RFHPC96: What Scares us about the Future of HPC

In this special Halloween podcast, the Radio Free HPC team shares their biggest fears for HPC.

  • Rich fears that the NSCI National Supercomputing Initiative created by Obama’s Executive Order will have trouble obtaining funding in these tough economic times. He thinks its time to bring in professional communicators and talk about HPC and Exascale in terms of breakthrough discoveries.
  • Dan has night terrors about security back-doors built into chips. As a recipient of a rather nasty rootkit on his home PC last year, he continues to lose sleep over this kind of thing.
  • Henry gets goosebumps at the lack of concern he sees out there in terms of end-to-end cybersecurity. Some of the recent breaches should really scare us all and encryption is not going to get us where we need to go.

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