Former Hyperion HPC Analyst Steve Conway Joins Intersect360 Research

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In the potboiler world of HPC industry analyst firms this is a surprising development: Steve Conway, longtime senior member of Hyperion Research, a firm he left last summer to start Conway Communications, has joined Hyperion’s closest rival, Intersect360 Research, led by CEO Addison Snell.

Conway, who has been in the HPC industry for 30 years, takes on the title of senior analyst.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Steve again, and it’s great news for our clients,” said Snell. “Steve’s deep expertise in special topics—such as AI, European markets, and the use of HPC by industry—will pay immediate dividends on the projects we have lined up for 2023.”

Intersect360 Research’s Chief Research Officer, Dan Olds, warmly welcomed Conway to the firm. “I’m really excited to be working with Steve. We’ve all known each other for years, but this will be the first time we’ve combined our strengths and it’s going to be exciting! Steve brings more to the table than I can list; he’s deep in nearly every area of HPC.”

“I’m excited to be reuniting with my former colleagues Addison Snell and Dan Olds,” Conway said, “and to help with the leading-edge work Intersect360 Research has agreed to perform for its sterling roster of HPC clients in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.”

In Intersect360‘s announcement, Snell said Conway brings outstanding synergy to the Intersect360 Research analyst team, including deep understanding of the long-range industry dynamics of disruptive technologies such as machine learning and cloud computing. In recent years, he has been central in tracking developments in the European supercomputing market under the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking.

Michael Resch, director of the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and Institute for High-Performance Computing (IHR), said, “With Steve Conway moving to Intersect360 Research, one of the leading experts in understanding both HPC technology, applications, and markets joins one of the leading HPC market intelligence companies in the field. Having spent more than 20 years with Steve I greatly welcome this move and look forward to working with him in the future.”

Suzy Tichenor, Director of Industrial Partnerships Program, Computing and Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, agrees. “Steve Conway is one of the most knowledgeable analysts of the global HPC market. I’ve read and followed his work for years.”

Conway has been a thought leader in the global HPC market for more than 30 years, with a career that includes positions at Cray Research, SGI, IDG, and Hyperion Research.

He has authored or co-authored HPC studies and thought papers for government agencies, universities and enterprises throughout the world, including seminal reports for the European Commission, governments and vendors in the Asia-Pacific region, an NSF-sponsored global study on best practices in partnerships between HPC centers and industrial firms (including SMBs), an AI primer for senior U.S. military leaders and a report for the U.S. Congress on edge-to-exascale computing. Steve is a frequent conference speaker and contributor to HPC and scientific computing publications, authoring two chapters for the 2015 book, Industrial Applications of High Performance Computing.

A former Senior Fulbright Fellow (Germany), Steve had a 12-year career in university teaching and administration at Boston University and Harvard University.