Radio Free HPC Podcast

Radio Free HPC Podcast

Rich Brueckner

Description: News and commentary on high performance computing

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Diverging Chip Architectures in the Wake of Spectre and Meltdown

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the tradeoff between chip performance and security. In the aftermath of the recently disclosed Spectre and Meltdown exploits, Cryptograpy guru Paul Kocher from Rambus is calling for a divergence in processor architectures: The direction that we need...

A New CEO at HPE

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at HPE's new CEO, Antonio Neri, a longtime HPE executive who previously served as President of the company. As the number 1 server vendor in the HPC space, this change will be one to watch as we transition to the exascale era in the next...

When NVIDIA Bans Consumer GPUs in the Datacenter

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at NVIDIA's new EULA GeForce Software user license, which prohibits the use of consumer GPUs in the datacenter. We are not looking to beat up on anyone, but our focus is on what limitations this might mean for the industry: No Datacenter Deployment...

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...
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