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Podcast: When a Different OS Gets Different Results

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at problems in the scientific software world. “There’s a bug in Python scripts that caused different results in identical routines run on different operating systems. As the guys discuss, it’s not a Python thing but a problem with the order in which files got read according to the operating system’s protocols. This impacts the sort order and thus the end results. The gang speculates on other causes of these types of problems and the fixes that should be employed.”

Podcast: Univa Speeds CFD with SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team

In a sport that hangs in the complex balance of speed, aerodynamics and the ever-present data, SportPesa Racing Point deserves the best from its computation, which is capped at 25 teraflops. For SportPesa Racing Point, the best is Univa Grid Engine, which manages its CFD cluster up into the 97 percent range at a sustained level. “Univa help us with bringing developments and CFD developments to reality faster. So they help with efficiency with our compute power.”

Podcast: Simulation & Visualization Drive New Discoveries and Insights

In this podcast, Katrina Feliciano-Stoddard joins Intel’s Conversations in the Cloud. “Katrina talks about simulation and visualization, its role in innovation, and how the technology is being used across industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, and health and life sciences. Scientists search for new discoveries, engineers are looking at new ways to do things, to design and develop new products – but everyone is looking to do achieve innovations in less time and at reduced costs.”

Podcast: The Turing Machine is Sequential, so how about a Parallel Machine?

The @RadioFreeHPC team is joined by the folks at MemComputing, a San Diego startup that’s built a new parallel foundation for computing. It calls it the universal memcomputing machine, and a realization of self-organizing circuits. “We analytically prove that the memory properties of UMMs endow them with universal computing power—they are Turing-complete.”

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.