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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,…

Quantum Supremacy? Yes and No!

Quantum Supremacy Is and Is Not How quantum is that?! The RadioFreeHPC team discusses the Google/NASA paper, titled “Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor”, that was published and then unpublished. But it’s the internet and everything is a “digital tattoo”, so there are copies out there (see below). The paper, right in its title, and… Read More »Quantum Supremacy? Yes and…

FinTech and HPC-AI

@RadioFreeHPC Has Entered The Building First things first, you can call us @RadioFreeHPC now, thanks to our new Twitter account. We decided maybe this social media thing is not a fad after all. We are also pleased to inform you that our Twitter account is almost as heavily followed as the podcast itself. Thank you!… Read More »FinTech and HPC-AI

RFP Pro Tips

The Dos and Donts of RFP Benchmarks In today’s show we only have Dan and Henry on deck, Shahin is away at the “HPC and AI on Wall Street” event where he’ll be hosting various panel discussions. But Dan and Henry soldier on with a discussion based on a recent, and fascinating, presentation by Tricia… Read More »RFP Pro Tips

Extreme Power and Cooling Efficiency

Yes, You Can Be More Efficient! Dan is back from way Down Under bearing intellectual gifts from the recent HPC-AI Advisory Council meeting in Perth. The RadioFree HPC team drills down on one interesting presentation focused on extracting more from power and cooling systems. Take a look at the video below and the rest of… Read More »Extreme Power and Cooling…

IO500 Team Visit

IO500 Benchmark Gets Traction Storage is complicated and benchmarking it has too many complexities for the traditional kernel-like or application-specific approaches. Thanks to a few experienced and tenacious researchers, and the community that supports them, the IO500 has managed to put a credible stake in the ground, and is getting traction, with 101 entries on… Read More »IO500 Team Visit