I See GPU Shapes in the Clouds

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 8:30am - 9:30am
Keller 3-180
David Mayhew (Advanced Micro Devices)
Fusion (the integration of CPU and GPU into a single processing entity) is here. Cloud based software services are here. Large processing clusters are running massively parallel Hadoop programs now. Can large-scale, commercial, enterprise, server solutions be dynamically repurposed to run HPC problem sets? The future of HPC may well be a massive set of virtual machines running in curve of the earth sized data centers. The cost of HPC processing sponges (HPC problem sets that consume otherwise wasted processing cycles in scale-out server clusters) will probably make all but the most extreme purpose-built HPC systems obsolete.
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