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@HPCpodcast: The Potboiler HPC Chip Business

It’s a data center server chip industry that in five years has altered profoundly from Intel’s unilateral dominance. The new, multilateral landscape delivers an endless source of innovation, rapid change and drama. Can Intel regain technology leadership? Can AMD and Nvidia — in partnership with TSMC — continue to executive at such high levels? With all three leading players offering CPUs and GPUs, how will it all shake out? Competition is good; intense competition is even better.

@HPCpodcast: The 9 – Wait, the 10 – Key Drivers of the Tech-Driven World to Come

The world is increasingly tech-dominated, but what are the major tech drivers? In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin Khan and Doug Black propose a framework for understanding where tech — most of it HPC-AI related tech — is taking us over the next 10 to 20 years. It’s a framework covering most aspects of our work and personal lives, the sources of efficiency, competitiveness and innovation in the global economy to come , and how we’ll address the big problems for which the world craves solutions.

@HPCpodcast: Cloud HPC is Hot – But Is It Right for Everything?

Growth of cloud HPC for several years has outpaced overall HPC market growth, and public cloud providers continually add the latest and greatest chips, interconnects, memory and software applications to their HPC menus. No doubt public cloud HPC is a great place for HPC experimentation and POC projects. But beyond that, what about making a big move to cloud HPC – which kinds of companies and workloads should go to the cloud and which should stay on-prem?

@HPCpodcast: Hyperion Calls 2021 an Exceptional Year for HPC – Here’s Why

Industry analyst firm Hyperion Research recently issued an HPC market update that was generally – and perhaps surprising, given the pandemic – upbeat in its assessment. In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, Doug Black and Shahin Khan dug into the findings with Hyperion CEO Earl Joseph, spotlighting various HPC segments, including traditional HPC, AI, Cloud, the impact of Covid, industry and global perspective, and what to expect in the future.

@HPCpodcast: The Recent Rush of Quantum News – Tech Advances, Partnerships, Investments

A recent rush of quantum news is the topic of the latest episode of @HPCpodcast, including the melding of quantum and desktop computing, quantum error correction (a problem that not long ago led to assertions that quantum “will never work”), quantum investment, M&A and partnerships, and the connection between quantum computing and HPC.

@HPCpodcast: Zettascale Is Coming – But What About Exascale?

After SC21, Patrick Kennedy at Serve the Home got a scoop when he met with Raja Koduri, SVP/GM of Intel’s Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) Group, to discuss Intel’s zettascale projections and plans, anticipating delivery by 2027. Or maybe 2028. By way of definition, a zettaflop is 1,000 exaflops, or one sextillion (1021) floating point operations per second, a thousand times more powerful than an exascale system. But is this  realistic, considering exascale hasn’t quite been made official, at least not in the U.S.? Tune in to this episode of the @HPCpodcast and let us know what you think.

@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: […]

@HPCpodcast: Quantum Computing Is on the Way to a $1B Market – Sooner Than You Might Think

Quantum computing is as eagerly anticipated a technology as there’s ever been. The scientific and Wall Street communities, to name just two market segments, can’t wait to get their hands on quantum systems able to handle workloads beyond the reach of classical HPC. In the meantime, the technology world waits impatiently while quantum R&D proceeds. […]