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Podcast: How AI is Helping Astronomers Scour the Skies for Habitable Planets

In this AI Podcast, astronomers Olivier Guyon and Damien Gratadour how they’re using GPU-powered extreme adaptive optics in very large telescopes to image nearby habitable planets. “Imagine staring into the high-beams of an oncoming car. Now imagine trying to pick out a speck of dust in the glare of the headlights. That’s the challenge Olivier Guyon and Damien Gratadour face as they try to find the dull glint of an exoplanet — a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system — beside the bright light of its star.”

Podcast: Advancing Scientific Research with HPC

In this podcast, Dana Chang from Atipa Technologies joins Conversations in the Cloud to discuss Atipa’s Polaris High Performance Computing and Visualization (HPCV) platform. “Today’s scientists need faster insights and visualize increasingly large data sets. The Atipa Polaris HPCV Platform uses 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel Rendering Framework for CPU-based rendering. This enables a balanced performance for simulation and modeling or simulation and visualization. The pre-validated hardware of Intel Select Solutions saves time that would have been spent assessing and procuring configurations.”

Podcast: Quantum Supremacy? Yes and No!

In this podcast, the RadioFreeHPC team discusses the Google/NASA paper, titled “Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor”, that was published and then unpublished. “The tantalizing promise of quantum computers is that certain computational tasks might be executed exponentially faster on a quantum processor than on a classical processor. A fundamental challenge is to build a high-fidelity processor capable of running quantum algorithms in an exponentially large computational space.”

Podcast: FinTech and HPC-AI

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at the HPC-AI on Wall Street conference. “We discuss the well-received Cryptocurrency panel that he moderated, the challenges of using of AI in financial services, the emerging computational storage, and advanced HPC-class modeling that helps venture capital investors decide whether to invest in a startup.”

Podcast: Building AI Datacenters with NVIDIA DGX Reference Architectures

In this podcast, Lee Carter from Bright Computing and Carlo Ruiz from NVIDIA discuss building datacenters with NVIDIA DGX Reference Architectures. “NVIDIA DGX servers managed by Bright Cluster Manager deliver the perfect balance of increased concurrency for handling data science workloads, the massive compute requirements associated with those workloads, and the seamless management of all resources across the HPC cluster. Join this podcast to learn more about the power behind this partnership.”

Podcast: Extreme Power and Cooling Efficiency at DownUnder GeoSolutions

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at an interesting presentation on Power and Cooling by Stuart Midgley from DownUnder Geosolutions. Their 250 Petaflop “Bubba” supercomputer uses immersive cooling for extreme density and power efficiency.

Podcast: IO500 Benchmark Gains Traction

In this podcast, Radio Free HPC hosts the IO500 Steering Committee. “Storage is complicated and benchmarking it has too many complexities for the traditional kernel-like or application-specific approaches. Thanks to a few experienced and tenacious researchers, and the community that supports them, the IO500 has managed to put a credible stake in the ground, and is getting traction, with 101 entries on the current list and expecting many more by SC19.”

Podcast: How the Frontera Supercomputer will power research at UT Austin

In this podcast, Dr. Greg Fenves, President, the University of Texas at Austin describes how the new Frontera supercomputer at TACC will drive academic research. “The University of Texas at Austin has claimed a leadership role in supercomputing with the top academic system in the world, Frontera, located at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The National Science Foundation awarded TACC $60 million for building and operating Frontera, the #5 fastest computer in the world according to the June 2019 Top500 rankings.”

Podcast: ECP Team Achieves Huge Performance Gain on Materials Simulation Code

The Exascale Atomistics for Accuracy, Length, and Time (EXAALT) project within the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has made a big step forward by delivering a five-fold performance advance in addressing its fusion energy materials simulations challenge problem. “Summit is at roughly 200 petaflops, so by the time we go to the exascale, we should have another factor of five. That starts to be a transformative kind of change in our ability to do the science on these machines.”

Podcast: Inside TACC’s Frontera Supercomputer

In this Intel Chip Chat podcast, Dan Stanzione from TACC discusses the architecture and capabilities of Frontera, TACC’s newest HPC cluster. “Frontera’s architecture includes 8,000 servers, each powered by 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The cluster includes hundreds of thousands of processing cores and a liquid-cooled infrastructure enabling a higher clock rate for even more performance.”