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@HPCpodcast: Taiwan under Threat from China – TSMC and the ‘Techno-politics’ of Advanced Chips

In this week’s episode of the @HPCpodcast, Doug Black and Shahin Khan discuss how global competition around advanced technologies has turned geopolitics into “techno-politics” and techno-nationalism. In HPC, this means chips that drive supercomputers are increasingly regarded as instrumental to economic and military competitiveness. Sparking this discussion is a recently published and widely read academic paper covered last week in insideHPC: “Chip Geopolitics: If China Invades, Make Taiwan ‘Unwantable’ by Destroying TSMC.” In the paper, two military strategists theorize that China’s threatened invasion across the Taiwan Strait

Let’s Talk Exascale: Container Technologies for Exascale Computing

In this episode of the Exascale Computing Project’s (ECP) Let’s Talk Exascale podcast series, Andrew Younge of Sandia National Laboratories discusses container technology and how it fits into the wider scheme of exascale and high-performance computing (HPC). Container technology has revolutionized software development by providing greater software flexibility, reliability, ease of deployment and portability. But […]

@HPCpodcast: 2021 – What a Year!

It’s been a fascinating year for the HPC industry – but then, so is every year, right?  In this special year-end episode of the @HPCpodcast, we discuss the highs and lows, the big trends and the major news events of 2021 – and what we should look for in 2022. Among the topics touched on: […]

Overcoming Bandwidth and Capacity Bottlenecks in the Exascale Era

[SPONSORED POST] Join us for the Advanced Memory Architectures to Overcome Bandwidth Bottlenecks for the Exascale Era of Computing webinar on November 10 at 9:00 am PT. During this webinar, leading industry experts will discuss the future of advanced memory architectures, new optical I/O solutions using silicon photonics, and the technologies and environments needed to make next-generation performance a reality.

Krell Institute Launches ‘Science in Parallel’ Podcast Focusing on Computational Science Innovators

AMES, IOWA – The Krell Institute is launching Science in Parallel, a podcast highlighting people and projects at the interface of science and computing. The first season features scientists who use computers to design alternative energy strategies, zero in on the chemistry of molecular surfaces, build quantum control algorithms and more. Along the way, listeners also will […]

Let’s Talk Exascale: Optimizing the North American Power Grid for Reliability and Decarbonization

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) the focus is on an ECP application development project called ExaSGD, shorthand for Optimizing Stochastic Grid Dynamics at Exascale. The word “stochastic” means results are given in terms of probabilities instead of exact predictions — weather forecasting may be […]

Let’s Talk Exascale Code Development: WDMAPP—XGC, GENE, GEM

This is episode 82 of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, provided by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, exploring the expected impacts of exascale-class supercomputing. This is the third in a series on sharing best practices in preparing applications for the upcoming Aurora exascale supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. The series highlights […]

Radio Free HPC:  Cerebras AI Computing at EPCC and HPE’s Chippewa Falls Remodel

We have a full crew for this wide-ranging episode of RFHPC. We start with a discussion of the new Cerebras and HPE-based supercomputer slated for the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center in, well, Edinburgh. We talk some feeds-and-speeds for the new boxes, particularly about the 400,000-core wafer Cerebras box, along with some of the workloads that will be […]

Radio Free HPC – Big Changes at Intel: Gelsinger Takes the Helm

Our main topic today is Intel, with the bulk of the discussion surrounding the return of Pat Gelsinger as Intel’s new CEO. Pat was a 30-year veteran of Intel before he left to pursue other, well, pursuits – most notably as CEO of VMware. While at Intel, Pat spearheaded the development of the 486 architecture […]

Radio Free HPC: Digital D-Day – SolarWinds Hack

Our main topic for this episode is the SolarWinds hack. This is the worst digital hacking incident to date and will have repercussions for many years. As many as 18,000 SolarWinds’ customers may have downloaded the hacked update and opened themselves up to digital mayhem and thievery. This includes many government accounts, some of the […]