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Slidecast: Cycle Computing Powers 70,000-core AWS Cluster for HGST

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Has Cloud HPC finally made it’s way to the Missing Middle? In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company enabled HGST to spin up a 70,000-core cluster from AWS and then return it 8 hours later. “One of HGST’s engineering workloads seeks to find an optimal advanced drive head design, taking 30 days to complete on an in-house cluster. In layman terms, this workload runs 1 million simulations for designs based upon 22 different design parameters running on 3 drive media Running these simulations using an in-house, specially built simulator, the workload takes approximately 30 days to complete on an internal cluster.”

Radio Free HPC Does the SC14 Wrapup Show

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the SC14 conference. It was a big week for all of us, so in the interest of time we each picked one big thing to talk about.

Slidecast: QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand – Containerized MPI Workloads

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In this slidecast, Christian Kniep presents: QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand – Containerized MPI Workloads. “QNIB Solutions (early on called ‘QNIB Inc’) derives from the first project Christian did during his B.Sc. report, a InfiniBand monitoring suite. For the sake of the report is was named ‘OpenIBPM: Open Source InfiniBand Performance Monitoring’. Afterwards Christian renamed it to match his last name (Kniep): ‘QNIB: Qualified Networking with InfiniBand’. Since then QNIB becomes a pet project’s theme.”

Radio Free HPC Takes a Hard Look at the Two 2017 Coral Supercomputers

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In this video, the Radio Free HPC team meets at SC14 in New Orleans to discuss the recent news that Nvidia & IBM will build two Coral 150+ Petaflop Supercomputers in 2017 for Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The two machines will feature IBM POWER9 processors coupled with Nvidia’s future Volta GPU technology. NVLink will be a critical piece of the architecture as well, along with a system interconnect powered by Mellanox.

Slidecast: Nvidia/IBM to Build Two Coral 100+ Petaflop Supercomputers in 2017

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In this slidecast, Sumit Gupta from Nvidia describes the company’s big win with IBM for two DOE supercomputers for deployment in 2017. The two machines will feature IBM POWER9 processors coupled with Nvidia’s future Volta GPU technology. NVLink will be a critical piece of the architecture as well, along with a system interconnect powered by Mellanox.

Podcast: Dell Plans Exciting Panels for SC14

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In this podcast, Dell Fellow Jimmy Pike describes coming attractions at the Dell booth #1739 at SC14. “Are you ready for what promises to be another successful SC? Join us at the Dell Beignet Theater for two fascinating panels hosted by Rich Brueckner, president, insideHPC.”

Radio Free HPC Reviews the Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 New Orleans

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC reviews the new Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 New Orleans. Designed to be an in-flight magazine, the Guide is custom tailored for your journey to the Big Easy at SC14. The discussion then turns to the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge, a week-long contest coming to the exhibit floor at SC14.

This Week in HPC: Exascale Bill Faces Uncertain Future in U.S. Senate, and HPC Gets in the Entrepreneurial Spirit

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss how the recent election might affect spending for Exascale research. After the break, they preview the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14.

Radio Free HPC Previews the SC14 Student Cluster Competition

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the SC14 Student Cluster Competition. This year a record 12 teams will face off to build the fastest HPC clusters under a carefully monitored power envelope.

This Week in HPC: Cray and SGI Land Big HPC Contracts and IBM Teams Up with Twitter

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss big wins for Cray and SGI. After the break they look at IBM’s big collaboration with Twitter.