In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the Exascalar measure/benchmark and what it’s telling us. Exascalar combines Top500 and Green500 data in order to see if the industry is on track to hit the goal of an exascale system that consumes less than 20MW of juice by 2020. Like usual, the conversation takes some interesting turns into how to measure performance, power consumption, and efficiency. For some reason, laptops got added into the mix too.
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Big Data and analytics. More specifically, the guys talk about a couple of examples of when over-reliance on analytics leads to bad outcomes. The first deals with some high school kids who were allegedly found to be cheating by a plagiarism software program and the second looks at how a major bank may have lost up to $9 billion due to lack of proper controls and blind faith in existing analytic systems.
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team talk about Intel’s introduction of their new Xeon Phi co-processor at ISC12, and what customers will need to do to take advantage of it. Henry Newman says something profound. We touch on the merits of an all pastry diet and the state of programming today. Rich throws Dan/Henry a curveball. Dan introduces a new sponsor – Glade Data Center Edition, which promises to give data centers an aroma makeover. And finally, we find out that Henry likes black bread.
With the SC12 Student Cluster Competition fast approaching, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at ISC’12 and their first-ever Student Cluster Challenge. Along the way, they discuss how the cluster challenge makes participating students a hot commodity on the job market, while Dan Olds proposes a joint challenge to crown a world student cluster champion.