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An informative and entertaining journey through how supercomputing is changing the world, one story at a time.

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HPC and Genomics Revolutionize Medicine
May 16, 2019
Gabriel Broner hosts Mark Borodkin, COO of Bionano Genomics, to discuss how genomics and HPC enable doctors and researchers to diagnose complex diseases and prescribe unique personalized treatments based on individual variations of the DNA.
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HPC and Diversity: Life lessons from Irene Qualters
May 30, 2019
Gabriel Broner hosts Irene Qualters to discuss her career and the evolution of HPC. Irene, an HPC pioneer, went from being a young female engineer working with Seymour Cray to become president of Cray. She then reinvented herself to work in the pharma space and then at the National Science Foundation. She was awarded the 2018 HPCwire Readers’ Award for Outstanding Leadership in HPC.
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Quantum Computing
April 25, 2019
Gabriel Broner hosts Steve Reinhardt to discuss Quantum Computing. Listen to the conversation covering what are quantum computers, what problems can be solved orders of magnitude faster than with traditional computers, where are we today, and what the future holds.
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Innovation in Antenna Design
April 11, 2019
Gabriel Broner hosts Mike Hollenbeck, founder and CTO at Optisys. Optisys is a startup that is changing the antenna industry. Using HPC in the cloud and 3D printing they are able to design customized antennas which are much smaller, lighter and higher performing than traditional antennas.
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Accelerating HPC Workflows with AI
March 27, 2019
In this Big Compute Podcast episode, Gabriel Broner hosts Dave Turek, Vice President of HPC and Cognitive Systems at IBM, to discuss how AI enables the acceleration of HPC workflows. HPC has traditionally relied on simulation to represent the real world. Over the last several years AI has had significant growth due to innovation, growth in compute capacity, and new architectures that have enabled it.
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Boom Supersonic - Pushing Boundaries in Aerospace Design
March 14, 2019
Gabriel Broner interviews Josh Krall, the CTO of Boom Supersonic. Boom is designing the next generation of supersonic airliners using HPC that is entirely in the cloud, replacing the decommissioned Concorde and re-opening trans-Atlantic flights at supersonic speeds.
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HPC in the Cloud for Academia
March 4, 2019
Gabriel Broner hosts Marek Michalewicz, Director of ICM, the HPC center at the University of Warsaw to discuss Rethinking HPC in Academia. With the advent of HPC cloud platforms, we may give every user access to systems on premise, across multiple centers and in the cloud, to enable new research and accelerate time to research.
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New Architectures in HPC
February 26, 2019
Host Gabriel Broner interviews Mike Woodacre, HPE Fellow, to discuss the shift from CPUs to an emerging diversity of architectures. Hear about the evolution of CPUs, the advent of GPUs with increasing data parallelism, memory-driven computing, and the potential benefits of a cloud environment with access to multiple architectures