by Mona Chadha, alliances manager at Novell
For supercomputing fans, New Orleans was the place to be last week where the city hosted the SC10 supercomputing conference. In honor of the event, Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal proclaimed the week of November 14th "Supercomputing Week".
It was evident at the SC10 event that new technologies are breathing life and focus into high performance computing. In the exhibits, you could see how heterogeneous computing and data intensive computing are expanding the capabilities and tools for high performance computing giving HPC users more control and flexibility over their data. Novell is right on board with this new direction – earlier this year, we announced a collaboration with Microsoft to offer hybrid solutions for high performance computing.
Infrastructure capabilities are also enabling high performance computing to occur across multiple platforms. Being able to process massive amounts of data with near real-time results and deploy and manage a complex high-performance computing infrastructure across multiple platforms gives flexibility and control over future applications and platform usage.
SC10 brought together thought leaders in supercomputing and started a revival of HPC. The future for HPC is bright.