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Podcast: This Week in HPC Looks at IBM’s High Performance Plans and AMD’s ARM Debut

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman look at IBM’s plans for high performance computing now that the company has exited the x86 server business. It was also a milestone week for AMD, who rolled out their first ARM chip.

Slidecast: MPI Requirements of the Network Layer

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Jeff Squyres from Cisco describes the proposed successor to the Linux verbs API that is designed to better serve the needs of MPI. “It’s not libibverbs 2.0 — it’s a new API that aims to both expand the scope of what libibverbs did, and also to address many of its much-criticized shortcomings.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the IBM/Lenovo Deal

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“Lenovo looks to have gotten a great price, but what will this mean to the Cloud and HPC market? Rich Brueckner sees a big opportunity here for competitors like Cray and SGI. As for what this means to Platform and GPFS, Henry Newman and Dan Olds are in complete disagreement.”

Podcast: This Week in HPC Looks at IBM’s Exit from the x86 Server Biz

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman of Intersect360 Research look at IBM’s exit from the x86 server business. After that, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC joins to discuss the legacy of Hans Meuer, a veritable legend in HPC who passed away this week at the age of 77.

Podcast: Intersect360 Research Presents This Week in HPC

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In this pilot episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman introduce their new podcast and predict newsworthy HPC trends in 2014. That’s right–Intersect360 Research has moved on to greener pastures and are now media partners with insideHPC!

Slidecast: COSMIC Middleware for Xeon Phi Servers and Clusters

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“Now in Beta, COSMIC is NEC’s system software that enables seamless Xeon Phi coprocessor sharing. It is completely transparent to applications and all other system software components. COSMIC is useful in organizations where several users share one or more Xeon Phi-based servers, and it can thus reduce capital cost by efficiently utilizing fewer servers.”

Slidecast: Hybrid Cloud for Increased Scientific Agility

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In this slidecast, Matt Herreras and Josh Simons from VMware describe how Hybrid Cloud powered by virtualization offers increased scientific agility for HPC workloads. Make no mistake; virtualization is coming to HPC in a Big Way, and everyone will benefit.

Podcast: What the Nvidia Tegra K1 Means for the Future of HPC

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In this podcast, analyst and author Rob Farber looks at Nvidia’s launch of Tegra K1 processor. Designed for high-resolution mobile devices, the K1 features the same high-performance Kepler-based GPU that drives the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

Podcast: Cray Integrates Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2

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In this Intel ChipChat Podcast, Jay Gould from Cray discusses how the company is integrating the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 into the Cray XC30 and Cray XC30-AC product families.

Radio Free HPC Looks at HPC Datacenter Evolution

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In this slidecast from Radio Free HPC, Fritz Ferstl from Univa leads a discussion on the continuing HPC Datacenter Evolution.