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Podcast: From Here to Ai with Jack Wells from Oak Ridge

In this Conversations with Dez podcast, Dez Blanchfield sits down with Jack Wells from ORNL to talk about about his personal & professional life journey, his role at Oak Ridge National Lab, how Artificial Intelligence is being deployed & leveraged in HPC, and the role IBM’s POWER9 solution is playing in supporting Oak Ridge and its mission. Jack Wells is the Director of Science for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

Podcast: Bringing Complex Data To Life with Intel Select Solutions

In this Chip Chat podcast, Jim Jeffers from Intel describes his team’s three important open source libraries for data center rendering that deliver rasterization and ray tracing with high performance on Intel Xeon processors. Jim discusses the new Intel Select Solutions for Professional Visualization that package up key software capabilities with the power of high performance computing to provide stunning visualizations.

Radio Free HPC Looks at China’s Exascale System Prototypes

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at China’s new ARM-based Exascale supercomputer prototype. “The Sunway exascale computer prototype is very much like a concept car that can run on road,” said Yang Meihong, director of the National Supercomputing Center in Jinan. “We expect to build the exascale computer in the second half of 2020 or the first half of 2021.”

Podcast: Enabling Developers for the Persistent Memory Revolution

In this Chip Chat podcast, Jennifer Huffstetler speaks to the key benefits that Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory will deliver to end users and how Intel is working to support the development community to enable best use of this groundbreaking technology. Resources for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory now have reached more than 100,000 developers and see more than 10,000 developer users each month. Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory will be available for first access by the end of 2018.

Radio Free HPC Discusses the IO500 Benchmark Suite with John Bent

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team talks to John Bent from the IO500 committee about why he and a team of I/O professionals created the IO500 benchmark suite. The second IO500 list was revealed at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. “The current list includes results from BeeGFS, DataWarp, IME, Lustre, and Spectrum Scale. We hope that the next list has even more.”

Radio Free HPC Reviews Lincoln Labs Paper on Spectre/Meltdown Performance Hits

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a new whitepaper from Lincoln Labs focused on the performance hits Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. The news is not good. After that, Shahin point us to the story about how DARPA just allocated $75 Million in awards for thinking-outside-the-box computing innovation. They call it the Electronics Resurgence Initiative and the list of projects funded includes something called Software Defined Hardware.

Podcast: Bill Dally from NVIDIA on What’s Next for AI

“NVIDIA researchers are gearing up to present 19 accepted papers and posters, seven of them during speaking sessions, at the annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference next week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Joining us to discuss some of what’s being presented at CVPR, and to share his perspective on the world of deep learning and AI in general is one of the pillars of the computer science world, Bill Dally, chief scientist at NVIDIA.”

Podcast: Supporting Multiphysics Application Development

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale, Computational scientist Ben Bergen of Los Alamos National Laboratory describes the Advanced Technology Development and Mitigation (ATDM) subprogram‘s Flexible Computational Science Infrastructure (FleCSI) project.

Radio Free HPC Looks at China’s Three-Pronged Plan for Exascale

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes through a fascinating presentation that provides details on China’s Three-Pronged Plan for Exascale. “China may not be the first to Exascale, but they are building three divergent architectural prototypes that pave the way forward. We’ve got the details in this not-to-miss podcast.”

Penguin Computing to Deploy Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

Today Penguin Computing (a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings) announced that it will deliver the new national supercomputer to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. “With 11 supercomputers in the Top500 list and a bare-metal HPC Cloud service since 2009, we knew we could rely on Penguin Computing’s HPC expertise to address our needs in an innovative way.”