The Data Stack – June 2014 Intel® Chip Chat and Digital Nibbles Podcast Round-up

In June, Intel® Chip Chat finished archiving livecast episodes from Mobile World Congress with an episode from SpiderCloud on delivering scalable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage to enterprises. Also this month, episodes on datacenter storage and disrupting the data center at Intel, as well as an episode on using supercomputing to simulate earthquakes. This month, the Digital Nibbles Podcast pulled one last “best of” episode from the archive with cloud leader Ben Kepes and attorney Deborah Salons on how the internet of things could affect our privacy.  In our second episode, Michael Cradell of RightScale discussed the cloud environment and Dave McCrory of Basho talked about Data Gravity: the idea that as more data is created more applications will be attracted to it. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered in an upcoming podcast, feel free to leave a comment on this post!

Intel® Chip Chat:

  • Live from MWC: Providing Enterprises Reliable Cell Coverage – Intel® Chip Chat episode 317: In this archive of a livecast, Art King, the Director of Enterprise Services & Technologies at SpiderCloud Wireless, stops by to talk about providing a Small Cell managed services platform to medium to large enterprises. This allows mobile operators to deliver scalable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage, capacity and cloud services wherever there's a LAN, bringing intelligence to the edge of the network. For more information, visit
  • Datacenter IO Storage Transition – Intel® Chip Chat episode 318: Lynn Comp (@comp_lynn), the Director of Datacenter Solutions and Technologies Initiatives at Intel, is back on Chip Chat to give a software defined infrastructure recap and then talk about datacenter storage and balancing the placement of data with how often it needs to be accessed. Intel® Solid State Drives offer better performance than traditional hard drives, and when coupled with NVM Express can dramatically reduce latency for certain workloads. For more information, visit
  • A Vision for Disrupting the Datacenter – Intel® Chip Chat episode 319: Raejeanne Skillern (@RaejeanneS), frequent Chip Chat guest and General Manager of Cloud Service Providers for Intel, stops by to talk about the digital services economy and to lay out Intel’s vision for disrupting the datacenter. The four pillars of the newly architected data center are silicon innovation (think customized silicon), moving away from the box model (pools of compute/storage/network resources with an orchestration layer), expedited service delivery, and monetizing data (realizing insight and value). For more information, visit
  • Using Supercomputing to Simulate Earthquakes – Intel® Chip Chat episode 320: Dr. Alexander Heinecke from the Parallel Computing Lab at Intel chats about his PRACE ISC award-winning research into earthquake simulations. The team of computer scientists, mathematicians, and geophysicists simulated vibrations comparable to an earthquake inside the Merapi volcano on the island of Java. They ran the SeiSol simulation software on the SuperMUC high performance computer, which executed 1.09 quadrillion floating point operations per second and used all of the 147,456 processor cores. Research like this, using even more powerful supercomputers, will enable further detailed simulations in a faster time, leading to deeper insights and scientific breakthroughs. For more information, visit and

Digital Nibbles Podcast:

  • Best of DNP: The Connected Future and Privacy – Digital Nibbles episode 59: With Allyson on sabbatical and Ruv on the road, we’re pulling a couple of our “best of” episodes from the archive. This week we’re re-posting an episode with two former guests of the show. First up, Ben Kepes (@benkepes), a cloud thought leader, stops by to cover the growth of enterprise cloud, the Cloud 2020 Summit he’s currently organizing, and what “The Internet of Things” means for the future. Then Deborah Salons (@dsalons), an attorney specializing in regulation and privacy, weighs in on if you can ever be truly be private in the cloud.
  • Cloud Orchestration and Data Gravity – Digital Nibbles Podcast episode 60: Allyson and Reuven are finally reunited this week for a new episode with a couple of great guests. First up, Michael Crandell (@michaelcrandell), the CEO of RightScale stops by to talk about cloud management in the cloud environment and bridging services (servers/network/storage) to run applications. He also weighs in on the PaaS vs. IaaS debate. Then Dave McCrory (@mccrory), the CTO of Basho, discusses distributed database technology and also the concept of Data Gravity – thinking about data as if it were a planet that builds mass and attracts additional Services and Applications. When data is large enough, it’s virtually impossible to move.