PEARC21 Panel Reviews Eight New NSF-Funded HPC Systems Debuting in 2021
Jul. 23, 2021

Over the past few years, the NSF has funded a number of HPC systems to further supply the open research community with computational resources to meet that community’s changing and expanding needs. A review of these systems at the PEARC21 conference (July 19-22) highlighted the extreme diversity of architecture and hardware being explored to address a similar set of issues: handling ever-larger data; integrating and expanding the use of AI in scientific investigation; connecting what would once have been stand-alone HPC resources with the cloud and other external resources; and easing entry for research domains that never before needed computing, let alone HPC.