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HPC Technology – Scale-Up & Scale-Out

Kirk B. Skaugen
Vice President, Intel Architecture Group & General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel, USA

Continuing the past trend of “scale up”, the industry is focused on high end HPC and working towards Exascale computing. The affordability of Terascale computing now makes “scale out” even more possible than before by volume deployment of HPC technologies giving scientists, engineers and researchers powerful tools to accelerate technology development in wide variety of fields (medicine, oil and gas exploration, computational chemistry, etc) and in new application areas such as visual computing/3D rendering. Kirk will discuss the state of the HPC technologies and trends that will help accelerate deployment in this exciting growth segment of the server market.