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Podcast #82: The latest in VDI with Teradici
In this podcast, our resident expert on end-user computing, Tom Fenton, commandeers the microphone for a deep look at the latest developments when it comes to enabling a remote workforce. We are excited to have Mirela Cunjalo from Teradici (the folks behind PCoIP) join us to discuss.
Podcast #81: The Composable Data Center with Fungible
The Fungible data center offers the ability to create infrastructure on the fly, pulling from CPU, GPU, and storage resources as needed. This allows for better utilization and a cloud-like model in terms of consumption. Underpinning the Fungible model is their own data processing unit (DPU), which handles most of the work. In fact, their FS1600 NVMe-oF storage platforms have no traditional x86 CPU at all running exclusively on the DPU. Listen or watch our latest podcast to learn more about the notion of composable data centers and how Fungible aims to bring its vision to the enterprise.
Podcast #80: Chia Coin Master Class With Jonmichael Hands
Jonmichael Hands left what most consider to be a very good job at Intel, taking on the role of head of storage at Chia. Chia is a cryptocurrency that's billed as one of the most green in the world since it leverages proof of space (PoS) rather than proof of work (PoW). The PoS model in this particular blockchain works in two core functions. That is Chia plotting, then Chia farming. The plotting work is best done on high-speed NVMe SSDs, while the farming, where coins are earned, is done on good old hard drives - no GPUs needed. This is the definitive Chia podcast to get you entirely up to speed on what the latest crypto craze is all about.
Podcast #79: The Future of 3D XPoint And Optane with Chris Mellor
Micron announced a shift in portfolio strategy this week and involves ceasing the development of 3D XPoint. The company stated: “Micron has now determined that there is insufficient market validation to justify the ongoing high levels of investments required to successfully commercialize 3D XPoint at scale to address the evolving memory and storage needs of its customers.” This spurred Chris Mellor to do some digging, which he is oft to do. On this podcast, I sit down with the meanest man in enterprise IT to talk Optane, Micron killing XPoint, the future of PMem, Compute Express Link (CXL), and other up-and-coming tech in the data center.
Podcast #78: Larry O’Connor, OWC
Larry O'Connor has been solving problems for creative professionals and Mac enthusiasts for over 30 years. What started out as a RAM shop for Macs has turned into a haven of storage and accessories for those who want the best. On this podcast, I talk with Larry about how it all got started and spend an inordinate amount of time talking about cables, like OWC's latest Thunderbolt 4 cable that immediately sold out upon launch.
Podcast #77: HPE Spaceborne Computer-2
HPE launched the first off-the-shelf supercomputer, Spaceborne Computer-1, to the International Space Station (ISS) back in 2017. The Spaceborne Computer-1 ran on the ISS for 651 days, near flawlessly, before returning to Earth. The big takeaway is that supercomputers can survive and function well in the harsh environment of space. On February 20, 2021, HPE plans on launching Spaceborne Computer-2 to the ISS to improve on the predecessor.