The rise of accelerated applications and high-performance computing (HPC) systems is transforming the way industries perform large-scale and complex computations. Traditionally, CPUs have been used to run simulations and models, but the demand for faster and more complex computations has led to the development of specialised processors such as GPUs and FPGAs that when used as accelerated can handle these workloads more efficiently. In this article, we will explore how accelerated applications and HPC systems are changing various industries and enabling companies to achieve higher levels of performance, reliability, and security.
Accelerated applications use specialised processors such as GPUs and FPGAs to improve performance and efficiency. These processors offer much higher computational power than traditional CPUs, which allows for faster and more accurate simulations and models. The use of accelerated applications has increased in recent years, particularly in the industrial sector and HPC. The demand for faster and more complex computations is driving the adoption of accelerated applications.
The availability and affordability of specialised accelerated processors have also played a crucial role in the increased adoption of accelerated applications. NVIDIA's latest GPU architecture, Hopper, and Intel's latest FPGA platform, Agilex, are examples of advanced processors that offer improved performance and functionality at a lower cost.
HPC systems play a key role in enabling the use of accelerated applications. HPC systems consist of clusters of servers that are interconnected by high-speed networks and can be equipped with GPUs or FPGAs on all part of the system. Companies such as Airbus and Shell have already begun using HPC systems with GPUs and FPGAs to run accelerated applications in CFD simulations and ML models, respectively. The combination of accelerated applications and HPC systems benefits industries by improving performance, reliability, and security.
In conclusion, accelerated applications combined with accelarated-endabled HPC systems are changing the way industries perform large-scale and complex computations. The availability and affordability of specialised hardware devices and partnerships with industry leaders like OCF are enabling companies to take advantage of these technologies and stay ahead of the competition. With the demand for faster and more accurate simulations and models only increasing, accelerated applications and HPC systems will continue to play a critical role in various industries.
For over 20 years, OCF has delivered brilliance in high-performance computing. Taking a consultative role between client and technology vendor, we combine technical expertise with trusted partnerships to develop cutting-edge solutions that help forward-thinking organisations break boundaries.
High-performance technology can be complex, and without a clear understanding of the requirements and objectives of a system, solutions will be destined to underperform - or worse, fail to meet the needs of the organisation.
OCF offers niche software for acceleration, including IBM's Bayesian Optimisation Accelerator (BOA) and byteLAKE. These software offerings can be combined with a new or existing HPC system to help accelerate workloads and attain faster results with higher accuracy.
We believe that this combination of skills and partnerships sets us apart from our competitors, enabling us to support you through the journey to adopting these technologies in your organisation, from concept to full production.