Intel’s Bryant Outlines Drive to Exascale

It was a celebratory review of the HPC industry’s achievements to date, a look at the industry’s evolution from its roots in scientific research to providing tools for business insight, and a philosophical discussion of “recursion” – innovation in HPC propelled by machine learning – delivered by Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, at Monday night’s plenary session at SC15. Bryant also showcased a cast of Intel technology all-stars, who touted the company’s drive to exascale based in part on its efforts to perpetuate Moore’s Law, despite the doubts of critics who point to the slowing of peak performance numbers on the annual Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. In fact, Bryant’s presentation included Gordon Moore himself on a recorded phone…


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