Title: HPC as a key-enabling technology
Author(s): Stefano Cozzini
Abstract: High Performance Computing (HPC) has become an enabling-technology for science and industry with implication as well on society in general. The new generation of highly performance computers, together with the innovative approach of Cloud Computing makes now easily available computing resources on demand tailored in any specific need. HPC is becoming more and more a pervasive tool allowing industry and academia to develop new products, services and research, which can enforce positions on the competitive worldwide arena. ‘Today, to Out-Compute is to Out-Compete’ best describes the role of HPC. HPC is also recognized as crucial in addressing the Grand Societal Challenges.
In this speech, after briefly presenting the key concepts of HPC and Cloud Computing I will illustrate opportunities enabled by such technologies. I will also review some of the drawback/difficulties that are being currently addressed by the HPC community.