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@HPCpodcast: Cluster Pioneer John Gustafson Talks Gustafson’s Law, Unums and Richard Feynman on the Bongos

Here at the @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug are treated to speaking with some of the world’s leading HPC computer scientists, the ones who have made a deep and lasting impact. We spoke with one of them this week: commercial  cluster pioneer John Gustafson, CTO of Ceranovo, previously an AMD senior fellow and holder of senior positions at Intel, Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc. and ClearSpeed.

How did Richard Feynman end up playing the bongo drums? How did a new take on Amdahl’s Law help propel massively parallel computing and become Gustafson’s Law? And what’s wrong with the IEEE 754 number format that the new Posit format fixes? We go to the source as for answers to all these quetions.

You can find our podcasts at insideHPC’s @HPCpodcast page, on Twitter and at the OrionX.net blog. Here’s the RSS feed.

 

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