Radio Free HPC Podcast

Radio Free HPC Podcast

Rich Brueckner

Description: News and commentary on high performance computing

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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...

A Preview of the SC17 Student Cluster Competiton

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the SC17 Student Cluster Competition. "In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble a small cluster on the exhibit floor and race to complete a real-world workload across a seri...

Speeding up Applications with RedLine Performance Solutions

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC teams discusses performance optimization with Carolyn Pasti and Don Avart from Red Line Performance Solutions. RedLine Performance Solutions is a world-class provider of high-performance computing solutions. Our promise: to ensure objectively engineered...

Preview of SC17 Ancillary Events

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ancillary events leading up to SC17, which takes place Nov. 12-17 in Denver. After that, we do our Catch of the Week. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed...

Is the Cloud Killing Tape?

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team asks the question: Is the Cloud Killing the Tape Market? The issue came up this week that Spectra Logic is laying off 9 percent of its workforce. "There may be a silver lining for Spectra Logic, with a legacy of tape storage. The technology has had...

Announcing Project Cyclops - One Node to Rule them All

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In this podcast, Dan Olds from OrionX describes Project Cyclops - a benchmarking quest to build the world's fastest single node. Codenamed “Cyclops”, the single-node supercomputer demonstrates the computational power that individual scientists, engineers, artificial intelligence practitioners, a...

A proposal to use Blockchain to combat Fake News

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Henry Newman's recent proposal to use Blockchain as a way to combat Fake News. Henry shares that this rant result from what he saw as an egregious story that was going around that could have been easily quashed. "What if every aud...

SC17 Plenary to Focus on Smart Cities

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Smart Cities. As the featured topic this year at the SC17 Plenary, the Smart Cities initiative looks to improve the quality of life for residents using urban informatics and other technologies to improve the efficiency of ser...

A Closer Look at the Tianhe-2A Supercomputer

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at China's massive upgrade of the Tianhe-2A supercomputer to 95 Petaflops peak performance. As detailed in a new 21-page report by Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee, the upgrade should nearly double the performance of the sys...

A Look at the New OrionX AI Survey

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In this Radio Free HPC podcast, Dan Olds and Shahin Khan from OrionX describe their new AI Survey. "OrionX Research has completed one the most comprehensive surveys to date of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. With over 300 respondents in North America, representing 13 in...
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