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RFHPC210: SC18 Preview

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks ahead to preview SC18 in Dallas. The conference takes place Nov. 11 – 16. SC18 in Dallas is world’s largest gathering of HPC professionals, and the smart money is on the organizations that leverage the show for their own gatherings, meetups, special booth sessions, and user… Read More »RFHPC210: SC18 Preview

RFHPC206: A Look at the Frightening NotPetya Cyber Attack

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at one of the most massive hacks ever, the NotPetya cyber attack on shipping company Maersk and their partners. This story, featured in Wired magazine, should send chills down the spines of anyone out there who isn’t religiously updating their machines. In other news, Dan is… Read More »RFHPC206: A Look at…

RFHPC205: A look at Hot Chips 2018

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest developments in processor technology coming out of the recent Hot Chips conference. Since it started in 1989, HOT CHIPS has been known as one of the semiconductor industry’s leading conferences on high-performance microprocessors and related integrated circuits. The conference is held once a… Read More »RFHPC205: A look at…

RFHPC204: A Look at the New Eagle Supercomputer at NREL

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new Eagle supercomputing under construction at NREL. The new machine from HPE will run more detailed models that simulate complex processes, systems, and phenomena to advance early research and development on energy technologies across fields including vehicle, wind power, and data sciences. We are… Read More »RFHPC204: A Look at…

RFHPC203: A Look at China's New Exascale Prototypes

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at China’s new ARM-based Exascale supercomputer prototype. As reported in China Daily, scientists have put an exascale computing prototype into operation that does not run the x86 instruction set. The Sunway exascale computer prototype was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology… Read More »RFHPC203: A Look at…

RFHPC202: A look at the IO500 Benchmark Suite with John Bent

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team talks to John Bent from the IO500 committee about why he and a team of I/O professionals created the IO500 benchmark suite. The second IO500 list was revealed at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Following the success of the Top500 in collecting and analyzing historical trends in supercomputer… Read More »RFHPC202: A look at…

RFHPC201: A Look at Lincoln Labs new paper on Spectre/Meltdown Performance Hits

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a new whitepaper from Lincoln Labs focused on the performance hits Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. The news is not good for HPC workloads. After that, Shahin point us to the story about how DARPA just allocated $75 Million in awards for thinking-outside-the-box computing innovation. They call it the… Read More »RFHPC201: A Look at…

RFHPC200: A Look at China's Three-Pronged Plan for Exascale

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes through a fascinating presentation that provides details on China’s Three-Pronged Plan for Exascale. China may not be the first to Exascale, but they are building three divergent architectural prototypes that pave the way forward. We’ve got the details in this not-to-miss podcast. We should probably note that… Read More »RFHPC200: A Look at…

RFHPC199: Trip Report from ISC 2018

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team offers up a Trip Report from ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. It was a whirlwind week for news with a new USA machine on the TOP500, but the other big news centered around the convergence of HPC & AI. This common theme was all over the show floor,… Read More »RFHPC199: Trip Report from…

RFHPC198: The USA Returns to #1 on the TOP500

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The TOP500 celebrates its 25th anniversary with a major shakeup at the top of the list. For the first time since November 2012, the US claims the most powerful supercomputer in the world, leading a significant turnover in… Read More »RFHPC198: The USA Returns…