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Radio Free HPC Looks at Eclipse Simulations

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the eclipse and how researchers are using supercomputers to simulate the corona of the sun at eclipse time. After that, look at the the top Technology stories in our Catch of the Week:

RCE Podcast Looks at PBS Professional Job Scheduler

“Now available as Open Source, PBS Pro software optimizes job scheduling and workload management in high-performance computing environments – clusters, clouds, and supercomputers – improving system efficiency and people’s productivity. Built by HPC people for HPC people, PBS Pro is fast, scalable, secure, and resilient, and supports all modern infrastructure, middleware, and applications.”

Podcast: 18 Petaflop Stampede 2 Supercomputer Powers Research at TACC

In this Texas Standard podcast, Dan Stanzione from TACC describes Stampede2, the most powerful university supercomputer in the United States. “Phase 1 of the Stampede2 rollout, now complete, features 4,200 Knights Landing (KNL) nodes, the second generation of processors based on Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. Later this summer Phase 2 will add 1,736 Intel Xeon Skylake nodes.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Biohacking

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks alarming new hacks of health care data. With news that Biohackers have successfully inserted malware into DNA, security is becoming a matter of concern for everything from scanners to gene sequencers. After that, we do our Catch of the Week.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Posit Computing

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the problems with IEEE Floating Point. “As described in a recent presentation by John Gustafson, the flaws and idiosyncrasies of floating-point arithmetic ‘constitute a sizable portion of any curriculum on Numerical Analysis.’ The whole thing has Dan pretty worked up, so we hope that the news of Posit Computing coming to the new processors from Rex Computing will help.”

Podcast: Targeting Cancer with 3D Modeling and Simulation

In this podcast, Oregon State University Associate Professor Eugene Zhang and Assistant Professor Yue Zhang describe their research to help medical doctors better target cancerous tumors by using 3D modeling and simulation. “What we are hoping to achieve is we will get adaptive treatment plan and individualized for each patient. What we are trying to do here that is novel is we want to include bio mechanical modeling the simulations we want to include the tensor visualization on the material stress tensors.”

Podcast: Introducing Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and Intel Select Solutions

In this Chip Chat podcast, Lisa Spelman, Manager of Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing, discusses the launch of two pivotal advances for the data center. “Intel Select Solutions are workload-optimized data center solutions that simplify and accelerate the process of selecting and deploying the hardware and software needed for today’s broad, complex array of workloads and applications.”

RCE Podcast Looks at NetCDF Network Common Data Format

In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with the authors of NetCDF. NetCDF is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. “Unidata’s Network Common Data Form (netCDF) is a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. It is also a community standard for sharing scientific data.”

Podcast: Andrew Ng on why AI is the New Electricity

In this AI Podcast, Andrew NG from Deeplearning.AI describes why he thinks Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity. “Just as today I see a lot of S&P 500 CEOs that wish they had started thinking about their Internet strategy or their mobile strategy five years earlier, I think that in the future we’ll see a lot of leaders that will wish they had started to think about their AI strategy earlier,” said Ng.

Podcast: A Retrospective on Great Science and the Stampede Supercomputer

TACC will soon deploy Phase 2 of the Stampede II supercomputer. In this podcast, they celebrate by looking back on some of the great science computed on the original Stampede machine. “In 2017, the Stampede supercomputer, funded by the NSF, completed its five-year mission to provide world-class computational resources and support staff to more than 11,000 U.S. users on over 3,000 projects in the open science community. But what made it special? Stampede was like a bridge that moved thousands of researchers off of soon-to-be decommissioned supercomputers, while at the same time building a framework that anticipated the eminent trends that came to dominate advanced computing.”