RFHPC183: A Look at the European Processor Initiative

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the European Processor Initiative, an effort to design a build an exascale computer based around European technology.

“According to an interview in Primeur Magazine with EPI project coordinator Philippe Notton from Atos, the project involves not only a processor, but an accelerator as well. Will it be based on ARM, OpenPOWER, or something else like RISC-V? We will have to wait and see.”

After that, we do our Catch of the Week:

    • Rich likes the story this week about Supergeek, the new mascot at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
    • Shahin enjoyed giving at talk at the Stanford HPC Conference last week, and Rich notes that all the presentation videos are now posted from the event.
    • Dan likes the recent story on the origins of the HPCG benchmark, which offers an alternative way to measure the performance of the world’s top supercomputers. At the same time, Shahin reminds us that ACM Fellow David Kuck said that the minimum performance from a machine is more interesting than the maximum performance.

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