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Andrew Jones on HPC Predictions for 2013

Over at the HPC Notes blog, Andrew Jones from NAG is out with his HPC predictions for 2013. Will this be the year for high performance computing that is energy-efficient, easy-to-use, and industrially engaged?

Energy efficiency will be driven by the need to find lower power solutions for exascale-era supercomputers (not just exascale systems but the small department petascale systems that will be expected at that time – not to mention consumer scale devices). It is worth noting that optimizing for power and energy may not be the same thing. The technology will also drive the debate – especially the anticipated contest between GPUs and Xeon Phi. And politically, energy efficient computing sounds better for attracting investment rather than “HPC technology research”.

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