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Future.HPC 2022: Three Vital Vertical Roundtable Discussions

High-performance computing (HPC) is a tool that’s becoming more accessible for organizations of all sizes and sectors. The following three presentations from this year’s Altair Future.HPC global event discuss how organizations in different industry verticals are using HPC to find their next big breakthroughs, reduce costs, and make the world a safter, more sustainable place.

"Accelerating Breakthrough Timelines in Life Sciences"

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought research timelines into the spotlight of international scientific discussion. By utilizing tools and technology that can speed up research and deliver results faster, the scientific community – and therefore the world in general – can conduct its work more effectively and bring new innovations to the forefront of modern life.

In this presentation, this conversation revolves around how organizations in the life sciences industry are using HPC to deliver unprecedented results. These organizations use HPC to solve problems in the pharmaceutical, medical, and environmental industries, and are also utilizing adjacent technologies like cloud computing to minimize disruption and maximize efficiency. 

Key takeaway: “[HPC] is a hot topic – it’s a really exciting area to be a part of. [Because of HPC], we’re becoming a more agile organization, we’re seeing internal process changes, and all this is to develop faster, better, cheaper solutions for the future.” (Dr. Peter Clapham, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)

"HPC in Weather and Climate"

There’s perhaps no bigger challenge today than climate change. Researchers and organizations from around the world are employing HPC to simulate, predict, and analyze weather and climate patters to help develop strategies and facts that will guide the world’s climate response actions. 

HPC resources in the weather and climate space are catalysts for change, and in this presentation, you’ll hear from experts on how they utilize advanced workload orchestration, maintain uptime, optimize storage and input/output (I/O), and more.

Key takeaway: “[Machine learning in weather forecasting] is huge – the number of research projects, the number of academic papers, the amount of activity in this area is huge. There are a lot of things it can do really well.” (Dr. Ilene Carpenter, Hewlett Packard Enterprises)

"Measuring Success in Semiconductor Design Optimization, What Metrics Matter?"

Semiconductor design exploration and verification is one of the most competitive fields in the world – success, therefore, is no easy task. In that case, what metrics should organizations use to measure success and what technologies should they implement? 

Learn the answers to these questions and more in this presentation, designed to give you unparalleled insight into the world of semiconductor design and help any organization implement accurate, actionable metrics that will determine and foster success.

Key takeaway: “It’s crucial that the tools [that would lead to success] aren’t just running, they have to be running well. There are many different ways to look at it, but it’s all about efficiency at the end of the day.” (Dr. Rosemary Francis, Altair)

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Interested in more HPC insight? Click here to view the fill lineup of Future.HPC presentations and learn more about what HPC is, how it’s being utilized, and what’s in store in the coming years and decades.