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RFHPC187: Facebook Goes to Washington

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Facebook’s testimony before Congress. “Dan Olds and Henry Newman are the only guys on deck today, Rich and Shahin are either traveling or doing something useless. However, this episode is ground breaking. Henry and Dan agree on everything ranging from the Facebook security “scandal” to the implications… Read More »RFHPC187: Facebook Goes to…

RFHPC186: A Look Back at the 2018 GPU Technology Conference

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights of the GPU Technology Conference. From Rich’s perspective, the key HPC announcement centered around new NVIDIA DGX-2 supercomputer with the NVSwitch interconnect. The rapid growth in deep learning workloads has driven the need for a faster and more scalable interconnect, as PCIe bandwidth increasingly becomes the… Read More »RFHPC186: A Look Back…

RFHPC185: Immortality through Mind Archival

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes off the supercomputing rails a bit with a discussion on digital immortality. A new company called Nectome will reportedly archive your mind for future uploading to a machine. We’re building the next generation of tools to preserve the connectome. Our ultimate ambition is to keep your… Read More »RFHPC185: Immortality through Mind…

RFHPC184: The Quest for Quantum Supremacy

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPCteam looks at the big three technologies of the day on the Hype curve: Machine Learning. The GTC conference is coming up, and we are seeing a continuing series of announcements like the high density deep learning server from Lamda Labs. Cryptocurrency. GPUs are in short supply as crypto miners… Read More »RFHPC184: The Quest for…

RFHPC183: A Look at the European Processor Initiative

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the European Processor Initiative, an effort to design a build an exascale computer based around European technology. “According to an interview in Primeur Magazine with EPI project coordinator Philippe Notton from Atos, the project involves not only a processor, but an accelerator as well. Will it… Read More »RFHPC183: A Look at…

RFHPC182: Diverging Chip Architectures in the Wake of Spectre and Meltdown

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPCteam looks at the tradeoff between chip performance and security. In the aftermath of the recently disclosed Spectre and Meltdown exploits, Cryptograpy guru Paul Kocher from Rambus is calling for a divergence in processor architectures: The direction that we need to go as an industry though is …We need… Read More »RFHPC182: Diverging Chip Architectures…

RFHPC181: New Leadership at HPE

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at HPE’s new CEO, Antonio Neri, a longtime HPE executive who previously served as President of the company. As the number 1 server vendor in the HPC space, this change will be one to watch as we transition to the exascale era in the next five years or so.… Read More »RFHPC181: New Leadership at…

RFHPC180: How NVIDIA's new EULA Bans Consumer GPUs in the Datacenter

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at NVIDIA’s new EULA GeForce Software user license, which prohibits the use of consumer GPUs in the datacenter. We are not looking to beat up on anyone, but our focus is on what limitations this might mean for the industry: No Datacenter Deployment. The SOFTWARE is not… Read More »RFHPC180: How NVIDIA's new…

RFHPC179: A Look at the Cryptocurrency Crash

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the recent cryptocurrency crash and why prices for these coins is so volatile. After that, we do our Catch of the Week: Henry points us to a story about Boeing’s new autonomous drone that carry up to 500 pound packages for home delivery. Dan notes that, after… Read More »RFHPC179: A Look at…

RFHPC178: Europe's Big Investment in Exascale

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at European Commission’s recent move to fund exascale development with 1 Billion Euros. While Europe already had a number of exascale initiatives under way, this is a major step forward in that it puts up the money. Under a new legal and funding structure, the Commission’s… Read More »RFHPC178: Europe's Big Investment…