In this video from the 2015 Stanford HPC Conference, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presents: High Performance Computing Trends. “Intersect360 Research’s deep knowledge of HPC, coupled with strong marketing and consulting expertise, results in actionable intelligence for the HPC industry – insights and advice that allow customers to make decisions that are measurably positive to their business.”
Over at Scalability.org, Joe Landman writes that we are on the cusp of a healthcare revolution that will be sparked by high performance parallelized genomics analysis. Much of the awesomeness is in the algorithm, a massively parallel system that is described in depth here: “Churchill: an ultra-fast, deterministic, highly scalable and balanced parallelization strategy for the discovery of human genetic variation in clinical and population-scale genomics.”
“We’ve grown substantially and matured as a company. We’ve expanded our customer base. We’ve hired many talented people who have strengthened our core technical, administrative, legal, and management teams. We’re in the final stages of perfecting the design of our next generation, “Washington”, quantum processor. We’ve cemented new business relationships with companies, including 1QBit, DNA-SEQ, and QxBranch, aiming to develop software for our platform. And we have gained a deeper understanding of the best ways to harness quantum computing resources.”
Over at Enterprise Storage Forum, Henry Newman comes out of the shortest retirement period since Brett Favre in order to take Backblaze to task on their recent disk reliability study. “With a known lower hard error rate, why would Backblaze use consumer drives for an enterprise application? Maybe they do not think their users’ backup data is that important and believe that all that is needed is consumer drives. Nothing has changed from last year; there is no comparison of consumer and enterprise drives.”
In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team digs into the Grab Bag for Topics of the Week. Dan attended the Lenovo Analyst Conference, and they have him convinced that the company is Going Big on HPC. Rich notes that D-Wave Systems has just landed an additional $29 Million in financing. Is Quantum Computing ready for Prime Time? Finally, Henry is looking forward to seeing what the President’s science priorities are going to be when his budget comes out this week.
“While HPC is being pulled in this direction by external market forces, it became clear at the US Supercomputing Conference, SC14, held this year in New Orleans in late November, that the technologies underpinning technical high-performance computing are now changing in response. Paradoxically, the announcement of the largest US Government investment in technical supercomputing for many years will transform business computing.”
“Henry wants to codify rules that span all competitions in order to provide a level playing field and to satisfy his authoritarian nature. Dan isn’t so sure that would work, given that each of the sponsoring organizations have their own ideas about how to best run a competition. However, both of them believe that the competitions need to become more real world when it comes to systems, applications, and how they’re used. One of the first steps along this road, the guys agree, is to add a storage component to the competitions.”