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Podcast: Supercomputing BioFuels at TACC

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schulten

In this TACC podcast, Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describes the analysis and modeling of the cellulosome bond. The research could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants.

Radio Free HPC Wraps up the 2015 GPU Technology Conference

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the GPU Technology Conference. The theme of the show this year was Deep Learning, a topic that is heating up the market for GPUs with challenges like image recognition and self-driving cars. As a sister conference, the OpenPOWER Summit this week in San Jose showcased the first OpenPower hardware, including a prototype HPC server from IBM that will pave the way to the two IBM/Nvidia/Mellanox Coral supercomputers expected in 2017.

Podcast: Alex Bouzari on How DDN Helps Customers Solve their Toughest Data Challenges

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In this podcast, Michael Yorba from the Traders Network Radio Show interviews Alex Bouzari, Co-Founder & CEO of DataDirect Networks. Bouzari discusses how DDN helps customers solve their toughest problems.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Big Data Analytics in the Big Leagues

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at Big Data Analytics in sports. According to recent reports, at least one team in Major League Baseball is using a Cray Urika system in a bid to gain competitive advantage.

Slidecast: New IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release

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In this slidecast, Bill Lee and Rupert Dance from the InfiniBand Trade Association describe the new IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release. “The new release defines new capabilities that will enable computer systems to keep up with the requirements for increased scalability and bandwidth, along with high computing efficiency and high availability for both high performance computing and commercial enterprise data centers.”

Podcast: Supermicro Tunes up with New Intel Xeon D-1500

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In this Chip Chat podcast, John Nguyen from Supermicro discusses the new “System on a Chip” Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 and how Supermicro is integrating this new solution into their products.

Slidecast: Software Defined Infrastructure for HPC

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“Imagine an entire IT infrastructure controlled not by hands and hardware, but by software. One in which application workloads such as big data, analytics, simulation and design are serviced automatically by the most appropriate resource, whether running locally or in the cloud. A Software Defined Infrastructure enables your organization to deliver IT services in the most efficient way possible, optimizing resource utilization to accelerate time to results and reduce costs.”

Podcast: TACC Scientists and Geeks to Unite at SXSW

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In this South by Southwest podcast, Maytal Dahan from the Texas Advanced Computing Center describes an upcoming meet up session entitled: Science and Tech Meet Up: Scientists and Geeks Unite!

Podcast: A Tour of the Universe & Selected Cosmic Mysteries

Dr Katherine (Katie) Mack

In this podcast from the Swinburne University of Technology Astrophysics and Supercomputing series, Katherine Mack from the University of Melbourne presents: A Tour of the Universe and Selected Cosmic Mysteries.

Radio Free HPC Polarizes Over Net Neutrality

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team splits on the topic of Net Neutrality. The FCC will soon publish its new rules for ensuring an even playing field for Internet Bandwidth. “Dan doesn’t like the idea one bit. Henry disagrees and thinks we need Net Neutrality to keep the Comcasts of the world from running amok. As for Rich, he just finds the whole argument rather amusing since it’s pretty much a done deal.”