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Sep 26, 2023
The Helicarrier: When Movies Ignore Natural Law
We’ve all been there – Sitting inside a movie theater, fully engrossed in the film, when suddenly something happens on screen that is so far-fetched that we suddenly remember we’re sitting in a theater seat. This is the experience Rescale’s Edward Hsu had back in 2012 when he was watching the movie, The Avengers. As an aviation enthusiast, everything was well and good until he saw the epic sea structure called the Helicarrier take to the skies, and it was blatantly clear to him that the incredible piece of high budget visual effects would probably – in fact – kill its own jet pilots. And while it was just a movie, the scene lingered in Edward’s mind for years, until the day Sandeep Urankar – an engineer with a knack for computational investigations – was able to run simulations to prove if Edward’s hypothesis was true, and consequently fueling the question – how accurate should big budget movies really be when it comes to natural law?
1 hr 11 min
Jul 6, 2023
A Better Life: The Case for Cloud
With high performance cloud computing usage expanding quickly in research & development, there are still some organizations who hesitate to dip a toe. In this episode, Ernest and Jolie talk through common fears of moving workloads from on premises to the cloud, and what those fears mean in 2023. They also speak to a trailblazer in this space: Anand Kumar – Global Director of IT for UD Trucks – who moved his entire company’s full array of computational operations from on prem to the cloud in just a few months, with the help of partners like Microsoft Azure, represented in this episode by Rachel Pruitt. Hear how UD Trucks sprinted to their fast-approaching cloudy finish line, earning them the label of being true cloud evangelists.
1 hr 13 min
Dec 21, 2021
How to Tell Your Family About HPC
For those working with high performance computing in any capacity, sometimes talking about it with your family can be a little… confusing. And with the holiday season upon us, many of us will undoubtedly be asked by well-meaning family members, “What’s going on with work?” So today, we figured – Rather than bore the non-technical with technical jargon, why not just talk about some of the awesome ways high performance computing is changing the world? In this episode, we revisit the 2020 Big Compute conference talk by Barry Bolding of AWS about just that – how HPC makes our lives better. So when you’re sipping eggnog with the family and the question of work comes up, you can brighten their eyes instead of put them to sleep.
Apr 12, 2022
A Cloud Startup Story (Part 2)
More than a decade ago, a young Joris Poort stepped into a small Silicon Valley apartment for the first time, ready to make an impact on the world. What would follow was months of rejection from investors to his big idea of how to accelerate innovation in an up-and-coming new normal of cloud high performance computing. In this second part of a 2-part series about how Rescale began, we hear how Joris persevered through challenges, was accepted into Y Combinator, and how he landed his first check, ultimately launching the business – and vision – he had for the world.
Azure for Executives
Apr 8, 2021
Next-Level High Performance Computing on Azure with Tim Carroll and Evan Burness
In this episode, we talk about high-performance computing (HPC). HPC is important in many industries and lets us work with data at scale, operate on large media files, work with large AI and ML workloads, and run big batches of worker jobs. Tim Carroll, Director for HPC & AI for Research at Microsoft, and Evan Burness, Principal Program Manager for HPC & Big Compute in Microsoft Azure tell us what high-performance computing is and why it’s unique, how it is being used in the industry today, benefits of the new HPC VM over what people have used in the past on Azure, and for people who are not using HPC today, how they can get it up and running! Episode Links: Episode Transcript Microsoft Azure HPC Azure HPC by industry More performance and choice with new Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC Guests: Evan Burness is the Principal Program Manager for HPC & Big Compute in Microsoft Azure. Follow him on LinkedIn. Tim Carroll is the Director for HPC & AI for Research. He is also a HP…
Data Science Tech Brief By HackerNoon
Jun 17, 2023
From Hadoop to Cloud: Why and How to Decouple Storage and Compute in Big Data Platforms
This story was originally published on HackerNoon at: https://hackernoon.com/from-hadoop-to-cloud-why-and-how-to-decouple-storage-and-compute-in-big-data-platforms. This article reviews the Hadoop architecture, discusses the importance and feasibility of storage-compute decoupling, and explores available market solutions. Check more stories related to data-science at: https://hackernoon.com/c/data-science. You can also check exclusive content about #data, #open-source, #big-data, #distributed-systems, #distributed-file-systems, #object-storage, #cloud-native, #software-architecture, and more. This story was written by: @suave. Learn more about this writer by checking @suave's about page, and for more stories, please visit hackernoon.com. Initially, Hadoop integrated storage and compute, but the emergence of cloud computing led to a separation of these components. Object storage emerged as an alternative to HDFS but had limitations. To complement these limitations, JuiceFS, an ope…
AWS EC2 Instance Types: The Ultimate Guide for 2023
AWS EC2 Instance Types: The Ultimate Guide for 2023