In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team discusses what was hot and trending at the SC13 conference in Denver. Big Data was everywhere on the exhibit floor, but the coming requirements of Exascale spurred a number of low-power supercomputing demonstrations that look to be the wave of the future.
In this episode, Rich and Dan talk Big Data Sports with Paul Bessire, a statistician and founder of PredictionMachine.com.
My pal Rich Brueckner and I had a chance to interview PredictionMachine.com founder Paul Bessire as part of our Radio Free HPC podcast a few weeks ago. In the programme, Paul discusses the genesis of the Predictalator and how he turned his master’s degree in quantitative analysis into a full-time business. Along the way, we talk about what’s involved in analysing sports and how they arrived at their winning formula. It’s interesting listening for anyone who has ever been curious about applying scientific methodology to sports.
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses interconnect requirements for applications outside of the current Exascale mission profile. Henry is concerned that these hyperscale machines are getting so physically large that the latency will be a showstopper for applications that have to wait for data. The speed of light is not going to change, he says, and things like Map Reduce may be latency-tolerant on the search part of it, but it is not latency-tolerant on the ingest-shuffle portion. In all, he says the PCIe bus is not going to get us there.
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the mission parameters driving Exascale development. Henry is concerned that a system designed for DOE applications will be tailored to that particular mission profile and therefore not be a performing system on NSF applications. Will the TOP 10 Exascale applications all be about High Energy Physics? Will national priorities decide the architecture, or will it be the folks who get there first? Who’s driving the bus? Most of all, will Dan ever come to understand the question?
In this episode, Rich, Henry, and Dan discuss the recent ISC’13 conference, the Student Cluster Challenge, and South Africa’s surprise win. And while there was a lack of news at the conference this year, the boys are definitely psyched up for SC13 in Denver and Dan’s plan to move a small camping trailer into his booth space for the duration of the show.
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the Milky Way (Tianhe-2) supercomputer from China that now owns the top slot on the TOP500 list. They kick around the hardware and explore the configuration, but then the conversation shifts to real science and recent news about Blue Waters cracking into the HIV virus. Finally, they discuss the impact of Tianhe-2 on the western HPC world.
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the June 2013 TOP500 list with Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee. How did the Chinese manage to trump the world once again with the #1 supercomputer on the planet? Listen in to find out.
In Part 2 of this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the importance of owning your own archive of enterprise data.
In Part 1 of this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the importance of owning your own archive of enterprise data.
Henry Newman’s head is still spinning from the technology previews he saw at the recent IEEE Mass Data Storage Conference. Could this be a game-changer for the tape industry and archiving data? What are the specs, limitations, and most importantly, are these the droids we’ve been looking for?