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RadioFreeHPC: HPC Market Growth; Student Cluster Competition — Winter Classic Invitational

by RadioFreeHPC Podcast HPC Market Projected Growth It’s a few weeks since we recorded this episode so maybe things have changed, but as of the recording the HPC market is projected to grow according to Hyperion’s studies. The RadioFreeHPC team delves in, looking for validations and new insights. Armed with the halo effect of big systems like Isambard and now Fugaku, […]

CHPC Student Cluster Winners Get Ready to take ISC by Storm

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC recaps the recent CHPC National Conference in South Africa. “Now a 5-day conference with two days of workshops as book-ends, multiple tracks and many speakers, and yes, a very exciting Student Cluster Competition, the CHPC National Conference has developed into a very important event in the HPC/AI world. Dan Olds takes us through what he saw, who won, and what we can expect at the competition at ISC in 2020, and just how impressive the whole thing was.”

SC19 Cluster Competition: Students Pack LINs and HPCG’s

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX.net continues his series of stories on the SC19 Student Cluster Competition. Held as part of the Students@SC program, the competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. “Nanyang Tech took home the Highest LINPACK Award at the recently concluded SC19 Student Cluster Competition. The team, also known as the Pride of Singapore (at least to me), easily topped the rest of the field with their score of 51.74 Tflop/s.”

GIGABYTE Steps up with a Broad Array of Server Offerings for AI & HPC

In this video from SC19, Peter Hanley from GIGABYTE describes how the company delivers a full range of server solutions for HPC, AI, and the Edge. “GIGABYTE is an industry leader in HPC, delivering systems with the highest GPU density combined with excellent cooling performance, power efficiency and superior networking flexibility. These systems can provide massive parallel computing capabilities to power your next AI breakthrough.”

SC19 Cluster Competition Configs: Small is Mostly Beautiful

“Ok, you’re running a student cluster competition. You tell the university student teams that they can build any cluster they want with the only restriction being that it has to consume less than 3,000 watts during the competition. You’d think that they’d come back with roughly the same design, right? Wrong. Looking at the table below for the SC19 Student Cluster Competition configurations, you see a wide variety of approaches, components, and sizes.”

GCS Student Team preps for SC19 Student Cluster Competition

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) will once again sponsor some of Germany’s brightest collegiate minds at the SC19 Student Cluster Competition. Team “deFAUlt” is one of four European teams entering the student competition. In total, 16 teams qualified to participate in this year’s student challenge, with six other teams representing hosting country USA, five teams coming from China and one Singaporean team rounding out the group of competitors.

ISC High Performance: Fueling Innovation & Fostering Family for 33 Years

In this special guest feature, Elizabeth Leake from the STEM-Trek Nonprofit reflects on inclusivity at the recent ISC 2019 conference in Frankfurt. “A favorable experience means that attendees are more likely to return. And they do; this year, 164 exhibitors and 3,573 attendees from all domains and 64 countries were there. Attendance has doubled since 2009 and grows at a comfortable pace each year.”

Meet the Winners of the Student Cluster Competition from CHPC in South Africa

In this video, Dan Olds interviews the overall winners of the ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition from CHPC in South Africa. “With this win, CHPC has now taken home the ISC Overall Championship an astounding four times, pulling even with Tsinghua in number of ISC championships. CHPC also maintained their record of reaching the podium in each of their seven cluster competition outings.”

ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition: Day-by-Day Drama, Winners Revealed!

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his first-hand coverage of the Student Cluster Competition at the recent ISC 2019 conference. “The ISC19 Student Cluster Competition in Frankfurt, Germany had one of the closest and most exciting finishes in cluster competition history. The overall winner was decided by just over two percentage points and the margin between third and fourth place was less than a single percentage point.”

Podcast: ExaScale is a 4-way Competition

In this podcast, the RadioFree team discusses the 4-way competition for Exascale computing between the US, China, Japan, and Europe. “The European effort is targeting 2 pre-exa installation in the coming months, and 2 actual ExaScale installations in the 2022-2023 timeframe at least one of which will be based on European technology.”