In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new OpenCAPI interconnect standard.
Released this week by the newly formed OpenCAPI Consortium, OpenCAPI provides an open, high-speed pathway for different types of technology – advanced memory, accelerators, networking and storage – to more tightly integrate their functions within servers. This data-centric approach to server design, which puts the compute power closer to the data, removes inefficiencies in traditional system architectures to help eliminate system bottlenecks and can significantly improve server performance.
After that, we do a Round Robin with our Catch of the Week:
- Shahin notes that the White House has released a report on the future of artificial intelligence. AI is tightly coupled to our world of HPC, and OrionX is preparing some papers about this going forward.
- Dan points us to a Berkeley Lab demonstration of a 1-nanometer transistor gate. Current production fabs at places like Intel are currently at 14 nanometers, so this developments shows that our circuits can indeed continue to sweet.
- Rich was impressed by Dan’s recent presentation recorded in Spain on High Performance Interconnects: Assessment & Rankings.
- Shahin wraps it up with a nod to Bob Dylan, who won a Nobel Prize for Poetry this week.