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RCE Podcast Looks at Apache Spark

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In this RCE podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Matei Zaharia about Apache Spark, a fast engine for large-scale data processing.

Why Storage Matters to Scientists

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

As the Large Hadron Collider restarts at Cern, data storage has become as important to scientists as compute power. But, as Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports, the innovative technologies being developed have much wider applications.

Interview: Intel’s Alan Gara Discusses the 180 Petaflop Aurora Supercomputer

Alan Gara, Intel

In this interview, Intel’s Alan Gara describes the Aurora system, a 180 Petaflop supercomputer coming to Argonne. “The Aurora system is based on our Omni-Path second generation. This is an Intel interconnect that we’ve been developing for some time now, and we’re really excited about the capabilities that we expect and scalability that we expect it to bring to high performance computing.”

Benefits of RackCDU D2C for High Performance Computing

DC2 Liquid Cooling

From bio-engineering and climate studies to big data and high frequency trading, HPC is playing an even greater role in today’s society. Without the power of HPC, the complex analysis and data driven decisions that are made as a result would be impossible. Because these super computers and HPC clusters are so powerful, they are expensive to cool, use massive amounts of energy, and can require a great deal of space.

RCE Podcast: Jonathan Dursi on “HPC is dying, and MPI is killing it”

Jonathan Dursi,

In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Jonathan Dursi about his recent editorial entitled HPC is dying, and MPI is killing it. The article that spawned a lot of attention in good discussion for our community.

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

Dr. David Rohr

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.