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@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. […]

@HPCpodcast: FTC Takes on Nvidia-Arm Deal; Composable HPC –Why, Why Not and How To

In this Arm-flavored episode of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin Khan of OrionX.net and Doug Black of insideHPC discuss the latest hurdles thrown in front of Nvidia’s attempted acquisition of Arm Ltd., this time from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, along with comments on Amazon Web Services’ new Arm-based Graviton CPU, targeting compute-intensive workloads. We also open […]

@HPCpodcast: Will the Metaverse Hit Next-Big-Thing Status?

Is the metaverse really real? Sorry – it’s not real, though uber virtual realism is a big part of its promise. But will it be the next phase of the internet, the next big market opportunity in tech, HPC-AI included (as Nvidia asserts)? Ultimately, will it enable us to escape this world and enter a […]

insideHPC’s ISC Video Lineup: Experts Talk ISC Highlights, ‘HPC Shark Tank’ and Our Vendor Interviews

insideHPC offers a rich lineup of video events and interviews for virtual ISC 2021, including off-hours events designed to enlighten and entertain along with a host of vendor interviews with HPC companies. Today at 3:30 pm Eastern Time/midnight CET we offer an off-hours event: ISC Retrospective: HPC Experts Discuss the Highpoints of ISC 2021, a […]

HPC Industry Analyst Firm Intersect360 Research Hires Dan Olds as Chief Research Officer

SUNNYVALE, CA—March 1, 2021— HPC, AI and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has named Dan Olds its chief research officer, effective March 1. A 25-year industry veteran, Olds comes to Intersect360 Research from OrionX, where he was a partner, analyst, and consultant for the HPC/AI market. Olds is a well-known figure in the HPC industry, […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: NERSC’s Jeff Broughton on the End of the Top500 and Exascale Begetting Petaflops in a Rack

NERSC’s Jeff Broughton career extends back to HPC ancient times (1979) when, fresh out of college, he was promoted to a project management role at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – a big job for a young man. Broughton has taken on big jobs in the ensuing 40 years. In this interview, he talks about such […]

Radio Free HPC Double Episode, Including: IBM Power10 Chip

We’re finally starting to cut into our product backlog and, as a first, we’re presenting our special road trip double episode where Jessi and Dan traveled to the House of Henry, buried deeply in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We visit his rammed earth compound and recorded two RFHPC episodes there – and one of them […]

Radio Free HPC: SiFive’s Big Score, Will Nvidia Buy Arm?

We start out with our personal pledge that all of our content is new and not pre-recorded. That’s our gift to you – no recycled, reused or Amazon Renewed content.  Jumping into our first topic, Risc-V IP and silicon purveyor SiFive earned a $61 million investment from a group of high-end investors including SK Hynix, Qualcomm […]

Radio Free HPC:  MLperf Wars and AMD’s Gawdy Earnings

Summer inventory clearance days for Radio Free HPC! In this episode, we talk about the spate of MLperf benchmarks and how AMD hit it out of the park on their most recent quarterly earnings.

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Simon Burbridge Gives ARM a Hand – ‘Maybe We Don’t Need to Have Accelerators’

At this point in the career of HPC luminary Simon Burbridge of the University of Bristol, he’s focused on HPC system design based on ARM-designed processors. Citing the world’s top ranked supercomputer, Japan’s Fugaku, Burbridge says in this interview: “If you redesign your CPUs to have the capability of doing the amount of math that you need and if you have, for example, the memory bandwidth to get those vectors and matrices in and out of the memory, then why wouldn’t they be better than a GPU?”