The first question was about the growth of HPC in the Cloud. Addison Snell wanted to know how much Cloud will replace the internal HPC infrastructure spending and how much additional spending will be made because of the Cloud.
The second issue constituted the structural analysis of the manufacturing scale. How do we enable greater scalability for applications common to the manufacturing segment?
Addison Snell then went on to search Google for HPC in what he called the Ultrascale Enigma. Do Ultrascale internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Yahoo develop technologies that we should watch for potential adoption in the HPC industry?
The Analyst Crossfire changed gears for the speed round in which three topics were being addressed. The first one was liquid cooling: Is investment in liquid cooling driven by vendors or by buyers? How many users will adopt it?
The second topic tapped into object storage: What is your outlook for object storage in HPC? Will it replace a file and directory approach?
The third topic challenged the panelists to pick a winner in the following domains:
Traditionally, moderator Addison Snell ended by asking his panelists for the absolute highlight and the less positive aspect in this edition of the ISC Conference.
Catch up on the answers given to these tough questions by the panelists and watch the Analyst Crossfire recording below.