Fast Rewind: 2016 Was a Wild Ride for HPC

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Some years quietly sneak by – 2016 not so much. It’s safe to say there are always forces reshaping the HPC landscape but this year’s bunch seemed like a noisy lot. 

Among the noisemakers: TaihuLight, DGX-1/Pascal, Dell EMC & HPE-SGI et al., KNL to market, OPA-IB chest thumping, Fujitsu-ARM, new U.S. President-elect, BREXIT, JR’s Intel Exit, Exascale (whatever that means now), NCSA@30, whither NSCI, Deep Learning mania, HPC identity crisis…You get the picture.

Far from comprehensive and in no particular order – except perhaps starting with China’s remarkable double helping atop the Top500 List – here’s a brief review of ten 2016 trends and a few associated stories covered in HPCwire…

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