2021 End Users Perspectives on Processors, Coprocessors/Accelerators, and HPC Budgets
Authors: Bob Sorensen, Melissa Riddle, Alex Norton, Earl Joseph
Publication Date: October 202021
Length: 4 pages
A recent survey revealed that HPC end users are looking to change the way they outfit their next HPCs, with many interested in exploring new types of processors, relying increasingly on GPUs and other accelerators to support computational gains, and preparing to increase their budgets to afford continued acquisition of more powerful HPCs. Insights into the critical factors driving these and other trends are detailed in the 2021 iteration of Hyperion Research’s annual MCS end users’ study, Processors, Coprocessors/Accelerators, and HPC budgets. Key Findings from the report are summarized in this document.
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