Category Archives: The Next Platform

  • Growing Up in an HPC World

    After more than two decades with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Darren Cepulis came to Arm in 2013, becoming part of the small cadre of people working in the chip designer’s high-performance computing (HPC) business. As Cepulis – now the datacenter architect and HPC segment manager for Arm – recalls, there were a couple of researchers, one…

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  • HPC Eases its Way Into the Cloud

    The ongoing journey to bring more enterprise high-performance computing (HPC) workloads into the cloud has been a bumpy one with its share of roadblocks and setbacks. As anyone reading The Next Platform has seen over the years, the challenges have ranged from latency to software licensing, application portability to networking costs. That doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Pratt & Whitney…

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  • Bare Metal Cloud Takes the Fight to On-premise HPC Clusters

    In the HPC cloud business, Oracle is a relative newcomer. As we reported in November 2018, the company jumped into the fray less than a year ago with HPC bare metal servers hooked together with a 100 Gb/sec RDMA network. Since then, the company has expanded the capability of the platform so that it’s now possible…

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  • New Twists in the Intertwining of HPC and AI

    The alliance between high performance computing and artificial intelligence is proving to be a fruitful one for researchers looking to accelerate scientific discovery in everything from climate prediction and genomics to particle physics and drug discovery. The impetus behind this is to use AI, and machine learning in particular, to augment the predictive capacity of…

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  • HPC or AI: Composability is Still King

    Whether we want to term it HPC, AI, hyperscale, or something in between to apply to large-scale enterprise, there are fundamental changes afoot for big organizations with large clusters that are doing double (or quadruple) duty with production workloads and the new integration of machine learning. This integration happens differently depending on the problems being…

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