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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.
Podcast #76: NVIDIA Data Processing Units (DPUs)
NVIDIA is known throughout the world as a GPU company. With their acquisition of Mellanox though, the lens through which NVIDIA is viewed casts a much wider perspective, not to mention the potential acquisition of ARM. NVIDIA is now taking aim at the humble NIC. With an embedded data processing unit (DPU) and even a GPU on the NIC, we now get to SmartNICs that are able to sit alongside CPUs and GPUs in a server to create the next generation datacenter.
Podcast #75: Saving Citrus with NVIDIA AI
We've been covering a lot of edge use cases on the podcast and this week it's another one, but with an AI twist. The University of Florida is working with citrus growers to fight a terrible disease called "citrus greening" that kills off their trees. Professor Yiannis Ampatzidis, with the UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, has been working on intelligent sprayers that not only solve the problem but do so in a more ecologically friendly way. Thanks to a new relationship with NVIDIA and its Applied Research Accelerator Program, a fleet of smart sprayers can analyze each possible tree and make the right call when deploying care.
Podcast #74: TrueNAS Means Speed for Creative Agencies
Creative Pros are a special bunch with specific technology and storage needs. And when you pile a bunch of them together into an agency, corporate IT systems quickly get stressed. Clockwork 9 suffered this exact issue, as the agency was overworking their NAS, leading to slowdowns in work being completed. After extensive research, Creative Director Andrew Spirk sought out the TrueNAS storage platform.
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Fun short pod from guys who really get IT.