Last year, we saw HPC being used to create vaccines that protect against COVID-19. We’ll continue to see it being used in medical research and monitoring, but HPC will also extend into even newer markets in 2022.
Scott Durrant, strategic marketing manager, Synopsys Solutions Group
“We’re seeing an increase in the number of catastrophic climate events in the United States and throughout the world, and it’s becoming more important to be able to forecast those to protect people from them. That’s an application that is going to have a lot of focus in the HPC space in the coming year,” Scott Durrant, strategic marketing manager, Synopsys Solutions Group, said. “In addition to that, we’re going to see a lot more use of HPC for consumer-oriented applications, driven by the availability of HPC in the cloud. Historically, high-performance data centers have been isolated and only available to research organizations, the government, and companies that have very large budgets. We’ll start to see development of virtual worlds or the “metaverse” as it’s recently starting to be called, both for recreation, like gaming (augmented reality and virtual reality), as well as for simulations like digital twins.”
Ruben Molina, director of product marketing, Silicon Realization Group
“You can make the case that every couple of years what used to be thought of as HPC becomes mainstream,” Ruben Molina, director of product marketing, Silicon Realization Group, said. “I predict that HPC at the edge is going to be more of the rule than the exception. The industrial sector is going to utilize HPC for applications in robotics, vision systems, and preventative maintenance and monitoring, such as pre-determined or predictive failures on assembly lines — essentially, all industrial areas that need computing power right where the devices are being employed in order to reduce downtime needs.”
Susheel Tadikonda, vice president of engineering, System Design Group
“The HPC market is expanding with new types of work, adding artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to traditional simulation and modeling. The rise of COVID-19 has emphasized the need for flexible and scalable HPC solutions in the cloud,” Susheel Tadikonda, vice president of engineering, System Design Group, said. “This along with the increasing need in various industry verticals (life sciences, automotive, finance, gaming, manufacturing, aerospace, etc.) for faster data processing with higher levels of accuracy will be a major factor driving the growth of HPC adoption in the coming years. Technologies such as AI, edge computing, 5G, and Wi-Fi 6 will broaden the capabilities of HPC, leading to new chip/system architectures that will deliver high processing and analytical capabilities to various sectors.”