Perspectives on Composable Systems and HPC/AI Architectures and How They May Fit in the HPC Market
Authors: Mark Nossokoff, Bob Sorensen and Earl Joseph
Publication Date: May 20
Length: 9 pages
Traditional HPC architectures have typically been designed to address either homogenous workloads (such as physics-based modeling and simulation) with similar, and perhaps more important, fixed, compute, memory, and I/O requirements or, more recently, heterogenous workloads with a diverse range of compute, memory, and I/O requirements. Most HPC data center planners and operators, however, don’t have the luxury of focusing on one main type of workload; they typically must support many HPC users and their associated workloads sporting a wide range of compute, memory, and I/O profiles. Architectures have typically consisted of a fixed set of resources, resulting in an underutilized system with expensive elements often sitting idle for long periods of time. One approach being explored to increase system utilization by exposing resources that would otherwise sit idle to appropriately matched jobs waiting in a queue is via composable systems.
A Growing and Changing HPC Applications Landscape
Melissa Riddle, Mark Nossokoff
The application software landscape is quickly evolving along with HPC workloads. Independent software vendor (ISV) applications, as opposed to open-source or home-grown, have traditionally been considered the gold standard as the source for many HPC applications and were frequently cited as HPC users' top applications. While ISV revenues continue to rise, open-source application use is growing as well. Although HPC users can be reluctant to change the applications used at their site, developments such as the onset of AI, new types of hardware, and the cloud have spurred many users to explore new applications they may not have considered otherwise. Overall, the HPC application software landscape is rapidly developing in tandem with new HPC infrastructure and use cases.
4 202022 | Special Report
Perspectives from SC22
Mark Nossokoff, Bob Sorensen, Alex Norton, Jaclyn Ludema, and Earl Joseph
With over 11,000 on-site attendees approaching pre-pandemic levels, and only 700 virtual participants, SC22 in Dallas, TX far exceeded the high expectations of the broad HPC community. There was no shortage of avenues for participants to obtain the latest knowledge relative to market developments and technology innovations occurring across the industry. The Hyperion Research team of analysts has compiled its primary takeaways and perspectives from the event.
December 2022 | Special Report