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This Week in HPC: Cray Unveils Next Generation Supercomputer and DDN Extends Product Line with Scale-out Appliance

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the next generation Cray XC40 supercomputer with DataWarp technology as well the introduction of a new Scale-out Storage Appliance from DDN based on GPFS.

Podcast: The Return of the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge

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In this Chip Chat podcast, Mike Bernhardt, Community Evangelist for HPC and Technical Computing at Intel, discusses the importance of code modernization as we move into multi- and many-core systems in the HPC field. According Bernhardt, markets as diverse as oil and gas, financial services, and health and life sciences can see a dramatic performance improvement in their code through parallelization.

This Week in HPC: Startup Unveils Storage-Centric Architecture and PayPal Meets Moonshot

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Fortissimo Foundation from A3Cube, a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system. For more details, check out our A3Cube Slidecast over at insideBIGDATA. After that, they look at Paypal’s use of TI Keystone DSP processors for systems intelligence. By analyzing their chaotic real-time server data, Paypal is getting real-time, organized, intelligent results with extreme energy efficiency using HP’s Moonshot servers.

Slidecast: IBTA Releases Updated Specification for RoCEv2

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“Major cloud providers and Web 2.0 companies have converged on RoCE to solve the challenges of running compute intensive applications and processing massive amounts of data in hyperscale networking environments,” said Barry Barnett, co-chair of the InfiniBand Trade Association. “The RoCEv2 standard enables multi-vendor, interoperable solutions delivering RDMA that spans hyperscale network environments. This in turn paves the way for broader adoption within enterprise environments in order to improve infrastructure efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.”

This Week in HPC: Intel Rolls Haswell into Server Chips and Seagate Folds ClusterStor into Corporate Strategy

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the broad industry impact of the new Haswell server chips for HPC. After that, they take a look Seagate’s integration of ClustStor into the company’s enterprise strategy.

RCE Podcast: ADIOS Adaptable IO System

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In this RCE podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Scott Klasky and Norbert Podhorszki about the ADIOS Adaptable IO SYSTEM, an IO library with features to enable better performance and use for HPC.

This Week in HPC: Major IT Players Explore Alternate Architectures and Interest Accelerates for FPGAs and Quantum Computing

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at FPGAs for high performance computing. After that, they discuss the latest news on quantum computing.

This Week in HPC: Cray Creates GPU Heavy Server Node and New Exascale Recommendations for the DOE

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Cray CS-Storm supercomputer based on Nvidia GPUs. After that, the discussion turns to exascale investment recommendations coming out of a new report from a Department of Energy Task Force.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Zennet Initiative

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the Zennet initiative, a “public, distributed, and decentralized Supercomputer.” As the brainchild of Israeli computer scientist Ohad Asor, Zennet is essentially a free-market alternative to AWS that sounds a lot like the marriage of BitCoin and SETI@Home.

This Week in HPC: DOE Labs Come Together on Climate and Latest Cuda Escalates ARMs Race

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the ACME collaboration for climate research. In Part 2, they look at the latest Cuda release with with support for 64-bit ARM processors.