Radio Free HPC Podcast

Radio Free HPC Podcast

Rich Brueckner

Description: News and commentary on high performance computing

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The Radio Free Trip Report from ISC 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...

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

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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 25th 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 wor...

Preview of ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition & Ancillary Events

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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...

A Closer Look at the new Summit Supercomputer

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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. This mas...

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

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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 e...

Why the GDPR Matters to us all

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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. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years - we're here to make sure you...

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...
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