Radio HPC: The Rich Report

Radio HPC: The Rich Report
By Rich Brueckner
About this podcast
High Performance Computing podcast from insideHPC.
Latest episodes
Sept. 26, 2017
In this RichReport slidecast, James Coomer from DDN presents: Infinite Memory Engine: HPC in the FLASH Era. "DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME) is a scale-out, flash-native, software-defined, storage cache that streamlines the data path for application IO. IME interfaces directly to applications and secures IO via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks. With IME, architects can realize true flash-cache economics with a storage architecture that separates capacity from performance." James Coomer’s career has been spent entirely in High Performance Computing. James began with a PhD in Theoretical Physics working on the fastest machines in Europe performing large scale atomic simulations. Subsequently James has occupied the breadth of technical roles in HPC including back line support, installation, consultancy, training, and latterly pre-sales and design in organisations including Sun Microsystems, Streamline Computing and Dell. James enjoys daily direct contact with customers across all sectors in HPC and presents widely on HPC topics. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe to RSS  Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter
Sept. 25, 2017
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at China's massive upgrade of the Tianhe-2A supercomputer to 95 Petaflops peak performance. As detailed in a new 21-page report by Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee, the upgrade should nearly double the performance of the system, which is currently ranked at #2 on TOP500 with 33.86 Petaflops on the Linpack benchmark. The upgraded system, dubbed Tianhe -2A, should be completed in the coming months. Details about the system upgrade were presented at the conference opening session. While the current system derives much of its performance from Intel Knights Corner co-processors, the new system swaps these PCI devices out for custom-made 4-way MATRIX-2000 boards, with each chip providing 2.46 Teraflops of peak performance. After that, we do our Catch of the Week: Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed
Sept. 21, 2017
In this RichReport slidecast, Dr. Nick New from Optalysis describes how the company's optical processing technology delivers accelerated performance for FFTs and Bioinformatics. Our prototype is on track to achieve game-changing improvements to process times over current methods whilst providing high levels of accuracy that are associated with the best software processes.”Earlier this week, the company raised $3.95 million U.S. dollars from angel investors. Optalysys will use the funds to manufacture the first commercially available high-performance computing processor based on its patented optical processing technology.    Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe to RSS  Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter
May 12, 2017
In this podcast, Marc Hamilton from Nvidia describes how the new Volta GPUs will power the next generation of systems for HPC and AI. Download the MP3
May 8, 2017
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the results from the ASC17 Student Cluster Competition finals in Wuxi, China. In the end, Tsinghua University won the overall competition, beating 20 teams from around the world.   "As the world's largest supercomputing competition, ASC17 received applications from 230 universities around the world, 20 of which got through to the final round held this week at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi after the qualifying rounds. During the final round, the university student teams were required to independently design a supercomputing system under the precondition of a limited 3000W power consumption. They also had to operate and optimize standard international benchmark tests and a variety of cutting-edge scientific and engineering applications including AI-based transport prediction, genetic assembly, and material science. Moreover, they were required to complete high-resolution maritime simulation on the world's fastest supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight.   Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed
May 5, 2017
In this podcast, Jean-Pierre Panziera from Atos presents: BXI - Bull eXascale Interconnect."Exascale entails an explosion of performance, of the number of nodes/cores, of data volume and data movement. At such a scale, optimizing the network that is the backbone of the system becomes a major contributor to global performance. The interconnect is going to be a key enabling technology for exascale systems. This is why one of the cornerstones of Bull’s exascale program is the development of our own new-generation interconnect. The Bull eXascale Interconnect or BXI introduces a paradigm shift in terms of performance, scalability, efficiency, reliability and quality of service for extreme workloads."Watch the video
Sept. 15, 2016
In this podcast, Senior AMD Fellow Ben Sander presents: It's Time to ROCm! AMD has been away from the HPC space for a while, but now they are coming back in a big way with an open software approach to GPU computing. The Radeon Open Compute Platform (ROCm) was born from the Boltzmann Initiative announced last year at SC15. Now available on GitHub, the ROCm Platform bringing a rich foundation to advanced computing by better integrating the CPU and GPU to solve real-world problems.Download the MP3 * View the Slides * Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe to RSS 
July 12, 2016
In this podcast from ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Steve Pawlowski from Micron discusses the latest memory technology trends for high performance computing.    Download the MP3 *  Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe to RSS 
April 28, 2016
In this podcast, Gabor Samu from IBM describes the newly available IBM Platform LSF Suites for Workgroups and HPC. Designed to make it much easier to "kick the tires" on LSF, the new suites can help you configure install, maintain, and job manage HPC clusters with a single download. “The new IBM Platform LSF Suites are packages that include more than IBM Platform LSF, they provide additional functionalities designed to simplify HPC for users, administrators and the IT organization.” Watch the video presentation.
April 18, 2016
In this slidecast, Gilad Shainer from Mellanox describes the advantages of InfiniBand and the company's off-loading network architecture for HPC.   Watch the video presentation  Sign up for our insideHPC Newsletter
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