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A New Generation of Smarter, Not Faster, Supercomputers

Bill Nitzberg's view on the direction of Supercomputers Bill Nitzberg, CTO of PBS Works, was recently featured in an article for HPC Wire. An excerpt is below.

Bill Nitzberg reveals how the next generation of supercomputers will need to be brainier, not brawnier. He might be biased, coming as he does from the cluster management perspective, so but the fact is—the two most problematic elements of exascale systems outside of programming (power and reliability) can have significant solutions at the management layer.

He says that instead of focusing our attention on making the next generation of supercomputers simply use less power, he claims there also needs to be a focus on making very wise use of what power is available.

As Nitzberg said, “When I think about the future of computing, whether it’s GPUs, clouds, whatever, I see a lot of trends—the issue of power is no trend, this is an ongoing problem we’ll need to face. When I think of making the future generation of computers smarter, the computer scientist in me thinks about optimization and the environmental side of me thinks about power.”

Click here to read the full article.

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