Sunday, March 19, 2017

Report: USA is Losing HPC Leadership

In this podcast, Radio Free HPC looks at a recent report that the USA needs to take aggresive action to keep up with China in High Performance Computing. Produced by the NSA-DOE Technical Meeting on High Performance Computing, the report states that we need to change course now or the U.S. will lose leadership and not control its own future in HPC.

Download the report on U.S. Leadership in High Performance Computing (PDF)

After that, Dan does our Catch of the Week.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Storj Takes Blockchain Tech to Cloud Storage

In this podcast, Radio Free HPC looks at a Startup called Storj, which will pay you to use your excess data capacity as cloud-based storage based on Blockchain technology.

"Our mission is to rethink cloud storage, to provide the security, privacy, and transparency it’s missing. That's why we are building an open-source cloud platform, that aim to fundamentally change the way people and devices own data."

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Dan's Daughter Gives us the Scoop from Washington, D.C.

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team hosts Dan's daughter Elizabeth. How did Dan get this way? We're on a mission to find out even as Elizabeth complains of the early onset of Curmudgeon's Syndrome. Somehow she has turned out well, though, and has a great gig with an Oil company in Washington, D.C., so we also get her take on what is going on in the Nation's capital.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

A Look at the VW Dieselgate Scandal

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at recent developments in the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal. According to reports, auto parts supplier Bosch wrote the software for VW that enabled the company's diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. We know because Bosch asked VW for indemnity back in 2006.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

An Interview with Henry's Mom

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team speaks to our special guest for the week: Binnie Coppersmith, also known as Henry's Mom. It's Binnie's 80th birthday, and Dan wants to know once and for all if Henry is an alien, or at least why he is the way he is. After that, we look at the good news that The UberCloud has received $1.7 Million in Pre-A Series funding. It's great news for HPC in the Cloud.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

A Look at Open Source Software for Quantum Computing

In this podcast the Radio Free HPC team looks at D-Wave's new open source QBSOLV software for quantum computing. The software is available on github along with a whitepaper written by Cray Research alums Mike Booth and Steve Reinhardt.

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