Looking at 2020 and Beyond: Key Considerations and Recommendations for HPC Modernization Efforts
Authors: Bob Sorensen
Publication Date: December 2019
Length: 6 pages
The high performance computing (HPC) sector is in the early stages of a major reinvention, fueled by a confluence of innovation in HPC hardware and system architectures, changing algorithms and application bases, and new access models.
Quantum Communications Research Activity: China Widens Lead
Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph
A review of the number of quantum communications (QComm) research papers published over the last five years shows that QComm basic science as well as R&D efforts are centered within China, with the US a distant second and perhaps falling further behind. Most other nations are publishing a steady, but smaller stream of QComm-related publications well behind what China is producing.
April 2020 | Special Analysis
GPU and Accelerator Growth in HPC
Earl Joseph, Alex Norton
Hyperion Research has followed the growth of accelerators in HPC for more than 10 years. Accelerators had an initially slow HPC adoption curve but have recently experienced amplified growth. Within the HPC accelerator market, GPUs, particularly those from Nvidia, have dominated. Although originally designed as gaming processors for graphics rendering, GPUs were found to be well suited to a range of HPC applications, plus critical underlying AI functions, such as matrix multiplication, driving impressive performance gains. As a result, many HPC sites across a broad range of verticals are now using accelerators to speed up a larger portion of their increasingly AI-based workloads.
December 2020 | Special Analysis