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Primeur weekly 2014-07-07

Special

Visualisation on Europe's number one supercomputer Piz Daint ...

The UberCloud to launch new marketplace and appstore for engineers and scientists ...

HPC in Asia Workshop at ISC'14 - a video report ...

AppliedMicro's Gaurav Singh to launch X-Gene ARM 64-bit CPU at ISC'14 ...

Wolfgang Gentzsch and Sverre Jarp to announce ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data 2014 ...

Four-panelist Analyst Crossfire nailing hot HPC and Cloud topics down at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

IBM to open new SoftLayer data centre in London ...

IBM delivers new Big Data capabilities on IBM Cloud marketplace ...

Desktop Grids

EU citizen science initiative asks us all to do our part ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches new range of bullion servers for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

"Cosmic own goal" another clue in hunt for dark matter ...

Bull and Sinequa join forces to offer real-time Big Data processing appliance ...

Eni turns on one of the largest and energy efficient High Performance Computing systems for industrial oil and gas activities ...

Over 100 people from 19 countries gain HPC skills at 5th International HPC Summer School ...

PRACE to announce Awards and winners at ISC'14 ...

PRACE-3IP PCP completes successful bidding stage ...

Netherlands contribute 12 million euro to design of the Square Kilometre Array ...

IDC announces new winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

USFlash

New Executive Director named for Texas Advanced Computing Center ...

IBM Watson and Bon Appétit team on new app that transforms how we cook ...

Curtiss-Wright's new rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP router subsystem features an integrated Cisco ESS 2020 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch ...

Mellanox Technologies announces definitive agreement to acquire Integrity Project ...

GiDEL announces OpenCL compliant Stratix V based FPGA boards to target High-Performance Computing applications ...

US Energy Department's National Labs supercompuetrs in the TOP500 list ...

Angus Tait building to house BlueFern supercomputer team ...

Four-panelist Analyst Crossfire nailing hot HPC and Cloud topics down at ISC'14


26 Jun 2014 Leipzig - No International Supercomputing Conference without an Analyst Crossfire. At ISC'14 in Leipzig, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research invited four guests to his table to perform a few rounds of speedfire on the topic of HPC and Cloud current developments and future trends. The panelists were Brian Connors, Vice-President, IBM Global Product Development and Lab Services, and Jean-Marc Denis, International Business Development Director, Extreme Computing at Atos-Bull on the vendor community's side, and Yoon Ho, HPC Technical Lead, Systems Design Engineering, Rolls-Royce and Michael M. Resch, Director, High-Performance Computing Center (HLRS) in Stuttgart on the user community's side. The latter paid a moving tribute to the late Prof.Dr. Hans Meuer, father of the ISC Conference series, who passed away earlier this year. In body, he was deeply missed at ISC'14 but in spirit he was definitely present still in Michael Resch's testimony.

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:

  • If more new revenue comes to the HPC industry, will it go to Cloud or Big Data?
  • It gets harder to manage with scale, which is harder to deal with: personnel or facilities?
  • There will be more HPC innovation over the next five years, but where? In Europe or Asia?

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.

Leslie Versweyveld

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Primeur weekly 2014-07-07

Special

Visualisation on Europe's number one supercomputer Piz Daint ...

The UberCloud to launch new marketplace and appstore for engineers and scientists ...

HPC in Asia Workshop at ISC'14 - a video report ...

AppliedMicro's Gaurav Singh to launch X-Gene ARM 64-bit CPU at ISC'14 ...

Wolfgang Gentzsch and Sverre Jarp to announce ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data 2014 ...

Four-panelist Analyst Crossfire nailing hot HPC and Cloud topics down at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

IBM to open new SoftLayer data centre in London ...

IBM delivers new Big Data capabilities on IBM Cloud marketplace ...

Desktop Grids

EU citizen science initiative asks us all to do our part ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches new range of bullion servers for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

"Cosmic own goal" another clue in hunt for dark matter ...

Bull and Sinequa join forces to offer real-time Big Data processing appliance ...

Eni turns on one of the largest and energy efficient High Performance Computing systems for industrial oil and gas activities ...

Over 100 people from 19 countries gain HPC skills at 5th International HPC Summer School ...

PRACE to announce Awards and winners at ISC'14 ...

PRACE-3IP PCP completes successful bidding stage ...

Netherlands contribute 12 million euro to design of the Square Kilometre Array ...

IDC announces new winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

USFlash

New Executive Director named for Texas Advanced Computing Center ...

IBM Watson and Bon Appétit team on new app that transforms how we cook ...

Curtiss-Wright's new rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP router subsystem features an integrated Cisco ESS 2020 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch ...

Mellanox Technologies announces definitive agreement to acquire Integrity Project ...

GiDEL announces OpenCL compliant Stratix V based FPGA boards to target High-Performance Computing applications ...

US Energy Department's National Labs supercompuetrs in the TOP500 list ...

Angus Tait building to house BlueFern supercomputer team ...