Radio Free HPC Podcast

Radio Free HPC Podcast

Rich Brueckner

Description: News and commentary on high performance computing

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Google's New TPU2 Tensor Processing Unit

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the announcements coming from Google IO conference. Of particular interest was their second-generation TensorFlow Processing Unit (TPU2). After that, we do our Catch of the Week...

New Nvidia Volta GPUs for HPC & AI

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Volta, Nvidia's new GPU architecture that delivers up to 5x the performance of its predecessor. At the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced a lineup of new Volta-based AI supercomputers including a powerful new ve...

Bull eXascale Interconnect (BXI)

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In this podcast, Jean-Pierre Panziera from Atos presents: BXI - Bull eXascale Interconnect. "Exascale entails an explosion of performance, of the number of nodes/cores, of data volume and data movement. At such a scale, optimizing the network that is the backbone of the system becomes a major c...

Update on the Exascale Computing Project

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a recent update on the Exascale Computing Project by Paul Messina. "The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) was established with the goals of maximizing the benefits of HPC for the United States and accelerating the development of a capable exascal...

Looking Ahead to the 2017 MSST Mass Storage Conference

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the upcoming MSST Mass Storage Conference with Program Chair Matthew O'Keefe from Oracle. "Since the conference was founded by the leading national laboratories, MSST has been a venue for massive-scale storage system designers and implementers,...

Quantum Startup Rigetti Computing gets $64M Funding

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the week's top stories: Quantum Startup Rigetti Computing Raises $64 Million in Funding. Rex Computing has their produced their processing chip and thing works. Intel has brought their first Octane branded SSDs to market. Based on the 3D XPoint...

Report: USA is Losing HPC Leadership

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In this podcast, Radio Free HPC looks at a recent report that the USA needs to take aggresive action to keep up with China in High Performance Computing. Produced by the NSA-DOE Technical Meeting on High Performance Computing, the report states that we need to change course now or the U.S...

Storj Takes Blockchain Tech to Cloud Storage

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In this podcast, Radio Free HPC looks at a Startup called Storj, which will pay you to use your excess data capacity as cloud-based storage based on Blockchain technology. "Our mission is to rethink cloud storage, to provide the security, privacy, and transparency it’s missing. That's wh...

Dan's Daughter Gives us the Scoop from Washington, D.C.

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team hosts Dan's daughter Elizabeth. How did Dan get this way? We're on a mission to find out even as Elizabeth complains of the early onset of Curmudgeon's Syndrome. Somehow she has turned out well, though, and has a great gig with an Oil company in Washington,...

A Look at Next Generation Computer Arithmetic

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses a recent presentation by John Gustafson on Next Generation Computer Arithmetic. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed...
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