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Challenges facing HPC and the associated R&D priorities - a roadmap for HPC research in Europe

Challenges facing HPC and the associated R&D priorities - a roadmap for HPC research in Europe

Uploaded by Ad Emmen, 21/10/14 09:17
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The case for investment in HPC is founded on three main premises. First is the proven track-record of HPC in delivering benefits on both an economic and societal level. Second is the increased investment in HPC being made by Europe’s global competitors and by many emerging economies; in the coming decades, to out-compute will be to out-compete. Third is the recognition that there are fundamental technological challenges ahead that threaten the progress of ICT in general and HPC in particular. Since these technologies are key enablers that underpin much of our economic and social wellbeing, it is vital that we identify, analyse and overcome these barriers. This document mainly addresses the barriers that need to be overcome to fully exploit HPC. These challenges are both technology and business related. The roadmap attempts to analyse what is being done now to overcome them, and to suggest future actions and objectives. The roadmap should be viewed as complementary to the report from November 2011, and much of the content follows discussions with the same team of contributors. The document will be periodically updated, based on consultations with the European community of users and experts in HPC.
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The case for investment in HPC is founded on three main premises. First is the proven track-record of HPC in delivering benefits on both an economic and societal level. Second is the increased investment in HPC being made by Europe’s global competitors and by many emerging economies; in the coming decades, to out-compute will be to out-compete. Third is the recognition that there are fundamental technological challenges ahead that threaten the progress of ICT in general and HPC in particular. Since these technologies are key enablers that underpin much of our economic and social wellbeing, it is vital that we identify, analyse and overcome these barriers. This document mainly addresses the barriers that need to be overcome to fully exploit HPC. These challenges are both technology and business related. The roadmap attempts to analyse what is being done now to overcome them, and to suggest future actions and objectives. The roadmap should be viewed as complementary to the report from November 2011, and much of the content follows discussions with the same team of contributors. The document will be periodically updated, based on consultations with the European community of users and experts in HPC.
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