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Interview with Dr. David Rohr on AMD FirePro for High Energy Physics

Dr. David Rohr, from the University of Frankfurt

Dr. David Rohr from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) describes how he is using AMD FirePro to accelerate high energy physics.

Jeff Layton on How 3D Flash is Changing the Market

Jeff Layton

“For a period of time, it didn’t look like flash drives were going to decrease in price very much. Flash cell technology is limited to around 20nm because of cost and complexity considerations, but manufacturers have found ways around the limitation. Rather than decrease the features size, they now store more bits per cell (TLC) and have started to create 3D flash chips. This combination, plus the growth in flash storage sales, has driven down the price per gigabyte.”

Radio Free HPC Field Report from LUG2014

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner reports back from the LUG 2015 Lustre User Group Meeting. With something like 188 attendees this year, LUG reflects a user community that has come together to foster the world’s fastest parallel file system.

Interview: A*STAR to Spotlight Singapore at ISC High Performance

Marek Michalewicz, A*STAR

The ISC High Performance conference brings out the very best in international supercomputing, and this year will be no exception with a host of content focused on HPC in Asia. Singapore has been a hotbed of HPC activity of late, so we caught up with Marek Michalewicz, who was recently named Chief Executive Officer at A*STAR Computational Resource Centre.

NCDS Takes Action on Big Data

Stan Ahalt, chair of the steering committee for the National Consortium for Data Science

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Stan Ahalt from the National Consortium for Data Science discusses how and why the organization came into being.

Interview: Software Defined Storage for Bridging HPC and Big Data Analytics

Scott Fadden, Technical Marketing, IBM

Recently, insideHPC featured an interview with IBM’s Jay Muelhoefer on the topic of software defined infrastructure. To learn more about the storage sign of that coin, we caught up with Jim Gutowski and Scott Fadden from IBM.

Video: How Aurora Will Usher in a New Era for HPC

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“The selection of Intel to deliver the Aurora supercomputer is validation of our unique position to lead a new era in HPC,” said Raj Hazra, vice president, Data Center Group and general manager, Technical Computing Group at Intel. “Intel’s HPC scalable system framework enables balanced, scalable and efficient systems while extending the ecosystem’s decades of software investment to future generations. We look forward to the numerous scientific discoveries and the far-reaching impacts on society that Aurora will enable.”

The State of the Lustre Community

Brent Gorda, GM, Intel High Performance Data Division

Another year has passed and, with it, more growth for Lustre and the community around it. This year, as well as welcoming many new HPC sites to the community, we also delight in the evidence of activity from non-traditional Lustre sites and users.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Trends of Chipmaker Consolidation

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at some interesting industry developments from the past week. Samsung is reportedly looking at buying AMD, Intel may acquire Altera, and Micron has snapped up Convey Computer.

Europe Seeks Routes to Saving Energy in HPC

Robert Roe

In the second in this series of articles on ways to save energy in computing, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World reports on how Europe is looking to both hardware and software solutions.