Radio Free HPC Podcast

Radio Free HPC Podcast

Rich Brueckner

Description: News and commentary on high performance computing

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Results from the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition

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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-A...

Coral-2 Exascale Machines will require Boatload of Accelerators

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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, multipl...

A Closer Look at the new Interactive Supercomputing Map of the USA

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new interactive USA Supercomputing Map from Hyperion Research.  "The mapped sites include government, academic and industrial HPC data centers, along with HPC vendors. This powerful tool can be used to identify the economic impact of HPC in...

A Closer Look at the Coral-2 RFP for Exascale Supercomputers

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new Department of Energy's RFP for Exascale Computers. Called CORAL-2, this Request for Proposal is for up to $1.8 billion and is completely separate from the $320 million allocated for the Exascale Computing Project in the FY 2018 budget. Those...

How Seniors Keep Up with Technology

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses technology changes and how senior citizens work with social media. Henry's Mom Binnie Coppersmith is once again our guest on the show, which is monumental since no one has ever offered to come back before.Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes...

Zuckerberg Goes to Washington

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Facebook's testimony before Congress. “Dan Olds and Henry Newman are the only guys on deck today, Rich and Shahin are either traveling or doing something useless. However, this episode is ground breaking. Henry and Dan agree on everything ...

Henry's Mom is Back to Describe Travel Booking before Technology

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses technology changes in the last 50 years of the Travel Agencies. Henry's Mom Binnie Coppersmith is once again our guest on the show, which is monumental since no one has ever offered to come back before.Download the MP3 * Sub...

HPC Highlights from the 2018 GPU Technology Conference

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights of the GPU Technology Conference. From Rich's perspective, the key HPC announcement centered around new NVIDIA DGX-2 supercomputer with the NVSwitch interconnect. The rapid growth in deep learning workloads has driven the need...

Mind Archival for Immortality

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes off the supercomputing rails a bit with a discussion on digital immortality. A new company called Nectome will reportedly archive your mind for future uploading to a machine. We’re building the next generation of tools to preserve the connectome. Our u...

A Quest for Quantum Supremacy

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the big three technologies of the day on the Hype curve: Machine Learning. The GTC conference is coming up, and we are seeing a continuing series of announcements like the high density deep learning server from Lamda Labs.Cryptocurrency. GPUs ar...
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