@HPCpodcast: Tech Analyst Adrian Cockcroft on Trends Driving Future HPC Architectures

Along with his article to be found on this site, technology analyst Adrian Cockcroft of OrionX (and former AWS vice president) joins Shahin and Doug after SC23 to discuss TOP500 trends, the AI-HPC crossover, liquid cooling, chiplets, and the emergence of UCIe and CXL – some of the anticipated advancements are truly eye-popping. In this podcast, sponsored by Lenovo, the relentless pursuit of higher performance, the acceleration in the pace of change in high performance processing, is examined.

HPC News Bytes 20231002: Lisa Su on AMD-NVIDIA GPU Competition; ASML EUV at Intel Fab in Ireland; AI Job Elimination; SC23 Coming up

A happy October morning to you! Our lineup of quick (4:36) commentary on recent HPC news includes: AMD’s Lisa Su on the AMD-NVIDIA GPU competition; ASML EUV at Intel-4 fab in Ireland starts volume production; AI’s job elimination impact; SC23 is coming Nov 12-17….

Introducing the HPC News Bytes Podcast, A Quick Compendium of the Latest HPC News

This week, @HPCpodcast introduces HPC News Bytes, a weekly program, just 3-5 minutes, a quick compendium of  the most important news in HPC, AI, quantum and other advanced tech. Join us! This first episode includes: LLNL El Capitan installation commencement; LLNL Director Kim Budil named as one of the Most Creative People in Business for 2023 by Fast Company; Inflection AI’s 22,000 GPU system; New York State Department of Financial Services’ plans to buy an AI supercomputer; Intel & Nvidia collaborate on Confidential Computing….

@HPCpodcast: Software May Be Eating the World – But Is it Eating HPC?

In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, sponsored by Lenovo, Shahin and Doug kick off what we expect to be a series of looks at HPC software and its convergence with traditional enterprise IT software. We cover the evolution of software through phases of IT, we look at the roster of relevant HPC programs from development environment to system administration and end-user requirements, along with traditional and emerging applications. Shahin also shares his somewhat contrarian take on the aphorism about software eating the world.

@HPCpodcast: The AI Gold Rush, Virtual Quantum, an Advance for Silicon Photonics and Nuclear Energy for Future Supercomputers

In what may become a regular segment of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug cover important recent developments in HPC and AI that signal changes in markets and policies. Always, we keep an eye on where these developments fit into the big picture, what it all means. This time, we look at what may be AI’s “iPhone moment” (you guessed it: ChatGPT) and the ensuing AI gold rush that’s been gaining massive investment momentum since about 2015, much to the happiness of NVIDIA shareholders; virtual quantum computers; and how advances in silicon photonics could change the chip – and therefore the technology – industry….

@HPCpodcast: On ‘Myths and Legends of HPC’ with the RIKEN Center’s Satoshi Matsuoka and Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich

There are so many great tech ideas, but how do you assess which ones will impact HPC? How do we filter out hype? In a new, future looking paper entitled “Myths and Legends in High-Performance Computing,” Satoshi Matsuoka, Jens Domke, Mohamed Wahib, Aleksandr Drozd, and Torsten Hoefler tackle 12 important topics, from major technology areas to specific capabilities and applications in HPC systems to come. In this episode, we talk with Satoshi and Torsten (one of them in an airport) about their paper, which helps formulate the right questions and initiates important discussion points by posing the topics as myths and legends in an enjoyable and humorous paper.

@HPCpodcast: Our Favorite 2023 Predictions, Puncturing the Myths of HPC and New Advanced Chips

In our opening episode of 2023, Shahin and Doug discuss the recent chip announcements from Intel and AMD and their implications for HPC. We also talk about are industry predictions for the year to come featured in this article on insideHPC — including the ones we think most interesting. We also discuss a recent paper from researchers in Japan and Europe — led by Satoshi Matsuoka of the RIKEN Center for Computation Science — on the 12 myths and legends of HPC, a buffet for thought.

@HPCpodcast Special Edition: 2022 in Review and What’s Ahead in 2023 for HPC

In this year-in-review double-issue episode of @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug continue what is becoming a tradition, a discussion of some of the notable developments, trends and news stories of the past year in HPC, including : HPC market growth, the U.S.-China supercomputing competition and trade war, the official arrival of exascale-class supercomputing, quantum computing, SC22, artificial intelligence (including “sentient AI”) and machine learning, Jack Dongarra’s ACM Turing Award, the criticality of emerging interconnect technologies, the defunct Nvidia-Arm deal, the CHIPS & Science Act and the push for domestic chip production in the U.S., HPC software and fusion energy.

@HPCpodcast: All Things Quantum from 3 Practitioners at Brookhaven Lab (Guess Which Quantum Platforms They Use?)

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Kerstin Kleese van Dam, Gabriella Carini, and Meifing Lin join Shahin and Doug to discuss all things quantum, covering quantum sensing, quantum networks and quantum computing. These women are the front lines of HPC and quantum, discussing the state of quantum capabilities today, workloads in which quantum delivers advantages over classical computing, and the challenges of quantum from an experience-based point of view.

@HPCpodcast at SC22: An Analysis of the New TOP500 List

This special SC22 edition looks at the new TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, released today. It marks the 60th edition of the list, repesenting 30 years of systematic data on the highest performing computer architecture and configurations. While this TOP500 is not full of surprises, there’s a new no. 1 at the top of the GREEN500, and across all the categories of the list there’s always important historical data and valuable tea leaves pointing to future trends….