Category Archives: The Next Platform

  • 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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  • Designing the SKA Supercomputer Platform

    When the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is deployed in the next decade, alongside it will be a supercomputer tasked to process the deluge of astronomical data that the instrument will collect from the skies. And even though the SKA will be the world’s most powerful radio telescope, it won’t quite need the world’s most powerful…

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  • High Performance Computing Racks up the Bucks

    According to Hyperion Research’s latest market update, the high performance computing business boomed last year. In a presentation last week at the company’s HPC User Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hyperion chief executive officer Earl Joseph told the audience that HPC server revenue worldwide reached $13.7 billion in 2018, which was a new record….

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  • Capitalizing on Hybrid Cloud in HPC

    Cloud computing became an essential infrastructure strategy for nearly every business. Last year Gartner predicted that demand for infrastructure as a service would increase by 36.8 percent. A 2018 McAfee survey found that 97 percent of organizations are using cloud services from public, private or both. Similarly, Rightscale’s 2018 cloud survey showed that 95 percent of enteprises have a cloud strategy,…

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