IDC's Worldwide Massively Parallel Computing Taxonomy, 2019

IDC's Worldwide Massively Parallel Computing Taxonomy, 2019This IDC study introduces IDC's concept of massively parallel compute (MPC) that is being applied as an infrastructure approach of choice across three major and fast-growing use case categories: modeling and simulation, AI, and big data and analytics. MPC occurs within accelerators, within nodes, and within clusters of nodes. As a compute paradigm, it offers the most powerful and efficient way to execute very complex instructions or to perform a relatively simple instruction on massive amounts of data."We are seeing a compute paradigm emerge due to the penetration of AI, big data and analytics, and modeling and simulation into the datacenter that heavily leverages massive parallelization within and between accelerators as well as in the form of compute clusters," said Peter Rutten, research director at IDC's Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group. "We have labeled this new paradigm 'massively parallel compute' and believe that it offers an opportunity for vendors to approach these use cases in a more streamlined and targeted fashion."

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IDC's Worldwide Massively Parallel Computing Taxonomy
Massively Parallel Computing Taxonomy Changes for 2019
Taxonomy Overview
Massively Parallel Computing
Discrete Servers (Computing Platforms)
Accelerated Servers
External Storage Systems
Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Connectivity (Fabrics)
Physical and Virtual Computing
Operating Systems and Subsystems
Software-Defined Compute
Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
Parallel File Systems
MPC-Enabling Software
Private Cloud Infrastructure
Public Cloud Infrastructure
Traditional IT Infrastructure
Computational Models
Intra-Processor (Level 1)
Intra-Compute Node (Level 2)
Intra-Cluster (Level 3)
Intra-Locality (Level 4)
Use Cases and Workloads
Parallelized Primary Workloads
Modeling and Simulation
Big Data and Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Advice for the Technology Supplier
A Way of Thinking
Package MPC Software Stacks
Low-Latency Interconnect and Network Support
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