HPC – Tackling Problems That Are Just Not Solvable by Physical Methods
Testing, modelling, simulations – innovations in fields as disparate as blood circulation and aviation depend on high-powered computing applications to crunch the numbers and analyze the vast quantities of data produced in the development of new and better products. Andy Long from Hydro66 talked to dotmagazine’s Judith Ellis about the exciting applications of high performance computing (HPC), data center requirements for HPC, and abundant green power.
Listen to the 10-minute interview above, read the transcript, download the audio for later, or jump to the individual questions here:
- Tell me a little bit about high performance computing. How are companies using HPC to optimize product design and production?
- What are the really exciting innovative applications that are happening at the moment?
- What impact do you think that quantum computing, when it eventuates, will have on HPC?
- What are the requirements for HPC applications in terms of infrastructure? How is it different from other applications?
- How energy efficient is HP computing and how can it be optimized?
- At Hydro66, you do a lot of HP computing in your data center. How does that work for you in terms of location?
Andy Long has over 20 years experience in telecoms and finance in sales, business development, and management. At Black Green Capital he was responsible for leading the commercial launch and build of Hydro66 and continues to advise on strategy. Prior to Black Green Capital he worked at Easynet, BSkyB, Fisher Investments, and AllianceBernstein. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.
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