Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NVIDIA Expands HPC Footprint at SC17

Top 15 and 70% of top 50 HPC applications now GPU accelerated; record number of GPU-accelerated systems join TOP500 list. There’s no more vivid display of NVIDIA’s growing momentum in high performance computing than in the hallways of this week’s SC17 supercomputing show.

In a pre-show talk, NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang noted that every major computer maker and cloud service has turned to the NVIDIA Volta architecture to accelerate data-intensive workloads. The company had its best showing ever in the newly released version of the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. And a new report by analyst firm Interesect360 Research describes NVIDIA as critical to the future of scientific computing, noting that all of the top 15 and 70 percent of the top 50 HPC applications are now GPU accelerated.