Michael Feldman Joins The Next Platform as Senior Editor

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Michael Feldman is Senior Editor at The Next Platform.

Veteran HPC journalist Michael Feldman has departed TOP500.org to join The Next Platform as Senior Editor. Led by co-founders Nicole Hemsoth and Timothy Prickett Morgan, offers in-depth coverage of high-end computing at large enterprises, supercomputing centers, hyperscale data centers, and public clouds.

My new role also reunites me with some old friends, who just happen to be some of the best writers in the business,” says Feldman. “Not surprisingly, my focus will be on HPC and all things related. These days, that covers a lot of territory since in many ways HPC has provided a useful model for other subject matter that is under the purview of The Next Platform, namely hyperscale, cloud, and high-end enterprise computing.”

According to Feldman, the applications in these diverse domains are driven by one primary challenge: how to deliver performance and throughput at scale.

HPC is the only community that has been doing this for more than 50 years, and in my (admittedly biased) opinion, has been rather successful at it. One topic I intend to write about quite a bit is the ramifications of the death of Moore’s Law. For the entire history of HPC, it’s been the most important driver of performance growth, and its slow demise is already impacting the sector profoundly.”

Michael Feldman has covered the high performance computing industry for more than 12 years, first as the editor-in-chief of HPCwire, as a market research analyst at Intersect360 Research, and as the managing editor for supercomputing-focused TOP500 News. During that time, he established himself as a trusted voice in the HPC community. Prior to his work as a journalist and industry analyst, Michael was a software engineer, a career that spanned 25 years, and included projects in compiler and runtime platforms, software development tools, and real-time embedded systems.

While TOP500 is discontinuing their news publication, the TOP500.org website will continue to broaden as they have done recently with the integration of the Green500 and High-Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark data into the list.

Considering what is now happening in the HPC application space with the rise of data analytics, machine learning, and AI, we expect more changes lie ahead. We will continue with our mission to track the fastest supercomputers in the world.

Editor’s Note: Along those lines, we at insideHPC are already working on integrating our RSS news feed into the front page of TOP500.org. These are exciting times, and we hope to share more with our readers in the coming weeks.

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