In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at why it’s so difficult for new processor architectures to gain traction in HPC and the datacenter.
Along the way, we try to take on the following questions:
- ARM servers have been talked about for a few years now, but haven’t become anything near mainstream. Why is that?
- Can we categorize the challenges that non-x86 CPUs face?
- Is HPC the right target market for ARM? Is ARMv8 going to move the needle?
- What is new in ARMv8? What did Phytium announce this week at Hot Chips? What will Fujutsu use in the Post-K supercomputer?
Plus, we introduce a new regular feature for our show: The Catch of the Week.