Long-time HPC veteran and author David Barkai has seen it all in supercomputing over the last 50 years. He embarked on his HPC career shortly after receiving a PhD in theoretical physics and has focused on relationships between applications and architectures while serving several companies during their heydays, including Control Data, Floating Point Systems, Cray Research, SGI and Intel, along with a stint at NASA Ames.
Barkai joined us to discuss his new book Unmatched: 50 Years of Supercomputing, chronicling the extraordinary progress of supercomputing over the past half century, and how HPC emerged as a 'powerful demonstration of our relentless drive to understand and shape the world around us.'
The book segments HPC history into five, decade-long epochs defined by the system architectural themes of big iron vector processors, multiprocessors, microprocessors, clusters and accelerators, and cloud computing. The final part of the book examines key issues confronting HPC and where it might all be headed.
Analysts Explore Industry Trends at Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit in London
Gartner, Inc. announced the top strategic technology trends in software engineering for 2023 and beyond. Analysts presented these findings during the Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit, which is taking place here through today.
'Software engineering leaders are under continuous pressure to adopt modern architectures and technologies. To do this well, they need to know which trends have the greatest potential impact for their digital business efforts within an actionable planning horizon,' said Joachim Herschmann, VP Analyst at Gartner. 'Gartner's top trends represent a set of approaches and technologies that software engineering leaders must leverage over the next two to three years to stay ahead of the curve, innovate and thrive in an environment of constant disruption.'
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