Addison Snell's Newport HPC presentation

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Addison Snell’s (bio) presentation this morning was very interesting, which you’ll have some idea of if you watched mikeb_writer‘s tweets during the talk. Addison’s abstract

Addison Snell will present some of the top insights from recent market intelligence studies from Tabor Research, including forward-looking views of the vertical markets, new applications, and technologies with the best prospects for growth in 2010 and beyond. Snell will discuss expansion of both usage contexts and technology contexts.  HPC usage models will include not only traditional HPC applications in science and engineering, but also “Edge HPC” applications such as complex event processing, virtual environments, and ultrascale business computing.  Meanwhile, technology evolution continues in multiple dimensions, with innovations in interconnects, accelerators, and software. By examining workflows and bottlenecks, we can predict important areas for investment and growth.

To put some flesh on those bones, Addison shared his slides with me and gave me permission to share them with you. As (or if) I get more, I’ll put those up too.

Slides from Addison Snell’s talk, “HPC Trends for 2010: On the Rebound” [PPT]


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  1. Thanks for this! I do hope you get more – some of us would’ve enjoyed attending but couldn’t make it.

    I’m skimming through it right now, though, and the information on file systems is of particular interest to me at the moment. I like Lustre, but I’ve also begin to look at Gluster, which I know Joe Landman likes and was used for one of MSI’s systems. Linear scalability, no single metadata bottleneck, and simple (and extensive) configurability all on commodity gear seems pretty nice. I’m a bit wary of proprietary hardware and file systems.

    Anyone else using it? It didn’t get a mention in the slides, while stuff like Ibrix did, despite no (almost no) HPC market penetration.

  2. Thanks so much for insights from insiders. I am using FPGA as accelerators but kind of shifting my eyes to GPGPU.