Radio Free HPC Podcast

Radio Free HPC Podcast

Rich Brueckner

Description: News and commentary on high performance computing

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Looking at the Cryptocurrency Crash

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the recent cryptocurrency crash and why prices for these coins is so volatile. After that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed...

Europe Invests in Exascale

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at European Commission's recent move to fund exascale development with 1 Billion Euros. While Europe already had a number of exascale initiatives under way, this is a major step forward in that it puts up the money. Under a new legal and funding structu...

Spectre and Meltdown Exploits threaten HPC Performance

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the performance ramifications of the Spectre and Meltdown exploits that affect processors from Intel, AMD, and many others. While patches are on the way, the performance hit from these patches could be as high as twenty or thirty percent in some case...

A List of Things Not Invited Back in 2018

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews their list of things Not Invited Back in 2018. Along the way, they share some of their New Year Resolutions. Not Invited Back for 2018: Henry want to see an end to Swatting.Dan wants to see an end to IEEE Floating-Point ArithmeticRich is not inviting...

2018 Technology Predictions from Radio Free HPC

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews 2017 Technology Predictions from OrionX. While all the numbers are not in yet, here are the OrionX 2017 predictions look to be true: Azure will grow faster than AWS. While the big three are all growing, Azure seems to be growing at the fastest rate. M...

A Closer Look at the New Power9, Titan V, and Snapdragon 845

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at all new fast devices that came to market this week for HPC. IBM Power9 Servers are here! Launched this week, the AC922 POWER9 servers will form the basis of the world’s fastest “Coral” supercomputers coming to ORNL and LLNL. Built specifically...

A Controversy in the Irish Supercomputing List

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a controversy stirred up by the recent Irish Supercomputing List. The 9th Irish Supercomputer List was released this week. For the first time, Ireland has four computers ranked on the Top500 and Ireland is now ranked number o...

Results from the SC17 Student Cluster Competition

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes over the results of the SC17 Student Cluster Competition. This year, Nanyang Technological University from Singapore took the Top Prize. After that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed...

A Recap of SC17 in Denver

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team describes the highlights of SC17 in Denver. Highlights includes the debut of ARM hardware for HPC, a Rasberry Pie Cluster, and pervasive liquid cooling. Other highlights include: Posit Research was there at the Innovation Showcase with an all-new company work...

Radio Free HPC Reviews the Latest TOP500 List

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the latest TOP500 list in front of a live audience in Denver at SC17. The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 144. It is the largest nu...
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