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Radio Free Noodles on Remarkable in Growth in the HPC Server Market

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at remarkable growth in the HPC Server Market reported by Hyperion Research. “Hyperion Research reports that worldwide factory revenue for the HPC technical server market jumped 27.6% to $3.7 billion in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), up from $2.9 billion in the same period of 2017, according to the newly released Hyperion Research Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView.”

Radio Free HPC Talks to Brent Gorda on the Future of ARM HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team catches up with Brent Gorda to discuss the future of ARM in HPC. “Brent Gorda leads the HPC business for Arm. Prior to this recent role, he spent a year consulting (HPC/Quantum/AI) and advising startup CEO’s in Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career, he founded Whamcloud, which he sold to Intel and served as the General Manager for Intel’s High Performance Data Division. Brent has also served on many advisory boards (SCxy, Cray Research, Westera) and founded the Student Cluster Competition.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at IDC Server Market Numbers Reflecting Remarkable Growth from Cloud

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest server watch numbers from IDC. The takeaway? The Server industry up 43 percent year over year. Component prices have gone up, so there may be multiple contributing factors implying richer configurations are being deployed. Dan thinks IDC might be adjusting their model, but we can’t be sure from here. He doesn’t see how a company like Inspur can jack their business by 112 percent in a single year. This is simply unprecedented growth. Welcome to the Server Business in the Age of Cloud.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Frightening NotPetya Cyber Attack

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at one of the most massive hacks ever, the Notpetya cyber attack on shipping company Maersk and their partners. “This story, featured in Wired magazine, should send chills down the spines of anyone out there who isn’t religiously updating their machines.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Hot Chips for 2018

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest developments in processor technology coming out of the recent Hot Chips conference. “The HOT CHIPS conference typically attracts more than 500 attendees from all over the world. It provides an opportunity for chip designers, computer architects, system engineers, press and analysts, as well as attendees from national laboratories and academia to mix, mingle and see presentations on the latest technologies and products.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at NREL’s new Eagle Supercomputer

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new Eagle supercomputing under construction at NREL. “The new machine from HPE will run more detailed models that simulate complex processes, systems, and phenomena to advance early research and development on energy technologies across fields including vehicle, wind power, and data sciences.”

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.”

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.

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.”