In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at Cray’s 2013 earnings report. By all accounts, the company had a banner year with a total revenue of $525.7 million. What does this mean for the overall HPC Market? Who will be the winners and losers as the Tier 1 vendors shift around?
Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics describes how the company delivers Lustre Over ZFS on Linux. “No single technology solves all problems faced in today’s complex world. WARP Mechanics’ philosophy is to customize the many and varied systems into the exact set of solutions required to address the problems. WARP Mechanics leverages tried–and-true technologies from the most advanced systems and removes the complexity, delivering customized turnkey solutions.”
In this slidecast, Doug Miles from Nvidia describes the new features and performance gains in the PGI 2014 release. “The use of accelerators in high performance computing is now mainstream,” said Douglas Miles, director of PGI Software at Nvidia. “With PGI 2014, we are taking another big step toward our goal of providing platform-independent, multi-core and accelerator programming tools that deliver outstanding performance on multiple platforms without the need for extensive, device-specific tuning.”
In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research discuss a recent presentation on Exascale by Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee. After that, Addison and Michael preview Karlheinz Meier’s ISC’14 keynote on the topic of “Brain-derived computing beyond Von Neumann – achievements and challenges.”
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a controversial study of hard drive reliability by Backblaze. Henry Newman was so overwrought over their lack of technical rigor that he wrote up a rant in Enterprise Storage Forum. The question is: Can you really complain when you use consumer hard drive technology for enterprise applications?
In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres discuss the FraunhoferFS (FhGFS) parallel file system with Christian Mohrbacher and Sven Breuner. Its distributed metadata architecture has been designed to provide the scalability and flexibility that is required to run today’s most demanding HPC applications.