Clemens Engler looks back at CeBIT and Huawei's HPC Roundtable
7 Apr 2017 Hannover - On the Bright Computing blog, Clemens Engler looks back at CeBIT and Huawei's HPC Roundtable. This roundtable, moderated by Huawei's CTO of IT Data Center Solutions Sales, included other Huawei resellers and partners, such as Bright, ClusterVision, GoVirtual, Intel, Max-Planck Institute, Megware, transtec, and some senior representatives from Huawei itself.
Much of the roundtable discussion, Engler says, centered on how to encourage SME customers (e.g. in the manufacturing space) to harness HPC and HPC in the cloud. The general consensus is that SMEs (despite several regional offerings and EU programmes such as "Fortissimo") a) remain to be convinced of the value that HPC offers, and b) need advice on how to implement and use HPC in their environment.