What are we reading? November 17, 2022

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.


Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

From the deep thinking file, a dispatch from the supercomputer calculation Olympics. Top digital dog today in the global number crunchers top 500 is the Frontier HPE Cray, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Cray's performance stats include 1.1 exaflops per second and a potential peak of 2.0 exaflops. That is around 10 times more powerful than the silver medallist. What all that means down on the factory floor or in the penthouse coding suite is anyone's guess, but you can bet it could launch your Excel program in under a minute, which alone would qualify as a techno-miracle for blue collar computer users. – ZDNet



Glen Korstrom, reporter:

Enjoyed reading this profile of one of the more influential people in the B.C. wine scene, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards co-founder and #BCwinechat founder Sandra Oldfield. – Great Northwest Wine



Amid all the articles about inflation, few focus on the upside. Here’s one, which notes that TFSA limits are going up in 2023. Tax brackets are also set to rise, raising the possibility of lower taxes for those who do not get higher wages. – Globe and Mail