Intersect360 Research to Discuss Hyperscale Trends at Stanford HPC Conference

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Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

Over at the HPC Advisory Council, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research writes that the evolving hyperscale market is influencing high performance computing.

Intersect360 Research has tracked “ultrascale internet” as an HPC segment since 2007, looking at the consumption of scalable technologies by companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. Today many other companies are involved, including Chinese giants like Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Qihoo, but beyond that, hundreds of other companies are part of this growing market. Going forward, we are tracking hyperscale as the deployment of web-scale application infrastructures that are independent from normal enterprise operations, with examples in social media, retail, telecom, transaction processing, and more. There is still significant influence between HPC and hyperscale, in both directions, most notably in the areas of cognitive computing and artificial intelligence, where research at some of the top hyperscale companies leads the field. Standards like Open Compute Project, OpenStack, and Beiji/Scorpio also can drive acquisition decisions at traditional HPC-using organizations. Big data and analytics also transcend both HPC and hyperscale, driving I/O scalability in both markets. These trends are all included in the new hyperscale advisory service from Intersect360 Research.

Snell will present his findings this week at the Stanford HPC Conference, which takes place February 23-24 in Palo Alto, California. The conference is free to attend, so please Register Now.

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  1. Harvey Jergensen says

    I believe the conference is Feb 23-24, not January.