones includes building the INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY to serve ONLY GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUSES----that is what UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY has as a goal---it is tied to total global 1% control of every vital natural resource and economic structure.
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Robots are taking over the world’s workforce—and why shouldn't they? For so many jobs, machines are faster, more consistent, smarter, and cheaper than you or I will ever be. As advances in artificial intelligence accelerate, robots will spread into all corners of the labor market: blue collar and white collar, service work and knowledge work alike. Along with their jobs, people will lose their incomes. When that happens, governments will also lose theirs. Where does the money come from without incomes to tax?
One San Francisco lawmaker is trying to get ahead of this likely revenue gap by going after the source of the problem: She wants to tax the robots. Supervisor Jane Kim has been meeting with labor leaders, academics, and tech types to explore the radical plan, a natural fit for a city where billionaire tech bros and liberal politicians both hold sway. But there's at least one problem with Kim's plan: No one can really agree on what a robot is.
The concept of a robot tax isn’t new—Kim got the idea from Bill Gates’ instantly infamous interview with Quartz in February. Said Wild Bill: “Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.” The reaction was swift and not exactly measured, in no small part because tech types appreciate regulation about as much as they appreciate not wearing hoodies and jeans with flip-flops.
But it’s hard to imagine a future in which the US economy loses a third of its jobs to automation and governments just sit on their hands. "I do think that government is going to have to regulate it," Kim says. "I mean, I know tech hates hearing that word, but we're all part of a larger community and society, and there are implications when 37 percent of the workforce isn't working anymore."
Kim is not a robot-tax evangelist. She’s a supervisor in a city with one of the starkest income inequalities in the world. Robots and AI promise to further concentrate wealth in the hands of the elite techie class. So for Kim, a robot tax is an idea at least worth exploring, not hurriedly enacting next week.
I, Robot?Ask 10 roboticists what a robot actually is and you’ll get 10 different answers. But here’s one from Hanumant Singh, of Northeastern University: a system that exhibits “complex” behavior and includes sensing and actuation. That's a super broad answer, and shows just how complex a problem Kim may be up against. A self-driving car is a robot by that definition. So is a 747 on autopilot. And that's to say nothing of AI, which will arguably replace far more jobs, even if it's only via algorithms running on smartphones. So would this be a robot/AI tax? Kim is still working through the definitions here.
The question is not just philosophical: If the idea is to make up for the fiscal gaps the robot takeover will inflict, politicians will have to decide what kinds of automation count. Arguably, tax software has already replaced many tax professionals. So do you ding Inuit, the maker of TurboTax? And it's not hard to imagine a future where you order goods from a bot like the one in your Amazon Echo. The bot then dispatches a delivery robot to your home. So are both parties complicit in circumventing the UPS delivery worker's job?
Ambiguity in defining what a robot is will likely also open up accounting loopholes. "Maybe you have a robot with multiple arms, so that instead of having to get five robots, you get one robot but it does the work of five robots," Dean Baker, a cofounder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. "You avoid the tax on the other four."
Ultimately, however, the question isn't how many robots but how much productive labor humans lose to them. A job lost is a job lost, whatever the reason, and the consequences are likely to be the same. In West Virginia, the coal industry has declined even without heavy robot infiltration, and mass unemployment has followed. For every displaced worker, the state loses out on income tax. Losing your job means you stop spending money. "So there's no sales tax revenue because there's no sales," says Joseph Henchman, vice president of state projects at the Tax Foundation. "And then property values are depressed because nobody wants to buy property in those towns, so that reduces property tax revenue."
The ironic difference between a traditional economy in decline and an economy in which robots have come to dominate is that, in theory at least, robots spur greater overall wealth through increased productivity. But the tax system in the US is still people-centric, which in a roboticized future could lead to a revenue death spiral. Cities and states get about 30 percent of their revenue from property taxes, 20 percent from sales tax, and another 20 from individual income taxes. When you've got mass unemployment, those revenue sources all tumble in unison. Taxes on corporations, which will benefit most from the lower costs and higher output of robot labor, won't make up the difference—they tally a mere 4 percent of revenue.
"If revenues drop by a third"—the projected impact of automation—Henchman says, "that means services need to be cut back by a third, either through trying to be more focused or efficient with the services we do provide, or by actually having to pare back what government does." And those cuts will come at a time when, thanks to mass unemployment driven by automation, demand for those services will be soaring.
A robot tax isn't going to save jobs, but the idea is that it could help cushion the impact of mass automation by funding a universal basic income. Or it could fund job retraining—assuming jobs will still exist to be retrained for.
Or, say automation advocates, a robot tax could hurt the economy in the name of saving it.
Not too keen on a robot tax is, unsurprisingly, the Association for Advancing Automation. Namely, it’s a matter of staying competitive in an explosive young industry—China, in particular, is overflowing with robotics companies. Start taxing robots and you’re likely to step on capitalism’s toes.
Plus, the group says, automation helped return manufacturing jobs to the US in the first place. “This idea of bringing back manufacturing jobs in part is being enabled by the fact that we can compete if we automate here,” says Jeff Burnstein, the association’s president, “as opposed to doing the manufacturing in a low-wage nation, like we often did over the past two decades.”
As for Kim, she's still exploring her options. Again, she’s no robot-tax evangelist. She’s a politician who, like most Americans, hasn’t yet been replaced by a robot. And bully for that: I for one would prefer not being turned into a battery.
Here is an article in SALON----SALON is a media outlet created during CLINTON ERA to make far-right wing global 1% Wall Street pols and players look FAKE ALT LEFT. Clinton neo-liberals would never have been able to pretend to be center left without media outlets like SALON
Know what has happened these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA with PALESTINIANS? Well, those outside occupied areas like Jordan were pushed into global labor pool Foreign Economic Zone global factories as exist in Jordan----THE KING IS A FAKE MUSLIM GLOBAL 1% FREEMASON.
Those remaining PALESTINIANS have NO LEADERS-----the occupied areas are filled with global banking 5% freemason NGOs all pretending to want to help native PALESTINIANS---and slowly their numbers are being culled away----just as with US cities populations of black, white, and brown working class citizens. Same methods----same global 5% GREEKS/FREEMASON PLAYERS.
Here we see that player CORNEL WEST---great big global Wall Street pretending to be radical LEFT MARXIST. So, West's job is to sell MARXISM as good for PALESTINIANS as they are doing in US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones......
BEWARE OF GLOBAL BANKING 5% PLAYERS---BLACK, WHITE, OR BROWN---KILLING 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE IN US AS GLOBALLY.
More than 1,000 black activists released a statement reaffirming their “solidarity with the Palestinian struggle"
So, here is that AFRICA as Foreign Economic Zone development same as America as Foreign Economic Zone development-----same players and same TALKING POINTS----these are not POPULIST LEADERS---THEY ARE GLOBAL 1% PLAYERS----
'David Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor at Stanford University'.
Black activists send clear message to Palestinians: “Now is the time for Palestinian liberation, just as now is the time for our own in the United States” More than 1,000 black activists released a statement reaffirming their “solidarity with the Palestinian struggle" David Palumbo-Liu
The actual distance between Ferguson, Missouri, and Gaza is about 6,000 miles. But last summer, the repressive and deadly violence visited upon blacks and Palestinians, respectively, made that distance seem to disappear. Immediately, lines of solidarity began to emerge between those groups, and in August a set of activists and organizations in Palestine issued this statement:
We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.
From all factions and sectors of our dislocated society, we send you our commitment to stand with you in your hour of pain and time of struggle against the oppression that continues to target our black brothers and sisters in nearly every aspect of their lives.
We understand your moral outrage. We empathize with your hurt and anger. We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity.
And we stand with you.
At the same time, I wrote an article in Salon that spelled out the similarities between the forms of oppression both groups live under, including dispossession from lands and homes; de facto forms of inequality; state violence; the constant interruption of daily life; and the ways the perpetrators of such violence are often immune from prosecution.
Nevertheless, such comparisons were criticized by some here in the U.S., and acts of solidarity were sometimes regarded with suspicion: In what ways might solidarity with Palestinians be harmful to black political projects here? Individual activists such as Angela Davis and Cornel West addressed that issue and spoke out on the need for black solidarity with the Palestinians. As West put it:
In terms of the various kinds of Zionist critiques, we make it clear that this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with anti-Jewish hatred or anti-Jewish prejudice. This has to do with a moral and spiritual and political critique of occupation. Secondly, there is no doubt that Gaza is not just a “kind of” concentration camp, it is the hood on steroids. Now in the black community, located within the American empire, you do have forms of domination and subordination, forms of police surveillance and so forth, so that we are not making claims of identity, we are making claims of forms of domination that must be connected…. there is no doubt that for the Ferguson moment in America and the anti-occupation moment in the Israel-Palestinian struggle there is a very important connection to make and I think we should continue to make it.
But until today there has not been a mass statement of support from black activists and groups to echo the one issued by Palestinians last year. Now, in a historical event, well over 1,000 black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations have released a comprehensive, carefully crafted and passionately intoned statement reaffirming their “solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and commitment to the liberation of Palestine’s land and people,” and supporting “freedom and equality for Palestinian people.” In this sweeping and momentous document, the signatories make a point of drawing out the historical connections between the issues of black and Palestinian freedom and rights, and the urgency of their present-day struggles, calling the fight for Palestinian liberation “a key matter of our time”:
On the anniversary of last summer’s Gaza massacre, in the 48th year of Israeli occupation, the 67th year of Palestinians’ ongoing Nakba (the Arabic word for Israel’s ethnic cleansing)—and in the fourth century of Black oppression in the present-day United States—we, the undersigned Black activists, artists, scholars, writers, and political prisoners offer this letter of reaffirmed solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and commitment to the liberation of Palestine’s land and people.
The list of signatories includes scholar-activists Angela Davis and Cornel West, political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Sundiata Acoli, rappers Talib Kweli, Boots Riley and Jasiri X, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors. Organizational signers include the Florida-based Dream Defenders and St. Louis-based Hands Up United and Tribe X, which were founded after the killings of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, respectively, as well as the 35-year-old Organization for Black Struggle in St. Louis.
The statement calls on the U.S. government to end diplomatic and economic aid to Israel, for black and U.S. institutions to support the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with its obligations under international law, and for supporters of black and Palestinian liberation to target the private security company G4S for boycotts and divestment, as well as other companies doing business in the occupied territories.
Besides endorsing both academic and cultural boycotts (which in the U.S. is facilitated by the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel), as well as divestment and sanctions, the statement makes emphatically clear the signatories’ commitment to the three goals of BDS and especially addresses the issue of Palestinian refugees:
Our support extends to those living under occupation and siege, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the 7 million Palestinian refugees exiled in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. The refugees’ right to return to their homeland in present-day Israel is the most important aspect of justice for Palestinians.
As the two young organizers point out, this collaboration “represents a bridge between the current generation of Black activists and those who participated in the movements of the 1960s and 70s. Signatories include the Black Panther Party’s Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, former SNCC chairman Phil Hutchings, as well as Kwame Somburu and Emeritus Professor Charles E. Simmons. Hutchings, Somburu and Simmons were all signatories of a 1970 ad in The New York Times of Black activists and scholars in support of the Palestinian struggle against Zionism and the occupation.” Drawing upon these lines of affinity and extending the cause to the present day, the signatories add, “we also pressure our own Black political figures to finally take action on this issue.”
“We’re at a crucial moment in the global struggle against racism, in which the Black and Palestinian struggles play a crucial role,” said statement co-organizer Kristian Davis Bailey. “We wish to send a loud and clear message to Palestinians, as well as the governments of the US and Israel that now is the time for Palestinian liberation, just as now is the time for our own in the United States.”
Statement co-organizer Khury Petersen-Smith said that justice for Palestinians is not simply limited to ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
“The foundation of the Israeli state came through the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, and every day since has involved oppression and violence toward the Palestinian population, both within and outside of Israel’s recognized borders,” Petersen-Smith said. “While there are differences between Israel and the U.S., we see parallels with a country that was founded on the enslavement of black people and where anti-black racism remains at the heart of U.S. society centuries later.”
I asked the two organizers of this effort how and why they got involved in this project, how they came to realize the connection between black struggles and those of the Palestinians.
Peterson-Smith replied, “The U.S. and Israel make the connections for us. The same urban police departments that harass, brutalize and murder black folks here train with Israeli law enforcement–who oppress Palestinians. The federal money that black neighborhoods in Baltimore, Detroit and every other city in the country needs and deserves is stolen from us by the government and invested in weapons for Israeli violence against Palestinians. So we are heartened to see activists making the connections of solidarity on our side, and we hope that the statement contributes to more solidarity.”
Kristian Davis Bailey put it this way, “Khury and I had each been involved in drafting different black statements on Palestine last summer that we found ourselves unable to publish during the heat of the attacks on Gaza. For the one-year anniversary–and after all the developments between Ferguson and Palestine–we decided to combine efforts for a new, bigger statement.” Bailey made a point of how receptive and enthusiastic those they approached for signatures were—there seems to be an organic sense of connection and solidarity:
It’s been really important to communicate that the majority of Black people and organizations doing liberation work in the United States refuse to be silent on Palestine and support its liberation from Zionism and colonialism. People at the heart of grassroots community and liberation work – in places such as St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland–all view Palestine as a key issue of our time.
Most of the notable figures who signed on — such as Angela Davis, Cornel West and the Dream Defenders — did so almost immediately after we reached out. Talib Kweli signed within four hours of us emailing him.
One of the most inspiring parts of this statement was the strong response from political prisoners. We sent a mass letter to political prisoners through Prison Radio, and within a few days Mumia Abu-Jamal signed on. Some prisoners mailed in their responses to outside contacts. Liberation work in the U.S. must include and center on our own political prisoners. Their inclusion in this project is a testament to that principle.
I asked Bailey what they hoped this statement would accomplish; what was in their minds as they launched this historic effort? He replied:
We hope this statement sends waves through the US and Israeli establishments that we won’t tolerate anything less than full justice for Palestinians. Removing settlements, ending the occupation, and refugees’ right of return aren’t negotiating points — they’re mandated under international law and are prerequisites to Palestinian self-determination.
I hope we can move past exchanging statements into doing work within our communities to teach the histories and struggles of the other. I also hope we can facilitate consistent communication and mutual support between our movements.
Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Panther Party taught us that internationalism is a central part of our liberation here. This statement seeks to honor the legacy of black internationalism and the historic solidarity between black and Palestinian struggles as our movements enter a new chapter.
Finally, it is well worth remembering what Cornel West said in the interview mentioned above: “One can no longer say one is a serious progressive, let alone committed to moral integrity, without lifting one’s voice to call for an end to the Occupation of the Palestinian people.” One can equally say the same in terms of working for social, legal, economic, cultural, and political justice for blacks in the U.S. And the call for both emphatically extends beyond the members of those two groups to all who are “committed to moral integrity.” The statement reported on here should be a model for all those who wish to act in solidarity in these struggles.
David Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor at Stanford University.
What we try to shout to our 99% of WE THE PEOPLE is this----while global ONE TECHNOLOGY GRID will never be hack free----the global 1% are working hard at reducing who has the technology able to do that hacking. I hear the 99% being told as usual---DON'T WORRY ABOUT ALL TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE being tied to global corporate campuses, global factories, and global hedge fund universities----there will always be people who hack----like ANONYMOUS----we are pretty sure ANONYMOUS is simply a group of SILICON VALLEY GLOBAL 1% AND THEIR 2% pretending to be holding power accountable.
As we allow these structures for global ONE WORLD ONE GRID MOVE FORWARD we are losing our ability to STOP MOVING FORWARD. This is why those 5% to the 1% are out in force selling the idea that CODING AND PROGRAMMING BOOT CAMPS and INNOVATION STARTUPS will include the 99% when these economic structures ARE A FEW MILLION THROWN TO 99% AS FODDER. Please stop believing this HYPE.
As these BIG DEAD HEADS get bigger and more costly and complicated---the less chance 99% will have of tapping into or being on what is our FREE ACCESS INTERNET-----
ANONYMOUS appears to have a goal of making WE THE PEOPLE think there will always be ways for ordinary citizens to penetrate these BIG DEAD HEAD systems----that may be true for those owning these super----more super----the most super of super computers ---but 99% of global citizens will be OFF THE GRID completely.
China still has the world’s fastest supercomputer, but the U.S. wants to change that
The Department of Energy is granting six companies a total of $258 million to work on supercomputing technology.
by April Glaser@aprilaser Jun 20, 2017, 5:15pm EDT
China holds the top two spots for fastest computers in the world, and Switzerland holds the third, with the U.S. in the fourth, fifth and sixth spots.
The Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world was released yesterday at the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
But the U.S. might not miss its top spot for long. The Department of Energy awarded six companies a total of $258 million last Thursday to further the research and development of the world’s first exascale supercomputer. There are no computers that powerful today.
The U.S. formerly held the third spot, but this time it was edged out by a system from the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, which moved up from eighth place. This is only the second time in 24 years of compiling the Top500 list that the U.S. did not have a computer place in one of the top three positions.
These computers process at petascale speeds, meaning their capabilities are measured in terms of one quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second. To put that in perspective, consumer laptops now operate at gigascale, which is one billion calculations per second.
The U.S. companies that received government funding — Hewlett Packard, Intel, Nvidia, Advanced Micro Devices and Cray — will all work to solve problems in energy efficiency, reliability and overall performance of a national exascale computer system.
An exascale computer is capable of processing a quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second. That’s about a trillion times more powerful than a consumer laptop.
Exascale-level computing would allow scientists to make extremely precise digital simulations of biological systems, which could uncover answers to pressing questions like climate change and growing food that can withstand drought.
“As you develop models that are more sophisticated that include more of the physics, chemistry and environmental issues that are important in predicting the climate, the computing resources you need increases,” said Thom Dunning, a chemistry professor at the University of Washington and the co-director of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing.
Chemists are leading a lot of the advances in computing power, since advanced biological modeling requires really powerful processing. With more detailed biological modeling, chemists can, for example, learn how plant cells react to drought, which can help to better engineer crops — a project Dunning is working on with his research group.
The more powerful the computer, the more realistic the models are, which in turn provide scientists with more reliable predictions about the future and more concrete recommendations about what companies and governments need to do.
Exascale computing would also have a tremendous impact on the country’s national security. The National Security Agency and other law enforcement organizations collect more data in their dragnet digital surveillance operations than can often be processed in a timely, meaningful way, according to Dunning. With higher processing power, that data can be analyzed quickly to assess and predict potential threats.
The companies awarded the grants will cover at least 40 percent of the cost of the research projects themselves.
“Creating an exascale computer is well beyond anything that a private company can do on its own,” said Dunning, who added that building an exascale computer is a multibillion dollar effort.
THIS IS THE ONLY REASON OUR US GOVERNMENT FEDERAL FUNDING IS KEEPING THESE SUPER-DUPER COMPUTERS PUBLIC -----THEY WILL BE VERY QUICKLY PRIVATE AND USED FOR ONLY GLOBAL CORPORATE 1% PROFIT.
U.S. investment in building an exascale machine will have benefits beyond just finishing the computer itself. The research and development gleaned along the way will flow down into lower-level systems that will give the U.S. a competitive advantage in terms of making powerful computing much more affordable and accessible, Dunning said.
Here’s a list of the Top 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world. The U.S. holds the most spots on the list, with five supercomputers that made the cut.
- Sunway TaihuLight — China
- Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2) — China
- Piz Daint — Switzerland
- Titan — United States
- Sequoia — United States
- Cori — United States
- Oakforest-PACS — Japan
- K Computer — Japan
- Mira — United States
- Trinity — United States
Titan — United States
Sequoia — United States
Cori — United States
Mira — United States
Trinity — United States
As we saw last post-----these super-duper-big dead heads are being shared between global 1%----they are as classified and contained as a nuclear arsenal. Below we see where these super-duper computers are being located----here we have
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is an American multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and administered, managed, and operated by UT-Battelle-----It is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924.
OAKRIDGE is home of BIG BOMBS NOW BIG DASTARDLY KISSINGER CONTROL OF ALL US ENERGY GRID. BELOW WE SEE IBM----ONE OF THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS OF BLACK AND WOMEN PROFESSIONALS---COREY BOOKER IS A FORMER IBM EXECUTIVE AND GREAT BIG 5% CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL BECAUSE OF THAT.
Titan is a supercomputer built by Cray at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use in a variety of science projects. Titan is an upgrade of Jaguar, a previous supercomputer at Oak Ridge, that uses graphics processing units (GPUs) in addition to conventional central processing units (CPUs). Titan is the first such hybrid to perform over 10 petaFLOPS. The upgrade began in October 2011, commenced stability testing in October 2012 and it became available to researchers in early 2013. The initial cost of the upgrade was US$60 million, funded primarily by the United States Department of Energy.
Titan is due to be eclipsed at Oak Ridge by Summit in 2018, which is being built by IBM and features fewer nodes with much greater GPU capability per node as well as local per-node non-volatile caching of file data from the system's parallel file system.
OH LOOK-----THERE IS A SUPER-DUPER COMPUTER AT BERKELEY UNIVERSITY ----WHERE THOSE FAKE ALT RIGHT AND ALT LEFT 5% ARE STIRRING UP VIOLENCE AND HATRED BETWEEN BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE.
Cori Supercomputer Now Fully Installed at Berkeley Lab
NERSC Users Beginning to Run Science Codes on New 30 Pflop/s SystemNovember 16, 2016
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Cori, the Cray XC40 system that is the latest addition to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s (NERSC) supercomputing repertoire, is now fully installed and ready to support scientific simulations and data-intensive workflows.
Over the summer Cori’s two phases, which together comprise more than 10,000 compute nodes featuring Intel Haswell and Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) processors, were fully integrated into Berkeley Lab’s new Shyh Wang Hall, which opened just over a year ago. Construction of Shyh Wang Hall, one of the nation’s most energy-efficient supercomputer facilities, was financed by the University of California, with the utility infrastructure and computer systems provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.
NERSC users are now running a variety of science codes on the new supercomputer, which has a peak performance of 30 petaflop/s.
“Cori will provide a tremendous increase in supercomputing capability for our 6,000 users, and we worked closely with Cray and Intel to ensure that scientists could both run large-scale simulations and analyze very large datasets,“ said NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh. “We are very focused on science, and we’re excited about the breakthroughs that Cori will enable.”
Cori was delivered in two phases. Cori Phase 1—also known as the Data Partition—was installed in late 2015 and comprises 12 cabinets and more than 1,600 Haswell compute nodes. It was customized to support data-intensive science and the analysis of large datasets through a combination of hardware and software configurations and queue policies. A NERSC innovation called Shifter, an open-source software tool based on Docker containers, is one such piece of software that enables users to more easily analyze datasets from experimental facilities at NERSC.
Tennessee is home of our deeply concerned about global warming and climate change AL GORE----know what is making CLIMATE CHANGE SOAR TO LEVEL 5? All this industrial development around technology especially SUPER-DUPER COMPUTERS----do you hear AL GORE or FAKE LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE pretending to be environmental shouting against BERKELEY AND THIS TENNESSEE FACILITY? Of course not-----those 5% GREEKS AND FREEMASONS do anything they are told by global 1%.
Sequoia supercomputer transitions to classified work
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that its Sequoia supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has completed its transition to classified computing in support of the Stockpile Stewardship Program, which helps the United States ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of its aging nuclear weapons stockpile without the use of underground testing.
The 20 petaflop/s (quadrillion floating point operations per second) IBM BlueGene/Q system is now dedicated exclusively to NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program. ASC is a tri-lab effort drawing on the computational engineering and scientific computing expertise resident at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.
"The success of early science runs on Sequoia have prepared the system to take on the complex calculations necessary to continue certifying the nation's aging nuclear stockpile," said NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for Stockpile Stewardship Chris Deeney. "Sequoia's mammoth computing power will provide scientists and engineers with a more complete understanding of weapons' performance, notably hydrodynamics and the properties of materials at extreme pressures and temperatures. These capabilities provide confidence in the U.S. deterrent as it is reduced under treaty agreements and represent the nation's continued leadership in high performance computing."
Bob Meisner, director of the ASC program, says that among the critical enhanced capabilities Sequoia provides is uncertainty quantification, or UQ, the quantitative characterization and reduction of uncertainty in computer applications made possible by the running of large suites of calculations designed to assess the effects of minor differences in the systems. Sources of uncertainty are rife in the natural science and engineering. UQ uses statistical methods to determine likely outcomes.
"The work we've done to date on Sequoia gives every indication that we will be able to run suites of highly resolved uncertainty quantification calculations in support of ASC's effort to extend the life of aging weapons systems such as the B61 and W78 -- what we call the life extension program," Meisner said. "By reducing the time required for the studies that underlie life extension, total costs also are reduced. The machine will also provide a means to do an assessment of its entry-level 3-D UQ capabilities. 3-D UQ will become increasingly important as the stockpile ages."
Additionally, NNSA expects the machine to enhance the program's ability to: sustain the stockpile by resolving any significant findings in weapons systems; bring greater computing power to all aspects of the annual assessment of the stockpile; and anticipate and avoid future problems that inevitably result from aging. These capabilities help ensure that the nation will never have to return to nuclear testing. Supercomputers such as Sequoia have allowed the U.S. to have confidence in its nuclear weapons stockpile over the 20 years since nuclear testing ended in 1992. The insights that come from supercomputing simulations also are vital to addressing nonproliferation and counterterrorism issues as well as informing other national security decisions such as nuclear weapon policy and treaty agreements.
Delivered and deployed in early 2012, the 96-rack Sequoia machine not only took the No. 1 ranking on the June 2012 Top500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, it was also rated as the world's most energy efficient system and earned top honors on the Graph500 list for its ability to solve big data problems - finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. While Sequoia dropped to No. 2 on the November 2012 Top500 list, it remains one of the most energy efficient HPC systems and retained its No. 1 Graph500 ranking.
Early unclassified work on the machine allowed NNSA researchers and IBM computer scientists to work out the bugs and optimize the system before it transitioned to classified work. Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers ran turbulence simulations and Sandia National Laboratories scientists explored the properties of tantalum on Sequoia.
LLNL researchers performed record simulations using all 1,572,864 cores of Sequoia to study the interaction of ultra-powerful lasers with dense plasmas in a proposed method to produce fusion energy, the energy source that powers the sun. Sequoia is the first machine to exceed one million computational cores. The simulations are the largest particle-in-cell (PIC) code simulations by number of cores ever performed and are important to laser fusion experiments in LLNL's National Ignition Facility (NIF). PIC simulations are used extensively in plasma physics to model the motion of the charged particles, and the electromagnetic interactions between them, that make up ionized matter. For more, see the March 19, 2013, announcement .
In addition, LLNL scientists investigated burn in doped plasmas, exploiting the full capability of Sequoia and the code developed for this purpose. Following a benchmark exploration of the density and temperature dependence of burn in undoped hydrogen plasma, researchers began a series of extreme-scale simulations of burn in the presence of small fractions of a percent of high-Z dopants. These studies are being used to deepen scientists' understanding of the effect of dopants on burn, physics that is vital to capsule design for NIF, a facility critical to NNSA's stockpile stewardship program.
Early efforts by LLNL scientists also included a QBox first principles molecular dynamics code examination of the electronic structure of heavy metals, research of interest to stockpile stewardship. QBox was developed at LLNL to perform large-scale simulations of materials directly from first-principles, allowing scientists to predict the properties of complex systems without first having to carry out experiments.
Sequoia also demonstrated its great scalability with a 3-D simulation of the human heart's electrophysiology. Using a code created in a partnership between LLNL and IBM scientists called Cardioid, researchers are modeling the electrical signals moving throughout the heart. Cardioid has the potential to be used to test drugs and medical devices, paving the way for tests on humans. Techniques employed by the code are useful to Sequoia's national security applications. Development of Cardioid is continuing on a smaller version of Sequoia called Vulcan, a five petaflop/s BlueGene/Q system used for unclassified research collaborations.
Sequoia was recognized with a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics as one of the top technology innovations of 2012.
Global Johns Hopkins received its super-duper computer during Obama so where these are research and development locations----global 1% are distributing those less capable super-computers to global hedge fund university campuses.
Why is all this important to 99% of WE THE PEOPLE----they are creating jobs-----if we look from where our 5% to the 1% are being employed -----we see NEW MEXICO, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO----TENNESSEE-----SILICON VALLEY CALIFORNIA. Note all of this is classified----IBM ARGONNE BATELLE are the global corporations of choice---and we can bet all these 5% to the 1% pols and players are tied to these ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT GLOBAL 1% FREEMASON GROUPS stirring up civil unrest globally but now here in US.
Argonne National Laboratory The Center is the Argonne-based partner to the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
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Trinity is a supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, United States. As of June 2016, Trinity is standing at the 7th rank among the most powerful supercomputers in the world
This is where ALL IN THE FAMILY has taken hold----the more classified corporations take our US economy the more likely hiring becomes selective to fewer families---those OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE GLOBAL 1% FREEMASONS and their 5% families. The 5% are going under the bus but these are the folks today thinking they are part of this BROTHERHOOD----their families are those with one person getting paid high salaries having to support extended family members. It's a job creating pyramid ready to collapse.
Two become one for Trinity in supercomputer partition merge
The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions were merged with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) processors.
July 20, 2017
The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions sited at Los Alamos National Laboratory were merged, with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) processors available for production computing in the Laboratory’s classified network.
"With this merge completed, we have now successfully released one of the most capable supercomputers in the world to the Stockpile Stewardship Program,” said Bill Archer.Los Alamos National Laboratory integrates systems for increased stockpile stewardship computing capabilityLOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 20, 2017—The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions sited at Los Alamos National Laboratory were merged, with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) processors available for production computing in the Laboratory’s classified network. Trinity has provided service for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)’s Stockpile Stewardship Program since summer 2016, but it has been dramatically expanded to now provide almost 680,000 advanced technology KNL processors as a key part of NNSA’s overall Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program.
“With this merge completed, we have now successfully released one of the most capable supercomputers in the world to the Stockpile Stewardship Program,” said Bill Archer, Los Alamos ASC program director. “Trinity will enable unprecedented calculations that will directly support the mission of the national nuclear security laboratories, and we are extremely excited to be able to deliver this capability to the complex.”
The Trinity project is managed and operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories under the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES) partnership. The capabilities of Trinity are required for supporting the NNSA Stockpile Stewardship program’s certification and assessments to ensure that the nation’s nuclear stockpile is safe, reliable, and secure.
In June 2017, the ACES team took the classified Trinity-Haswell system down, as planned, and merged the existing Xeon processors (Haswell) partition with the Xeon Phi processors (Knights Landing) partition. The system was back up for production use the first week of July.
The Knights Landing processors were accepted for use in December 2016 and since then they have been used for open science work in the unclassified network, permitting nearly unprecedented large-scale science simulations.
“The main benefit of doing open science was to find any remaining issues with the system hardware and software before Trinity is turned over for production computing in the classified environment,” said Trinity project director Jim Lujan. “In addition, some great science results were realized,” he said. “Knights Landing is a multicore processor that has 68 compute cores on one piece of silicon, called a die. This allows for improved electrical efficiency that is vital for getting to exascale, the next frontier of supercomputing, and is three times as power-efficient as the Haswell processors,” Archer noted.
Trinity now has 301,952 Xeon and 678, 912 Xeon Phi processors all available for classified computing, along with two pebibytes (PiB) of memory. Byte is the standard unit of digital information in a computer, originally the number of bits—typically eight—required to encode a single text character. A single petabyte would be one quadrillion bytes. (For reference, it has been said that a single petabyte of MP3-encoded music would take 2,000 years to play.) And the binary version, the pebibyte, is 12 percent greater.
Besides blending the well-known Haswell processors with the new, more efficient Knights Landing ones, Trinity benefits from the introduction of solid state storage (burst buffers). This is changing the ratio of disk and tape necessary to satisfy bandwidth and capacity requirements, and it drastically improves the usability of the systems for application input/output. With its new solid-state storage burst buffer and capacity-based campaign storage, Trinity enables users to iterate more frequently, ultimately reducing the amount of time to produce a scientific result.
Tennessee is home of our deeply concerned about global warming and climate change AL GORE----know what is making CLIMATE CHANGE SOAR TO LEVEL 5? All this industrial development around technology especially SUPER-DUPER COMPUTERS----do you hear AL GORE or FAKE LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE pretending to be environmental shouting against BERKELEY AND THIS TENNESSEE FACILITY? Of course not-----those 5% GREEKS AND FREEMASONS do anything they are told by global 1%.
'Sequoia supercomputer transitions to classified work---located in TENNESSEE
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that its Sequoia supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)'
For those scientists tied to physics loving those HADRON COLLIDERS----basic science is now being done on super-duper computer simulation----there goes another professional category------our physicists are now pushed to computer simulations---not bad for cost containment but one step closer to eliminating PHYSICISTS AS HUMAN CAPITAL.
So, when we shout our low-income citizens will be replaced by artificial intelligence and robotics we always look down the income ladder to our working class-----well, these are our professional white collar class----those affluent ---middle-class being replaced during CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA---MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE TECHNOLOGY/ENERGY GRID. Rather than our low-income citizens thinking these professionals deserve being made poor----we need people thinking to where are the job categories children and grandchildren will aspire to attain?
When our physics/technology professionals know they are being wiped off the employment map-----we see academics who had morality and ethics-----sense of common good and community pushed out-----and we get those global 1% and their 2% MAD HATTERS NOT CARING WHERE ONE WORLD DEEP STATE SMART CITIES LEADS.
Quantum Computer Could Simulate Beginnings of the Universe
By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor | June 27, 2016 09:47am ET
Researchers simulated the creation of elementary particle pairs out of the vacuum by using a quantum computer.
Credit: IQOQI/Harald RitschQuantum mechanics suggest that seemingly empty space is actually filled with ghostly particles that are fluctuating in and out of existence. And now, scientists have for the first time made an advanced machine known as a quantum computer simulate these so-called virtual particles.
This research could help shed light on currently hidden aspects of the universe, from the hearts of neutron stars to the very first moments of the universe after the Big Bang, researchers said.
Quantum mechanics suggests that the universe is a fuzzy, surreal place at its smallest levels. For instance, atoms and other particles can exist in states of flux known as superpositions, where they can seemingly each spin in opposite directions simultaneously, and they can also get entangled — meaning they can influence each other instantaneously no matter how far apart they are separated. Quantum mechanics also suggests that pairs of virtual particles, each consisting of a particle and its antiparticle, can wink in and out of seemingly empty vacuum and influence their surroundings. [Beyond Higgs: 5 Elusive Particles That May Lurk in the Universe]
Quantum mechanics underlies the standard model of particle physics, which is currently the best explanation for how all the known elementary particles, such as electrons and protons, behave. However, there are still many open questions regarding the standard model of particle physics, such as whether or not it can help explain cosmic mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy — both of which have not been directly detected by astronomers, but are inferred based on their gravitational effects.
The interactions between elementary particles are often described with what is known as gauge theories. However, the real-time dynamics of particles in gauge theories are extremely difficult for conventional computers to compute, except in the simplest of cases. As a result, scientists have instead turned to experimental devices known as quantum computers.
"Our work is a first step towards developing dedicated tools that can help us to gain a better understanding of the fundamental interactions between the elementary constituents in nature," study co-lead author Christine Muschik told Live Science. Muschik is a theoretical physicist at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck, Austria.
Whereas classical computers represent data as ones and zeroes — binary digits known as "bits," symbolized by flicking switch-like transistors either on or off — quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits, that are in superpositions — meaning that they are on and off at the same time. This enables a qubit to carry out two calculations simultaneously. In principle, quantum computers could work much faster than regular computers at solving certain problems because the quantum machines can analyze every possible solution at once.
In their new study, scientists built a quantum computer using four electromagnetically trapped calcium ions. They controlled and manipulated these four qubits with laser pulses.
The researchers had their quantum computer simulate the appearance and disappearance of virtual particles in a vacuum, with pairs of qubits representing pairs of virtual particles — specifically, electrons and positrons, the positively charged antimatter counterparts of electrons. Laser pulses helped simulate how powerful electromagnetic fields in a vacuum can generate virtual particles, the scientists said.
"This is one of the most complex experiments that has ever been carried out in a trapped-ion quantum computer," study co-author Rainer Blatt, an experimental physicist at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck, Austria, said in a statement.
This work shows that quantum computers can simulate high-energy physics — showing how particles might behave at energy levels that are much too high to be easily generated on Earth. "The field of experimental quantum computing is growing very fast, and many people ask the question, What is a small-scale quantum computer good for?" study co-lead author Esteban Martinez, an experimental physicist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, told Live Science. "Unlike other applications, you don't need millions of quantum bits to do these simulations — tens might be enough to tackle problems that we cannot yet attack using classical approaches." [Big Bang to Civilization: 10 Amazing Origin Events]
The problem the researchers had their quantum simulator analyze was simple enough for classical computers to compute, which showed that the quantum simulator's results matched predictions with great accuracy. This suggests that quantum simulators could be used on more complex gauge-theory problems in the future, and the machines could even see new phenomena.
"Our proof-of-principle experiment represents a first step toward the long-term goal of developing future generations of quantum simulators that will be able to address questions that cannot be answered otherwise," Muschik said.
In principle, desktop quantum simulators could help model the kind of extraordinarily high-energy physics currently studied using expensive atom smashers, such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
"These two approaches complement one another perfectly," study co-author Peter Zoller, a theoretical physicist at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck, said in a statement. "We cannot replace the experiments that are done with particle colliders. However, by developing quantum simulators, we may be able to understand these experiments better one day."
"Moreover, we can study new processes by using quantum simulation — for example, in our experiment, we also investigated particle entanglement produced during pair creation, which is not possible in a particle collider," Blatt said in a statement.
Ultimately, quantum simulators may help researchers simulate the dynamics within the dead stars known as neutron stars, or investigate "questions relating to interactions at very high energies and high densities describing early-universe physics," Muschik said.
The scientists detailed their findings in the June 23 issue of the journal Nature.
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The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214
Published on Nov 1, 2014In which John Green teaches you about railroads, and some of the ways they changed the world, and how they were a sort of microcosm for the Industrial Revolution as a whole. Prior to the invention of steam powered railroads, pretty much all locomotion had been muscle-powered. You either walked where you wanted to go, or rode on an animal to get where you were going. The railroad changed human perception of time and space, making long distance travel much faster and easier. Railroads also changed habits, including increasing reading. People needed some sort of distraction to ensure they didn't have to talk to other people on the train. Like any new technology, railroads also scared people. All kinds of fears surrounded rail travel, but over time, people got over them. And the quality of boiler manufacturing improved, so the trains exploded less often, which also made people feel safer.