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A podcast for fans of high performance computing.

A podcast for fans of high performance computing.
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A podcast for fans of high performance computing.

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English


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A Look at the Spaceborne Supercomputer One Year Later

11/6/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team sits down with Mark Fernandez from HPE to discuss the Spaceborne Supercomputer that it currently orbiting the planet in the International Space Station. Last week, HPE announced it is opening high-performance computing capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its continued experiments on the Spaceborne Computer project. Spaceborne Computer is the first commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) supercomputer that HPE and...

Duration:00:29:18

A Preview of the SC18 Student Cluster Competition

10/29/2018
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In this podcast, Radio Free HPC Previews the SC18 Student Cluster Competition. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter.

Duration:00:25:19

A Look at IDC's Growing Server Market Numbers

10/22/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest server market numbers from IDC. The takeaway? The Server industry up 43 percent year over year. Component prices have gone up, so there may be multiple contributing factors implying richer configurations are being deployed. Dan thinks IDC might be adjusting their model, but we can't be sure from here. He doesn't see how a company like Inspur can jack their business by 112 percent in a single year. This is simply unprecedented...

Duration:00:18:18

Brent Gorda on his new Role as HPC Lead for ARM

10/22/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team catches up with Brent Gorda to discuss the future of ARM in HPC. After that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter.

Duration:00:31:50

A Look at Remarkable Growth in the HPC Server Market

10/22/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at remarkable growth in the HPC Server Market reported by Hyperion Research. Hyperion Research reports that worldwide factory revenue for the high-performance computing (HPC) technical server market jumped 27.6% to $3.7 billion in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), up from $2.9 billion in the same period of 2017, according to the newly released Hyperion Research Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView. Sequentially, second-quarter...

Duration:00:20:07

SC18 Event Preview

10/22/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks ahead to preview SC18 in Dallas. The conference takes place Nov. 11 - 16. SC18Ancillary Events at SC18: HP-CASTNov. 9-10Intel HPC ForumNov. 11Dell EMC HPC Community MeetingNov. 12DDN User Group MeetingNov. 12Hyperion Research Breakfast Briefing Adolphus Hotel at 7:15 am - 9:00 am on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Breakfast will be served at 6:45 am.UnivaLunch & LearnNov. 14Mellanox SC18 Evening EventWednesday, Nov. 14Does your company have special events...

Duration:00:30:15

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Frightening Notpetya Cyber Attack

9/5/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at one of the most massive hacks ever, the Notpetya cyber attack on shipping company Maersk and their partners. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter.

Duration:00:26:41

A Look at the new Eagle Supercomputer at NREL

8/20/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new Eagle supercomputing under construction at NREL. The new machine from HPE will run more detailed models that simulate complex processes, systems, and phenomena to advance early research and development on energy technologies across fields including vehicle, wind power, and data sciences. After that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter.

Duration:00:23:37

A Look at China' new Exascale Prototypes

8/13/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at China's new ARM-based Exascale supercomputer prototype. As reported in China Daily, scientists have put an exascale computing prototype into operation that does not run the x86 instruction set. The Sunway exascale computer prototype was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC), the team that developed Sunway TaihuLight, crowned the world's fastest computer two years in a row in 2016...

Duration:00:13:01

A Look at the IO500 Benchmark Suite

8/6/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team talks to John Bent from the IO500 committee about why he and a team of I/O professionals created the IO500 benchmark suite. The second IO500 list was revealed at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. IO500After that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter.

Duration:00:39:56

Lincoln Labs Paper on Spectre/Meltdown Performance Hits

7/30/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a new whitepaper from Lincoln Labs focused on the performance hits Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. The news is not good for HPC workloads. After that, Shahin point us to the story about how DARPA just allocated $75 Million in awards for thinking-outside-the-box computing innovation. They call it the Electronics Resurgence Initiative and the list of projects funded includes something called Software Defined Hardware. After that, we do the...

Duration:00:26:58

A Look at China's Plan for Exascale

7/23/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes through a fascinating presentation that provides details on China's Three-Pronged Plan for Exascale. We should probably note that this is our 200th Episode of Radio Free HPC. We would like to thank all 13 of our regular listeners for their continued support! Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter.

Duration:00:19:33

The Radio Free Trip Report from ISC 2018

7/10/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team offers up a Trip Report from ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. It was a whirlwind week for news with a new USA machine on the TOP500, but the other big news centered around the convergence of HPC & AI. This common theme was all over the show floor, with use cases on display in dozens of exhibits. Topics include: Mousquetaire-Group Announces European Exascale InitiativeISC 2018 Student Cluster CompetitionShahinDanSamsungIntelTeam AmericaDownload the MP3 *...

Duration:00:29:12

For the first time in years, the USA Leads the TOP500 Supercomputers

6/25/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the latest TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. The TOP500 celebrates its 25 anniversary with a major shakeup at the top of the list. For the first time since November 2012, the US claims the most powerful supercomputer in the world, leading a significant turnover in which four of the five top systems were either new or substantially upgraded.Highlights: #1 is Summit, an IBM-built supercomputer now running at the Department...

Duration:00:23:34

Preview of ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition & Ancillary Events

6/18/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition. "Now in its seventh year, the ISC-HPCAC Student Cluster Competition enables international STEM teams to take part in a real-time contest focused on advancing STEM disciplines and HPC skills development at ISC 2018 from June 25-27. To take home top honors, twelve teams will have the opportunity to showcase systems of their own design, adhering to strict power constraints and achieve the highest...

Duration:00:30:21

A Closer Look at the new Summit Supercomputer

6/9/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new 200 Petaflop Summit supercomputer that was unveiled this week at ORNL. Powered by IBM POWER9 processors, 27,648 NVIDIA GPUs, and Mellanox InfiniBand, the Summit supercomputer is also the first Exaop AI system on the planet. NVIDIA blogAfter that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed

Duration:00:20:50

A Look at the new NVIDIA HGX-2 Reference Platform for HPC & AI

6/4/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new NVIDIA HGX-2 Reference Platform for HPC & AI. "The HGX-2 cloud server platform supports multi-precision computing, supporting high-precision calculations using FP64 and FP32 for scientific computing and simulations, while also enabling FP16 and Int8 for AI training and inference. This unprecedented versatility meets the requirements of the growing number of applications that combine HPC with AI. HGX-2 is a part of the larger family...

Duration:00:22:08

Why the GDPR Matters to us all

5/28/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at ramifications for the European GPDR laws, which went into effect May 25, 2018. After that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed

Duration:00:29:13

Results from the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition

5/20/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the results of the ASC 2018 Student Cluster Competition. "The ASC 2018 Student Supercomputer Challenge finalist were announced on March 20, 2018. Twenty of the 300+ enrolled teams around the world including: Tsinghua University-China, Friedrich-Alexander, Erlangen-Nuremberg University- Germany, Saint Petersburg State University – Russia, University of Miskolc – Hungary, Texas A&M University – USA, and Hong Kong Baptist University, will...

Duration:00:33:53

Coral-2 Exascale Machines will require Boatload of Accelerators

5/7/2018
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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at daunting performance targets for the DOE's CORAL-2 RFP for Exascale Computers. "So, 1.5 million TeraFlops divided by 7.8 is how many individual accelerators you need, and that's 192,307, which by the way looks like a prime number. Now, multiply that by 300 watts per accelerator, and it is clear we are going to need something all-new to get where we want to go." The Request for Proposals is designed to get bids from vendors to build...

Duration:00:16:11