The business processes nowadays are getting complex owing to increasing data which has significantly augmented the demand for HPC (high [performance computing) solutions. There is a considerable rise in HPC-dependency of complex applications such as modelling & design for aircraft manufacturers, scanning over 100,000 molecules per day, seismic & genomic analysis, testing and simulation of new automotive devices, designing several workflows for product development and quantitative financial analysis. Currently, HPC is witnessing technological advancements and a significant rise in adoption which in turn is estimated to propel the growth of global high performance computing market in the near future.
Cyber Security Threat- A Major Challenge for HPC Market
High performance computing enables industries to perform multiple applications in parallel and in a reliable, quick and an efficient way. Enterprises from several business verticals may use high performance computing, particularly for transactional processing and data warehousing. Soaring number of complex applications driving the need for companies’ investment across various locations is one of the driving factors of global high performance computing market. In addition, cloud computing advancements & convergence of big data also propel the growth of HPC market according to a study by Future Market Insights (FMI). However, cyber security threat is a major challenge faced by HPC market. In spite of the best practices followed by industries, cyber-crime’s significance has increased in HPC applications. Moreover, time required for detection of security breach is quite long rendering it as a restricting factor for adoption of high performance computing applications.
PACI Program to Come Up with Efficient & Seamless Solution for Grand Challenge Problems of Computational Science & Simulation
The grand challenge problems regarding computational science & simulation (particularly in fields of nanomaterials and biotechnology) need large scale computational facilities. By making huge investments in high performance computing & networking the US and Canadian Federal governments have emphasized the importance of these problems. The new Partnerships for Advanced Computing Infrastructure (PACI) program by National Science Foundation (NSF) aims in evolving the internet to a national technology grid for efficient & seamless remedy for grand challenge problems. The role of U. Ky. Center for computational sciences includes its partnership with the NCSA (National Computational Science Alliance) and its essentiality of enhancing computing capability, designing post-web environment and building the grid.
Liquid Cooling Provides Larger Data Center Server Density Using Less Space
As many complex applications are inclining towards adoption of HPC solutions, liquid cooling is estimated to incline from purview of supercomputers to widespread use in traditional datacentres & high performance computing. Liquid cooling increases server density. The heat emanated from high performance computing servers rises up increasing temperatures of servers at the top and ultimately shutting them down. As a consequent, the rack cannot be completely populated with servers, instead extra floor space & additional racks are required for acquiring required processing power. Liquid cooling diminishes the necessity for additional racks and creates larger data centre server density utilizing less floor space. Liquid cooling eliminates the use of fans such as in CPUs & other components in turn reducing acoustic noise levels and also provides higher-speed processing.
Liquid Cooling Systems to Gain Traction in the Near Future
Owing to reduction of thermal & mechanical fatigue in liquid cooling systems as they do not involve any moving parts, no vibrations and provide more efficient cooling, reliability can be improved. As thermal stresses and hot spots are eliminated by using liquid cooling systems, it leads to overall improvement of performance, life & reliability. Heat is known to damage electronics in terms of density, performance, reliability and energy efficiency, all of them compensated by the adoption of liquid cooling systems. Improved cooling technology, potentially major energy savings and expanding offerings from vendors are factors estimated to propel the liquid cooling adoption in the near future.