RFHPC91: 3D XPoint Memory

3D Xpoint™ technology is up to 1000x faster than NAND and an individual die can store 128Gb of data.

3D Xpoint™ technology is up to 1000x faster than NAND and an individual die can store 128Gb of data.

In this video, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the newly announced 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron.

Following more than a decade of research and development, 3D XPoint technology was built from the ground up to address the need for non-volatile, high-performance, high-endurance and high-capacity storage and memory at an affordable cost.

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RFHPC89: KatRisk Using Titan to Compute Global Flood Maps

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at how the KatRisk startup is using GPUs on the Titan supercomputer to calculate global flood maps.

KatRisk is a catastrophe modeling company focused on flood and wind risk. KatRisk develops event-based probabilistic models to quantify portfolio aggregate losses and exceeding probability curves. Their goal is to develop models that fully correlate all sources of flood loss including explicit consideration of tropical cyclone rainfall and storm surge.

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RFHPC88: ISC 2015 Preview

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ISC 2015 conference, which takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

ISC 2015 Keynotes:

  • Dr. Jürgen Kohler from Daimler AG will give the opening keynote on July 13. As the head of NVH CAE and Vehicle Concepts at Daimler AG, Kohler will talk about “High-Performance Computing – Highly Efficient Development – Mercedes-Benz Cars.” Dr. Kohler, who is also the Chair of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee, will introduce the integration of digital prototyping at the business unit, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
  • Professor Yutong Lu of NUDT China. On Tuesday, July 14, Professor Lu will be giving her debut keynote on applications leveraging supercomputing systems.
  • Professor Thomas Sterling, a perennial favorite at ISC, will once again offer an entertaining summary of the past year in his keynote on Wednesday, July 15.

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RFHPC87: Federal Employee Data Gets Hacked

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the recent hack of U.S. government employee data. Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, including military records and veterans’ status information, address, birth date, job and pay history, health insurance, life insurance and pension information; and age, gender, and race data.

In a week where our little site got hacked the same week as Kasperski, Henry says there’s a lesson here for us all. It’s time start implementing Security-Enhanced SELinux.

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All Apologies: Radio Free HPC was Hacked

We are sorry to report that Radio Free HPC was hacked this week by some kind of phishing scam. As we report on security breaches from time to time, I guess it was just a matter of time until we were targeted.

If you received an email from Rich that had an “access file” link to Google Drive, that email was not from me.

Be on the alert for emails like this. They will take you to a fake Google Drive page like the one you see below.

RFHPC86: A Preview of the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks ahead to the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition. This year, 11 teams from around the globe will face off to build the fastest HPC cluster.

Dan has a complete rundown on the roster for this year, which includes two-time repeat champions from CHPC in South Africa:

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RFHPC85: Reflections on Lustre and LUG2015

In this episode, Rich reports back from the LUG 2015 Lustre User Group Meeting. With something like 188 attendees this year, LUG reflects a user community that has come together to foster the world’s fastest parallel file system.

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RFHPC84: A Look at the 180 Petaflop Aurora Supercomputer Coming to Argonne in 2018

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the Aurora supercomputer coming to Argonne in 2018.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million supercomputing investment coming to Argonne National Laboratory. As the third of three Coral supercomputer procurements, the deal will comprise an 8.5 Petaflop “Theta” system based on Knights Landing in 2016 and a much larger 180 Petaflop “Aurora” supercomputer in 2018. Intel will be the prime contractor on the deal, with sub-contractor Cray building the actual supercomputers.

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RFHPC83: Google to Keep Algorithm Updates Under Wraps

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at reports that Google will no longer announce when it does updates to its search algorithms.

Google’s investment in artificial intelligence does more than just create better search results; it allows Google’s engineers to make constant algorithm changes right under our noses.

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