In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses what was hot and trending at the SC13 conference in Denver. Big Data was everywhere on the exhibit floor, but the coming requirements of Exascale spurred a number of low-power supercomputing demonstrations that look to be the wave of the future.
The all-new Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC13 in Denver is an in-flight magazine custom tailored for your journey to the Mile-High city at SC13. With in-depth features on Exascale, high-performance networks, and the history of the SC conference, Print ‘n Fly also has pointers to the best restaurants and bars in Denver.
If countries in Asia are going to be successful in being the first to develop exascale systems, then technological breakthroughs are also going to be vital. An ability to increase processor performance is critical, which means developers must constantly look at ways to enhance memory technology, interconnect and integrate new functions into the processor, reduce power consumption, identify innovative cooling techniques, and identify new technologies delivering increased flexibility to software developers.
Over at Fierce Government IT, David Perera writes that a June Energy Department report to Congress indicates that building a viable exascale supercomputer by 2022 will likely require at least $1 billion to $1.4 billion in funding and won’t occur in America unless federal agencies spend money on its development. Exascale suffers the problem of […]