At ISC 2023: AWS’s Debra Goldfarb Talks Cloud HPC Growth and the Fight against Global Food Insecurity

At ISC 2023, we spoke with Debra Goldfarb, director, HPC Products and Strategy at Amazon Web Services. As part of the conference’s “HPC Solutions Forum” series, Goldfarb delivered a presentation on “Harnessing the Power of HPC to Bend the Curve on Global Food Insecurity” in which she reviewed the scale of the problem (800 million […]

At ISC 2023: A DDN Update on Its Latest High Performance Data Storage/Data Management Solutions for HPC and AI

At ISC 2023, we caught up with DDN Vice President of Marketing Kurt Kuckein on new product offerings from the high performance storage and data management company. A long-time HPC storage stalwart, many of the same challenges faced by HPC end users are now encountered by companies adopting AI – efficient access and transfer of […]

At ISC 2023: Addison Snell on the Return of Healthy, Pre-Pandemic Growth for HPC-AI

At ISC 2023, we talked with Addison Snell, CEO of HPC-AI industry analyst firm Intersect360 Research, about the firm’s latest market update, released before the conference. Snell said the top-line finding from Intersect360’s latest research: the HPC-AI market grew 11.3 percent, reaching $44.4 billion last year, a return to steady growth that the industry enjoyed […]

At ISC 2023: Intel on its Support for Multi-Architecture Computing and the oneAPI Standard

At ISC 2023, we caught up with Joe Curley, Intel vice president and general manager, Software Products and Ecosystem, who updated us on Intel’s strategic support for multi-architecture computing. Our discussion highlighted the open standard oneAPI unified application programming interface, adopted by Intel, which is used across different compute accelerator architectures, including GPUs, AI accelerators […]

At ISC 2023: Panasas Pushes HPC and AI Storage to the Edge

High performance storage company Panasas had an active profile at ISC 2023, highlighting its new ActiveStor Ultra Edge platform, an HPC and AI/ML storage offering for edge computing environments. We spoke with Jeff Whitaker, vice president of product strategy and marketing, on the company’s software-wrapped-around-hardware evolution. We also discuss the company’s investment in edge computing […]

At ISC 2023: Catching Up with CoolIT Liquid Cooling

At ISC 2023 this week, we stopped by the CoolIT Systems booth to catch up with Dominik Dziarczykowski (Global Channel Sales Manager) on the company’s latest achievements. CoolIT Systems specializes in scalable liquid cooling for demanding HPC and data center computing environments. As Dziarczykowski explains in this interview, CoolIT partners with major OEM server integrators […]

At ISC 2023: AMD Talks TOP500-GREEN500, the New EPYC 9004 CPU and MI300A GPU Accelerator and AMD’s Strides in HPC-AI

At ISC 2023, we talked with AMD Product Manager Mahesh Balasubramanian, who with his usual enthusiasm updated us a host of items, including: New EPYC CPUs (including more than 300 performance records) and Instinct GPU AI accelerators (including information on the upcoming MI300A, recently revealed by CEO Lisa Su and due for launch later this […]

At ISC 2023: Nordic Colo Provider atNorth Discusses Reduced Power Consumption Combined with Maximized HPC-AI

At ISC 2023 we caught up with HPC Operations Manager Rui Gomes of atNorth, the Iceland-based Nordic colocation and HPC & AI-as-a-service provider, which has been expanding its footprint not only in Iceland but across Scandinavia. In this interview, Gomes reviews atNorth’s overall HPC-AI mission, how its colo solutions address current trends, needs and customer […]

At ISC 2023: Lenovo Discusses a Decade-Plus of Delivering Sustainable HPC

In this interview at ISC 2023 with Lenovo’s Rick Koopman, EMEA Director HPC and AI Emerging Markets, we discuss Lenovo’s mission to stay at the leading edge of sustainable HPC hardware solutions. Lenovo has built out a comprehensive green HPC strategy that extends from liquid cooled HPC servers to carbon-offset programs to Asset Recovery Services […]

ISC 2023: HPC Experts’ Thoughts on Making the Most of the Conference

ISC 2023, one of the biggest supercomputing confabs of the year, will be held May 21-25 in Hamburg, and for those days the conference will be the place to be in HPC. If last year’s ISC marked a big step in coming out from under the pandemic shadow, let’s hope this year’s event leaves it completely behind us. ISC 2023 will have 147 exhibitors, 15 percent more than last year, along with hundreds of items on the conference’s extensive agenda: keynotes, sessions, off-site events – all that. Getting the most of the conference calls for good time management and good judgment. As an assist to attendees we spoke with three industry thought leaders – Katie Antypas of NERSC, Earl Joseph of Hyperion Research and Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research – about conference events, keynotes and potential news developments they think will be worthy of your attention.