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Welcome To The 31 th HPC User Forum Meeting October 16, 2008. Special Thanks To: Imperial College London Simon Burbidge Sue Pritchett. Thank You To Our Sponsors: Altair Fujitsu HP IBM Panasas. Steve Finn And Steve Conway HPC User Forum Update. Introduction: HPC User Forum Mission.

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introduction hpc user forum mission
Introduction: HPC User Forum Mission
  • Assist HPC users in solving their ongoing computing, technical and business problems
  • A forum for exchanging information, identifying areas of common interest, and developing unified positions on requirements
  • Provide members with a continual supply of information on:
    • Uses of high end computers, high end best practices, market dynamics, computer systems and tools, vendor activities and strategies
  • Provide members with a channel to present their achievements and requirements to outside interested parties
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Introduction: HPC User Forum Mission
  • European Meeting Goal:
  • Maintain a dialogue between US and European HPC users/buyers
  • Recognizing that European market dynamics are not identical to U.S. market dynamics
  • And that dynamics in Europe vary from country to country and region to region
introduction hpc user forum steering committee
Introduction: HPC User Forum Steering Committee
  • Paul Buerger
  • Ohio
  • Supercomputer Center
  • Steve Conway
  • IDC Research
  • Vice President
  • Jack Collins
  • National Cancer Institute
  • James Kasdorf
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Doug Kothe
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Paul Muzio
  • City University of New York
  • Michael Resch
  • HRLS, University of Stuttgart
  • Vince Scarafino
  • Industry Expert
  • Suresh Shukla
  • The Boeing Company
  • Robert Singleterry
  • NASA/Langley
  • Allan Snavely
  • San Diego
  • Supercomputer Center
  • Steve Finn
  • BAE Systems
  • Chairman
  • Sharan Kalwani
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Vice Chairman
  • Earl Joseph
  • IDC, Executive Director
  • Vijay Agarwala
  • Penn State University
  • Alex Akkerman
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Doug Ball
  • The Boeing Company
important dates for your calendar
Important Dates For Your Calendar
  • HPC User Forum Meetings:
    • October 13 and 14, 2008
      • HLRS/University of Stuttgart
    • October 16, 2008
      • Imperial College London
    • April 20 to 22, 2009
      • The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
    • September 8 to 10, 2009
      • Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO
  • SC08 in Austin, Texas, November 15 to 21, 2008
  • ISC08, Hamburg, June 23 to 26, 2009
idc s hpc team
Earl Joseph

IDC HPC research studies, HPC User Forum, and strategic consulting

Steve Conway

HPC User Forum, consulting, primary user research and events

Richard Walsh

In-depth technical analysis, special studies, processor trends, and data center issues

Jie Wu

HPC research specialist, census and forecasts, China research, interconnects and grids

Lloyd Cohen

Director Worldwide Market Analysis, data analysis, workstations

Beth Throckmorton

Government account support, special projects

Charlie Hayes

Government HPC issues, DOE, and special studies

Mary Rolph

Conference planning and logistics

IDC’s HPC Team

©2007 IDC 10

top trends in hpc
Top Trends in HPC

HPC continues to show strong growth 10% this Q

    • 19% yearly growth over the last 4 years
    • We are forecasting 9.2% growth for the next 5 years
  • Blades are making inroads into all segments

Major challenges for datacenters:

    • Power, cooling, real estate, system management
    • Storage and data management continue to grow in importance

Software hurdles will rise to the top for most users

    • Driven heavily by multi-core processors and hybrid systems
why has technical computing grown so quickly
Why Has Technical Computing Grown So Quickly?
  • Price and price/peak performance of clusters has redefined the cost of technical computing
      • >6x better than RISC, >70x better than vectors
  • At the same time, “live” science and “live” engineering costs have escalated
      • Plus time-to-solution is months faster with simulations
  • Global competitiveness is driving R&D and better product designs
  • At the same time, x86 performance on technical applications is weak
      • Driving buyers to purchase a much larger number of processors
  • New materials and approaches require rewriting the “books and tables” which takes years – making simulations a faster solution
2007 hpc market size by competitive segments

HPC Servers $10B

Workgroup

(under $100K)

$2.4B

Supercomputers

(Over $500K)

$2.7B

Divisional

($250K - $500K)

$1.6B

Departmental ($250K - $100K)

$3.4B

2007 HPC Market Size By Competitive Segments
why is commodity hot price
Why Is Commodity Hot? .. Price!

HPC All Servers Processor Summary, 2007

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HPC

Cluster Update

hpc cluster revenue growth rates
HPC Cluster Revenue Growth Rates

Growth Has Averaged Over 74%/yr Since 2002

growth in hpc clusters

90%

Cluster

80%

Non-Cluster

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Q103

Q203

Q403

Q104

Q204

Q105

Q305

Q106

Q306

Q107

Q407

Q303

Q304

Q404

Q205

Q405

Q206

Q406

Q207

Q307

Growth In HPC Clusters
hpc cluster processor shipments
HPC Cluster Processor Shipments
  • HPC cluster processors are now shipping at a rate of over 2.8 million a year
    • Average yearly growth has been 44%
major customer pain points
Major Customer Pain Points

Clusters are still hard to use and manage

  • System management & growing cluster complexity
  • Power, cooling and floor space are major issues
  • Third party software costs
  • Weak interconnect performance at all levels
  • Applications & programming — Hard to scale beyond a node
  • RAS is a growing issue
  • Storage and data management are becoming new bottle necks
  • Lack of support for heterogeneous environment and accelerators
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Major Customer Pain Points

Software is becoming the #1 roadblock

  • Better management software is needed
    • HPC clusters are hard to setup and operate
    • New buyers – require “ease-of-everything”
  • Parallel software is lacking for most users
    • Many applications will need a major redesign
    • Multi-core will cause many issues to “hit-the-wall”
software isv scaling limitations
Software – ISV Scaling Limitations

TABLE 20

Typical Number of Processors the ISV Applications Use for Single Jobs

CPU Range

Number of Applications

Percent

1

19

24.4%

2

-

8

25

32.1%

9

-

32

20

25.6%

33

-

128

9

11.5%

129

-

1024

4

5.1%

Unlimited

1

1.3%

Total:

78

100.0%

new challenges affecting it datacenters
New Challenges Affecting IT Datacenters
  • The increase in CPUs and server units is creating significant IT challenges in:
    • Managing complexity
      • How to best manage a complex cluster
      • How to install/setup a new cluster without having to buy a large number of separate pieces
    • Power/cooling and Space
    • Application scaling and hardware utilization
      • How to deliver strong performance to users on YOUR applications
      • How to make optimal use of new processor and system designs
questions
Questions?

Please email:

hpc@idc.com

Or check out:

www.hpcuserforum.com

agenda thursday morning
Agenda: Thursday Morning
  • 9:00 Imperial College Welcome
  • 9:15 HPC User Forum Welcome/Introductions, Steve Finn and Steve Conway
  • 9:30 Jamil Appa, BAE Systems, HPC in Aerospace
  • 10:00 Doug Ball, Boeing, HPC Trends in Aerospace
  • 10:30 IBM Technology Update
  • 10:45 Isabella Weger, ECMWF, HPC and Weather Prediction
  • 11:15 Break
  • 11:30 Gerard Gorman, Imperial College, Software Engineering & Support
  • 12:00 Dr. Frank Baetke, HP, HP's Scalable Computing Strategy
  • 12:15 Lunch
agenda thursday afternoon
Agenda: Thursday Afternoon
  • 13:15 Panasas Technology Update
  • 13:30 Terry Hewitt, EDS, Automotive Work for Rolls-Royce
  • 14:00 Fujitsu R&D Technology Update, Motoi Okuda
  • 14:30 Andrew Jones, NAG, HPC Trends and Issues
  • 14:45 Peter Haynes, Imperial College, Materials and Physics
  • 15:15 Vince Scarafino, HPC User Forum HPC Technology Panel Results
  • 15:45 Irene Qualters, SGI, Industrial Strength Linux
  • 16:15 Break
  • 16:30 Mark Parsons, EPCC Site Update and HECToR Program
  • 17:00 Bill Butcher, Altair Engineering, Update
  • 17:15 HPC trends at NASA, Robert Singleterry
  • 17:45 Wrap up and plans for future HPC User Forum meetings, Steve Conway and Steve Finn
  • 18:00 Guided Tour of Imperial College
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Important Dates For Your Calendar
  • HPC User Forum Meetings:
    • October 13 and 14
      • In Stuttgart, Germany
    • October 16
      • At the Imperial College, London
    • April 20 to 22, 2009
      • The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
    • September 8 to 10, 2009
      • Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO
  • Supercomputing08 in Austin, Texas, November 17 to 21, 2007
  • ISC08, Hamburg, June 23 to 26, 2009
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Questions?

Please email:

hpc@idc.com

Or check out:

www.hpcuserforum.com