High-performance computing (HPC) is a technology that is continuously evolving, exhibiting improvements in compute performance and creating new use case opportunities. As your company begins to develop new technology initiatives for the year, you should explore the possibilities presented by trends in HPC.

HPC’s ability to process large volumes of data and perform advanced calculations empowers organizations like yours to make better and more complex business decisions. Upcoming HPC trends may fit into your goals for making your company more innovative and successful in the next year and beyond.

Here’s an overview of 5 top HPC trends to look out for in 2022 and the coming years.

1) Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The industrial internet of things (IIoT) has been expanding in manufacturing and oil and gas. In IIoT, connected devices are used to collect data about equipment performance and maintenance so it can be analyzed. HPC supports the advanced analytics needed to process IIoT data.

With HPC, manufacturers and energy companies can perform complex equations quickly to conduct preventative maintenance and detect and solve quality and production problems.

HPC enables industrial manufacturers to create digital twins or models that can be combined with IIoT to make decisions about whether to repair or replace equipment. These digital twins can also be used to test and tweak product designs before they go into production, accelerating the design process.

2) Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been gaining traction as an advanced method of decision making based on unstructured data. HPC technology supports AI by allowing the complex and myriad calculations needed for analysis to be carried out quickly.

HPC can carry out trillions of operations per second, a performance level necessary to process the amount of data AI feeds on. With the support of an HPC system, companies can leverage machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to analyze audio, textual, and visual information. Huge volumes of this information can be processed by AI applications, which can accrue knowledge and begin to teach themselves.

3) Edge Computing

The geographically distributed nature of many companies is creating the need for edge computing for HPC. Many organizations have multiple offices or field locations that are generating data that must be processed through HPC. The most efficient and effective way to process this data is close to where it is being generated so decisions are made based on real-time information.

When HPC computing clusters are located across the country or even the world, they need centralized management, support for the transmission of data over long distances, and the power to scale and deploy clusters where they are needed.

4) Democratization

Until recently, HPC has thrived in the realm of the federal government and large research institutions. For a business to take advantage of HPC, it would need to be a large enterprise with the resources to develop a supercomputer. However, that is changing.

Availability of open-source software has made creating HPC environments and supercomputers more accessible to all types and sizes of companies. Standardization has made it easier to build HPC solutions quickly and cost-efficiently.

 5) More Powerful Compute and Management

The computing power of HPC increases exponentially as time passes. In the past 35 years, supercomputers have progressed from processing millions of operations per second to trillions. These performance increases are possible using fewer and fewer nodes, meaning HPC has become more powerful and more efficient. This trajectory is expected to continue.

HPC estates are also becoming easier to manage with the right technology. The ideal HPC provider will have the tools necessary to automate management. HPC technology is impossible to manage manually because of its complexity and the sheer volume of data that is processed every day.

Getting on Trend With HPC

If one or more of these HPC trends align with your business goals, now is the time to get started. Partnering with an HPC provider can help your company uncover and explore HPC use cases.

At Re-Store, we offer AutonomousHPC to help our customers optimize and support their HPC estate. AutonomousHPC has the power to monitor and manage HPC clusters, tasks that are impossible to accomplish manually. We can work with you to determine which HPC trends make sense for your company and help you make your vision a reality.

Learn how your company can take advantage of trends in HPC. Ask for a consultation from Re-Store.