Radio Free HPC Podcast

Radio Free HPC Podcast

Rich Brueckner

Description: News and commentary on high performance computing

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Cray Urika-GX Brings Graph Computing to Alan Turing Institute

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at why the Alan Turing Institute is focusing on Graph Computing with their acquisition of a Cray Urika-GX supercomputer. "Hosted at the University of Edinburgh in the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), the Cray Urika-GX system will pr...

Sizing Up SSDs with Drive Writes Per Day

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at why Drive Writes Per Day are such an important metric for acquiring the right kind of SSD for your particular workload. Drive writes per day (DWPD) is an endurance rating that manufacturers of NAND flash storage provide their customers. ... DWPD wi...

ISC 2017 Student Cluster Competition Results

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at the recent ISC 2017 conference and summarizes results from Student Cluster Competition. Eleven student teams were on the show floor this year, vying against each other for the top honors in the sixth annual ISC Student Cluster Competition...

The State of Lustre from ISC 2017

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In this RichReport podcast from the German Autobahn, Brent Gorda gives us a Lustre update from ISC 2017 in Frankfurt. On the latest Top500 list, Lustre leads the pack with 9 systems in the Top 10.https://ia601508.us.archive.org/15/items/radioBrent/radioBrent.mp3 After that, Brent describes his new...

Intel Omni-Path Rocks the TOP500

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In this podcast from ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, the Radio Free HPC team sits down with Scott Misage from Intel to learn why Intel Omni-Path has gained momentum on the TOP500. "Intel Omni-Path Architecture delivers the performance for tomorrow’s high performance computing workloads and the ab...

Running Down the TOP500

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. It's Day 1 here at the ISC 2017 conference, and we'll be keeping you posted on all the news as the show goes June 18-22 in Frankfurt, Germany.  After that, we do our Ca...

The Day-by-Day ISC 2017 Preview Show

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In this podcast, Rich gives us a day-by-day preview of the upcoming ISC 2017 conference. The event takes place June 18-22 in Frankfurt, Germany. "ISC High Performance focuses on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments...

A Quick Tour of the SuperNAP Datacenter in Las Vegas

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In this Radio Free HPC podcast, Rich gives us the lowdown on his recent tour of the SuperNAP datacenter in Las Vegas. Run by Switch, the campus has over up to 2.4 million sqft of Tier IV Gold data center space with 315 Megawatts of datacenter capacity. "Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Las Vegas...

Henry Goes Wild at Best Buy

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In this podcast, Henry goes on a shopping spree at Best Buy. His mom was moving into a new place, so he got her all-new electronics to the tune of $1624. Is Henry a good son or did he go cheap? We'll find out. After that, we do our Catch of the Week: Rich notes that recent reports about the Aurora s...

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...
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