AI is renewing interest in high-performance computing
Aaron Tan | April 23, 2018
Growing adoption of artificial intelligence is spurring interest in high-performance computing beyond research institutions. Speaking to Computer Weekly on the sidelines of the recent supercomputing conference in Singapore, Bhushan Desam, Lenovo’s global AI business leader, said HPC is moving from the hands of researchers to the broader enterprise market as more organisations require a lot more computing power to crunch large datasets quickly in AI applications. “HPC is going to accelerate AI, but not just in the HPC community,” he said, noting that HPC capabilities such as InfiniBand high-speed networking and GPU (graphics processing unit)-based processing power will help enterprises make sense of data in hours, not weeks.