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SC19: Our Visit to the State Fair

SC19 Postview Our show today is all about what we saw at the “State Fair for Nerds” that is SC19. Where there weren’t any livestock shows or supercomputers carved out of butter, there was a lot to see and hear. Shahin talks about the European Processor Initiative and conversations that he had with folks from… Read More »SC19: Our Visit to…

SC19 Student Cluster Competition – Recap

 SC19 Student Cluster Round Up The show starts in the usual way, with Henry complaining about snow and us laughing at him. Our special guest, student clusterer extraordinaire Jessi Lanum, complains about recording again with Henry in a definite shot across his bow, to everyone’s amusement. The group discusses their annual SC19 dinner and the… Read More »SC19 Student Cluster Competition…

New TOP500 List: Spot The Difference

Live from SC19 In this Breaking News edition of RadioFreeHPC, we look over the newly released TOP500 list in all its glory. We talk about the changes in this version of the list (100 new systems, but none in the top 24), how the major countries stack up against each other, and vendor system share.… Read More »New TOP500 List: Spot…

SC19 Student Cluster Competition – Preview

Blood Sweat Glory, But No Tears “This is a groundbreaking episode of RadioFreeHPC….groundbreaking, I tell you! We have a very special guest, our first post-millennial commentator, Jessi Lanum who is a Student Cluster Competition veteran and is on the show to give us an insider peek at what it’s like to compete for cluster competition… Read More »SC19 Student Cluster Competition…

Truth, Trust, and Deepfakes

You never write, you never call, you never send flowers “just because.” But that’s ok, we welcome you back to another scintillating episode of Radio Free HPC anyway. Henry is traveling on yet another business trip, lodged in the Washington, DC area, and not even in his favorite hotel chain. But his reputation as a… Read More »Truth, Trust, and Deepfakes

Preview of Supercomputing ’19 – Denver

What’s All Happening at SC19 in Denver? Supercomputing ’19 is coming to Denver this year and who better than Rich Brueckner to give us a sneak peak. Super excited to have Rich and his signature laugh on this show again. In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the full list of ancillary events… Read More »Preview of Supercomputing ’19…

7 Years, 251 Episodes, 17 Listeners

RadioFreeHPC Celebrates a Number in its Prime Welcome to a historic milestone:  Our 251st Radio Free HPC episode! We’re celebrating 251 rather than 250 for a couple of reasons. First, everyone celebrates round numbers and that’s boring. And 251 is round enough for those who crave them. Second, 251 is a prime number and we… Read More »7 Years, 251 Episodes,…

Fragile: Python, sudo, AI

How Many Episodes, Did You Say?! The show is geographically skewed today with all three hosts on the west coast. Henry is gracing Seattle with his presence, resulting in plunging coffee inventories and skyrocketing sushi prices. The first item of discussion is a problem in the scientific software world. There’s a bug in Python scripts… Read More »Fragile: Python, sudo, AI

RISC-V CEO Sees Bright Global Future for Open Source CPUs

RISC-V, Historic Passwords Revealed, End of the World We’re missing Henry S. Newman this week, who is down in Los Cruces inspecting and overseeing the construction of his new crib. Dan and Shahin discuss just how little they’d want to be the general contractor working to build Henry’s house. Henry would be deploying a set… Read More »RISC-V CEO Sees Bright…

Turing Machine is Sequential, How About a Parallel Machine?

Solving Exponential Problems in Polynomial Time Pretty much all of computing rests on the strong foundation of the Turing Machine, a general purpose formulation of computing which happens to be very sequential. It transfers that attribute to the Von Neumann architecture that manifests it and leads to the famous Von Neumann bottleneck. It would be… Read More »Turing Machine is Sequential,…