Council encourages government investment in U.S. HPC



The Council on Competitiveness recently released a report in which it outlined the benefits of government investment in HPC. According to an article from HPC Wire, the report -- completed after six months of research including in-depth interviews and comprehensive surveys with U.S. businesses and organizations who use HPC -- found that increasing the performance of computational models is a matter of economic survival.

Further, the report stated, organizations using HPC feel limited by software scalability and they think the cost of hardware and management is the most significant limitation of HPC use for their business. Entry-level HPC users, in particular, expressed difficulty in integrating the computing into their workflow. Respondents also indicated that they want the link between the industry and the government to be stronger.

Respondents stated that something that is important to them is software that will exploit hardware scalability, and the council suggested several models for the government to consider that target different segments of commercial space, including in-house software, ISVs, open source, and entry-level HPC.

The research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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