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The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: ORNL Distinguished Scientist Travis Humble on Coupling Classical and Quantum Computing

Oak Ridge National Lab’s Travis Humble has worked at the headwaters of quantum computing research for years. In this interview, he talks about his particular areas of interest, including integration of quantum computing with classical HPC systems.  “We’ve already recognized that we can accelerate solving scientific applications using quantum computers,” he says. “These demonstrations are just early examples of how we expect quantum computers can take us to the most challenging problems for scientific discovery.”

Video: GigaIO on Optimizing Compute Resources for ML, HPDA and other Advanced Workloads

In this interview, GigaIO CEO Alan Benjamin talks about systems performance problems and wasted compute resources when implementing ML, HPDA and other high demand workloads that involve high data volumes. At issue, Benjamin explains, is today’s rack architecture, which is decades old and unsuited for combinations of CPUs, GPUs and other accelerators needed for advanced computing strategies. The answer: the “composable disaggregated infrastructure.”

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Argonne’s David Martin Talks Industrial HPC and Accessible Exascale

David Martin manages the Industry Partnerships and Outreach program at Argonne National Laboratory, and in this interview he talks about the never ending, always expanding demand for more power from HPC users – and the potential for the upcoming exascale systems, including Argonne’s Aurora, may be more accessible than might be expected. “I think that […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Simon Burbridge Gives ARM a Hand – ‘Maybe We Don’t Need to Have Accelerators’

At this point in the career of HPC luminary Simon Burbridge of the University of Bristol, he’s focused on HPC system design based on ARM-designed processors. Citing the world’s top ranked supercomputer, Japan’s Fugaku, Burbridge says in this interview: “If you redesign your CPUs to have the capability of doing the amount of math that you need and if you have, for example, the memory bandwidth to get those vectors and matrices in and out of the memory, then why wouldn’t they be better than a GPU?”

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Suzy Tichenor on the Need for Industrial HPC Users to Get on the GPU Bandwagon

Suzy Tichenor is a long-time champion of helping companies gain access to the country’s most powerful computers. At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory – site of Summit, no. 2 in the world, according to the latest Top500 supercomputing ranking – she is director of an industrial partnership program dedicated to that mission. […]

Prying an Integrated HPC Cluster from Vendors’ Hands: ‘We Had to Force Them to Get into the Same Room’

Sometimes, vendors just won’t take customers’ money for a cluster no matter how hard the customer pleads. Last month, HPC technology strategist Ryan Quick, co-founder and principal at Providentia Worldwide consulting firm, told us that while vendors have technologies capable of delivering solutions across the stack, too often they have disconnects between business units that makes buying an integrated solution difficult, if not impossible. In this interview, Quick expands on those comments with problem scenarios and advice on handling vendors.

Kao Data Talks HPC-class Colocation Data Center Requirements in the UK’s ‘Innovation Corridor’

UK colocation provider Kao Data talks about the changing data center requirements of HPC organizations in the “Innovation Corridor,” between London and Cambridge. Kao Data Vice President Spencer Lamb talks with the late Rich Brueckner about his company’s adoption of hyperscalers’ infrastructure principles to offer state-of-the-art, high density data centers. For more insights from Kao […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Dr. Michael Resch Talks about the Leap from von Neumann: ‘I Tell My PhD Candidates: Go for Quantum’

Dr. Michael M. Resch of the University of Stuttgart has professorships, degrees, doctorates and honorary doctorates from around the world, he has studied and taught in Europe and the U.S., but for all the work he has done in supercomputing for the past three-plus decades, he boils down his years in HPC to working with […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Supercomputing Populist Merle Giles on the Business Realities of Commercial HPC

This interview is with Merle Giles, founder and CEO of Moonshot Research and a tireless advocate for HPC’s role as an accelerator to industrial innovation. While he was at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his team partnered with nearly 60 percent of the manufacturers in the U.S. FORTUNE100®, as well as with bio-medical, chemical, tech, oil and gas, and agriculture companies. He and his corporate partners were founding members of two key digital manufacturing consortia….

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Ryan Quick on the ‘Prometheus Fire’ where HPC, Hyperscale and AI Converge

Ryan Quick works at the crossroads of advanced technology innovation, where hyperscale, HPC and AI come together. A principal and co-founder of boutique consulting firm Providentia Worldwide, which implements systems solutions for its clientele, Quick says edge and IoT are two catalysts bringing about the day when HPC technologies will “really start to mix and match” – even within vendors’ own product lines.