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This Week in HPC: AMD Surprises with High-Performance GPU and Fujitsu Unveils Teraflop SPARC Chip

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at the new FirePro S9150 GPU from AMD and Fujitsu’s new Teraflop SPARC64 XIfx chip.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Moving Processing to the Network

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the concept of offloading computation to networked devices such a storage controllers. During a recent Analyst Call with Dan Olds, Mellanox described the potential of network-attached storage processors. Henry wants to more about the interface to such and environment before he renders an opinion, while Rich notes that the companies like Solarflare have been doing this at the NIC level for level for several years now.

This Week in HPC: Searching for Scalability in China and Tracking Criminals in Canada

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss recent reports that the Tianhe-2 supercomputer is underutilized. After that, they look at Canada’s efforts to track criminals using Big Data.

Podcast: NNSA Discusses $174 Million Trinity Supercomputer

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“Forty-two petaFLOPS equals one big upgrade for the National Nuclear Security Administration. A new super computer dubbed Trinity will be assembled next year at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The $174 million deal with Cray is one of the biggest contracts in the supercomputer manufacturers history. Cray also built supercomputer Cielo, which will be retired after Trinity is up and running.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Need for Better Resource Management in Linux

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“I think the time has come for Linux – and likely other operating systems – to develop a more robust framework that can address the needs of future hardware and meet the requirements for scheduling resources. This framework is not going to be easy to develop, but it is needed by everything from databases and MapReduce to simple web queries.”

Radio Free HPC does the ISC’14 Wrapup Show

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights from ISC’14 including Intel’s new Omni Scale Fabric and the World’s First 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch from Mellanox.

This Week in HPC: Key Executives Leaving Cray and IBM Elastic Storage Stretches to the Cloud

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss executive departures from Cray and IBM’s launch of Elastic Storage into its SoftLayer Cloud.

This Week in HPC: Big Deals Cascade in for Cray and IBM Commits $3 Billion in Chip Research

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss new big deal announcements from Cray and IBM’s new $3 Billion investment in Chip Research.

This Week in HPC: Russia ARMs itself Against x86 and Yet More Supercomputer Lists

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss reports that Russia plans to build their own ARM chip with help from T-Platforms. After the break, they take a look at the latest supercomputing rankings from the Green500 and the new HPCG benchmark.

This Week in HPC: ISC’14 Wrap-up with Trends, Topics, Winners, and Losers

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research wrap up the ISC’14 conference with a look at the trends, topics, winners, and losers.