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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