Effectively Managing HPC/HPDA/AI Storage Requirements: An Increasingly Critical Challenge
Authors: Mark Nossokoff, Bob Sorensen
Publication Date: November 2020
Length: 4 pages
The growing proliferation of GPUs and related HPDA and HPC-based AI workloads is challenging the HPC storage architectures of conventional CPU-based designs and traditional HPC modeling/simulation workloads. Conventional HPC storage systems manage the well-understood needs of largely independent and segregated home directories and scratch files, keeping the system fully utilized for optimal performance. However, data-intensive HPDA and AI workloads, with much greater variety of heterogenous I/O profiles, are stressing the performance capabilities of the conventional storage systems and related architectures.
RIKEN Supercomputer Is Number One in the World on the Demanding HPCG Benchmark Test
Alex Larzelere, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
At SC17 in Denver, the Japanese RIKEN K computer emerged for the third straight time as the world's most powerful supercomputer based on the High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark list. Although China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has been widely seen as number one in the world based on its LINPAC rating, the HPCG test that the K computer excelled on may be more representative of the range of real-world HPC problems encounter by users. Riken's K computer has been either number one or two since the HPCG list came out in 2014.
June 2018 | Quick Take
Seasonal Changes in Q1 HPC Server Growth from 2004 to 2018
Alex Norton, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph and Steve Conway
First quarter 2018 HPC server revenues were strong, with notable high quarter over quarter growth from the first quarter of last year. Hyperion Research has been analyzing the data to ascertain what these numbers mean and what they may indicate about full-year 2018 in HPC. These assessments incorporate Hyperion Research discussions with a global base of people in the HPC sector as well as an analysis of the Hyperion Research QView database, a long-standing collection of quarterly revenues and projections for the major HPC vendors.
July 2018 | Quick Take