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Will Exascale Drive an Unprecedented Level of Global Cooperation?

Or Will It Fan the Fires of Global Competition?

Numerous HPC visionaries have cautioned that exascale will require years of global cooperation. That’s right — years of cooperation from the very countries that compete for technological leadership. This could truly be the dawn of a new era. And it appears to be happening.

Right now working groups are assembling on a global scale to start researching different approaches that might work — from architectures and network interconnects, to storage and creative power solutions. There are no exascale experts today — only opinion leaders. So, while we really don’t know where the exascale journey will take us, we are clearly at a critical time for asking questions. The journey has started, and the train is about to leave the station.

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