Evolving New HPC Markets: China, Middle East & Russia
Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 9:00am – 10:30am, Hall 3
- Dr. Happy Sithole, Director, Center for High Performance Computing, South Africa
High Performance Computing has developed significantly in the United States of America, Japan and Europe, where HPS-systems of the value-chain are well functional within the community and spans large amounts of money along this process. The developing markets are mainly characterised by pockets of expertise moving from design, integration and installation and after-sales services. This is an environment that not only requires HPC practitioners to acquire large scale systems, but to carefully align this with all levels of integration. In the past few years we have seen a number of countries outside the above mentioned ones, starting to invest in HPC systems leading to significantly large installations. For example, the entrance of China into the Petascale arena, by building up their own supercomputer industry. The installation of a very large system in the Middle-East/Saudi Arabia and not to forget the growing number of installations in Russia.
You should not miss the opportunity to learn more about these evolving HPC markets that have a really high growth potential. It will also be interesting to understand how these regions will increase the HPC user-base to guarantee optimum utilization.