In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team shares their thoughts from SC15 in Austin.
- Henry is impressed by the increasing presence of FPGAs on the show floor and he sees this as an important trend in high performance computing.
- Dan is really impressed with Allinea Performance Reports profiling tool and how easy it is to use. The Student Cluster Teams were using it this year and he saw how it made a big difference in their code optimizations. Dan also gives us an update on the SC15 Student Cluster Competition, where nine teams are going for the performance gold this year in Austin.
- Rich sees SC15 as the crossroads that we’ll remember where Intel squared off with the official launch of their Omni-Path Interconnect and Scalable System Framework against the co-design alliance of OpenPOWER with IBM, Mellanox, and Nvidia.