Podcast: Who will benefit from Intel dropping Omni-Path?

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team takes a close look at the history of High Performance Interconnects, recent news, and how the market is changing profoundly.

The departure of Intel from this segment is good news for some, and it remains to be seen what strategy Intel will adopt for the HPC market.

After that, they do their Catch of the Week:

  • Henry points us to news of Another rewrite for Boeing 737 Max software. Testing focused on flipping five bits, said to control some of the most crucial parameters: positioning of flight controls and activation state of flight control systems, such as the infamous MCAS anti-stall system.
  • Shahin thinks the mention of building an AI supercomputer by Microsoft is intriguing. They already offer Cray capability in Azure and inquiring minds want to know more. Now Microsoft plans to invest $1 billion in OpenAI and will jointly develop new supercomputer technologies. Microsoft and OpenAI also plan to work together on new AI supercomputing technologies to solve the world’s hardest problems.

The companies will focus on building a computational platform in Azure of unprecedented scale, which will train and run increasingly advanced AI models, include hardware technologies that build on Microsoft’s supercomputing technology, and adhere to the two companies’ shared principles on ethics and trust.”

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  1. Great podcast!! Dan should be missing more often. 😉