Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cycle Computing Powers 70-core AWS Cluster for HGST

Has Cloud HPC finally made it's way to the Missing Middle? In this podcast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company enabled HGST to spin up a 70,000-core cluster from AWS and then return it 8 hours later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nvidia/IBM to Build Two Coral 100+ Petaflop Supercomputers in 2017

In this slidecast, Sumit Gupta from Nvidia describes the company's big win with IBM for two DOE supercomputers for deployment in 2017. The two machines will feature IBM POWER9 processors coupled with Nvidia's future Volta GPU technology. NVLink will be a critical piece of the architecture as well, along with a system interconnect powered by Mellanox.

QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand - Containerized MPI Workloads

In this slidecast, Christian Kniep presents: QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand - Containerized MPI Workloads. Watch the video presentation.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dell Plans Exciting Panel Discussions at SC14

In this podcast, Dell Fellow Jimmy Pike describes coming attractions at the Dell booth #1739 at SC14.
Are you ready for what promises to be another successful SC? Join us at the Dell Beignet Theater for two fascinating panels hosted by Rich Brueckner, president, insideHPC.
HPC in the Cloud: The Overcast has Cleared Wednesday, Nov 19, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panelists include:
  • Muhammad Atif, Ph.D., National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), The Australian National University (ANU)
  • Larry Smarr, Ph.D., UC San Diego
  • Roger Rintala, Intelligent Light
  • Boyd Wilson, Clemson University & Omnibond
SUMMARY:  Cloud delivery of HPC has progressed at a much slower rate than we've seen in the enterprise where it has become the standard way that business approaches IT. Has the day come where we will start to see private and public clouds at the defacto way we get things done in high performance computing? In this panel, we will hear from the thought leaders that are blazing these trails in practice every day, delivering utility computing cycles to scientists, researchers, and engineers.  

Data Intensive Computing:  The Gorilla behind the Computation Wednesday, Nov 19, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Panelists include:
  • Ken Buetow, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Erik Deumens, Ph.D.,University of Florida
  • Niall Gafney, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
  • William Law, Stanford University
SUMMARY: Back before the SC conference series, the pioneers of vector supercomputing soon found that their ability to ever-increase computation speeds was hampered by the ability to move and store data. While today’s HPC clusters have changed the way we compute, the Data Gorilla is as strong and formidable as ever. In this panel, you’ll hear from the vanguard of university researchers, who have embraced new technologies, methods, and approaches to data-intensive computing—even one’s inspired by the tremendous adoption of technologies as alien to HPC as Hadoop and MapReduce. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe to RSS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Energy-Efficient Computiation with Allinea Performance Reports

In this podcast, Mark O’Connor from Allinea Software describes how the company’s Performance Reports tool can help HPC users increase the energy efficiency of their computations. Watch the video presentation.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DDN GS7K Scale-Out Parallel File System Appliance

In this podcast, Uday Mohan from DataDirect Networks presents: DDN GS7K - Easy-to-deploy, High Performance Scale-Out Parallel File System Appliance.
High performance computing is critical in commercial markets, spanning a wide range of applications across multiple industries, and this trend is only growing. The GS7K from DDN will help bring the latest high-performance storage technologies to more of these markets, connecting companies to their next innovations faster while satisfying their enterprise standards.”

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cray CTO Steve Scott Interview

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC interviews Steve Scott, CTO of Cray Inc. Scott recently returned to the company after a few years at Nvidia and Google.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

HP Apollo Servers for HPC

In this podcast, John Gromala from HP describes the company's new Apollo series of HPC servers. Watch the video presentation.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Intel True Scale Fabric Grows Momentum

In this podcast, Joe Yaworski, Director of Marketing for Intel’s High Performance Fabric Operations to discuss the success of Intel’s True Scale Fabric and to break it down to better understand this growing acceptance.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Allinea Performance Reports Podcast

In this podcast, Mark O'Connor from Allinea demonstrates how the company's Performance Reports software generates easy-to-understand pages that characterize the performance of HPC application runs. Watch the video presentation.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NERSC to Deploy Cori Supercomputer

In this podcast, Sudip Dosanjh and Katie Antypas from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory describe Cori, the next-generation Cray XC30 supercomputer coming to NERSC. Named after American biochemist Gerty Cori, the $70 million dollar Cori system will be powered by Intel's pending "Knights Landing" processor, a bootable, many-core implementation of the company's MIC architecture. Read the Full Story.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

IBM Fellows Take on the Challenges of Big Data

In this podcast, Michael Haydock from IBM presents: IBM Fellows: Extraordinary Achievement by Exceptional Individuals.
The IBM Fellows program is a prestigious honor that has a direct correlation to the company's innovation and technology leadership. The honorees include a diverse group of IBMers with one thing in common: a commitment to tackling the world’s biggest problems with ingenuity, invention and inspiration. A common thread for many of this year’s inductees is their commitment to developing solutions and practical applications in the field of Big Data and Analytics.
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Introducing Power8 Servers for Big Data

In this podcast, Richard Talbot from IBM describes the company's new Power8 Systems servers built on an "open server" platform.
According to Big Blue, the new scale-out Power servers culminate a $2.4 billion investment and are built from the ground up to harness Big Data with the new IBM Power8 processor. During the launch event, IBM unveiled a rack full of 2U Power8 servers with up to 100 Terabytes of in-memory analytics capacity."
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Live from the Asia Supercomputing Challenge 2014

In this podcast, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting reports live from the ASC 2014 Asia Supercomputer Challenge, where 16 teams are battling it out for cash prizes. The competition wraps up April 25 at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Learn more at the Student Cluster Competition Blog * Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe to RSS

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Introducing the New ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance

In this podcast, Henry Newman from Instrumental describes the need for unified storage solutions that can deal with multilevel security. Thanks to shrinking budgets and a number of security breaches that have made world headlines, government and enterprise customers are under increasing pressure to secure data without sacrificing performance. Download the MP3.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Panasas PanFS 5.5 Steps Up with Windows Support for the Enterprise

In this podcast, Geoffrey Noer from Panasas describes the company's new PanFS 5.5 release, which offers Windows support for technical computing.
PanFS 5.5 broadens the appeal of our ActiveStor scale-out storage appliances because robust Windows support is vitally important to many of our current and prospective customers," said Faye Pairman, Panasas CEO. "This new release makes ActiveStor even more suitable for deployments in energy, life sciences, manufacturin g, media and entertainment, and other markets where high-quality Windows interoperability is required."
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qwikLABS Software Learning Platform

In this podcast, Casey Palowitch and Ken Sauter from Cloud vLAB describe the company's qwikLABS software learning platform and service.
Are you an expert in programming or other areas of HPC? If you've thought about writing a book, the qwikLABS marketplace offers you a way to quickly monetize your knowledge by developing online learning labs that can scale to hundreds or even thousands of paying users.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Peter ffoulkes on the Business Transformation of In-Memory Analytics

In this podcast, Peter ffoulkes from 451 Research discusses the recent launch of the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 chip, which is designed to make data more valuable for business through in-memory computing.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Dramatic Shift in Network Architecture

In this podcast, Emilio Billi from A3 Cube presents an overview of the company’s new RONNIEE Express network architecture.

How Big Workflow Delivers Business Intelligence

In this podcast, Rob Clyde from Adaptive Computing describes Big Workflow — the convergence of Cloud, Big Data, and HPC in enterprise computing.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Preview of vSMP Foundation 5.5 Virtualization Software

In this podcast, Shai Fultheim from ScaleMP provides an update on the company’s recent announcements and previews vSMP 5.5 Foundation software. With the rise of in-memory analytics, the company is seeing rapid deployment growth for its server aggregation software. Watch the video presentation.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

In-Memory Computing & Gigaspaces

In this podcast, Uri Cohen from Gigaspaces describes the company’s in-memory computing solutions for Big Data. “GigaSpaces Technologies provides software middleware for deployment, management and scaling of mission-critical applications on cloud environments through two main product lines, XAP In-Memory Computing and Cloudify.

Announcing the BitYota Data Warehouse Service

In this podcast, Dev Patel and Poulomi Damany from BitYota describe the company’s Data Warehouse Service. “We are a Data Warehouse Service (DWS) available on major cloud providers like Rackspace and Amazon. We are designed from the ground up for high performance analytics on JSON data from fast-changing applications including web & mobile analytics and NoSQL stores like MongoDB. We don’t impact your operational store or app and best of all, as a fully managed service, we take the headache out of having to set up and manage another data platform.”

PGI 2014 Release Adds OpenACC 2.0 Features and x64 Performance Gains

In this podcast, Doug Miles from Nvidia describes the new features and performance gains in the PGI 2014 release.

Warp Mechanics: Lustre Over ZFS on Linux

In this podcast, Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics presents: Lustre Over ZFS on Linux.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Announcing the Altiscale Data Cloud

In this podcast, Raymie Stata from Altiscale describes the company’s new data cloud.

MPI Requirements of the Network Layer

In this podcast, Jeff Squyres from Cisco describes the proposed successor to the Linux verbs API that is designed to better serve the needs of MPI. Watch the video presentation.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

COSMIC Middleware for Xeon Phi Servers and Clusters

In this podcast, Srihari Cadambi from NEC Labs presents: COSMIC Middleware for Xeon Phi Servers and Clusters. Watch the video presentation.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hybrid Clouds for Increased Scientific Agility

In this podcast, Matt Herreras and Josh Simons from VMware describe how Hybrid Clouds powered by virtualization offer increased scientific agility for HPC workloads. Watch the Video Presentation.

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Look at the Tegra K1 Processor

In this podcast, analyst and author Rob Farber looks at Nvidia's launch of Tegra K1 processor. Designed for high-resolution mobile devices, the K1 features the same high-performance Kepler-based GPU that drives the world's most powerful supercomputers. It is also the first appearance of 64-bit ARM computing with Project Denver. Watch the video presentation: http://wp.me/p3RLHQ-b8t

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Active Archive Top Five Data Predictions for 2014

In this podcast, David Cerf from the Active Archive Alliance describes five Big Data trends for 2014. Watch the video presentation.