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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.”

Big Energy Breaks New Ground in Supercomputing

Meike Chabowski, Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE.

“Today, energy companies mark the world leaders in commercial supercomputing. Companies like Total are utilizing high performance computing (HPC) to deliver an optimal combination of performance, price and efficiency. Supercomputers like Pangea deliver 10 times the computing capacity of the system it replaced, helping Total identify and exploit new reserves more effectively.”

Interview: E4 Computer Engineering Gears Up for ISC High Performance

Simone Tinti

The E4 Computer Engineering team has garnered a solid reputation in Europe with high performance computing solutions for customers like CERN. To learn more, we caught up with Simone Tinti, who heads up the E4 HPC Team.

Radio Free HPC on Lenovo’s Slipup with Superfish

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While Lenovo now scrambles into Damage Control mode in the wake of the Superfish scandal, the question for our readers is: how will this affect Lenovo’s ability to sell to the U.S. Federal supercomputing market?

Nearly 200 Years after Ada, Women Becoming More Visible in Scientific Computing

Ada Lovelace

In this special guest perspective from Scientific Computing World, Tom Wilkie considers some initiatives to counter the widespread impression that scientific computing is solely the preserve of nerdy men.

The Energy Challenge for Datacenters and HPC

Fabio Gallo, VP and GM, Eurotech

“As long as setting up an energy inefficient datacentre is an economically viable option for IT equipment owners, it is unlikely that substantial progress will be made towards reversing a dangerous trend. While the issue is a planetary one, now is a good time for Europe to take it in its own hands and show the planet the way towards a more responsible and energy conscious future for the IT industry and High Performance Computing.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Archive Debacle at WGBH

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“Does your archive strategy match up with today’s storage economics? Henry contends that this is really worth a look as the notion that “write once to tape and forget” is a recipe for disaster. In an era where this WGBH archive could easily fit on 38 hard drives, does migration to tape still make sense?”

Usable Exascale and Beyond Moore’s Law

Berkeley Lab’s Deputy Director, Horst Simon

“Over the last five years HPC performance growth has been slowing measurably, and in this presentation several reasons for this slowdown will be analyzed. To reach usable exascale performance over the next decade, some fundamental changes will have to occur in HPC systems architecture. In particular, a transition from a compute centric to a data movement centric point of view needs to be considered. Alternatives including quantum and neuromorphic computing have also been considered. The prospects of these technologies for post-Moore’s Law supercomputing will be explored.”

HPC’s Future Lies in Remote Visualization

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

Remote visualization is at the intersection of cloud, big data, and high performance computing. And the ability to look at complex data sets using only a mobile phone’s data rate is not some fantasy of the future. It is reality here and now.

2015 High Performance Computing Trends

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In this video from the 2015 Stanford HPC Conference, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presents: High Performance Computing Trends. “Intersect360 Research’s deep knowledge of HPC, coupled with strong marketing and consulting expertise, results in actionable intelligence for the HPC industry – insights and advice that allow customers to make decisions that are measurably positive to their business.”