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RISC-V Deep Dive, CTO Interview

  RISC-V Deep Dive, CTO Interview In this special edition of Radio Free HPC, we interview Mark Himelstein, RISC-V International Chief Technical Officer. In the discussion, we look at RISC-V from all angles, discussing how the opensource ISA is being used today and how it might be used tomorrow. And there’s a lot to consider.… Read More »RISC-V Deep Dive, CTO…

Liqid Gets Hot, NSF Billion for AI

We have our full staff for this show – first time in a long time. We start out with introductions….Henry still lives in a survivalist compound in Las Cruces, NM, Jessi is still on crutches, and Shahin is still living in the smokey Silicon Valley. Jumping right into our topic:  DOD is getting two new,… Read More »Liqid Gets Hot, NSF…

Special Fun-tastic Double Episode

We’re finally starting to cut into our product backlog and, as a first, we’re presenting our special road trip double episode where Jessi and Dan traveled to the House of Henry, buried deeply in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We visit his rammed earth compound and recorded two RFHPC episodes there – and one of them… Read More »Special Fun-tastic Double Episode

SiFive’s Big Score, Will Nvidia Buy Arm?

We start out with our personal pledge that all of our content is new and not pre-recorded. That’s our gift to you – no recycled, reused or Amazon Renewed content. Jumping into our first topic, Risc-V IP and silicon purveyor SiFive earned a $61 million investment from a group of high-end investors including SK Hynix,… Read More »SiFive’s Big Score, Will…

MLperf Wars & AMD’s Gawdy Numbers

Summer inventory clearance days for Radio Free HPC! We’re blasting through our processing backlog and getting the episodes out as fast as possible (but no faster). In this episode, we talk about the spate of MLperf benchmarks and how AMD hit it out of the park on their most recent earnings. We start the episode… Read More »MLperf Wars & AMD’s…

Is Amazon’s Graviton2 Ready for Prime (Time)?

The show starts on a high note, with Henry’s audio being amazingly echo free. Usually we hear a lot of echo as Henry talks, which is due to the rammed earth walls of his new abode, plus the fact that there isn’t any carpeting or anything else to absorb his nasal tones. But somehow Henry… Read More »Is Amazon’s Graviton2 Ready…

ISC, Student Cluster Competition Recap

ISC20 Smashing Online Success The RadioFreeHPC team looks back at the success that ISC20 was and discusses what attending an online-only conference was like. Big kudos and thanks to the ISC team who pulled off one grand challenge of re-planning and did it so well! Shahin offers his reflections on scheduling an online conference on… Read More »ISC, Student Cluster Competition…

The Persistence of Memory

Intel Optane Memory Nothing says HPC like having the performance cake and eating it too. In this episode, we drill down on what Intel is doing with their cool Optane tech, shooting for speeds that remind you of memory, sizes that look like storage, and costs that make it look like a deal, with real… Read More »The Persistence of Memory

Is it Time for Virtual GPUs?

VMware’s Bitfusion and Dell We start with team introductions, as usual, but drop a bombshell on listeners:  we’re going to be missing Jessi for the next couple of months as she goes off to Marine Officers Candidate School – or as she calls it “screamy summer camp.” It’s sort of like an all-inclusive Sandals Resort.… Read More »Is it Time for…

NSF, QIS Funding, But First…

18th Listener Awards! Run-of-the-mill start as we introduce the team. Henry has quite a bit of echo since he’s now firmly ensconced in his rammed earth survival compound. Big news this week! We finally received our 18th email in our first ever RadioFreeHPC email-to-win contest. First, let’s see what they win… The first item in… Read More »NSF, QIS Funding, But…