AMD Victory Lap

AMD Victory Lap AMD mojo continues as it pushes Moore’s law one more time. RadioFree looks into the AMD Rome CPU, a beast that brings back the glory days of Opteron and establishes itself as the chip to have, and establishes AMD as the company to beat. New Segment: Henry Newman’s Feel-Good Security Corner Henry… Read More »AMD Victory Lap

Who will benefit from Intel dropping Omni-Path?

Spoofing the Spoofers Henry has a brilliant idea to weaponize his password generator against phishing attacks. Intel Drops Omni-Path Henry and Shahin take a close look at the history of High Performance Interconnects, recent news, and how the market is changing profoundly. The departure of Intel from this segment is good news for some, and… Read More »Who will benefit from…

Is Our Future Liquid Cooled? Also: Provenance of Surveillance Data!

The Veracity and Provenance of Surveillance Data Controversy strikes when news breaks that “Amazon’s home security company Ring has enlisted local police departments around the country to advertise its surveillance cameras in exchange for free Ring products and a “portal” that allows police to request footage from these cameras, a secret agreement obtained by Motherboard… Read More »Is Our Future Liquid…

Is Cloud Too Expensive for HPC?

Is cloud too expensive for HPC? Enquiring minds want to know, as does the HPC community whose single-minded obsession with maximum price-performance is notorious and legendary. The Radio Free team looks at actual cloud pricing based on available data and Dan’s research which fuel a hearty discussion. They look at configurations, compare prices, talk about… Read More »Is Cloud Too Expensive…

Quantum Apps Are Hybrid

“Quantum applications are always and only hybrid” is the quote that Shahin wants you to remember as he gives an update on recent news in Quantum Computing, and especially how to program them. If you’re always going to have to mix classical code with quantum code then you need an environment that is built for… Read More »Quantum Apps Are Hybrid

HPC Market Eyes $44B in 5 Years

HPC Market Eyes $44B New report from Hyperion Research has the HPC+AI market growing to $44B, with a B, in 5 years. The industry is hitting on all cylinders, benefiting from The ExaScale race, AI coming to the enterprise only to find that it needs, or really is, HPC, depending on your point of view,… Read More »HPC Market Eyes $44B…

ExaScale is a 4-way Competition

ExaScale is a 4-way Competition In this post-ISC show, the RadioFree team discusses Magical cooling technology from Europe. Dan goes over magic beads that draw heat away and can carry-on doing it pretty much forever in a technology from the venerable Fraunhofer Institute and showcased by Lenovo. How pursuit of ExaScale computing is turning into… Read More »ExaScale is a 4-way…

Why did HPE buy Cray?

Why did HPE buy Cray? The RFHPC team tackles the HPE-Cray acquisition as it reviews the companies’ recent moves and strengths and market conditions in the context of: the 5-tier data center application architecture: Embedded, Mobile, Desktop, On-premises, Off-premises the emergence of AI as a must-do enterprise app, and increasing commonality between supercomputers and enterprise… Read More »Why did HPE buy…

Quantum Computing and HPC

Quantum Computing and HPC Another scintillating and insightful episode of RFHPC is about Quantum Computing and HPC and how the two spaces are evolving and cooperating. We welcome a a distinguished guest with a most suitable background to talk to us about HPC and Quantum Computing. Mike Booth,  who’s been in supercomputing since 1979 including… Read More »Quantum Computing and HPC

TOP500 Jun2019, Facebook Coin

The new TOP500 list of most powerful supercomputers is out and we do our usual quick analysis. Not much changed in the TOP10 but a lot is changing further down the list. Here is a quick take: There are 65 new entries in 2019. US science is receiving support via DOE sites and academic sites like TACC.… Read More »TOP500 Jun2019, Facebook Coin