Today's HPC landscape is one of rapid growth, change, and evolution. The overall market has skyrocketed to $34.8 billion with expected developments fueling continued expansion.
From pandemic aftereffects and growing cross-disciplinary work to increasing technical advancements, we have entered into a new paradigm for HPC. In fact, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) recently predicted that, 'New software for the development and deployment of next-generation computing components, systems, and platforms 'will' enable a transition to a compute continuum with strong capacities at the edge and far edge in an energy efficient and trustworthy manner,' among other technology advancements.
But what does this mean for HPC in 2023? In short, these shifts have given way to five key trends that will spark increased research, development, and commercialization of critical technologies:
Time's up: nearly everyone agrees it's about time to become serious about bringing security safeguards to high-performance computing systems, which has been largely ignored in the need for speed.
A working group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last month published a high-performance computing security model that is a blueprint for operators to protect supercomputers from hacks and malicious actors.
Security has played second fiddle to horsepower in HPC systems as implementing security layers could slow down supercomputers. Operators typically want to squeeze the maximum performance out of systems. HPC users have also complained that system vendors do not prioritize security as system vendors are more interested in meeting performance benchmarks as stated in contracts.