As the world continues to produce more and more data, there’s a pressing need for high-performance computers (HPC) to process it faster and more efficiently. To do this, HPC innovators think creatively about how and where data is processed. Although clear rules or best practices have yet to be established, exciting innovations, especially in AI, are happening rapidly. The increasing amount of data and computing power, along with advances in algorithms and transfer learning, leads to a burst of innovation.
Now, with cloud computing firmly in place, a new era of supercomputing innovation is dawning. Let’s dive into the top five trends in HPC and what they mean for modern enterprises looking to make the most of their growing data.
- AI Elevating HPC Efficiency
AI is transforming HPC with its game-changing capabilities. Increasing amounts of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, and other data-driven technologies now impact AI and vice versa. While high-performance computers power AI workloads, AI enhances HPC data centers, monitors system health, predicts equipment failure, optimizes energy consumption, and bolsters security by screening data for malware.
- The Value and Speed of Edge Computing
Distributed (edge) deployment of HPC data centers is gaining momentum thanks to faster response times and bandwidth savings. Centralized data centers are too slow for modern applications with stringent latency requirements. As edge computing popularity rises, HPCs become more potent and valuable.
Vendors, including major cloud providers like AWS, Google, and Alibaba, now offer HPC as a service (HPCaaS), making it more accessible. This shift allows companies without in-house expertise to leverage HPC via the cloud, ensuring ease of deployment, scalability, and predictable costs.
- The Surge of GPU Computing
Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), initially designed for gaming, have become vital for HPC. Weather forecasting, data mining, and other applications use GPUs to process multiple data pieces simultaneously. They can even be used for AI applications, such as machine learning and natural language processing, reinforcing the first trend on this list!
- Modern Data Storage as a Critical Investment
Computing, networking, and storage are the core components of an HPC system, so robust data storage is essential. For an HPC system to handle large amounts of data, its storage must provide accessibility, support performance-oriented protocols, and scale rapidly to meet latency requirements. The importance of choosing a future-proof data storage solution cannot be overstated.
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