Radio Free HPC does the ISC’14 Wrapup Show

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights from ISC’14 including Intel’s new Omni Scale Fabric and the World’s First 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch from Mellanox.

This Week in HPC: Key Executives Leaving Cray and IBM Elastic Storage Stretches to the Cloud

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss executive departures from Cray and IBM’s launch of Elastic Storage into its SoftLayer Cloud.

This Week in HPC: Big Deals Cascade in for Cray and IBM Commits $3 Billion in Chip Research

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss new big deal announcements from Cray and IBM’s new $3 Billion investment in Chip Research.

This Week in HPC: Russia ARMs itself Against x86 and Yet More Supercomputer Lists

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss reports that Russia plans to build their own ARM chip with help from T-Platforms. After the break, they take a look at the latest supercomputing rankings from the Green500 and the new HPCG benchmark.

This Week in HPC: ISC’14 Wrap-up with Trends, Topics, Winners, and Losers

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research wrap up the ISC’14 conference with a look at the trends, topics, winners, and losers.

This Week in HPC: TOP500 Gets a Minor Makeover and Top Vendor News from ISC

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at what’s new in the latest TOP500 list along with the top vendor news from ISC’14.

This Week in HPC: SanDisk acquires Fusion IO and a Look Ahead to ISC’14

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the acquisition of Fusion-io by SanDisk. After the break, they look ahead to ISC’14.

Radio Free HPC Looks at PCIe 4.0 Delays and the New HP Apollo Servers

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks newly announced delays for the PCIe 4.0 specification and why this is bad news for high performance computing. After that, the topic switches to the new liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 servers from HP.

Slidecast: HP Apollo Servers for HPC

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In this slidecast, John Gromala from HP describes the company’s new Apollo series of HPC servers. Tailor-made for the HPC market, the Apollo Series combines a modular design with innovative power distribution and air- and liquid-cooling techniques for extreme performance at rack scale, providing up to four times more performance per square foot than standard rack servers.

Podcast: The Science Behind the FIFA “Brazuca” Soccer Ball

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In this podcast from Science Friday, Ira Flatow, Bill Nye, and Simon Choppin discuss the science behind a new, specially designed soccer ball: the Brazuca. Adidas is touting its new ball as the latest in sports technology, but will it fare better than its World Cup predecessor, Adidas’ “Jabulani,” which apparently flew like a “knuckleball” and was detested by players?