HPC Cloud Computing Developments: HPC User Forum, April 2011, Houston, Texas

HPC Cloud Computing Developments: HPC User Forum, April 2011, Houston, Texas


May 1, 2011
7 Pages - SKU: IDC6381922
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This IDC update is a near-verbatim summary of the panel discussion on "HPC Cloud Computing Developments," along with a separate cloud computing presentation, at the High-Performance Computing (HPC) User Forum meeting at the Omni Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas, April 5-7, 2011. The principal theme of the meeting was "Using HPC to Drive Economic and Scientific Competitiveness." Other tasks and topics of the meeting included:

  • Share information among HPC users, vendors, and IDC for improving the health of the HPC industry
  • Explore data-intensive computing in healthcare, medicine, and the life sciences
  • Review plans for petascale and exascale HPC systems
  • Hear updates on the teams participating in DARPA's UHPC program
  • Further explore application scalability and high productivity computing
  • Evaluate the use of alternative processors, heterogeneous multicores, and GPGPUs in HPC
  • Provide updates on HPC in the aerospace industry and industry outreach programs
  • Provide updates on key HPC programs in the government sector
  • Present technical updates from HPC hardware, software, and storage vendors
  • Offer IDC's latest HPC market update and forecast data



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