This Week in HPC: New Research from the U.S. Council on Competitiveness

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logoIn this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss a new report from the Council on Competitiveness on the economic benefits of HPC investment.

The Council on Competitiveness, with support from the US Department of Energy, engaged Intersect360 Research to interview 100+ companies whose use of HPC increases their competitiveness in industries such as manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, and chemical engineering. These findings were published in Solve, a publication exploring how U.S. investment in HPC benefits America’s industrial and economic competitiveness.

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  1. Charlie NIetubicz says

    I enjoyed the discussion about the upcoming SOLVE report and look forward to its release. While I agree with most of what was discussed, I did not hear what I consider one of the major benefits of reaching for the next generation of supercomputers whether it be petascale, exascale or zettascale. That benefit can be called the “HPC Trickle Effect”. My previous work in DOD was the beneficiary of this effect. While DOE was writing the specs for the next generation bleeding edge machine, we in DOD were getting the best of the leading edge HPCs not necessarily the bleeding edge HPCs. I believe the Council of Competitiveness can add the benefits of the “HPC Trickle Effect” to its list on the need for exascale systems. In fact it is the trickle down systems, which the majority of US industry could be using, which wold make us competitive.

    • Charlie, thanks for the comment. While we didn’t discuss it on the podcast, I think you’ll find the report does indeed get at your “HPC Trickle Effect.” I hope you’ll download the report as soon as it’s available on Oct. 2!